Paediatric Continence Care Conference 2024

Understanding the puzzle and solving it together

14th October 2024 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole 

9.30am - 4.30pm (Optional breakfast symposium starts at 8.30am)


Sponsored by

kimberly clark logo

Breakfast Symposium sponsor

Alturix logo

Workshop sponsor

We are delighted that this year's conference for professionals will be a face to face event. The programme will include an optional breakfast symposium followed by the morning plenary session packed with the latest research and thought provoking new approaches. The afternoon session will offer 6 interactive workshops with each delegate being able to choose two.

We will be calling for abstracts for our poster presentations, with the top 3 applicants being invited to present their findings at the conference.

There will be an exhibition area with many companies available to talk about their products and services over lunch and during breaks and of course many networking opportunities for delegates.

If that wasn't enough, there may be guest appearances from our friends - wee and poo!

How to book

The cost to attend this year's conference will be £95 per person for payments made by card through our online system.

We can also accept payment by invoice but the cost is £110 per person.

Please note if you would like to pay by invoice, we cannot confirm a place until we have received a purchase order document and full details of the attendee. Please contact [email protected] with this information if you would like to pay by this method.

Cancellation and refund policy

Notice of cancellation must be made in writing. Cancellations received by 31st August 2024 will receive a 75% refund. Unfortunately, no refunds can be made after this date and if payment has not been received delegates will still be liable for payment of the full fee. Substitute delegates will be welcome up to 2 weeks prior to the event but we must be notified of this in writing.

Conference objectives

  • Bring the latest research to the forefront of practice
  • Highlight the impact of bladder & bowel problems on children of all ages and needs
  • Demonstrate the impact of new approaches and services
  • Opportunities for networking and sharing practice


08.00 - 09.30
Registration and Exhibition

08.30 - 09.15
Breakfast Symposium (sponsored by Kimberly-Clark)
Putting the rumours to bed: Discussing the implications of the DRYNITES® clinical trial

Speakers tbc

09.30 - 09.45
Welcome address

Anne Wright, President of ERIC

09.45 - 10.05
Our Vision that ‘children everywhere enjoy good bladder & bowel health’

Wendy Thompson, Chair of ERIC's Board of Trustees

10.05 - 10.30
“We love the enuresis alarm but…” 

Tryggve Nevéus, Paediatric Nephrologist and Senior Consultant at Uppsala University Children’s Hospital, Sweden

10.30 - 10.55
Implantable sacral nerve root stimulators for bladder disorders: A new treatment for children in the UK 

Arash Taghizadeh, Consultant Paediatric Urologist at the Evelina London Children's Hospital

10.55 - 11.20
Barriers to adherence - Reading between the lines

Kate Blakeley, Clinical Psychologist

11.20 - 11.45
Break & Exhibition

11.45 - 12.10
Empowering young people to challenge policy and culture in schools 

ERIC Young Champions

12.10 - 12.35
Incontinence, Mental Health and Adversity 

Carol Joinson, Professor of Developmental Psychology and Kimberley Burrows, Senior Research Associate in Epidemiology at University of Bristol

12.35 - 13.00
Introducing the MRC-NIHR Node on Rare Early Onset Lower Urinary Tract Disorders (REOLUT)

William Newman, Consultant in Clinical Genetics at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester

13.00 - 14.00
Lunch & Exhibition

14.00 - 14.50
Workshops - Session 1 (see below)

14.50 - 15.10
Break & Exhibition

15.10 - 16.00
Workshops - Session 2 (see below)

16.00 - 16.20
Poster Presentations
Juliette Rayner, CEO of ERIC

16.20 - 16.30
Closing address
Anne Wright, President of ERIC

ERIC reserves the right to make changes to the conference programme and speakers without prior notice. All information contained on our website is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of writing.

Workshop 1

The use of neuromodulation for the treatment of bladder and bowel dysfunction   

Claire Foster, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Kay Ruth, Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital

This workshop will cover:

  • Different modes of treatment, focusing on parasacral TENS
  • Our service and results
  • Research data
  • Interferential TES for constipation, how it works
  • How to set-up the equipment and practical demonstration

Please note that due to the interactive nature of this workshop, numbers will be limited.

Workshop 2

Let’s Go Potty: Online Learning for Early Years

Beth Osborne, Early Years Consultant and Jessica Baugh, Senior Public Health Specialist, Bristol City Council

We know that children are being toilet trained later and that the most recent survey from Kindred Squared has highlighted that 1 in 4 children are starting school not able to use the  toilet independently.  Bristol City Council wanted to reverse this trend and came to ERIC for advice.

This workshop discusses a pilot project between Bristol Early Years, Public Health and ERIC and its impact.  The pilot includes the roll-out of a new online training resource for the early years sector across the City, plus along the way as we’ve engaged widely, we’ve developed a range of supporting initiatives  that join up with other services to promote good bladder & bowel health from birth.

Workshop 3

Current Best Practice in Nocturnal Enuresis Management (sponsored by Alturix)

Chaired by Brenda Cheer, Paediatric Specialist Continence Nurse & ERIC Nurse

This workshop will include a brief presentation by Brenda followed by a panel discussion on:

  • Sharing of best practice in Paediatric Bladder and Bowel service design
  • How to enhance patient experience and outcomes
  • Empowering patients through joint decision making.
  • Improving concordance and adherence to medication

It will finish with a short Q&A with the panel

Workshop 4

Treating Constipation, including the Importance of Toileting Routines 

Sarah Timms, Head of Family Services & Support and Hollie Baxter, Family Support & Helpline Advisor, ERIC

Once constipation has been diagnosed and laxatives prescribed, how can we use macrogol laxatives effectively for disimpaction and maintenance dose? We will explore the importance of toileting routines and how they can help with constipation and stool withholding.

Workshop 5

Making Pee and Poo Cool in School!!  

Nia Krijnen, Specialist Continence Nurse and Alaw Parry, School Nurse Continence at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board 

Interactive session on how to deliver a fun, informative teaching session for 9-11 year olds in school. What to provide as visual aids, costumes and the secret to getting on the right side of the Head Teacher!!!

Workshop 6

The updated children’s continence commissioning guide: supporting service development

Davina Richardson, Specialist Children's Nurse, Bladder & Bowel UK & Co-chair of Paediatric Continence Forum

Children’s bladder and bowel health remains a Cinderella service. This interactive workshop will look at how use of the newly updated CCCG can support service development and provide evidence for improved resourcing, in a way that meets current NHS agendas.


We will endeavour to allocate delegates to their choice of workshops but, as the numbers in each room are limited, it will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis.

Essential details


Date: 14th October 2024
9.30am - 4.30pm


Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel

Hilton Birmingham Metropole
National Exhibition Centre, Pendigo Way, Birmingham, B40 1PP

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Contact us

All enquiries about the ERIC Paediatric Continence Care Conference 2024 should be directed to the ERIC training team, email: [email protected]

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