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The Royal Melbourne Hospital Continence Service is hosting the first Nocturia and Overactive Bladder Symposium after conducting a very successful workshop at the National Conference on Incontinence in 2018.

Continence Clinic symposium

This symposium explores the common and burdensome symptom of nocturia. It will highlight the multi-factorial aetiology of nocturia and its evidence-based treatment. Interactive case-based discussions will equip participants with practical skills to confidently manage nocturia.

This symposium also focusses on the aetiology of overactive bladder syndrome and updates in evidence-based management. It will also cover the basics of urodynamic evaluation and interactive case-based discussion around overactive bladder management.

RACGP CPD Points: Application in progress.

Program

TimeProgramSpeaker(s)
0830WelcomeDr TJ Ong
0835 - 0910

Neural control of bladder function

Overactive bladder:

  • Pathophysiology
  • Assessment and bladder diary
  • Urodynamic evaluation

Dr Michael Whishaw

Dr TJ Ong

0910 - 1000

Overactive bladder management

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

Prof Wendy Bower

Dr Sandra Elmer

1000 - 1030Morning tea
1030 - 1200

Overactive bladder – 6 Case studies

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

Panel:

Dr Michael Whishaw

Dr Sandra Elmer

Prof Wendy Bower

Dr TJ Ong

1200 – 1300Lunch break
1300 - 1400

Nocturia

  • Introduction: Terminology and burden
  • Pathophysiology
    • Renal physiology, polyuria
    • Sleep disorders, polysomnography

Dr Michael Whishaw

Dr TJ Ong

Dr Su Hii

1400 - 1430

Nocturia

  • Assessment: History, Examination
  • Assessment: Bladder diary

Prof Wendy Bower

Claire Ervin

1430 - 1500Afternoon tea
1500 - 1655

Nocturia – 6 Case studies

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

Panel:

Dr Michael Whishaw

Prof Wendy Bower

Dr TJ Ong

Claire Ervin

1655 - 1700Closing remarks and Feedback

Guest speakers

The speakers for this conference 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 Sandra Elmer, Urologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Professor Wendy Bower, Researcher, Physiotherapist, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Dr Tee Juan Ong, Geriatrician, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Dr Su Hii, Respiratory Physician, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Christine Baldrey, Continence Nurse, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Claire Ervin, Continence Nurse Royal Melbourne Hospital

Fee

Registration - $100
Early bird registration before 14 June 2019 - $80

Registration includes morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.

All proceeds from this symposium are used only to fund ongoing clinical research conducted at the RMH Continence Clinic.

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