Speakers

 

Opening Address

Peter Dwyer MBBS, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, CU

Professor Peter Dwyer is Director of the Urogynaecology Department at the Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne, Australia and is Clinical Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Mercy Hospital and University of Melbourne. He has researched extensively in urogynaecology and pelvic floor dysfunction, and has published over 200 peer reviewed publications and book chapters. He is also the author of Urinary Tract Infection in the Female with Stuart Stanton, and Atlas of Urogynecological Endoscopy. He was Editor in Chief of the International Urogynaecology Journal from 2010 to 2018; President of the International Urogynaecology Association (2002 to 2004); and is a past President (1999-2002) of the Continence Foundation of Australia. He was a Trustee of the Australian Bladder Foundation from 2011 - 2017. He is Honorary Editor in Chief of the International Urogynaecology Journal.

Keynote Speakers

Anton Emmanuel
Professor Anton Emmanuel obtained his medical degree from London University. He is a professor of Neuro-Gastroenterology at University College London and Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queen Square). Prior to this he was Senior Lecturer at Imperial College and Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist at St Mark’s Hospital. His clinical work encompasses being director of the GI Physiology Unit at University College Hospital as well as providing a general gastroenterology service. His research includes basic gut neurophysiology and the study of the aetiology and management of gastrointestinal disorders of the upper and lower gut due to neurological disease and functional problems. He currently supervises 5 post-graduate research fellows undertaking higher degrees. Laboratory work is undertaken jointly with colleagues at UCL. He is the Editor of the journal Frontline Gastroenterology.
Karel Everaert
Professor Karel Everaert started his career as medical doctor in 1988 and is Professor in Neurourology since 2001. He is driving the continence clinic and the sacral neuromodulation centre at the Ghent University Hospital and is responsible for more than 30 Urology trainees and the Urology courses for students of the faculty of medicine. He is course director for several workshops at international conferences and courses on sacral neuromodulation and nocturia. The main research topics are nocturnal LUTS, sacral neuromodulation and bladder management. These research topics are studied by 8 PhD students in the multidisciplinary NOPIA-research Group from the Ghent University. He co-authored 115 articles in peer reviewed journals and wrote 11 chapters in books. Summarized, Karel likes education, research, clinics and lecturing. He enjoys family life and likes traveling.

Invited Speakers

Angela Khera

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Anthony Eaton

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Blair Adamczewski

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Brad Mertens

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Carey Gall

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Chamara Basnayake

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Charlotte Whitelaw

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Chris Orlikowski

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Fiona O’Keeffe

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Geoff Paine

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Helena Frawley

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Julie Lamont

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Kath Schubach

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Kwang Yee

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Laura Burchill

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Lisa Astell

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Louise Owen

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Margaret Sherburn

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Marketa Skala

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Naomi Saunder

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Patricia Neumann

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Peter Bragge

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Scott Chamberlen

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Suzanne Wallis

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Vicki Patton

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Wendy Bower

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