Association for Continence Advice

9-10 May 2011 − Majestic Hotel, Harrogate
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Association for Continence Advice

9-10 May 2011, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate

Dear Colleague, We are pleased to announce that the delightful spa town of Harrogate will be hosting our Conference for a second year. The full Conference and Exhibition will take place within the refurbished Majestic Hotel, a wonderfully elegant Victorian landmark hotel which offers excellent facilities and is ideally situated for anyone wishing to extend their stay (special rates are available for the Sunday before Conference, see accommodation section.) As an exciting new development this year, we are running a workshop session (at no extra cost) prior to the main conference. The ‘Lower Bowel Dysfunction’ workshop is aimed at those who have an interest in bowel management and want to improve patient care through updating their knowledge. We envisage that this workshop will be a popular addition to the programme so please ensure that you tick the box on your registration to indicate your intention to attend as places are limited to 60. Following this there will be lunch available within the exhibition with the opening of Conference at 2.00pm. We have a packed programme this year and the main Conference will begin with a timely and pertinent talk from Dame Yvonne Moores, Chair of Poole Hospital Foundation Trust, on how to deliver quality care when the NHS is cutting costs. Other highlights include; a lecture on wound healing and dermatitis in continence care by Zena Moore, President European Wound Management Association and Lecturer in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair and Research Methodologies, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Dr Mary Baker, President of the European Brain Council, President of the European Federation of Neurological Associations, Consultant to World Health Organisation and Chair of Working Group on Parkinson’s disease, will be discussing the challenges of treating continence symptoms in those with neurological conditions. As a delegate, there is also an opportunity for you to be involved in the programme by submitting a free paper and I would personally like to encourage you to take up this opportunity and share your knowledge and findings with your colleagues. There are prizes for the best paper, best presentation and best poster and in addition, we are offering the lucrative Dorothy Mandalstam Award. Information on all of our awards is available on our website ( The ACA Executive Committee is happy to offer advice to anyone who is thinking of entering for any of the awards as we appreciate how daunting the process can appear, so please just get in touch. I have no doubt that once again a major focus for many delegates will be the exhibition and we are grateful to the exhibiting companies for supporting our Association and providing an excellent exhibition for us all to view the latest products and developments within the industry. The prestigious Look Good Feel Good Award will once more be awarded. I look forward to meeting you in May 2011.

Doreen McClurg

ACA Chair

The ACA evening event has had a makeover! You can truly dance the night away at this year’s ACA evening event as a line dancing duo will be joining us to perform and instruct a selection of line dance routines. So join in or just sit back and observe how the professionals do it and as in previous years there will be delicious food to enjoy, all in the glamorous setting of the Majestic Hotel. Please refer to the delegate registration section for ticket information. The dress code for the evening will be casual.

Association for Continence Advice

9-10 May 2011, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate
Delegate Application Form
The quickest way to register is online at Alternatively you can complete this form and either a) Post to ACA Conference, Drumcross Hall, Bathgate, EH48 4JT or b) Fax to 01506 811477

Select your preferred registration option
1. Full delegate with accommodation & Monday evening ticket (includes Monday’s & Tuesday’s main conference sessions, exhibition entry, daytime catering, 1x ticket to Monday evening event with accommodation on Monday evening) Full delegate (no accommodation or Monday evening ticket) (includes Monday’s & Tuesday’s main conference sessions, exhibition entry & daytime catering) I also wish to order ticket(s) at £35 each for Monday evening (this is included in the full delegate with accommodation option 1 above)

Member £195

On site registration


Non Member £260






3. 4.

