The program of the IUGA International Symposium on Birth and Beyond: Management, Assessment, and Prevention of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction has been composed by:
Angie has been working in the Urogynaecology Department at King’s College Hospital since 2007 and is currently the lead nurse / nurse cystoscopist. She is actively involved in research and was awarded a PhD in Urogynaecology in 2019 investigating sexual function in women with overactive bladder. In 2019 Angie was also awarded RCN credentialing for advanced level nursing practice.
To date she has published over 45 articles in peer reviewed journals and has written book chapters and contributed to National guidelines. As well as her clinical and research activities she provides advice to governmental bodies including NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) throughout the UK. She is the current chair of the Nursing and Midwifery special interest group within IUGA.
Naheed Kapadia is a Senior Specialist Women Health & Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist at Latifa Women & Children Hospital in Dubai Health Authority having more than 17 years of clinical experience. She completed her fellowship in Women Health & Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation at KK Women’s & Children Hospital Singapore. She holds Doctor of Physical Therapy, Masters in Public Administration and several other certifications in advanced Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions from the UK and Canada. In addition, she is also a BCIA (Biofeedback Certification international Alliance) USA Certified Therapist.
Her current work includes Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation clinics besides Joint Review Clinics with multidisciplinary teams. She has also introduced Proctology rehabilitation in UAE. She has a vast clinical expertise dealing with complex Uro-Gynae, Urological and Colorectal conditions. She is also clinical support service leader representing rehabilitation services in OBS and Gynae/Women Health service line within DHA.
Naheed has keen interest in the community development through knowledge dissemination along with hands-on workshops in Pelvic Floor rehabilitation.
Dr Hawra Badri MBChB MRCOG
My name is Hawra, I am a registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology completing training in the North West of England. I have an interest in Urogynaecology and I am currently taking time out of my training to undertake research. The focus of my research is on Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries (OASI). I also have an interest in medical leadership and medical education. I am a member of the IUGA publication committee.
Sacha qualified as a registered nurse in 1997 at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. She has worked in the field of Urogynaecology since 2009 and is currently the Lead Nurse at Kingston Hospital. She gained a BSc Hons in Women’s Health from Kings College London in 2014, is a nurse prescriber and currently finalising an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice, also at Kings.
Her clinical role involves running nurse-led clinics for pelvic floor dysfunction, including diagnosis and treatment for pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, urinary tract infection and bladder pain. She is works closely with the maternity department and is active in producing guidelines and protocols.
She is passionate about teaching and has developed a training and competency programme for Urogynaecology nurse specialists.
Doctor Degree in Obstetric and Gynecology/UFRGS-Brazil
Master in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation / University of Barcelona-Spain
Master in Rehabilitation Science/ UFCSPA-Brazil
Specialist in Women’s Health - CREFITO
Specialist in Human Sexuality - SBRASH
Coordinator of Pelvic Floor Post Graduation - Faculdade Inspirar Porto Alegre/Brazil
Director of the School of Physiotherapy ICS
Board Member of FIUGA
Member of the publication committee of IUGA
Lizzie is an enthusiastic advocate for women's perinatal health, and works at Plymouth UHNT. For the past 5 years she has been at the forefront of developing a new framework for perineal trauma prevention and postnatal care. She is a mum of two beautiful daughters and lives in the South West between the rugged moors and glorious sea.
Lizzie has over 18years midwifery experience. She’s had the privilege of being involved with many families giving birth in everything from the homebirth team to their high risk unit. She is now a Perineal Specialist Midwife and a firm believer that Midwifery, Physiotherapy and Gynaecology should overlap more than they historically have.
Lizzie is the midwifery lead for the OASI2 care bundle with the RCOG and RCM. Seeking to implement research from academic papers to the women the evidence serves.
Lizzie designs and delivers training in suturing, prevention of trauma to trainees, midwifery and obstetric colleagues, and empowers women in how they can improve their perinatal pelvic health. She recently had her first co-authored paper published in Dec 2020, and hopes to raise the standards of teaching for our future midwives and reduce the social taboo around pelvic trauma.
NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow
Clinical Nurse Specialist at The Warrell Unit, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
PhD student at The University of Manchester
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 completed her basic medical training in India prior to moving to the UK. She obtained her MRCOG degree in 1994. Subsequently she took up a research post in St George's Hospital and Medical School. The research involved studying bowel, bladder and sexual function following hysterectomy. This led to a landmark paper which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine and to a Doctorate (MD) from the University of London. During 1999 to 2001 she was a subspecialty trainee in urogynaecology under the auspices of Professor Stuart Stanton.
She is the immediate Past President of the International Urogynaecological Association (IUGA) and the South Asia Fellows representative of the RCOG council. She has previously served as the Honorary Secretary of the British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG) and the chair of the education committee of IUGA.
She is a consultant in a busy tertiary referral urogynaecology department at Croydon University Hospital, with a large clinical workload, dealing with complex urogynaecological problems, teaching medical students, training junior doctors and undertaking clinical research. Her publications include many original papers in peer review journals and chapters in books. The Croydon continence team was awarded The UK Continence Team of the year in 2005. Ranee Thakar is actively involved in the conservative and surgical management of pelvic floor disorders (bowel and bladder incontinence, prolapse and sexual dysfunction).