FSRH Hot Topic: Back 2 Gynae | Half-day, virtual event

Date: 10 May 2023

Start time: 09:30AM

End time: 12:30PM

Venue: Online

Cost: £50 – £150

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FSRH Hot Topic: Back 2 Gynae | Half-day, virtual event

Opening times

Daytime event.


  • Menopause and PMS
  • Gynaecology
  • Contraception

The final part of a two-part Hot Topic series on gynaecological health. Back 2 Gynae will explore a life course approach to vaginal health. 

This Hot Topic event will explore pre-menarche discharge, ways of addressing vaginismus in a primary care setting, the presentation, prevention, and management of vulval and vaginal STIs, and care pathways for the post-menopausal vagina. Speakers will also consider what indicators may arise for the investigation of gynaecological cancers throughout the life course. 

Find more information about part one of this series, Gynae

Matters, taking place on 22 March, here.  


Agenda - Back 2 Gynae

Time Topic Speaker

09:30 – 09:40

(10 minutes)

Welcome Ruth Bailey, Advanced Nurse Practitioner & FSRH Nurse Representative

09:40 – 10:10

(30 minutes)

Pre-menarche discharge Dr James Fildes

10:10 – 10:40

(30 minutes)

Addressing vaginismus in primary care Dr Madeleine Crow

10:40 – 10:50

(10 minutes)

Break Featuring sponsor* videos

10:50 – 11:20

(30 minutes)

Vaginal & vulval STIs: presentation, prevention, and management Polly Zipperlen, Sexual Health Nurse, Events Committee Co-Chair

11:20 – 11:50

(30 minutes)

The post-menopausal vagina Dr Emma Lincoln, ST6 Community Sexual and Reproductive Health Trainee

11:50 – 12:20

(30 minutes)

Q&A All speakers, chaired by Ruth Bailey

12:20 – 12:30

(10 minutes)

Chair’s closing remarks Ruth Bailey

*Our industry partner Organon has sponsored this conference by way of a promotional video. Industry partners have no input into the rest
of the event’s content. The FSRH has not had involvement in the development of sponsor content, nor does sponsorship imply
endorsement of specific products or services.


Ruth Bailey


Ruth Bailey

Ruth Bailey is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Sexual Health working in primary care. Ruth sits on the RCN Women’s Health Forum and is the nurse representative on the FSRH Council.

Polly Zipperlen


Polly Zipperlen

Polly Zipperlen is a Sexual Health nurse working in Rural West Wales, where she combines a passion for education and equitable access to sexual health. As an FSRH Registered Trainer, Polly is involved in teaching on the FSRH Diploma (DFSRH) and Essentials courses both locally and, since the Covid-19 pandemic, to the wider SRH community through virtual platforms. Polly also holds current LoCs in SDI-IR and IUD. Polly completed a Masters in 2018, focusing on Sexual Health Outreach services and is always looking for ways to take her ever-deepening knowledge and skills in SRH out to the ‘Big Wide World’. Polly has been co-chair of the FSRH Events Committee since January 2023.

Dr Emma Lincoln


Dr Emma Lincoln

Dr Emma Lincoln is currently an ST6 Community Sexual and Reproductive Health Trainee. She works across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire in integrated contraception and sexual health clinics, as well as in the hospital setting in early pregnancy, abortion care and specialist menopause clinics. She is currently the trainee representative for the British Society of Abortion Care Providers and also has a special interest in Psychosexual Medicine.

Maddy Crow


Dr Madeleine Crow

Having recently completed her CSRH training in Leeds, Maddy is now a consultant in sexual health and community gynaecology in Bradford. Her special interests include menopause care, psychosexual medicine and complex contraception procedures.


Learning objectives

Delegates can expect to:

  • Build confidence in assessing risk and discussing vaginal health promotion with patients, from pre-puberty to post-menopause 
  • Identify tools for the practical management of pre-menarche discharge and vaginal and vulval STIs, including HPV 
  • Discuss practical pathways for the management of vaginismus in primary care 
  • Identify signs of gynaecological cancers in primary care settings and ways to proceed


Early bird discount

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary in 2023, the first 30 people to book tickets will benefit from a limited discount using the code ‘First30’ at the checkout on Eventbrite. Hurry and book your place with the code now! 

Buying tickets for your whole team? Make savings with our Hot Topic Bundles.

Get one ticket free for every 10 member or concession member tickets purchased when you buy 10-30 tickets in one go. Use the code ‘bundles’ to reveal these ticket options on Eventbrite.  

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Please note multiple discount codes cannot be used at the same time. We are unable to offer refunds for this event.  

Sponsors may be announced for this event, our industry partners have no input into the event's educational content and will sponsor the event by way of promotional exhibition material only.