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Webinars
Webinars

Watch webinars hosted by experts in urology and womens health.

Explore key aspects of diagnosis and treatment for recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTI).

Upcoming Webinars

‘Ask the Expert’ session with Dr Jon Rees on recurrent UTI

Tuesday 16 May 2023 | 19:00 – 20:00

With an estimated 10 million consultations linked to the condition each year1, urinary tract infections remain one of the most common infections reported in primary care2.  Despite this, patients often go undetected.  Are the limitations of current testing methods contributing to the rise of recurrent UTI and does the role of antibiotics in the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infection (rUTI) need reviewing to support AMR strategies?

Join chair of the Primary Care Urology Society, Dr Jon Rees to discuss advice on how to confidently diagnose and treat recurrent UTI in primary care, in some cases, without the need for antibiotics or a referral to secondary care.

Learning objectives

By the end of this webinar, you should:

  • Understand the heightened risk of AMR in this group and alternative treatment options which aren’t antibiotics
  • Understand the limitations of current testing methods
  • Understand potential causes of patients to relapse
  • Understand where it is suitable to treat in primary care and when there is a need to refer to secondary care

MEET OUR SPEAKER

Dr Jon Rees

How do we help prevent recurrent UTI in care homes?

Tuesday 20 June 2023 | 19:00 – 20:00

Anyone managing the care of a patient in a nursing or care home setting will know first-hand the impact of an untreated UTI.  Patients are often left felling confused, distressed and can be disruptive.

Join Cheryl Angco to talk about some of the typical patients she has encountered during her extensive career in nursing.  During the talk she will provide practical advice on how to best support the GP in making a correct diagnosis of UTI and prevent future infections.

Learning objectives

By the end of this webinar, you should:

  • Understand some of the typical signs of UTI/recurrent rUTI in patients with a range of conditions 
  • Be able to offer practical advice on how to prevent recurrent UTIs in a care home setting
  • Understand what support is available for both care home staff and relatives around the condition
  • Understand when to refer care home patients to secondary care

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Dr Jon Rees (Chair)

Cheryl Angco

Webinars On-Demand

Testing for a UTI: Are you positive it’s negative?

Recorded on: 8th March 2021

Approximately 3% of the female population will experience a recurrent urinary tract infection in their lifetime3. Our expert speakers discuss one of the most common conditions presenting in primary care4 and the potential pitfalls of current testing methods.

Learning objectives

  • Recognise the difference between acute and chronic infection
  • Gain an understanding of the aetiology of UTIs
  • Appreciate the limitations of current testing methods
  • Build awareness of current treatment options, ensuring better clinical outcomes for your patients
MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Dr Sumegha Pathak (Chair)

Dr Catriona Anderson

Recurrent UTIs. Treatment options for your ‘revolving door patients’

Recorded on: 15th March 2021

Improve outcomes for patients with continual UTI issues (‘revolving door patients’). Watch our expert speakers explore recurrent UTIs and take a deep dive into treatment options available in primary care.

Learning objectives

  • Recognise both the benefits and limitations of current treatment options
  • Be more confident that with the right treatment, a patient can achieve long term remission
  • Understand when a patient should be referred to secondary care
MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Dr Sumegha Pathak (Chair)

Dr Catriona Anderson

Mr Ased Ali

Mr. Chris Harding joins Dr. Catriona Anderson to talk recurrent UTIs and research that could change the way we manage patients with recurrent UTI.

Recorded on: 21st June 2022

Antimicrobial resistance still remains one of the biggest global health concerns, attributing to 700,000 deaths a year5. Urinary tract infections are recognised as one of the most common bacterial infections reported in primary care2. Join Mr. Chris Harding and Dr. Catriona Anderson to discuss the outcomes of the ALTAR study and the risk of antimicrobial resistance in the long-term treatment of patients with recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTIs). Chris Harding is a lead researcher in the field of antimicrobial resistance and has devoted his time to improving the management of infection and reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing across the NHS and social care.

Learning objectives

  After joining this webinar, you should:

  • Understand the global burden of the disease
  • Understand the rationale for conducting the ALTAR study
  • Have a deeper understanding of the primary outcomes and how these results may influence the way in which clinicians manage recurrent UTI for adult women
MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Mr Chris Harding

Dr Catriona Anderson

Ask the Expert Session
Managing recurrent UTI in primary care

Thursday 29 September 2022 | 19:00 – 20:00

Join our experts Professor Chris Harding and Dr Cat Anderson for practical advice on how to manage recurrent UTI patients in primary care. Professor Harding will be shining a spotlight on recent research which could change the way we manage patients in the future for this common condition. The second half of the session will be reserved for case study analysis and Q&As.

Learning objectives

By the end of this webinar, you should:
  • Understand the key findings of the ALTAR study
  • Recognise a typical recurrent UTI patient and understand where a prophylactic treatment may be appropriate
  • Have the confidence to explore non antibiotic alternatives when treating recurrent UTI

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Mr Chris Harding

Dr Catriona Anderson

Why does the incidence of recurrent UTI increase in menopausal women?

Tuesday 4 October 2022 | 19:00 – 20:00

The majority of women will have a UTI in their lifetime2, but the prevalence of recurrent UTI is especially high in women over the age 556. Dr Cat Anderson is an expert in women’s health and has dedicated her career to treating women with some of the more challenging cases of long-standing microbial infections, including recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTIs). This means she is expertly positioned to advise on this cohort of patients that will commonly be presenting with rUTI symptoms in primary care.

Learning objectives

By the end of this webinar, you should:
  • Understand why women entering the menopause may be predisposed to this condition
  • Be able to implement practical solutions on how to reduce the risks of recurrent UTI in menopausal women
  • Evaluate the treatment options available for menopausal patients
  • Understand what treatment options are available for this cohort of patients
  • Recognise when secondary care referral should be initiated

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Dr Toni Hazell (Chair)

Dr Catriona Anderson

REFERENCES

  1. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/04/30/uti-at-home-testing-kits-could-save-10-million-gp-appointments/#:~:text=UTI%20appointments%20account%20for%20between,up%20to%2010%20million%20consultations
  2. NICE CKS: https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/urinary-tract-infection-lower-women/background-information/prevalence/
  3. Brumbaugh AR, Mobley HL. Preventing urinary tract infection: progress toward an effective Escherichia coli vaccine. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2012;11(6):663-676
  4. Irwin DE et al, Worldwide prevalence estimates of lower urinary tract symptoms, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence and bladder outlet obstruction. BJU lnt. 2011 Oct: 108(7): 1132-8
  5. National institute for Health research https://www.nihr.ac.uk/explore-nihr/campaigns/tackling-antimicrobial-resistance.htm
  6. Kodner C. Am Fam Physician 2010 Sep 15;82(6):638-6