Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), Urology Section Overseas Meeting, Goa, India. 23rd-29th February 2024
  Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), Urology Section Overseas Meeting, Goa, India. 23rd-29th February 2024 

The Conference 

The aim of the joint conference is to share learning and experience. Identifying opportunities and innovations in Urological care. The main impetus of the meeting is to build on the already strong links between the UK and Indian Urology whilst having an enjoyable time. There will be a multidisciplinary flavour to the meeting. Subspecialities covered will be endo-urology, reconstruction and cancer.


The weekend (Friday to Sunday) will involve a joint meeting speakers and delegates from India.

After this Monday to Thursday the meeting will continue with RSM delegates and speakers.  


Program sessions.

Friday 23rd Feb


15.00                  Opening of Conference,

15.00-15.15        Welcome Address.  

                           Professor James Green and Dr Sanjay Kulkarni 


15.15-1700         Stones and Endourology; an international perspective 

                           Co-Chaired by Mr Jonathan Glass, Dr Ravindra Sabnis and Professor Jaanak Desai  

                           Invited Speakers: 

                           Dr Ravindra Sabnis - Developments in Ureteroscopic technology 

                           Dr Percy Chibber – Robotics in Endourology 

                           Dr Ginil Kumar- How to choose the best laser for stone fragmentation? 

                           Challenging Stone cases 

                           Panel: Drs Sabnis, Chibber, Kumar, Ganpule – cases to be presented by the chairs 


1700-17.45         A Historical Perspective of RSM, BAUS & USI Contributions to World Urology  

                           Mr Jonathan Goddard, Dr. Ajaykumar, Dr Anil Tekwani            


Evening              Welcome Dinner with pre dinner speech by Professor Christopher Woodhouse


Saturday 24th Feb


0900-10.30         Paediatric Urology  

                           Co-Chaired by Ms Shabnam Undre & Professor Peter Cuckow

               Mr Wilson To: Common topics in Paediatric Urology (TBC)  

               Point/counter point (debate) 

  Dr Pankaj Joshi: Single stage repair with chordee correction for penoscrotal 


  Prof Peter Cuckow: two stage repair for proximal Hypospadias         

  Miss Shabnam Undre: BAPU & BAUS Paediatric Priorities to improve Urological

  Health - including Testicular Health & 'Save the Ball'program.

              Dr Chandra Mohan Vaddi: Infant RIRS for stone disease

              Prof Peter Cuckow: Interactive Quiz and questions. Discussion and Close  

10.30-12.30       Lower tract cancer and robotics 

                          Chairs: Professor Prasanna Sooriakumaran/ Dr Tushar Narain 

                          Welcome - Professor Prasanna Sooriakumaran 

                          Mr Raj Singh - How to set up a robotic surgical service 

                          Mr Anand Kelkar - How to learn robotic surgery  

                          Mr Prashant Patel - When to (do) open 

                          Ms Louisa Fleure - Role of the clinical nurse specialist in UK cancer care  

                          Mr Alastair Grey - Focal therapy as an alternative to robotic surgery for prostate


                          Prof Prasanna Sooriakumaran Retzius-sparing robotic prostatectomy 

                          Mr Krishna Patil/ Dimitrios Moschonas - Robotic cystectomy 

                          Mr Senthil Nathan - Robotic salvage prostatectomy 

                          Professor Prabhakar Rajan - Robotic RPLND

                          Mr Tushar Narain - Future innovations in robotic surgery 

                          Mr Tushar Narain - Summing up and Close



14.00-15.30       Upper tract; Benign, Cancer and Robotics  

14.00 - 14:15    Dr Mallikarjuna  Laparoscopic and robotic partial nephrectomy in special situations

14:15 - 14:30   Mr Prasad Patki  Enhancing renal surgery : augmented and virtual reality   advancements in the operating theatre. 

14:30 - 14:35   Question and Answer

14:35 - 14:50   Mr Prasad Patki  To biopsy or not biopsy : unveiling the small renal mass conundrum

14:50 - 15:05   Miss Hannah Warren   Localised renal tumour imaging : novel and emerging                                        technologies

15:05 - 15:20   Dr Arvind Ganpule  Endoscopic management of the upper tract TCC 

15:20 - 15:30   Question and Answer


15.30-1700        Benign Lower Tract                  

                          Co-Chaired by Mr Shahid Khan and Dr Deepak.V.Kirpekar,

                          Dr Shirish Yande - UDS in BOO

                          Mr Shiv Pandian – Minimally Invasive Surgical treatments for Bladder Outlet

                          Dr Rohit Joshi - Deciding which MIST for BOO patients Obstruction

                          Dr Bhandarkar – Energies in treatment Bladder outlet Obstruction

                          Dr Deepak V Kirpekar – Surgery for the Enlarged Prostate

                          Mr Tet Yap – Penile Implants


17:00                 Royal Society of Medicine Wickham Memorial Lecture by Dr Janak Desai  

                          & Formal Presentation of the RSM Wickham Medal to Dr Janak Desai 


Evening             Gala Dinner - Theme 'Hollywood meets Bollywood' - please dress appropriately 


Sunday 25th Feb


9.00-11.00         Educational Opportunities in UK, Australia and India  

                          Research and Practicalities of working in the UK  

                          Co-Chaired by Shailesh Kulkarni, Arjun Nathan & Sujata Patwardhan                        

                          Mr Roland Morley How to develop a Urology Training Curriculum and the UK                                        Training Pathway

                          Dr Mallikarjun The Indian Urology Training Pathway

                          Dr Tushar Narain (Consultant, Delhi – previous UK Fellow) How to arrange a                                        Urological Fellowship in the UK

                          Dr Chaitanya Sabnis How difficult is it to enter the UK Training System ?

                          Travelling to Improve Training - How we can learn from other countries ? Panel


                          - Mr Wilson To (Fellow, UK + Urolink)

                          - Miss Jhumur Pati

                          - Supradeep Narayanaswamy (Resident, India)

                          - Mr Rajinder Singh (Cons, UK Fellowship)


Mr Arjun Nathan BURST: More Bang for your Buck – The Urology Research                             Collaborative

                         Dr Rajeev Kumar (IJU Editor)The Indian Urology Research Perspective

                         How can we improve International Research and Collaboration Panel Discussion: 

 - Dr Rajeev Kumar (IJU Editor)

                          - Prof Prabhakar Rajan 

                          - Miss Hannah Warren (PhD Student)


11.00-12.30       Reconstruction          

                          Co-Chaired by Mr Sanjay Kulkarni and Mr Roland Morley.


                          Dr Sanjay Kulkarni Complex pelvic fracture urethral injuries   

                          Dr Pankaj Joshi Anterior urethroplasty Algorithm 

                          Mr Wayne Lam Robotic ureteric reconstruction  

                          Mr Roland Morley Gender affirmation Surgery - where are we now? 

                          Questions and MDT with cases 




Evening             River Cruise & Dinner 


Monday 26th Feb          Conference for RSM Delegates Continues 


0900-1215         Open Session (delegates and accompanying person invited)

0900-0905         Prof James Green Welcome & Introduction to the day.

0905-0925         Mr Jonathan Goddard & Miss Harriet Goddard  A Musical Interlude

0925-0955         Miss Jean McDonald (BAUS Gold Medal Winner 2023) A life in Urology

0955-1025         Miss Anu Shahid Update on Menopause.

1025-1040         Mr Abhi Neti Embedding charities more in our care pathways

1040-1110          Mr Jonathan Glass From Protest to Publishing

1110 -1130         Marc Diocera The role of specialist nurses in coordinating complex care of patients

                          with intellectual disability

1130-1200         Mr Jonathan Britto “Managing scars, and managing expectations; a plastic surgeon’s



p.m.                    see accompanying persons programme  

Evening               "                "                    "                  " 


Tuesday 27th Feb 


0900-1035          Renal Cancer Update 

0900-0905          Prof Maxine Tran Introduction

0905 -0930         Prof Anju Sahdev (Professor of diagnostic imaging, Barts NHS Trust) Management

                           of adrenal incidentalomas: Update of current guidelines and best practice

0930-0945          Miss Sabrina Rossi (ACL in Urology) Screening for RCC

0945-1000          Miss Wendy Smith (ENT consultant on clinical PhD) Cough in patients with kidney


1000-1015          Miss Hannah Warren (ST5, clinical PhD) Sestamibi for RCC in the UK

