Pelvic floor trauma: the silent morbidity of childbirth

Registration 5.30 p.m.

6.30 pm Incidence, detection, diagnosis and repair of 3rd and 4th degree tears
Mr Abdul Sultan, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Mayday University Hospital, Surrey

6.55 pm Management of pelvic floor dysfunction in the antenatal and postnatal period: the role of the multidisciplinary team
Julia Herbert, Specialist Continence Physiotherapist & Women's Health, Bolton Primary Care Trust & Independent Practitioner, Ellesmere Physiotherapy, Lancashire

7.15 pm Faecal incontinence post childbirth: Can we reach out to affected mothers?
Julia Herbert on behalf of Professor Christine Norton, Associate Dean (Research) & Burdett Professor of Gastrointestinal Nursing, King's College London

7.35 pm The role of the midwife in the prevention and management of pelvic floor trauma in childbirth
Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, Head of Midwifery Education, London South Bank University

7.55 pm Faecal incontinence post childbirth: Can we fix it?
Mr Andrew Williams, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Director Pelvic Floor Unit, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

8.20 pm Discussion

9.00 pm Close of meeting