British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease 2018 Meeting

The BSSVD is a medical specialist society aiming to support the advancement of care and research in vulval disease. The society has over 160 members from various specialties including Gynaecology, Dermatology and Sexual Health. Their annual conference in May 2018 was in Salisbury. In parallel with the society's conference there was a meeting for GPs which was well attended. The members of the BSSVD gave presentations on various skin diseases including lichen sclerosus, lichen planus and vulval pain. Abi Kingston, Consultant Gynaecologist at Salisbury Hospital, was the events organiser.


The Vulval Pain Society is recognised as a support group by the BSSVD and we were able to have a stand at the conference which was warmly received by the delegates. There is overwhelming support for the VPS by delegates and many refer patients to our site. Kay Thomas gave a presentation to the AGM on the work of the VPS and mentioned many women’s frustrations at the gap between the research that is produced by the medical community and the dissemination of information to patients.

We are very grateful to the BSSVD for their support to us.  If you have any points you would like us to raise with them, please let us know.