Uterine anomalies workshop: Novel developments
in diagnosis and management


Friday 16th December 2011

Organisers: Ms. Sarah Creighton and Mr. Davor Jurkovic

 

This one day workshop was aimed at clinicians with an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of Müllerian anomalies. The aim was to provide an in depth overview of the etiology, classification and clinical impact of these complex congenital conditions. The panel included a number of leading experts in this area, who provided a comprehensive review of current clinical practice and recent research developments including practical advice on overcoming difficulties in diagnosis and treatment. The course was suitable for gynecologists, surgeons, fertility specialists and other health professionals working in this field.

 

Venue

Academy of Medical Sciences

41 Portland Place

London W1B 1QH

Speakers

Professor Maribel Acien, Alicante, Spain

Professor Adam Balen, Leeds, UK

Ms. Gail Busby, Consultant Gynecologist, Manchester, UK

Ms. Sarah Creighton, Consultant Gynecologist, London, UK

Mr. Alfred Cutner, Consultant Gynecologist, London, UK

Dr. Margaret Hall-Craggs, Consultant Radiologist, London, UK

Mr. Hayden Homer, Lecturer in Reproductive Medicine, London, UK

Mr. Davor Jurkovic, Consultant Gynecologist, London, UK

Dr. Lih-Mei Liao, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, London, UK

Mr. Ertan Saridogan, Consultant Gynecologist, London, UK

Programme

09.00 - 09.15REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

 

09.15 - 09.25Welcome and Introduction

 Ms. Sarah Creighton

Session I

Causes and Classification of Müllerian Anomalies

Chair: Mr. Ertan Saridogan

 

09.25 - 09.45Embryology of Müllerian Development

Prof. Maribel Acien

 

09.45 - 10.05Genetics of Müllerian anomalies

Mr. Hayden Homer

 

10.05 - 10.25Classification of Müllerian Anomalies

Prof. Maribel Acien

 

10.25 - 10.40Discussion

 

10.40 - 11.10COFFEE

Session II

Diagnosis of Müllerian Anomalies

Chair: Ms. Sarah Creighton

 

11.10 - 11.30Ultrasound

Mr. Davor Jurkovic

 

11.30 - 11.50MRI

Dr. Margaret Hall-Craggs

 

11.50 - 12.00Discussion

 

Session III

Clinical Implications of Müllerian Anomalies

Chair: Prof. Maribel Acien

 

12.00 - 12.20Müllerian anomalies in adolescents – agenesis and obstruction

Ms. Sarah Creighton

 

12.20 - 12.50 Impact of Müllerian anomalies on reproductive health

Prof. Adam Balen

 

12.50 - 13.10 Discussion

 

13.10 - 14.00 LUNCH

Session IV

Session IV - Management of Müllerian anomalies

Chair: Mr. Davor Jurkovic

 

14.00 - 14.20Non-surgical treatments

Ms. Gail Busby

 

14.20 - 14.40Psychological impact of Müllerian anomalies

Dr. Lih-Mei Liao

 

14.40 - 15.00Hysteroscopy

Mr. Ertan Saridogan

 

15.00 - 15.30Laparoscopy

Mr. Alfred Cutner

 

15.30 - 15.40Discussion

 

15.40 - 16.00TEA

Session V

Future research

Chair: Prof. Adam Balen

 

16.00 - 16.30 Directions for future research - Topics and methodological considerations.

 Faculty discussion

 

16.30 - 17.00Summary and Close