About this event

  • Date and time Fri 29 Jan 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Urology

Retroperitoneal fibrosis poses interesting challenges to the urologist both in terms of diagnosis and treatment. This webinar will provide the urological trainee with evidence-based guidance on how to evaluate a patient presenting with retroperitoneal fibrosis and formulate a treatment plan. 

There will be a Q&A session at the end of this webinar. 

During this webinar you will:

  • Learn the types and causes of retroperitoneal fibrosis 
  • Learn how to differentiate “idiopathic” retroperitoneal fibrosis from retroperitoneal fibrosis developing secondary to other pathology 
  • Understand the rationale for conservative versus surgical management 
  • Be able to discuss the pros and cons of different surgical approaches 

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Key speakers

Tim O’Brien

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK  

Archie Fernando

Archie Fernando

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK


Speaker's biography

Archie qualified with first-class honours from Cambridge University and University College London. She is trained in both open, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery; and specialises in renal and testis cancer, and retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF).


Archie is part of the specialist RPF team at Guy’s who get referrals from all over the world and have published their work on RPF. She introduced robotic-assisted ureterolysis for the treatment of ureteric obstruction from retroperitoneal fibrosis and set up the first RPF biobank.

She is a high volume surgeon in open and robotic-assisted kidney and retroper-itoneal surgery, and performs complex partial nephrectomy and retro-peritoneal lymph node dissections.


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Welcome and introduction

Mr Justin Vale, President, Urology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

‘Non rpf rpf’ – the diagnostic challenges

Mr Tim O’Brien, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital NHS Trust

RPF – optimising the management

Miss Archie Fernando, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital NHS Trust

Panel discussion

Chair: Mr Justin Vale

End of the webinar



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar 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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