CSUI – Lower Genital Tract workshop

The lower genital tract is an often-neglected field in Gynecology. This half day workshop aims to empower attendees with awareness, recognition, diagnosis and management of pathology of the vulva, vagina, cervix and peri-anal area. Colposcopic evaluation will also be covered in detail as a session. The program is led by experts in the lower genital tract disease. All members are accredited by the International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC) for colposcopic training. Dr Ros Boa is also an accredited Sexual Medicine Practitioner by the European Society of Sexual Medicine [ESSM] and she will provide insight on the impact of lower genital tract pathology and sexuality.

Course convener:  Dr Tracey Adams Gynaecological Oncology subspecialist and senior lecturer, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town

Co-chairs: Dr Nomonde Mbatani

Dr Linda Rogers


Lower Genital Tract Workshop

Session 1: vulva   

Chair: Linda Rogers, Jennifer Butt

Vulval Pathology: What should you biopsy?   – Dr Linda Rogers

An Approach to the Patient with Vulval Pain  – Dr Katrien De Haeck

Vulval Cancer Update – Dr Jenny Butt

Case scenarios


Session 2: Lower Genital Tract Screening:

Chair: Dominic Richards

Understanding Cytology: What the Clinician needs to know – Dr Tony Wu

[Pathologist] -15 min

HPV Geno-typing – Clearing up the confusion!  Prof L. Denny [15 Min]



Session 3: colposcopy of the cervix and vagina 

Chairs: Nomonde Mbatani (NM), Mitch De Souza

Colposcopy and its relevance: is this a dying practice? Pattern Recognition – Nomonde Mbatani

Colposcopy of the cervix: CIN 1,2,3 – Visual Journey – Dr Dominic Richards

Micro-Invasion – Dr   Nondumiso Ngxola

Colposcopy of the vagina – Dr K De Haeck

Challenges in Colposcopy – Tips and tricks – ALL

Case scenariosN.M & Bothwell


Session 4: multifocal HPV associated disease 

Chair: Tracey Adams, Ros Boa

Multifocal lower genital tract disease – Tracey Adams

Sexuality and Lower Genital Tract Disease – Dr Ros Boa (sexual medicine practitioner)

Q and A