Total cost to pay
Delegate package


I wish to also attend the ‘Lower Bowel Dysfunction’ workshop on Monday 9th May at 11am–1pm. (Please see programme section for further information - Prior registration is necessary for this workshop)

Your Details (Whilst our staff try very hard to understand your writing, please help us by writing clearly in block capitals and by spelling words out fully)
Confirmation of your registration will be sent to the email address you provide. If no email address is entered we will send a copy of your confirmation by post. Email address: Is this your work or home email address: Title: Firstname: Lastname: Job Title: Organisation: Special dietary requirements: Vegetarian Gluten free Other Diary free Wheat free Town: Is this your work or home address: Daytime Tel: Alternative Tel: This is the first time I have attended the ACA Conference Do you grant permission for your work contact details to be passed to exhibiting companies after the event? Postcode: Work Home Work Home Address:

Payment details – tick appropriate box
Cheque made payable to 'ACA'. A ‘paid’ tax invoice will be emailed to you. BACS payment to ACA account (Account Number 10522845, Sort Code 835100). Credit / Debit Card by calling a member of the Fitwise events team on 01506 811077. All credit and debit cards are accepted except for American Express. Invoice attach a copy of your purchase order paperwork to this application form or complete your purchase order paperwork information below. A purchase order can be obtained from your organisation’s purchasing department. Ensure the details below match those specified on the official purchase order. Invoice requests will not be processed without this information. Invoice contact: Tel: Organisation: P/O number: Address:

Invoices and receipts will be emailed to the email address you have already supplied. It is your responsibility to forward this on to the applicable person / department if necessary.

The Majestic Hotel are offering conference delegates a discounted bed and breakfast rate for Sunday 8th May 2011, to make a reservation please call 01423 700305 and quote “ACA2011” £70.00 – Single rooms £80.00 – Double room, sole occupancy £90.00 – Double room, dual occupancy Premium bedrooms will have a £30.00 premium supplement For all enquiries, phone Fitwise Management Ltd on 01506 811077

Association for Continence Advice

9-10 May 2011, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate

Preliminary Conference Programme (Visit for an up to date programme)
Monday 9th May 2011
10.30 Delegate Registration - Refreshments & Exhibition Viewing PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP (Drawing Room, Majestic Hotel) Lower Bowel Dysfunction - NICE, New and Effective, How to Improve the Care of Your Client Group? This workshop is aimed at all delegates that have an interest in bowel care and how they can improve patient care through updating their knowledge. The workshop will cover 3 areas of bowel dysfunction and treatments that can be used in primary and secondary care. You will need to register for the workshop when registering for the main conference. Prior registration is necessary for this workshop as numbers are limited to 60. You will be asked to indicate on your intention to attend as part of your ACA Conference delegate registration. 11.00 11.10 11.40 12.10 12.40 13.00 Introduction: Wendy Ness, ACA Executive Committee & Chair of Bowel SIG Abdominal massage in the treatment of lower bowel dysfunction: Doreen McClurg, ACA Chair Irritable bowel syndrome - how much do you know about the NICE guidelines: Wendy Ness, ACA Executive Committee & Chair of Bowel SIG Medication and bowel care: Gaye Kyle, ACA Executive Committee Conclusion: Wendy Ness, ACA Executive Committee & Chair of Bowel SIG Lunch & Exhibition Viewing

An additional workshop, ‘Exploring Bladder & Bowel Care’, is running adjacent to the above session (Carriage Suite, Majestic Hotel) and is directed at care home staff and Nurse Practitioners. Limited places are available, for further information and to register visit bladderandbowelstudysessionmay2011

Conference Session 1
14.00 14.05 Welcome to Conference: Doreen McClurg, ACA Chair How to Deliver Quality Care When the NHS is Having to Cut Costs Dame Yvonne Moores, Chair of Poole Hospital Foundation Trust Objectives: To provide a national perspective on NHS budgets and implications for patients. To discuss possible impact on local services of these budget cuts and to consider ways in which continence services can maintain a quality provision. No Secrets – Using Safeguarding Strategies to Support Vulnerable Adults Lindsay Batty-Smith, Safeguarding Adults Co-ordinator, Kings College Hospital London Objectives: To explore the practicalities of roles and responsibilities in safeguarding adults working with partners from other organisations. To explore the various individual roles and responsibilities of those who support and protect vulnerable adults, to raise awareness and understanding of the basic concepts of abuse and vulnerability. An Update of Issues in Irrigation for Bowel Problems Professor Christine Norton, Professor of Clinical Nursing Innovation, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & Bucks New University Objectives: Participants will understand the indications and contraindications for irrigation, be able to trouble-shoot common problems with irrigation, understand the evidence behind the use of irrigation and consider alternative modalities of intervention for their patients.




