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POGP National Conference 2020 – POSTPONED

October 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am - October 2, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

Pelvic Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy 

Friday 2nd October and Saturday 3rd October 2020, York Racecourse (Postponed until 2021, awaiting new date)

The York Racecourse, YO23 1EX

In light of COVID-19 the POGP 2020 Conference has been postponed until 2021 (date tbc). All information below is subject to change and will be updated over the coming weeks.

Early bird POGP Member = £295.00 (last registration date for EB rates 31.05.20)

Early bird Non-member = £345.00 (last registration date for EB rates 31.05.20)

POGP Member = £325.00 (last date to register 25.09.20)

Non-member = £375.00 (last date to register 25.09.20)

Please note there is no day delegate fee – this is because of the excellent value offered for the whole conference.

Refreshments & lunch are included in your fee.

We will be hosting a networking event at the end of  Day 1 . This will be an opportunity to meet with colleagues and guest speakers with drinks and nibbles.  This is included in the price of the conference.


We are in the final stages of developing the conference programme however here is a taste of what’s to come…….

Margie Polden Lecture/Keynote Speaker – Miss Swati Jha, BSUG Chair & Consultant Urogynaecologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Samantha Gillard, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University of Worcester –  DRA & Implications to Clinical Practice

Dr David Yates, Cons Anaesthetist and Clinical Research Lead, York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Value of Research in Healthcare

Simon Smith, Bike Fitting Consultant & Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist – Cycloform, Bike Fitting and Managing Pelvic Pain in Cycling

Caroline Brown, Clinical Lead for Neuro & Health Coach Lead, York Teaching Hospitals – Health Coaching

Helen Keeble, Clinical Lead Physio and POGP Tutor – Functional Pelvic Floor Assessment / Rehab

Emma Hargreaves, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle –  Acupuncture for OAB

Rosie Conway, Clinical Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust & Private Practice – Living with Constipation & Faecal Incontinence: Introduction to the New Squeezy App

Dr Jan Smith, Chartered Psychologist & Director of Healthy You Ltd – Birth Trauma

Mr David Nunns, Consultant Gynaecologist, Nottingham University Hospitals – Vulval Pain Management

Dr Claire Spencer, GPwSI Leeds – Menopause Overview

Diarmuid Denneny, PPA Chair, UCLH Pain Management Centre Lead & Researcher of Psychologically Informed Practice in Physiotherapy -this will form the basis of Diarmuid’s presentation

Claire Brown, Women’s and Men’s Health Physiotherapist Team Lead, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and POGP Tutor Prolapse Course & Kate Lough Specialist Physiotherapist, Doctoral Researcher, Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Research Unit (NMAHPRU) Glasgow – Filling the Gap:The Use of Vaginal Pessary Device by Physios for the Non-Surgical Management of Prolapse

Dr Tonye Wokoma – Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health, City Health Partnership CIC, Integrated Sexual Health Service


You may register to attend this event NOW by contacting Ellie Holmes (Conference Facilitator) by clicking on the register tab on this website, or by contacting Ellie direct at ellie.holmes1@nhs.net / ellieholmes@wpem.co.uk

Information required:



Place of Work


Special Requirements – Dietary/ Accessibility / Otherwise

POGP members please quote your membership number on application.


Upon registration you will receive an email with details of how to pay. Once payment has been received your place will be confirmed.


We can only accept payment via BACS. Please use delegate name as reference or advise Ellie if making a group payment.

All delegates must pay the full amount and if eligible for discount this is to be claimed back through POGP expenses.

To secure your place course fees MUST be paid in full prior to the event.


Full details as outlined above are required so payments can be cross referenced.

Any requests for refunds will be dealt with based on individual circumstances, fees may apply.


Thank you to MacGregor Healthcare our main sponsor for the POGP Conference 2020


Extra Information You May Find Helpful………

For those of you requiring accommodation we have agreed a conference rate with the Holiday Inn on Tadcaster Road in York. We currently have 40 rooms allocated for the period noted below. This hotel is a 15 min walk from York Racecourse or 3 mins if travelling by car.

Details as follows if you would like to make a reservation.

£89.00 Single or Double Occupancy Bed and Breakfast inc VAT and WIFI – Per room per night.

A number of rooms will be held until 12 weeks prior to the conference taking place where 50% of the remaining rooms will be released back to general sale and the remaining rooms will be released 8 weeks prior to conference. Any rooms that delegates wish to book after the 12 weeks will be subject to the availability and after the 8 weeks will have to be booked on the best available rate.

To book rooms at the preferred rate all rooms should be booked using the group code/ link using the following details:

Code: WP2

Link: WPE

Telephone Number: 03333 209 357  and then select option 1, then option 1 again.

Delegates can follow the details below using the code given to book their rooms.

Online: http://www.hiyorkhotel.co.uk   Delegates will need to enter the dates they wish to stay on the main page, press search, when the room options come up enter the group code into the ‘Group Code’ box, which is at the top with the search options.

Delegates to pay their own account on arrival however delegates are to provide a credit or debit card to make and secure the booking until arrival.

Latest date for individual cancellations without charge:

4PM the day prior to arrival. Full charges apply after this time.


There are lots of other hotels close by – just google!

The parking at York Racecourse is plentiful and free.

York Train Station is a 5 min taxi ride to York Racecourse.

York Station Taxi contact number – 01904 623332



October 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am
October 2, 2021 @ 4:30 pm


York Racecourse
York, YO23 1EX United Kingdom
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