An exciting new addition to the program this year is the Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence (PPI) Masterclass. This masterclass will explore incontinence after radical prostatectomy from a multidisciplinary perspective. Delegates can expect an outstanding program exploring best practice prevention and management of PPI. Our expert faculty includes world-class surgeons, doctors, pelvic floor physiotherapists, urology and continence nurses and psychologists.


  • Surgical and medical management of PPI including Urodynamics and slings
  • Functional anatomy of the male continence mechanism
  • Radical prostatectomy from the surgeons’ perspective for preservation of continence
  • Best practice pre- and post-operative management from a nursing and physiotherapy perspective
  • Red flags: what to look out for after surgery
  • Transperineal ultrasound for pelvic floor muscle assessment and training
  • Best practice pelvic floor muscle training
  • Latest advances in catheter management
  • Skin care, aids and containment for the incontinent male patient
  • Psychological impact of PPI


Mr Daniel Moon

Urologist, Director of Robotics, Epworth Healthcare, Melbourne

Dr Daniel Moon is the Director of Robotic Surgery at Epworth Healthcare and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at The University of Melbourne and Monash University. He has performed over 1000 major laparoscopic +/- robotic procedures, published the first Australian series of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in 2008, performed the first Australian robotic cysto-prostatectomy in 2009, published the largest Australian pyeloplasty series in 2011, and established a robotic partial nephrectomy program at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, publishing the first Australian series of this procedure in 2014.

Dr Moon has also developed a high volume urological prosthetics practice, restoring continence and potency in men following prostate cancer treatment. He has published the largest Australian series of both artificial urinary sphincter insertion in 2014, and suburethral male slings in 2017.

Dr Patricia Neumann

Specialist Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Director of Physiotherapy Services at South Terrace Urology, Adelaide

Patricia Neumann is a Specialist Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health physiotherapist, with a PhD from the University of South Australia, where she is an adjunct senior lecturer. Trish is director of physiotherapy services at South Terrace Urology in Adelaide, where she has researched the use of transperineal ultrasound in clinical practice for biofeedback and pelvic floor muscle evaluation.

Mr Ryan Stafford

Research Fellow, University of Queensland

Ryan Stafford is a research fellow at The University of Queensland with a special interest in men’s and women’s health. His research involves development and implementation of novel techniques to study how the muscles within the pelvic floor coordinate the control of urinary continence. The aim of this research is to improve understanding and treatment of pelvic floor disorders including post-prostatectomy incontinence.

Mr Peter Sutherland

Urologist, Royal Hospital, Adelaide

Dr Peter Sutherland has close to thirty years experience in Urological practice. His particular areas of interest are erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer. Dr Sutherland was instrumental in leading the first surgical team to introduce robotic radical prostatectomy into the Australian public health system. Over the past thirteen years he has performed more than 1700 daVinci procedures, and has been a leading mentor for Australian and New Zealand Urological surgeons. 

Ms Janie Thompson

Continence Nurse Consultant and Continence Service Manager. Alfred Health Continence Service, Melbourne

Janie is a Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) and Continence Service Manager at the Alfred Health Continence Service at Caulfield Hospital and current President of the Continence Nurses Society Australia National.


Saturday 2 September 2017
8:30am – 4:30pm
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


Ms Shan Morrison

Specialist Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Director of Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy

Ms Rachel Heerey

Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, APCR Prostate Cancer Centre and Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy


Physiotherapists, continence and urology nurses, doctors, or any other health professionals working with men undergoing radical prostatectomy.


  • Morning Tea and Lunch
  • Delegate Satchel

Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence Masterclass

Session 1:

Chairs: Dr Patricia Neumann & Ms Rachel Heerey

8:30-8:35 Welcome

Ms Shan Morrison & Ms Rachel Heerey
8:35-9:15 Unravelling the physiology and biomechanics of post-prostatectomy incontinence

Dr Ryan Stafford
9:15-9:45 Surgical features affecting continence

Dr Peter Sutherland

9:45-10:00 Pelvic floor muscle training – the evidence and clinical application

Dr Patricia Neuman
10.00-10.30        Panel discussion: The experts, the facts, the controversies

Dr Ryan Stafford, Dr Peter Sutherland, Dr Patricia Neumann, Dr Daniel Moon, Dr Fairleigh Reeves
10:30-11:00 Morning Tea
Session 2:

Chairs: Dr Michael Whishaw & Ms Joanne Dean               

11.00-11.20 Post-prostatectomy catheter management and trial of void: the ins & outs

Ms Cara Webb

11.20-11.40 Complications after radical prostatectomy: what to look out for

Mr Homi Zargar

11:40-12:30 The nuts and bolts of physiotherapy for post-prostatectomy incontinence

Ms Shan Morrison and Dr Patricia Neumann

12:30-13:30 Lunch
Session 3:

Chairs: Ms Shan Morrison & Ms Kay Talbot

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13:30-14:00 PPI – Not necessarily a surgical issue

Dr Michael Whishaw


14:00-14:30 Optimising and restoring continence following prostate cancer surgery

Dr Daniel Moon

14:30-15:00 Looking beyond the prostate

Ms Joanne Dean

15:00-15:30 Continence aids and containment

Ms Janie Thompson

15:30-16:00 The Psychological Impact of Post Prostatectomy Incontinence and Decisional Regret

Dr Chris Nelson

16:00-16.30 Care discussions and Q&A

Dr Michael Whishaw, Ms Janie Thompson, Ms Rachel Heerey, Dr Chris Nelson

 *Preliminary program subject to change