Refreshments & Exhibition Viewing

Conference Session 2
16.15 Challenging Practice - Wound Healing and Dermatitis in Continence Care Zena Moore, President European Wound Management Association and Lecturer in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair and Research Methodologies, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Objectives: To understand the significance of moisture associated skin damage and to discuss the process of wound healing. To recognise the difference between moisture lesions and pressure ulcer damage and identify strategies for the prevention of moisture related skin lesions. High Impact Interventions - Do They Work? Dr Carol Pellowe, Senior Lecturer Infection Control, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery King's College Objectives: To describe the theory and history underpinning high impact interventions, discuss their advantages and disadvantages, describe how to use one effectively. Pelvic Floor Special Interest Group Clare Holden, Chair of Pelvic Floor SIG Objectives: Following the completion of the Pelvic Floor awareness leaflet for teenagers, there will be a discussion on future projects to take forward. The future of the PFIG award will also be discussed. Bowel Special Interest Group: Big News - The Future Chair - Wendy Ness, ACA Executive Committee & Chair of Bowel SIG Objectives: To set up a group from all regions to produce a consultative leaflet on products used for bowel care. To discuss projects for the SIG to take forward and to establish a list of specialists who can spend time with front line staff so they can experience how specialists work. There will also be discussion around the future of the BIG award. programme continues over the page


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Association for Continence Advice

9-10 May 2011, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate

Monday 9th May 2011, cont
19.00 20.00 00.00 Drinks Reception in Exhibition & Exhibition Quiz Line Dancing Evening (including buffet)

Tuesday 10th May 2011
08.00 08.15 08.50 Delegate Registration - Refreshments & Exhibition Viewing Company Symposium - details to be confirmed

Conference Session 3
09.00 The Challenges of Managing Continence Care in Patients with Non-Motor Symptoms Dr Mary Baker MBE, President of the European Brain Council, President of the European Federation of Neurological Associations, Consultant to World Health Organisation and chair of working group on Parkinson’s disease Objectives: To discuss the importance of asking the right questions of healthcare professionals, the need to listen carefully to answers and the need to involve the carers in the management of the patient with specific reference to continence care. PSA Screening – To Screen or Not to Screen: Mark Stott, Consultant Urologist, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust Botulinum Toxin in the Overactive Bladder Mr Siva Namasivayam, Consultant Urologist, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust Objectives: To understand the overactive bladder and the use of botulinum toxin. Refreshments & Exhibition Viewing Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation - The Royal London Experience Karyn Grimmer, Colorectal CNS, St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals NHS Trust Objectives: To understand the principles of PTNS, understand the practicalities of providing a PTNS service and to understand the patient experience. Describing the experiences of people with a Mitrofanoff Kyla Hooper, Founder Mitrofanoff Support Group Objectives: To give a better understanding of what it is like for patients with Mitofanoff. Kyla will be discussing her own experiences of living with Mitofanoff. Bladder Function in Obese Women Miss Penelope Law, The Countess of Bradford, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Patron of The National Obesity Forum Objectives: To be aware of the symptoms which may be present in young women and the effect of obesity on the physiology of bladder control. To understand the psychological component of these under reported problems. Lunch & Exhibition Viewing AGM

09.45 10.15

10.45 11.30



13.00 13.45

Conference Session 4
14.15 UKCS Session: Prostatectomy Incontinence Gurpreet Singh, Consultant Urologist Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust Objectives: To understand the reasons for incontinence after prostate surgery and its management. Free Papers Beyond Boundaries: To Promote Quality, Innovation and Productivity in Continence Services Nursing Times winner - Jo Cooke, Nurse Consultant for Continence Care, Wolverhampton Primary Care NHS Trust Jo will present the winning entry for the Nursing Times awards (sharing best practice) Sex and Incontinence Dr Ranee Thakar, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Croydon University Hospital Objectives: To define female sexual dysfunction, understand the relationship between incontinence and female sexual dysfunction and learn how to manage female sexual dysfunction. Conference Close: Doreen McClurg, ACA Chair

14.45 15.15



After conference the presentations for which we have been granted permission to publish will be available online for members of ACA to view.

