SIG Bladder, Bowel and Sexual Dysfunction in-between meeting - 26th October 2018 - London

From 26/10/2018 until 26/10/2018


Dear colleagues and friends,

We are pleased to announce the next SIG Bladder, Bowel and Sexual Dysfunction in-between meeting will be hosted in London at the Glasgow Caledonian University LONDON CAMPUS on Friday 26th October 2018, with Doreen McClurg as the local organiser. The theme of this 1-day meeting will be “Innovations in the treatment of the neurogenic bladder and bowel”. This meeting aims to bring together leading researchers and clinicians to discuss the contemporary and innovative scientific and clinical developments related to rehabilitation of the bladder and bowel in MS.

Broadly, the programme for the meeting includes keynote speakers and workshops. Confirmed keynote speakers include: Dr Jalesh Panicker a Consultant Neurologist in Uro-Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London; . Dr Nikki CotterillPost Doctoral Nurse Fellow, University of west of England with a special interest in the neurogenic bladder and outcome measures and Professor Doreen McClurg, a Physiotherapist with experience in undertaking research in bladder and bowel dysfunction in people with MS. The workshops will be hosted by faculty members and will focus on novel interventions as well as the way forward for the SIG group.

The meeting is kindly sponsored by Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (RIMS) therefore RIMS members do not pay any registration fees. One night’s free accommodation (Thursday or Friday only) will be offered to RIMS members at the nearby IBIS Hotel Whitechapel, members are asked to please consider sharing accommodation) in addition to lunch and refreshments. Non-RIMS members are welcome to attend the meeting (registration £50 for attendance). Non-RIMS members are welcome to stay at the IBIS Hotel or any of the numerous hotels near the location.. RIMS members who wish to benefit from the one night’s free accommodation and Non-RIMS members who would like the preferential room rate must reserve accommodation with conference organisers (Doreen.mcclurg@gcu.ac.uk) by 28th September 2018. Registration for both RIMS and non-RIMS members will be open until 5th October 2018.


  • 10.00 : Registration and tea/coffee
  • 10.30 : Dr Nikki Cotterill – Associate Professor in Continence Care at UWE "Progressive MS and Incontinence.: What is the impact?"
  • 11.00 : Dr Doreen McClurg – Professor in pelvic floor physiotherapy, Glasgow Caledonian University "Abdominal Massage for bowel dysfunction"
  • 11.30 : Doreen MCClurg – Video presentation on abdominal massage
  • 11.45 : Tamsyn Street, Research Fellow, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. "Abdominal Functional Electrical Stimulation and Constipation. A case series report"
  • 12.00 : Piet Eelen - Nurse Specialist Multiple Sclerosis National MS Center Melsbroek, Belgium "Trans anal irrigation Current experience and plans"
  • 12.30 : Marian Shannon – Coloplast Nurse, Transanal irrigation and ISC
  • 13.00 : Lunch
  • 13.30 : Professor Jo Booth - Professor of Rehabilitation Nursing & Ageing Well Research Group Lead, CI Electric Trial, Centre for Living, School of Health & Life Sciences Glasgow Caledonian University - "Percutaneous/transcutaneous electrical tibial nerve stimulation for urinary incontinence in neurological conditions"
  • 14.00 : Collette Haslam, MS Nurse Specialist, University College London - "Setting up a PTNS Service"
  • 14.15 : Dr Jalesh Panicker – Consultant Neurologist in Uro-Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square London. "The MS patient reporting bladder disturbances- how to assess and manage"
  • 14.45 : Questions and discussion on bladder and bowel management of the neurological patient
  • 15.15 : SIG Bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction – progress on survey, the way forward for the SIG
  • 15.30 - 16.00 : Summary of the day and suggestions for future topics

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