Joint BASHH & FSRH Virtual Conference 2023: An Inclusive Future in SRH

Date: 29 Mar 2023

Start time: 09:30AM

End time: 04:30PM

Venue: Online

Cost: £85 - £140

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Joint BASHH & FSRH Virtual Conference 2023: An Inclusive Future in SRH

Opening times

Daytime event.


  • Sexual Problems
  • Genitourinary Medicine
  • Contraception

Join a range of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) professionals at our 18th Annual Joint British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) Virtual Conference on Wednesday, 29 March 2023.

We know that maintaining good sexual and reproductive health has profound and positive long-term effects on individuals and society. We also know that many people experience poor SRH health outcomes. This one-day virtual conference uniquely brings together BASHH and FSRH expertise to address sexual and reproductive health inequalities, and to consider how to achieve positive changes to practices and services.

This conference will address cross-cutting health inequality issues and explore what is needed on the ground to improve diagnosis, early interventions, and treatment for patients. The conference will include clinical updates, examples of best practice case studies and Q&A sessions that will address health inequalities and how we can achieve a more inclusive future.

Speaker Biographies

Alex Sparrowhawk

Alex Sparrowhawk

Between 2018 and 2022 Alex worked within Terrence Higgins Trust’s Health Improvement team, leading on aims of the HIV Prevention England programme to build strategic partnerships across the health system and with key stakeholders; and support capacity and skills development within the HIV and sexual health sector. Alex led Terrence Higgins Trust’s response to Mpox from the outset of the outbreak in the UK, working closely with sector partners, and UKHSA and NHSE, as well as researchers, and stakeholders within the media. Alex is also a previous member of the BASHH Public Panel (2016-2022) ensuring BASHH listened to the voices of people living with and affected by HIV. Recently Alex moved to Terrence Higgins Trust’s Living Well team, now managing their HIV and Ageing work.

Dr Chris Ward


Dr Chris Ward

Dr Chris Ward is a consultant in Sexual Health and HIV at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. He studied medicine at Manchester University and then trained in Genitourinary Medicine in the North West. He has an MSc in Public health and a PGCert in postgraduate medical education.

He has a special interest in Chemsex and PrEP and leads for both for Manchester. He also has an interest in the development of services for young people, chairing safeguarding MDTs and has contributed nationally to Child Sexual Exploitation developments, particularly in boys.

He is a Diploma of HIV examiner, is part of the BHIVA external relations subcommittee and is the current BASHH conference and communication secretary.

Dr Kate Campbell

Dr Kate Campbell

Dr Kate Campbell is a newly appointed community sexual and reproductive health consultant working at Umbrella Sexual Health, University Hospitals Birmingham. She has a degree in Anthropology from the University of Durham, diploma in tropical medicine and diploma in genitourinary medicine.

She is the consultant representative on the FSRH events committee. Kate has a specialised interest in complex contraception, postnatal contraception, psychosex and abortion care. Kate is passionate about improving access to sexual and reproductive healthcare both in the UK and internationally.

Dr Nicola Smithson

Dr Nicola Smithson

Dr Nicola Smithson has been working at Chalmers Centre in Edinburgh since it opened in 2011 and has a special interest in working with people who have difficulties accessing mainstream healthcare. When not at work, Nicola can usually be found in the remote countryside somewhere with her spaniel.

Maryam Nasri


Dr Maryam Nasri

Maryam Nasri is a Community Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare consultant and a GP in London and has worked in primary care as a GP and in contraception as a specialist for 17 years.  She has worked in primary care, community settings and acute care with a variety of providers. She has worked in many services such as menopause clinics, complex contraception clinics, and integrated clinics with GUM specialists and as a sexual assault officer. Her experience enables her to deliver a holistic and life course approach in her clinical work and gives her a broad insight into delivery of care, patient needs and clinicians’ needs, in primary and specialist care. She has been a faculty trainer for more than ten years, training a wide variety of healthcare professionals in different settings. She has been the VP for membership since 2021 and is responsible for ensuring the FSRH continues to support its members in all categories. She oversees the work of the events and the international committee.

Amy Hough


Dr Amy Hough

Amy started her training in Community Sexual & Reproductive Health in August at the Birmingham Women's Hospital. Prior to this she worked as a clinical fellow in sexual and reproductive health at Whittall Street Clinic in Birmingham where she obtained her DFSRH, STIF Intermediate, and LoCs in implant and coil procedures. She graduated from the University of Exeter Medical School in 2019 and intercalated in a MSc in Reproductive & Sexual Health Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Amy is working on developing the postnatal contraception service at the Women's Hospital which was set up when her senior colleagues were redeployed to the Women's during the pandemic. She is interested in digital interventions in contraception and understanding how people make contraceptive choices. Outside of work Amy can be found at her allotment or playing netball. 

Dr Katie Boog


Dr Katie Boog

Katie is Co Director of the CEU, leading on guidance dissemination and guidance related education. She also works as a consultant in Community Sexual and Reproductive Health in NHS Lothian and as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of St Andrews. Katie is currently leading on the development of the CEU's new Intrauterine Contraception Guideline.

