This site is for healthcare professionals who are involved in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of men’s health issues. With contributions from the leading experts in the fields of urology, endocrinology and sexual medicine it aims to encourage ongoing development and the sharing of best practice.
Consensus Guidelines 2016 now available
A practical guide for the management of men
with suspected testosterone deficiency
Provided by a BSSM (British Society for Sexual Medicine) taskforce
Featuring Professor Geoff Hackett, Consultant in Sexual Medicine, Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham & Professor of Men's Health, University of Bedfordshire and Mr Neil Fenn, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Morriston Hospital, Swansea
On behalf of the faculty I welcome delegates, both new and those returning, to the 6th series of Restore the Man Meetings. The programme looks exciting and educational and is aimed at any healthcare professionals who want to know more about men's health issues including those in diabetes, cardiology, urology, endocrinology, psychiatry, genitourinary medicine and GPs.
Dr David Edwards Event chair
GP with a special interest in sexual dysfunction, Chipping Norton,
Oxfordshire & Past Chairman of the British Society of Sexual Medicine (BSSM)
Dr David Edwards GP with a special interest in sexual dysfunction, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire & Past Chairman of the British Society of Sexual Medicine (BSSM)
Having qualified in medicine at the London Hospital Medical College in 1977, David Edwards then worked in hospitals in Chelmsford, Cambridge and Bristol, trained in General Practice in Tetbury, Gloucestershire before becoming a General Practitioner in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. He has a post graduate degree in Medical Anthropology. At present he combines part-time family medicine and is a specialist in male and female sexual dysfunction undertaking clinics, research, advisory boards, lecturing, writing and media work, including BBC1 (Panorama), Ch4 (Embarrassing Bodies), BBC3, BBC Radio 4 (Women’s Hour) and numerous local radio stations. He is past president of the British Society of Sexual Medicine and has been on the scientific committee of several international sexual medicine conferences.
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Professor Mike Kirby Visiting Professor, Faculty of Health & Human Sciences, University of Hertfordshire & The Prostate Centre, London
Professor Mike Kirby has expertise in all aspects of men’s health, with particular strengths in the management of diabetes, and cardiovascular risk, lower urinary tract symptoms, erectile dysfunction, and andrology.
He has a special interest in health care management and research, currently acting as Associate Member of The British Association of Urological Surgeons and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He has also been is an active member of the Prostate Cancer Advisory Group, the Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme and advisor to the Sexual Advice Association. He is treasurer of the British Society of Sexual Medicine.
Professor Kirby has written and lectured to a wide international audience. He has published more than 400 clinical papers and 30 books, and is a reviewer for several leading journals.
Professor Kirby worked in the NHS for 36 years as a primary care physician. He also held two appointments in the Cardiology Department at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, and was responsible for the North Hertfordshire PCT echocardiography service.
In 1996 he became a Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire and then Visiting Professor to the Institute of Diabetes for Older People at the University of Bedfordshire.
In 1997 he was appointed Director of the Hertfordshire Primary Care Research Network, and subsequently Consultant to Clinical Trials Coordinating Centre.
He is currently Visiting Professor to the Prostate Centre London where he deals with complex metabolic, cardiac, and urological problems.
Professor Kirby is editor in chief of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Journal and on the Editorial Board of several journals including the British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease and International Journal of Clinical Practice.
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Professor Geoff Hackett Consultant in Sexual Medicine, Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham & Professor of Men's Health, University of Bedfordshire
Geoff Hackett is past of Men’s Health and Diabetes at University of Bedfordshire, and a Consultant in Urology and Sexual Medicine at Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham, UK, since 1994. He qualified in medicine in 1974 at King’s College Hospital, London, UK, and gained his MD from Keele University, UK, in 2000 on the links between erectile dysfunction (ED) and cardiovascular disease. He has 35 years experience as a primary care physician.
Professor Hackett has a major research interest in the role of testosterone in metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. He is the author of over 100 publications in sexual medicine, and 2 original books on male sexual health and andrology, as well as contributing chapters to several medical textbooks. He is lead author of the British Society for Sexual Medicine (BSSM) guidelines on ED management, and the use of testosterone therapy to manage sexual problems in both men and women, co-author of the consensus guidelines on ED and coronary artery disease prediction, Princeton 3 guidelines. Oxford Textbook of Urology, and a panel member for the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) guidelines on premature ejaculation.
Professor Hackett is past-President (2005–07) and Treasurer of the BSSM (2009-2014), and a past member of the scientific committees of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, and a Chair of the International Consensus Panel in Sexual Medicine 2015.
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Dr Farid Saad Department of Urology, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE & Global Medical Affairs Andrology, Bayer, Berlin, Germany
Farid Saad worked for various pharmaceutical companies as specialist for reproductive endocrinology, pediatric endocrinology, andrology, endocrinology of male ageing, and hormonal male contraception in clinical development andrology, scientific and global medical affairs. He currently works for Bayer Pharma in Berlin, Germany.
