Our presenters cover the pathophysiology, presentation and initial management of female urinary incontinence, including an overview of conservative, medical and surgical options.
They will discuss various management strategies in order to optimise long-term outcomes for your patients.
Niki has completed subspecialty training to become an accredited Specialist Urogynaecologist. During training she gained valuable experience in the multidisciplinary management of complex pelvic health conditions including mesh complications. Niki has been involved in several international Urogynaecology committees, and has spoken at national and international conferences on topics relating to Urogynaecology. She works in the public health system for Te Whatu Ora Waitemata, and at OneSixOne Medical Group in private.
Sum Sum Lo
Sum Sum consults at Waitemata DHB and works at both Waitakere and North Shore Hospitals. She also consults at 161 Urology and Canopy. Her special interests include female and male urethral stricture disease, primary and recurrent female and male incontinence, primary and recurrent pelvic organ prolapse, vaginal mesh and mesh sling removals, and general urological conditions including urological infections, stones, functional disorders and cancers.
Helen is a Continence Nurse Specialist at Southland DHB. She completed her nursing training at Timaru Hospital New Zealand before moving south. All of her nursing career has been in Invercargill, so she very proudly calls herself a Southlander. Helen worked in paediatrics and aged care before becoming a Continence Nurse Specialist, a role she truly enjoys. She completed her Master’s Degree with a dissertation exploring women’s’ perceptions and understanding of the pelvic floor.
Helen now works alongside other health professionals creating education packages for primary health care providers, focusing on recognising and managing those effected by surgical mesh, and preventing and managing urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Shelley currently works in private practice in Whangarei but has worked in both public and private settings in New Zealand and England. Shelley sees women, men and children with a focus on women's health, pelvic floor, continence and pelvic pain issues as well as complex conditions including mesh complications. She is also a Lymphoedema Therapist. Shelley is the current secretary of the Pelvic, Women's and Men's Health Special Interest Group of Physiotherapy New Zealand, is involved at a national level with topics involving pelvic health physiotherapy and also runs courses training physiotherapists in this area.