Adolescents represent one quarter of the world’s population with their specific health needs being increasingly recognised.
The BritSPAG training day will give an overview of how to assess a child or adolescent, and will cover some of the more common gynaecological conditions affecting young girls, including period problems PCOS, hormone replacement in young women, and contraception updates. It will also discuss the issue of communication and support for children and young adults, developing a vaginal dilation service will also be discussed, along with safeguarding in a digital era.
The Annual Conference covers details of advances in the rapidly changing field of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (PAG). There will be an update on the management of those with underlying bleeding disorders, fertility preservation, genomics in adolescents, as well as STI updates and treatment advances, and the Fertility Education Initiative in young people.
There will also be the PAG networking forum for nurses and trainees, as well as a Stump the Experts session with experts in the field.
The multidisciplinary nature of paediatric and adolescent gynaecology is reflected in the invited speakers, providing an opportunity to learn from other disciplines.
This course is suitable for the theoretical component of the ATSM ‘Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology’
- Conduct a paediatric and adolescent gynaecology consultation and examination
- Manage common conditions in paediatric and adolescent gynaecology
- Manage adolescent menstrual dysfunction, polycystic ovarian syndrome, bleeding disorders
- Have knowledge of gynaecological tumours in an adolescent age group
- Understand contraceptive needs for those with raised body mass index, and current trends and advances in sexually transmitted infections amongst adolescents
- Show awareness of challenges and controversies in this age group
- Understand current management for those with reduced fertility, and raise fertility awareness
- Understand the psychological aspects and the multidisciplinary approach in PAG and support needed for children and families
- Be aware of safeguarding issues in an internet age
Who Should Attend
- Consultants and Trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology
- Consultants and Trainees in Paediatrics and Paediatric Surgery, Endocrinology, Paediatric Urology
- Consultants and Trainees in Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Nurses with special interest in paediatrics and adolescent gynaecology
- Psychologists, counsellors, social workers with a special interest in PAG
- SAS Doctors
Dr Meenakshi Choudhary MRCOG, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dr Naomi Crouch MRCOG, Bristol
Honorary Co-Directors of Conferences
Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham
Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury