BSSVD Annual Scientific Conference

‘InSPIREing collaboration in vulval health’

The Salisbury Organising Committee are excited to bring you the 2018 scientific meeting, on behalf of the BSSVD.

We welcome all Health care professionals with an interest in vulval health to join us for two days of learning, debate, thought-provoking discussion and sharing of ideas to further the field of vulval health.

The meeting will bring together primary and secondary care by including an along-side “core” teaching day (Thursday 17th May), to cover the wide range of vulval disorders. This series of lectures and debates will be open to all delegates and may be of particular interest to GPs, trainees and nurses. Topics are likely to include updates in Lichen Sclerosus, Lichen Planus, Inflammatory disorders, vulval cancer, VIN and vulval pain.

Introducing: Naomi Crouch MD MRCOG, Consultant Gynaecologist & Specialist in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology. As seen on BBC 2’s Victoria Derbyshire Programme discussing ‘Labioplasty.’

The Salisbury Organising Committee are also proud to present a morning session on ‘Intraepithelial Neoplasia’, with patient input as well as debate and teaching from AIN and VIN specialists and HPV updates.

Other topics (tbc); vulval plastic reconstruction, Pagets disease, childhood Lichen Sclerosus, vulval specialist nursing, psychosexual counselling in vulval disease.

Known as ‘the city in the countryside’, Salisbury is surrounded by a landscape so quintessentially English it’s almost too good to be true.

If you pause on the edge of the water-meadows to take in the awesome sight of the Cathedral rising up from these lush green fields, it’s easy to understand why Salisbury was named as one of the world's Top 10 Cities to visit in 2015 by Lonely Planet.

The cathedral boasts the tallest spire in Britain and within the Chapter House at Salisbury Cathedral you’ll find the best preserved of the four original Magna Carta manuscripts dating from 1215AD. The World Heritage Site of Stonehenge is just eight miles north of Salisbury. Outstanding exhibition galleries at the Stonehenge visitor centre explain the stone circle’s historic context and are well worth visiting.

When: Thursday 17th - Friday 18th May 2018
Where:Salisbury Guildhall,
Market Place,
Guildhall Square,

Full 2 day conference 17/18th May 2018:
To include Gala Dinner at Salisbury Cathedral
BSSVD Member - £275
Non-BSSVD Member - £300
Trainee - £230
Excluding Gala Dinner
BSSVD Member - £215
Non-BSSVD Member - £240
Trainee - £180
Single Day Registration (either 17th or 18th May 2018):
Gala Dinner not included in price
BSSVD Member/GP/Trainee - £110
Non-BSSVD Member - £120

Register and pay for the 2018 meeting.

Agenda (Provisional)

Thursday 17th May 2018

Main Ballroom - Room 1

09:30 – 09:45 Opening and welcome to the BSSVD 2018 meeting by the President
09:45 – 10:30 Non-surgical management of Pagets disease of the Vulva. Dr Katharine Edey, Exeter
10:30 – 11:20 Skin grafting in Lichen Sclerosus
11:20 – 11:50 COFFEE BREAK
11:50 – 12:45 Labioplasty, a discussion on current practices. Dr Naomi Crouch, Consultant Gynaecologist, Chair of British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
12:45 – 13:45 LUNCH & viewing of conference poster abstracts
13:45 – 14:30 Recurrent/Chronic vaginitis and vaginosis. Dr David White, Birmingham.
14:30 – 14:45 Priority setting partnership in Lichen Sclerosus. Dr Rosalind Simpson
14:45 – 15:15 Clinical nurse specialist training in vulval disease, a discussion of current practices and future roles. Mr David Nunns, Nottingham
15:15 – 15:45 COFFEE BREAK
15:45 – 16:30 Vulval abstracts
16:30 – 17:30 Velo Vulvology
17:30 Close

Courtroom - Room 2

09:00 – 09:45 Vulval disease picture quiz. Test your knowledge. Dr Helen Lotery, Consultant Dermatologist, Southampton
09:45 – 10:45 An update and recap on the management of Lichen Sclerosus & Lichen Planus. Dr Ruth Murphy, Consultant Dermatologist Sheffield. President Elect British Association of Dermatologists
10:45 – 11:20 Exploring Vulval pain. Mr David Nunns, Consultant Gynae-oncologist Nottingham.
11:20 – 11:50 COFFEE BREAK
11:50 – 12:45 MAIN BALLROOM - Labioplasty, a discussion on current practices.
12:45 – 13:45 LUNCH & viewing of conference poster abstracts
13:45 – 14:15 Vulval cancer from primary care onwards. Miss Anni Inamaa, Consultant Gynae-oncologist Poole.
14:15 – 14:45 Vulval disease and Sexual Health. Dr Georgina Morris, Consultant GUM Salisbury.
14:45 – 15:15 Allergy and Patch testing. Dr Deidre Buckley, Consultant Dermatologist Bath
15:15 – 15:45 COFFEE BREAK
15:45 – 16:30 Vulval ulceration. Dr Sue Cooper, Consultant Dermatologist Oxford. Chair of BSSVD.
16:30 – 17:10 Vulval dermatitis. Dr Victoria Smith, Consultant Dermatologist Salisbury.
17:10 - 17:30 Q&A & Close

Evening Gala Dinner (pre-booking required)

18:45 – 19:15 Salisbury Cathedral Welcome Dinks and Guided Tour
19:15 – 22:30 Salisbury Cathedral Gala Dinner

Friday 18th May 2018

Main Ballroom

09:00 – 09:30 Annual General Meeting
09:30 – 10:30 Intraepithelial Neoplasia – A patients perspective. - Miss Abi Kingston
10:30 – 11:10 AIN - – Miss Tamsin Cuming
11:10 – 11:40 Coffee Break
11:40 – 12:40 HPV The science and future – Prof Charles Lacey, York & Professor Margaret Stanley
12:40 – 13:40 Lunch
13:40 – 14:40 Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia. Mr Mario Pretti. President of ISSVD.
14:40 – 15:00 Psychosexual counselling in Vulval disease – Dr Kate Jenkins
15:00 – 15:30 Group therapy for Volvodynia
15:30 – 16:00 Presentaitons & Close


Salisbury has many different hotels from Best Western Red Lion to The Legacy Rose & Crown.

We have provided links below so that you may go direct to arrange your own booking.

Cathedral Hotel - 7-9 Milford St, Salisbury SP1 2AJ - from £80

Best Western Red Lion Hotel - 4 Milford Street, Salisbury, SP1 2AN, United Kingdom - from £127

City Lodge Hotel - Milford Street, Salisbury, SP1 2AP, United Kingdom - from £63

The Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel - Harnham Road, Salisbury, SP2 8JQ - from £100


The British Society for Study of Vulval Disease Annual Meeting (BSSVD) would like to invite registered delegates to submit abstracts by the deadline of Friday 13th April 2018 for consideration by the programme committee.

The authors of the best three abstracts will be invited to give 8 minute presentations with 2 minutes for questions. Other high scoring abstracts will be displayed on the poster presentations wall.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length.

You may also download a Word document to complete your abstract application HERE.


The Salisbury Guild Hall is only a 10 minutes from the Salisbury train station, a 7 minute walk from the Maltings Car Park and a 4 minute walk from Old George Mall Car Park.

Salisbury is a 37 minute drive from the M3 junction 14, a 2 hour drive from central London and a 2 and a half hour drive from the M1 junction 21.

Please see the map below for more details.


20.2 miles from Bournemouth International Airport
20.6 miles from Southampton Airport
45.5 miles from Bristol International Airport

Park and Ride

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Market Place,
Guildhall Square,
SP1 1JH.

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