About this event

  • Date and time Fri 18 Oct 2019 from 8:30am to 18 Oct 2019 at 11:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Urology

This meeting will focus exclusively on benign prostatic conditions, often neglected due to the deserved attention devoted to prostate cancer. We will explore both bacterial and non-bacterial prostatitis, and benign prostatic enlargement, a condition which affects the majority of men over the age of fifty. This meeting is aimed at consultant and specialist trainee urologists and surgeons. 

This meeting will:

  • Increase the awareness and understanding of prostatitis in particular non-bacterial, addressing the aetiology, pathology and management of this difficult condition
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of benign prostatic enlargement
  • Examine the development of treatments for the condition
  • Introduce and discuss the efficacy of some of the newer treatment modalities, many of which have received considerable press attention recently 
  • Help provide guidelines for individually tailored treatment, facilitated by case discussions and debate

President's dinner

A black-tie dinner will be held after the meeting at the Royal Hospital ChelseaRoyal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR. Directions to the venue can be found here.



Optional dinner pricing available until 17 October 2019.


RSM Fellow
Day 1
£125.00 Meeting
£120.00 President's dinner
RSM Associate
Day 1
£120.00 President's dinner
£85.00 Meeting
RSM Retired Fellow
Day 1
£120.00 President's dinner
£85.00 Meeting
RSM Trainee
Day 1
£120.00 President's dinner
£85.00 Meeting
RSM Student
Day 1
£120.00 President's dinner
£35.00 Meeting

Non - Member

Consultant / GP
Day 1
£180.00 Meeting
£120.00 President's dinner
Day 1
£120.00 President's dinner
£105.00 Meeting
AHP / Nurse / Midwife
Day 1
£120.00 President's dinner
£105.00 Meeting
Day 1
£120.00 President's dinner
£50.00 Meeting

Key speakers

Professor Curtis Nickel

 Professor of Urology, Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Speaker's biography

Professor Nickel is one of the worlds leading experts on prostatitis, in particular, non-bacterial prostatitis including pelvic pain syndromes in men, one of the most common reasons men under fifty consult urologists. The condition is currently extremely poorly managed and this meeting seeks to provide insight into the condition leading to improved patient outcomes. No one in the world has published as extensively or spoken as widely as Professor Nickel on this area of urology.


View the programme 18 October 2019

Registration, tea and coffee
President's welcome

Session one: Prostatitis

Chairs: Miss Nadine Coull and Miss Yaalini Shanmugabavan

Prostate pathophysiology and BPH development

Mr Richard Bryant

Managing chronic prostatitis: 3 decades of painfuly learned insights

Professor Curtis Nickel

Genitourinary infections and prostatitis

Dr Paddy Horner

The prostatic microbiome?

Mr Jonathan Ramsay

Tea and coffee break
The microbiology of prostatitis and UTIs

Dr Sophie Collier

Lessons learned! New treatment paradigms in chronic prostatitis

Curtis Nickel

Panel discussion

Benign MDM: Solutions to challenging cases


Session one: Benign Hyperplasia

Chairs: Mark Speakman and Rebecca Tregunna

Looking forwards by looking to the past: A brief history of BPH surgery

Jonathan Goddard

Prostate artery embolisation

Dr Tarun Sabharwal

Greenlight laser ablation of the prostate

Anthony Riddick


Professor Hashim Ahmed


Professor Tom McNicholas

Tea and coffee break

Freddie Banks

Aquablation of the prostate

Neil Barber

BPH Trainee Balloon Debate: 60yr old 60cc BPH, IPSS 24/35, Qmax 12mls/sec

Chair: Mr Ben Challacombe



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