Farid Saad has authored and co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed papers and more than 600 scientific abstracts. He received honorary professorships in clinical research and endocrinology at Gulf Medical University, Ajman, U.A.E., and at Men’s Health Reproduction Study Center, Hang Tuah University, Surabaya, Indonesia.
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Mr Neil Fenn Consultant Urological Surgeon, Morriston Hospital, Swansea
Mr Fenn is a Consultant Urological Surgeon in Swansea with a subspecialist interest in the minimally invasive management of urology cancer.
He qualified from the University of Wales, College of Medicine in 1989. His basic urology training took place in South Wales which included a Uro-Oncology year at the Flinders University, Adelaide. He was awarded one of the first “British Urological Foundation” travelling fellowships, which enabled him to complete his training at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. This centre is world renowned for its innovative treatment for urological malignancy and Mr Fenn was trained here in all aspects of laparoscopic urological cancer surgery under the supervision of Dr Indibir Gill.
Locally Mr Fenn runs the prostate cancer diagnostic service and, in co-operation with colleagues in South Wales, he has developed the South Wales service for robotic urological surgery. His research interests include prostate MRI and prostate cancer biomarkers with ongoing projects at the Department of Life Sciences, Swansea University.
Mr Fenn is an active trainer. From 2007 to 2011 he was the Training Programme Director (TPD) for urological training in Wales and oversaw the introduction of the new national curriculum for urological training during his term of office. He is National Trainer in Laparoscopic Urology for the British Association of Urological Surgeons.
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Mr John McCoid Specialist Practitioner in Urology/Andrology, Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary
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Mr Ian Russell Independent Nurse Practitioner, Glasgow
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Dr Leighton Seal Consultant Physician in Endocrinology & Diabetes, St Georges Hospital, London
Dr Seal trained at St Bartholomew’s hospital London and his post graduate training was at the Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College London. His Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellowship was in the hypothalamic control of reproduction and also food intake and obesity.
He is a consultant and Honorary Senior Lecture in Endocrinology at St George’s Hospital Tooting where he runs a dedicated Andrology clinic to treat erectile dysfunction and the associated metabolic disturbances in the diabetic population as well as testosterone disorders. He also has general endocrinology and an active pituitary service at this site.
He has also been the Consultant Endocrinologist at the Gender Identity Clinic at Charing Cross Hospital London for the last 10 years. He developed the endocrine service and is responsible for the diagnosis of endocrine disorders of these patients and supervision of the cross gender hormone replacement of both pre operative and post operative patients. This is a national referral service for patients with gender disorders at present sees over 4100 patients per year both male to female and female to male.
He has 2 main research interests. Firstly, the effects of erectile dysfunction treatment on the metabolism and the control of diabetes. Secondly, the role endocrine abnormalities in the development of gender identity disorders and the metabolic effects of its treatment.
He is actively involved in training and education and is an honorary senior lecture in medical education as St George’s Hospital Medical School London.
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Mrs Angela Gregory Sexual & Relationship Psychotherapist, Chandos Clinic, Nottingham
Angela Gregory is the lead for Psychosexual Services at the Chandos Clinic, Nottingham City Hospital and has worked as a full-time Senior Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist for the past 12 years. She also provides in-house training for both medical and nursing staff and regularly lectures both locally and nationally. She chairs the Sexual Dysfunction network meetings, which helps and supports clinical supervision, promotes clinical governance and addresses educational needs of individual members.
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Mr Asif Muneer Consultant Urological Surgeon & Andrologist, UCLH, London & President of the British Society of Sexual Medicine (BSSM)
Mr Asif Muneer is a Consultant Urological Surgeon and Andrologist based at University College London Hospital and is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London (UCL). He completed his higher degree (MD) at UCL investigating the physiology of smooth muscle dysfunction. Having completed his higher surgical training in Oxford, he undertook further visiting fellowships to the University of Bern, University of Paris as well as completing a Senior Fellowship at University College London Hospital. He has received a number of awards including a British Urological Foundation award, Ethicon fellowship, Ralph Shackman fellowship and Royal Society of Medicine award. He was also awarded the Keith Yeates Gold Medal.
Mr Muneer has published widely on all aspects of urology with over 100 peer reviewed publications. He has edited three textbooks, Viva Practice for the FRCS(Urol), Textbook of Penile Cancer and Atlas of Male Genitourethral Surgery and has written a number of book chapters. As well as lecturing to trainee surgeons, Mr Muneer lectures throughout the UK and is involved in teaching and live surgery Masterclasses and is course director of the Royal College of Surgeons Core Surgical Skills Course. He is the current President of the British Society for Sexual Medicine as well as the Chair of the BAUS Section of Andrology.
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