Excellent conference, varied balance of content, excellent venue and organisation of the event. Good exhibition supported with helpful and knowledgeable people. (Natalie Graham, Associate Children's Bladder & Bowel Nurse, Whitstable - attended ERIC conference 2016)

Broadening Horizons: Challenging our Continence Comfort Zone
Hilton Birmingham Metropole – Tuesday 9 October 2018

Conference objectives

This conference will:

  • showcase new research
  • highlight the impact of continence problems on the everyday lives of children and teenagers
  • discuss innovative and practical management approaches
  • present resources to support delivery of continence care
  • provide opportunities to learn about all stages of the continence journey.

Evidence of attendance and certification will be provided in order to support CPD and NMC revalidation for nurses

Programme

  • 08.00 Registration opens
  • 08.30 - 09.30 Refreshments & Exhibition
  • 08.30 – 09.15 Breakfast Symposium: A NICE Step Forward for Paediatric Bowel Dysfunction with Transanal Irrigation - Martina Thomas
  • 09.30 – 09.40 Welcome address –  Anne Wright
  • 09.40 – 10.00 Opening address – Life is Life
    A short film in which 5 young people aged 9-12 from across the UK – and their parents – share their experiences of life with a bowel or bladder problem. Produced and introduced by Seb Cheer.
  • 10.00 – 10.15 NHS England Excellence in Continence Care – Speaker tbc
  • 10.15 - 10.25 ERIC at the heart of it! - Juliette Randall
  • 10.25 - 10.35 Talking about poo….Charlie’s story - Victoria Bamford and Andrea Bevan
  • 10.35 - 10.55 Nip it in the bud - Macrogol the Movie starring the Poo Nurses – Sandra Hanson & Helen Ripper
  • 10.55 - 11.20 Refreshments & Exhibition 
  • 11.20 - 11.45 Latest research from the Children’s Anorectal Physiology Service, The Royal London Hospital – Stewart Cleeve
  • 11.45 – 12.00 Interventions to improve continence for children and young people with neurodisability: survey of NHS practice and systematic review of effectiveness - Christopher Morris 
  • 12.00 – 12.10 ERIC's Guide to Children's Complex Bladder & Bowel Problems - Brenda Cheer
  • 12.10 – 12.35 Complex bladder problems of childhood –  Anne Wright
  • 12.35 – 13.00 How do we assess childhood bladder dysfunction; the role of Urodynamics – Jo Clothier
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch & Exhibition
  • 14.00 – 14.50 Workshop - session 1
  • 14.50 – 15.10 Refreshments & Exhibition
  • 15.10 – 16.00 Workshop - session 2
  • 16.00 – 16.20 Poster presentations and prize giving
  • 16.20 – 16.30 Closing address –  Anne Wright

Workshops

Session 1

  1. Continence Problems in Young People. Translating the evidence into designing support materials for schools - Carol Joinson & Katie Whale
  2. Assessing bladder function: Urodynamics, the ins and outs - Jo ClothierAnne Wright
  3. Complex bladders & bowels, an overview of equipment available - Brenda Cheer
  4. Patient pathways: achieving better outcomes and reducing costs - June Rogers & Davina Richardson

Session 2

  1. Complex bladders & bowels, an overview of equipment available - Brenda Cheer
  2. Assessing bladder function: Urodynamics, the ins and outs - Jo Clothier & Anne Wright
  3. Nocturnal enuresis, practical tips & treatment options - Janet Wootton 
  4. Continence Problems in Young People. Translating the evidence into designing support materials for schools - Carol Joinson & Katie Whale

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