CURRICULUM VITAE

 

BRUCE. N. FARNSWORTH MB BS (Sydney) FRCOG FRANZCOG

 

 

 

CONSULTANT GYNAECOLOGIST

PELVIC RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON

 

DIRECTOR

CENTRE FOR PELVIC RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

SYDNEY ADVENTIST HOSPITAL

WAHROONGA

NEW SOUTH WALES

AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

PERSONAL DETAILS

 

 

 

 

NAME:                                                Bruce Norman Farnsworth

 

 

QUALIFICATION:                              MB BS            University of  Sydney 1981

                                                            MRCOG         Part 1              March 1983

                                                            MRACOG                              March 1987

                                                            MRCOG                                 July 1988

                                                            FRACOG                               February  1989

                                                            FRANZCOG                          1999

                                                            FRCOG                                  2000

 

 

NATIONALITY:                                   Australian

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

SECONDARY:                      Bega High School, 1969

                                                Springwood High School (1970-1975)

 

                                   

TERTIARY:                             Medicine

                                                University of Sydney 1976-1980

                                                Lidcombe Hospital Clinical School

 

 

CREDITS:                              Chemistry

                                                Physics

                                                Community Medicine

                                                Psychiatry

                                                Anatomy

                                                Biochemistry

                                                Behavioural Sciences

                                                Physiology

                                               

 

 

 

 


 

POST GRADUATE  EXPERIENCE

 

 

GENERAL

 

 

1981   INTERN          Westmead Hospital

 

                                    Accident and Emergency

                                    Professorial Surgery Unit - Professor Miles Little

                                    Colo-Rectal Surgery

                                    Plastic Surgery

                                    Professorial Medicine Unit -  Professor Peter Castaldi

                                    Paediatrics

                       

1988   SURGICAL RESIDENT

 

                                    Westmead Hospital

 

                                    Gynaecological Oncology

                                    Professor C N Hudson

                                    Dr A Crandon

 

                                    Intensive Care

General Surgery

                                    Obstetrics and Gynaecology

 

 

SURGERY

 

 

1983   Senior Resident in Surgery

 

                                               

                                    General Surgery and Urology Registrar, Blacktown Hospital

 

                                    Cardiothoracic Surgery Registrar, Westmead

 

 

 

 


ACCREDITED TRAINING IN OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY

 

 

1983-1987 Western Metropolitan Training Scheme

 

 

Pre-membership training in obstetrics and gynaecology was undertaken in the

Western Metropolitan Training Scheme based at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. 

 

 

 

1983               July-Dec                     Blacktown                  General O & G

1984               Jan-July                      Blacktown                  General O & G

                        July-Dec                     Westmead

                                                            Perinatology              Ass Prof B Trudinger

                                                                                                Dr W Giles

1985               Jan-Dec                     Nepean                      General O & G

1986               Jan-April                     Liverpool                    General O & G

1986               April-Jul                      Westmead                 General O & G

1986               Jul-Dec                       Westmead

                                                            Infertility Unit               Dr G Driscoll

                                                                                                Dr G A Mobbs

                                                            Perinatology              Ass Prof B Trudinger

                                                                                                Dr W Giles

                                                            Gynae-Urology          Dr J Gibson

1987               Jan-Jul                        Nepean Hospital       Senior Registrar

1987               Jul-Dec                       Westmead                 Senior Registrar

                                                            Gynaecological

                                                            Oncology                    Prof C R S Houghton

                                                                                                Dr A Crandon

 

 

 

 

1988   Registrar/ Senior Registrar O&G/Urogynaecology

ROYAL UNITED HOSPITAL, BATH - UNITED KINGDOM

 

 

1989-1996   VISITING MEDICAL OFFICER, TAREE, NSW  AUSTRALIA

 

January 1989 -  Visiting Medical Officer at Manning Base Hospital, Taree. Taree is a regional centre on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales approximately 300 kilometres north of Sydney. The Area Health Service serves a population of around 80,000 with the hospital providing 174 acute beds. 

 

 

1989 – PRESENT

VISITING MEDICAL OFFICER -  CAPE HAWKE COMMUNITY PRIVATE HOSPITAL, FORSTER

 

1989 – PRESENT

VISITING MEDICAL OFFICER  -MAYO PRIVATE HOSPITAL, TAREE.

 

 

1997 – 2002   

VISITING GYNAECOLOGIST KEMPSEY DISTRICT HOSPITAL

 

 

1998 – 2002 

VMO, WOLPER HOSPITAL,

WOOLAHRA, SYDNEY

 

 

1998 – PRESENT

VMO, WESTMEAD PRIVATE HOSPITAL,

WESTMEAD, SYDNEY

 

 

1999 – PRESENT

VMO, MINCHINBURY HOSPITAL, SYDNEY

 

 

2000 – PRESENT

VMP, SYDNEY ADVENTIST HOSPITAL

 

 

2001 – PRESENT

DIRECTOR, CENTRE FOR PELVIC RECONSTRUCTION

SAN CLINIC, SYDNEY ADVENTIST HOSPITAL

 

 

2005 – PRESENT   

VISITING SPECIALIST SURGEON,

DEPARTMENT OF UROLOGY

HESPERIA HOSPITAL,

MODENA, ITALY

 

 

2006-PRESENT

HONORARY SPECIALIST GYNAECOLOGIST

HORNSBY-KUR-RING-HAI HEALTH SERVICE

HORNSBY HOSPITAL

 

 

 


CENTRE FOR PELVIC RECONSTRUCTION

 

The Centre for Pelvic Reconstruction at Sydney Adventist Hospital is a private clinic where gynaecologists, urologists and colorectal surgeons provide a multidisciplinary clinical service offering a range of diagnostic and treatment modalities.

