Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIs) are the most severe form of perineal trauma with potentially devastating effects on a mother’s quality of life. Optimal outcome after a repair is based on evidence-based practices. Join internationally renowned experts Ranee Thakar and Abdul Sultan on Saturday, July 10 at 1:00pm (13:00 UTC) as they explore international differences in practice, national guidelines, and the management of OASIs with Adanna Okeahialam, Kandice Wong, and Joanna Roper.
Let us work together to produce an international guideline-based on the best evidence so that women we look after with OASI have the best chance of recovery.
Ranee Thakar is a Subspecialist in Urogynaecology and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Croydon University Hospital as well as a honorary senior lecturer at St George's University of London.
She is the immediate Past President of the International Urogynaecological Association (IUGA) and the Senior Vice President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists . Ranee has experience across a wide range of areas including psychosexual medicine, female genital mutilation and the prevention and management of obstetric anal sphincter injury.
Abdul SultanUnited Kingdom
Consultant Obstetrician and Urogynaecologist - Croydon University hospital (/br)
Abdul Sultan has done pioneering research on OASIS over the last thirty years and has implemented this into clinical practice.
He has over 200 publications and published two textbooks on this subject. Together with Ranee Thakar, he runs the International Perineal and anal sphincter hands-on courses, as well as the IUGA, PROTECT Train The Trainers course. He currently holds the position of Membership chair in IUGA.
Joanna RoperUnited Kingdom
Dr Joanna Roper is an O&G trainee working is a urogynaecology research fellow at Croydon University Hospital. She is currently researching the education of doctors and midwives in obstetric anal sphincter injuries for her MD at St George’s University of London.
Nicola Adanna OkeahialamUnited Kingdom
Adanna obtained her medical degree at the University of Birmingham. Currently she is a Urogynaecology Clinical Research Fellow at Croydon University Hospital (CUH), London, United Kingdom. Under the supervision of Mr. Sultan and Miss. Thakar she is currently conducting research on Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries and perineal wound infection. In addition, she is gaining clinical experience in Urogynecology, working at the highly specialised Pelvic Floor & Reconstruction Unit at CUH.
Kandice Ka Woon WongUnited Kingdom
Kandice is currently a Urogynaecology Subspecialty Registrar at Croydon University Hospital, London, United Kingdom. She has completed a clinical research fellowship with Miss. Thakar, Mr. Sultan and Mr. Andrews which led to a Doctorate (MD) from St. George’s University of London. Her areas of interest are endoanal and pelvic floor scanning.