Understanding the Presentation and Optimal Management of Endometriosis

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: July 13th 2012

Location: Knowledge Spa, Truro TR1 3HD

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Endometriosis is a condition that has a long history of delayed diagnosis and poor treatment. Due to the breadth of symptoms, patients may be referred to a variety of clinicians and often have long and complex histories, suffering a great deal of disappointment.

This course is aimed at primary care clinicians, general surgeons, colorectal surgeons, general gynaecologists and other healthcare professionals who would welcome a greater understanding of the presentation and management of endometriosis. The course aims to provide a better understanding of the disease and the grades of severity. Whilst minor disease can be managed by general gynaecologists, severe rectovaginal endometriosis (RVE) is usually managed by advanced laparoscopic surgery. The British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) established the concept of endometriosis centres, where teams of clinicians (Gynaecologists, Colorectal surgeons, Urologists and Pain, Fertility and Nurse Specialists) work together to treat this complex condition.
The BSGE is advising the Department of Health that severe RVE is only managed through this growing network of expert centres (see www.bsge.org.uk for more).

The faculty will include:

Mr Dominic Byrne, Chair BSGE Endometriosis Centres Portfolio, Truro
Mr Alfred Cutner, UCLH Endometriosis Centre Lead, London
Mr Sanjay Vyas, Bristol Endometriosis Centre Lead, Bristol
Ms Tracy Appleyard, Bristol Endometriosis Centre, Bristol
Mr Jonathan Frappell, President BSGE, Plymouth
Mr Adam Moors, Southampton Endometriosis Centre Lead, Southampton
Ms Caroline Overton, Consultant Obs & Gynae, Bristol
Mrs Wendy Rae Mitchell, Clinical Nurse Specialist (Gynaecology), Royal Surrey County Hospital
Mrs Jenny Genge, Representative of Endometriosis UK

Delegates attending this course will benefit from:

  • Patients perspectives: symptoms, descriptive narrative and expectations from doctors
  • Case studies and interactive seminars covering symptoms, clinical findings, investigations, diagnosis and referrals
  • Video demonstrations and expert panel debate to provide an overview of the disease plus optimal treatment strategies
  • Multi-disciplinary discussions covering the roles of each specialist
  • Overview of BSGE Endometriosis centres, national database and networking


Consultants: £100
Trainees: £75
Other healthcare professionals: £50

For more information or to book a place, please contact the SWSTN Office
Phone: 01935 384529
E-mail: elaine.cox@ydh.nhs.uk