Dr Chioma Okafor


Dr Chioma Okafor

Dr Chioma Okafor (MD) is a specialty registrar in genitourinary medicine at Nottingham University hospital.  She qualified with MBBS from the College of health sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria in 2013 and has since worked in various roles over the last 10 years, gaining her MRCP in 2022. 
Her special interests are in sexual health & HIV, psychosexual medicine, contraception and preventive medicine. 
When she is not taking care of patients, she is writing or spending quality time with family. She believes that little things make a big difference in the lives of people.

Dr Joseph Heskin

Dr Joseph Heskin

Joe studied medicine at the University of Warwick and trained in the West Midlands and Dublin before starting his training in GUM at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He was clinical lead on the 2021 successful campaign to end the ban on people living with HIV from joining the UK armed forces, and has completed a research fellowship in viral diagnostics. He has worked on the mpox outbreak in a clinical and research capacity since its beginning in May 2022. 


Dr Rachel Kirby

Dr Rachel Kirby

Dr Rachel Kirby is currently working as an ST3 in The Hathersage Centre at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Dr Heike Gleser

Dr Heike Gleser

Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health at NHS Tayside (Dundee, Northeast of Scotland); BMS Menopause Specialist, lead of the NHS Tayside Menopause service; qualified sex therapist. Originally from Germany. Worked in Central America for 8 years. Enjoyed a stint as a weekly agony aunt at the Nicaraguan State TV and a national newspaper during that time. Excited to talk about finetuning CHC prescribing because they still have an important place as contraceptive option, especially due to their non-contraceptive benefits. LARC is not for everyone, and one pill does not fit all, either.

Chelsea Morroni


Dr Chelsea Morroni 

BA (Hons), MBChB (Distinction), DTM&H, DFSRH, MPH (Distinction), MPhil, PhD

Chelsea is a sexual and reproductive health (SRH) specialty doctor and epidemiologist, with 25 years’ experience. Her research and clinical focus has been on improving women and girls’ health, particularly in lower-resource/ high-HIV burden settings. She is a Chancellor’s Fellow and Reader in Global SRH at the University of Edinburgh-MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, a Senior Research Associate at the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, Founder and Director of the Botswana Sexual and Reproductive Health Initiative (BSRHI) and an honorary Professor of women’s health at University of Cape Town. Chelsea is an advisor to African Ministries of Health, and has worked as a consultant to UNFPA , the International AIDS Society and WHO. She co-director the FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU), and co-chair of the FSRH International Committee.


Lorraine Stanley


Lorraine Stanley, Founder & CEO SWAD (Sex With A Difference)

Lorraine Stanley is the Founder and CEO of not-for-profit training organisation SWAD. She specialises in the area of disability and sex - supporting disabled people; health and social care professionals; partner carers and parent carers. SWAD works directly with sexual health clinics in a pragmatic and solution-focused way, and has written a book on the subject.

Based in Dorset, Lorraine delivers training locally, nationally, and internationally. Lorraine is a member of the BASHH Public Panel (4 years and counting!).  Acting as a voice for the Disabled Community, she has multiple disabilities herself and is a wheelchair user. Lorraine has previously presented at BASHH and HPE conferences, and has been invited to give a presentation on sexual health inequalities facing disabled people, at the coming 36th IUSTI Europe Congress, to be held in Malta , October 2023.

In February 2023 SWAD launched their “Better Access for Better Access” campaign. Their goal is to have at least one hoisting system, and a set of leg supports, on at least one examination couch, in every sexual health clinic and GP surgery in the UK, by 31 December 2024.


Orla McQuillan

Dr Orla McQuillan

Orla McQuillan works as a Consultant in Genitourinary Medicine within the Northern Sexual Health service, Manchester Foundation Trust ( MFT) . 
She is the site lead for Manchester Royal Infirmary Emergency Department (ED) HIV and Hepatitis C testing project which started in December 2021 and is now operational across all 3 ED departments in MFT under the ED testing working group.  
She has special interests in outreach and HIV in pregnancy and is the Key Opinion Leader for the Manchester Fast Track Cities Initiative and Clinical Co-Chair of Greater Manchester Sexual Health Network. 

At the end of the conference you will:

  • Appreciate the wide range of experiences of people using SRH service
  • Outline current and upcoming BASHH and FSRH clinical guidelines and standards
  • Consider diversity and inclusion when providing SRH care (to include sexuality, gender diversity, neurodiversity, ethnic background, ability)
  • Evaluate changes required to your own practice and service to address SRH health inequalities and improve outcomes

If you want to learn more about FSRH guidance, BASHH guidance, M-Pox, sex with disabilities, delivering SRH services in deprived areas and more more, book your ticket today.

Download the full programme with speaker list here.

Unable to join us on the day? Purchase your ticket to watch a recording on–demand at a time convenient to you. All delegates will gain access to the conference content afterwards for up to one month.

Whilst we endeavour to present the programme as advertised, we reserve the right to amend timings and content.