Improving Continence in Older People 2018

Fri 21 September 2018
This meeting has applied for 6 credits of CPD accreditation from the Royal College Of Physicians (RCP)
Bladder and bowel problems are common but neglected areas of Geriatric medicine practice. This meeting will focus on providing comprehensive, up to date information and practical tips from leading experts in the field.

Who should attend:

The meeting will be of benefit to all healthcare professionals involved geriatric medicine and healthcare of older people.

  • Consultants in geriatric medicine
  • SAS grade doctors in geriatric medicine
  • SpRs in geriatric medicine
  • General practitioners
  • Doctors in related specialties
  • Nurses and Nurse Consultants


Why participate:

  • Understand more on the common issues & updates in bowel and bladder health in older people
  • Hear focused presentations & the latest scientific research geriatric medicine
  • Network with other medical professionals

Cost to attend

  BGS Member
Day Fee (inc VAT)
Day Fee (Inc VAT)
Consultant / GP £100


SAS Grade / StR / GP Trainee £80 £100
Nurse £60 £80
Allied Health Professional £60 £80
Retired £40 £80
CMT / Foundation Year Doctor £60 £80
Medical Student £40 £80
Corporate Representative £120 £120


  • Session overview

    Day 1 Session 1 10.00 - 11.30

    Faecal continence in older people

    10.00 Bowel problems in the Frail Older person

    Prof James Barrett, Consultant physician, Wirral Hospital and professor of healthcare of older people, Edge Hill


    10.45 Surgical Management of Faecal incontinence in Older People

    Mr Paul Mackey, Consultant acute surgery and gastroenterology, Musgrove Park Hospital

    Day 1 Session 2 12.00 - 13.00

    Research platforms

    Platform presentations from submitted abstracts

    Day 1 Session 3 Workshops 14.00 - 15.30

    Workshop 1 Continence products: what works best for who and why?

    Prof Alan Cottenden, Professor of continence technology, UCL and Ms Margaret Macaulay, Senior research nurse, University of Southampton

    Workshop 2 Bowels therapy and equipment

    Ms Siobainn Bathgate, Colorectal

    specialist nurse, Whiston Hospital

    Workshop 3 Bladders therapies and equipment

    Ms Claire Downes, Physiotherapist,

    Whiston Hospital

    Day 1 Session 4 Next steps 16.00 - 17.00

    Continence Clinic Assessment of a patient in a continence clinic

    Overview of how to assess older patients and deliver

    continence care

    Dr Vikky Morris, Consultant, Musgrove Park Hospital

    and Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson, Consultant gynaecologist

    and director of meetings, Royal College of Obstetricians

    and Gynaecologists

    Service Delivery Delivering continence services to frail older people

    Advanced session exploring improving continence

    services for frail older people

    Mr Dudley Robinson, Consultant urogynaecologist and

    honorary senior lecturer, Kings College Hospital; Dr

    Susy Orme, Consultant in elderly medecine, Barnsley

    Hospital and Dr Rhian Morse, Consultant physician

    geriatric and general medicine, Cardiff and Vale

    University Health Board