1015-1030          Prof Maxine Tran Current RCC studies in the UK 

1030-1035          Prof Maxine Tran Closing remarks  


1035-1225          General and Prize Winners Session

1035-1050          Alisha Pati-Alam   Cancer in Reconstructed patients 

1050-1105          Mr Alexander Ng GLIMPSE Study (global quality improvement project in prostate

                           MRI quality). RSM Prize Winner

1105-1120          Mr Kevin Cao  'PUV: Softening the bladder to soften the blow of kidney injury'.    RSM Prize Winner

1120-1135          Dr Amy Roy "The Acute Oncology Service - a blueprint for an Acute Urology


1135-1150          Mr Prodromos Ouzounoglou  Intravesical administration of botulinum toxin A

1150-1220          Dr Steve Harland Update on the systemic treatment of locally advanced and

                           metastatic bladder



evening             Crab and Lobster Restaurant - please see accompaning persons program for  



Wednesday 28th Feb


                         see accompanying persons program 


Thursday 29th Feb 


                        Lunch at Hotel 

 Evening         see accompanying persons program 

Convenors & Presenters 


Dr Sanjay Kulkarni, PhD

President, Urological Society of India (USI),

Founder and Director of Urokul, Pune




Professor James Green 

President Elect Urology Section of Royal Society of Medicine,

Director North East London Urological Network

Barts Health NHS Trust, London  



Dr Ravindra Sabnis

Immediate Past President, USI.

Chairmain, Urology Dept, MPUH, Nadiad. 




Professor Sujata Patwardhan

Head of Department, King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM), Mumbhai   




Professor Sri Sriprasad PPRSM 

Professor of Urology. 

Darent Valley Hospital & Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent    


Dr Deepak V Kirpekar 

Consultant Urological Surgeon

Pune, Maharashtra, India.  


Professor Peter Cuckow 

The Portland Hospital, London,

& previously Lead clinician for Paediatric Urology at Great Ormond Street Hospital.     


Mr Prasad Patki 

Consultant Robotic Surgeon, Urology.

Royal Free Hospital and Barts Health NHS Trust, London  


Miss Jhumur Pati  

Consultant Urological Surgeon 

Homerton Hospital and Barts Health NHS Trust 




Professor Christopher Woodhouse 

Emeritus Professor of Adolescent Urology, 

University College, London. 



Professor Anju Sahdev

Professor of Diagnostic Imaging. 

Director of Research GCS 

St Bartholomew's Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust 




Professor Frank Chinegwundoh MBE 

Consultant Urological Surgeon,

Barts Health NHS Trust. London.



Professor Maxine Tran

Professor In Urology and Honourary Consultant Urological Surgeon,

Academic Lead for the Specialist Centre for Kidney Cancer,

Royal Free Hospital, London. 



Mr Tet Yap

Consultant Andrological Surgeon and Reader in Urology.   

Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London. 



Ms Shabnam Undre 

Paediatric Urology Lead for The British Association of Urological Surgeons 

and The Lister Hospital, Stevenage. 



Ms Paula Allchorne 

President of European Association of Urological Nursing (EAUN),   

Barts Hospital NHS Trust 



Dr Ajay Bhandarkar.

Sujay Urological Hospital, Alkapuri, Vadodara 

will be speaking on 'Energies in treatment Bladder outlet Obstruction'



Miss Jean McDonald   

Gold Medal Winner for Services to Urology, BAUS, 2023  

Consultant Urologist, North Middlesex Hospital. 


Dr Amy Roy  

Consultant Clinical Oncologist 

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust,  Devon.


Ms Louisa Fleure 

Consultant Nurse, Guys and St Thomas' Hospital    

Former UK 'Urology Nurse of the Year'


Mr Arjun Nathan

Chair-Elect, British Urology Researchers in Surgical Training (BURST)

Research Collaborative​




Mr Raj Singh 

Consultant Robotic Urological Surgeon 

Bradford Teaching Hospitals 

A few Hotel rooms  are still available so please book now. 

Conference Venue and Hotel:

Caravela Beach Resort, Varca-Goa

Varca Beach, Salcete, Goa 403 721Tel:

+91 (0) 832 6695000

A member of Advani Hotels & Resorts India Limited

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