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The Royal Melbourne Hospital Continence Service is proud to present the Nocturia and Overactive Bladder Symposium in 2020.  We are very excited to be organizing this event again after receiving extremely positive feedback from delegates in 2019.   

Nocturia and Overactive Bladder Symposium

This symposium focusses on overactive bladder syndrome, its aetiology, assessment and evidence-based management. It also explores the multi-factorial aetiology of nocturia and evidence-based treatment.

The highlight of the symposium is the interactive case-based discussions that will equip delegates with practical skills to confidently manage overactive bladder and nocturia.

Program

TimeProgramSpeaker(s)
0830WelcomeDr TJ Ong
0835-0915

Overactive bladder:

  • Introduction
  • Neural control of bladder function
  • Pathophysiology
  • Assessment and bladder diary
  • Urodynamic evaluation

Dr Michael Whishaw
Dr TJ Ong

0915-1045

Overactive bladder management

  • Conservative management
  • Pelvic floor physiotherapy
  • Pharmacological management
  • Management of intractable OAB

Prof Wendy Bower
Dr Briony Norris

1045-1115Morning tea
1115-1300

Overactive bladder – Case studies (5)

  • Interactive session for case-based learning
  • Incorporating common cases, uncommon presentation of common conditions
  • Incorporating assessments and management
  • Questions

Panel:

Dr Briony Norris
Dr Michael Whishaw
Prof Wendy Bower
Dr Tee Juan Ong
Christine Baldrey
Claire Ervin

1300 – 1400Lunch
1400 - 1430

Nocturia

  • Terminology and epidemiology
  • Pathophysiology
    • Renal physiology, polyuria
    • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Management approach

Prof Wendy Bower
Dr TJ Ong
Dr Michael Whishaw

1430 - 1530

Nocturia - Case studies (3)

  • Interactive session for case-based learning
  • Incorporating common cases, uncommon presentation of common conditions
  • Incorporating assessments and management
  • Questions

Panel:

Dr Michael Whishaw
Prof Wendy Bower
Dr Tee Juan Ong
Christine Baldrey
Claire Ervin

1530Closing remarks and feedback

Guest speakers

The speakers for this symposium are expert continence clinicians with decades of experience ranging from urologist, physicians, continence nurses, continence physiotherapists and researchers.

  • Dr Michael Whishaw, Geriatrician, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Dr Briony Norris, Urologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Professor Wendy Bower, Researcher, Physiotherapist, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Dr Tee Juan Ong, Geriatrician, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Christine Baldrey, Continence Nurse, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Claire Ervin, Continence Nurse Royal Melbourne Hospital

Dr Michael Whishaw

Dr Whishaw works as a Geriatrician at The Royal Melbourne Hospital as a Physician at the Royal Park Continence Service and with the RMH Urology Department. He was the past National Vice-President of the Continence Foundation of Australia (CFA), and served on the Scientific Organising Committee of 6 CFA National Conferences on Incontinence, including as Chair in 2011 and Co-Chair in 2018. His special interest areas include incontinence in older adults, nocturia, urodynamics and neurogenic bladder management. His current research interest is in nocturia.

Prof. Wendy Bower

Prof. Wendy Bower is a clinician and researcher with specific interest in nocturnal bladder dysfunction who has contributed significantly to understanding of lower urinary tract symptoms in both children and older adults. She is an invited member of the Nocturnal Polyuria Research group, the International Consultation on Incontinence Research Group and a member of the International Consultation on Incontinence Frail Older People committee. She is an Associate Editor for the journal Neurourology and Urodynamics, a member of the Editorial committee of the Australia New Zealand Continence Journal and a peer reviewer for 15 international scientific journals. She has held executive positions with The Continence Foundation of Australia, Australian Association of Gerontology, International Continence Society and the International Children’s Continence Society. She currently holds appointments at The University of Melbourne, Ghent University in Belgium and The Royal Melbourne Hospital where she works as a Continence Physiotherapist and also Clinical Research leader in Physiotherapy. Wendy has authored over 70 peer reviewed publication and 14 book chapters.

Dr Briony Norris

Dr Briony Norris is a consultant Urologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Details to follow.

Dr Tee Juan Ong

Dr Ong is a Geriatrician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, consulting in the Royal Park Continence Service, conducting urodynamic studies, education and research. He also has an interest in providing geriatric assessments in residential aged care facilities and management of dementia. He has two energetic young children, and is thus, keen to improve his nocturia and first uninterrupted sleep time.

Christine Baldrey

Christine is the Coordinator of the Royal Park Continence Service. She has been a Clinical Nurse Consultant in the continence field for over 20 years. She has a Masters (Public Health).

Claire Ervin

Claire has extensive experience in Continence nursing; previously with the Royal District Nursing Service for over twenty years in several roles including Clinical Nurse consultant in Continence and Aged Care, before joining RMH in 2014. She has undertaken her Masters of Nursing (Urology) completing a research thesis on the conservative management of nocturia and is passionate in positive patient outcomes through the enhancement of health literacy and patient led care.

Fee

Registration - $100

Registration includes morning tea and lunch.

All proceeds from this symposium are used only to fund our clinic staff development and clinical research conducted at the RMH Continence Clinic.

For more information or questions related to the event, please email RMHContinence@mh.org.au