About this event

  • Date and time Fri 23 Sep 2022 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

This important event will touch on many different aspects of gender dysphoria to increase understanding within the healthcare sector and explore the treatment options for these patients. Specialist speakers will clarify the multidisciplinary options for the assessment and treatment for patients with gender dysphoria as well as explore the advances in facial feminisation. 

There have been very few events outside this specialist area to educate health care professionals on gender dysphoria. This important meeting will allow delegates to understand the options available to patients with gender dysphoria and to hear from leading experts in the field. 

During this meeting you will:

  • Enhance your knowledge on the advances in techniques for facial feminisation
  • Understand gender dysphoria and learn about the current best practice

  • Understand the treatment options, psychological, medical and surgical

  • Learn about the surgical options for different areas of the body

  • Value communication between all health professionals to produce the best healthcare for these groups of patients

We would like to thank our sponsor Acteon UK for their support of this meeting.
Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Miss Helen Witherow, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gender Identity Clinic, Parkside Hospital  

Session 1

Diagnosis and management of gender dysphoria

Dr Kirpal Sahota, Consultant Psychiatrist, Gender Identity Clinic, Tavistock Place and Parkside Hospital

Treatment of the breasts in gender reassignment surgery

Miss Catherine Milroy, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Parkside Hospital and St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation trust 

Tea and coffee break

Session 2

Facial gender conformational surgery

Mr Luis Capitan, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, HC Marbella International Hospital 

Case presentations

Miss Helen Witherow, Mr Luis Capitan and Mr Nikhil Maini, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital

Lunch break

Session 3

Gender reassignment surgery: The urological perspective

Miss Tina Rashid, Consultant Urologist, St George’s Hospital NHS Trust, Nuffield Parkside Hospital

Voice feminisation and adam's apple reduction

Mr Chadwan Al Yaghchi, Consultant Laryngologist, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital, 
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust , Parkside Hospital

Tea and coffee break

Session 4

Non-surgical approach to treating transgender patients

Dr Vincent Wong, Advanced Medical Aesthetics Doctor 

Case presentations
Closing remarks
Close of meeting



Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Registration for this event will close on Thursday 22 September 2022 at 01:00am. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time.  

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the RSM’s discretion. 

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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