Association for Continence Advice

9-10 May 2011, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate

Further Information
The exhibition
The exhibition attracts a wide range of companies operating within the continence sector, showcasing the latest medical device and pharmaceutical products available.

Majestic Hotel Harrogate Ripon Road Harrogate North Yorkshire HG1 2HU Tel: 01423 700300

Free paper/poster presentations
Each year ACA asks that continence professionals submit their findings from studies and research projects as free papers and posters at conference. By presenting your information at conference you are helping to educate and inspire others in your field of expertise. If you would like to present a free paper / poster, you need to submit an abstract first. You can submit an abstract online after registering as a delegate or view further information and criteria at Alternatively if you are returning this application form tick the box to request further information on a free paper / poster. Free papers Free paper presenters will have 7-10 minutes within the main conference programme to present their paper, the length of presentation depends on the number of successful entrants. Free posters Free posters will be displayed in the exhibition area with time for questions from delegates. For an information pack on free papers/posters, please contact Jenny Elliot at Fitwise Management Ltd on 01506 811077 or email Deadline for submission of abstracts is 14th March 2011. Prizes: £500 for Best Oral Presentation, £150 for the Best Poster and £100 for the Best Abstract.

Getting there
By road:
From the A1 North – Before reaching the A1(M) leave the A1 following the signposts for Ripon and the A61. Continue past Ripon and follow the signs for Harrogate. Approaching the town centre, you will see the Cairn Hotel on the right and turn immediately left onto Springfield Avenue, turning right into the Barceló Majestic Hotel car park. From A1(M) South – Exit at Wetherby onto the A661 following signs for Harrogate town centre. Once you have passed Harrogate Town Football Club (on right) you will approach a roundabout (junction with A59) turn left, continue until the next roundabout, turning right onto the A61. Stay on the A61 through the town centre, passing traffic lights and St George Hotel. Springfield Avenue is the next turning on the right, then turn immediately right into the hotel car park. There is onsite parking which costs £3.50 per 24 hours.

By air:
Leeds-Bradford International Airport is less than 15 miles way from the Majestic Hotel.

By rail:
Harrogate train station is just 1 mile from the Majestic Hotel. Full details can be found on: ACA advise that train tickets should be purchased in advance to ensure the best deal.

Registration times
The registration desk will open at 10.30am on Monday 9th May, the final conference programme will be available in the conference handbook at this time.

Registration confirmation
All delegate applications received will be processed and responded to within 14 days. You will receive an email confirmation which will also direct you to a website containing all the important event information.

The smaller print
The ACA Conference Organising Group reserves the right to make changes the conference programme and speakers without prior notice. On site members registration Invoice requests All members registering on the day of the event who have not previously sent in their application form will pay the fee as stated in the application above. Remember it is your responsibility to make sure that your finance department processes the application form in time. Applications requesting payment by invoice will only be processed if accompanied by a copy of the Purchase Order. If you have not heard from us within 14 days, please contact us to make sure we have received your form. We would recommend that you keep a photocopy of all documentation in case of loss or lack of clarity. Please send a copy of the BACS payment advice note either by fax to 01506 811 477 or by email to Notice of cancellation should be made in writing to ACA c/o Fitwise Management, Drumcross Hall, Bathgate, EH48 4JT. Cancellations received by 28th March 2011 will receive a refund minus 20% for administration costs. This applies to delegates registering after 28th March 2011. However, unfortunately those received after this date will receive no refund and if payment has not been received they will still be liable for the full delegate fee. Substitute delegates are welcome. Application forms received will be processed and your place reserved at conference, it is your responsibility to ensure payment is made. If payment is not made prior to conference and you do not attend you will still be liable for the cost of the event. If payment is not made prior to conference and you arrive onsite we will request payment. Please note this applies to all payment options. The information contained in this leaflet is correct to the best of our knowledge at time of print. Neither the ACA or Fitwise Management Ltd can be held responsible for the content of the websites named in the information and any contract entered into between any of the companies names or on a named website and a conference attendee is solely between these two parties.

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