 

 

SPECIAL INTERESTS:

 

1.         Clinical assessment of patients with stress incontinence and prolapse

2.         Surgery of Stress Incontinence, prolapse and enterocoele

3.         Ambulatory vaginal and incontinence surgery

4.         Post graduate medical education and clinical research

5.         Safe introduction of new medical technologies

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP OF SOCIETIES:

 

Member, Australian Medical Association  1981 -  Present.

 

Australian Representative, OBGYN Net, Texas USA

 

1989 –2001

Member Fertility Society of Australia 

 

1993 – Present

Member Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society 

 

1993 -Present

Member National Association Specialist Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

 

Member South Pacific Regional Obstetrics & Gynaecology Society

 

1998  - 2005

Secretary, Association of Ambulatory Vaginal and Incontinence Surgeons

 

2003 - Present

Member, Kuring-gai District Medical Association

 

2005 - Present

Vice-President, Association of Ambulatory Vaginal and Incontinence Surgeons

 

 


 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

 

Quinn, M.J., Farnsworth, B., Pollard, W., Smith, PJB., and Stott, M. (1989)

Vaginal Ultrasound in the diagnosis of stress incontinence, a prospective comparison to urodynamic investigations.  Neurourol Urodyn 8, 291.

 

 

Farnsworth BN

Re:The sign of Stress incontinence—should we believe what we see?

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 1997 Nov;37(4):436-9

 

 

Farnsworth BN

Posterior IVS (Infracoccygeal Sacropexy) for Vaginal Vault Prolapse.

A Preliminary Report of Efficacy and Safety.

Int Urogynecol J (2001) 12:Supplement 3 No 141

 

 

Farnsworth BN

Intravaginal Slingplasty. A Review of Safety after 5000 cases using a postal survey.

Int Urogynecol J (2001) 12:Supplement 3 No 224

 

 

Farnsworth BN

A Multicenter trial of the Intravaginal Slingplasty procedure with critical analysis of results, surgical methodology and complications therof

Int Urogynecol J (2001) 12:Supplement 3 No 225

 

 

Farnsworth BN

Posterior IVS (Infracoccygeal Sacropexy) for Vaginal Vault Prolapse.

A Preliminary Report of Efficacy and Safety.

Int Urogynecol J (2002) 13:4-8

 

 

Farnsworth, BN. Letter to the Editor

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2002; 42: 1:99

 

 

Farnsworth BN. IVS Procedure for Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery. Proceedings of 4th Asia-Pacific Congress of Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy 2003. Pp 33-34.

 

 

Farnsworth BN. Pelvic Floor Anatomy and the Mechanisms of IVS. Proceedings of 4th Asia-Pacific Congress of Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy 2003. P 64.

 

 

 

 

De Jong P.1, Radziszewski P.2, Dobronski P.2, Borkowski A.2, Cervigni M.3, Parsons M.4, Cardozo L.4, Farnsworth B.5, Nordling J.6, Groen J.7, Bosch R.8, Nissenkorn I.9
Electrical modulation of the pelvic floor for the treatment of interstitial cystitis
European Urology. 2005 Supplement.

 

 

Farnsworth B. . Initial results of pelvic floor electrostimulation for symptom relief in interstitial cystitis using the Miniaturo™-i system.

European Urology 2005. Supplement.

Awarded Best Poster for the Session. European Urology Congress. March 18th 2005.

 

 

Farnsworth B. De Vita D. Nuovo approccio protestico nella churigia ricostruttiva vaginale per il prolasso genitale. Pelvi-Perineologia revista Italiana di Colon-Proctologia, 24, 42-43, 2005.

 

 

Farnsworth B. Clinical update: Initial results of pelvic floor electrostimulation for symptom relief in interstitial cystitis.

Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal. 11(2) 38-40.

 

 

De Jong P, Radziszewski P, Dobronski P, Borkowski A, Cervigni M, Parsons M, Cardozo L, Farnsworth B, Nordling J.  Pelvic Floor Electrostimulation in Patients with Interstitial Cystitis: A Multicenter clinical Investigation.

Int Urogynecol J (2005) 16: Supplement 2 Number 51

 

 

Farnsworth BN, Parodi M. Total Vaginal Reconstruction with Polypropylene Mesh. Objective and Functional Outcome Assessment.

Int Urogynecol J (2005) 16: Supplement 2 Number 55

 

 

Farnsworth B, Parsons M, De Jong P, Radziszewski P, Peter D, Borkowski A, Cervigni M, Cardozo L, Nordling J, Groen J, Bosch J, Chapple C, O’Connell H, Rosamilia A, Nissenkorn I. Analysis of long-term pelvic floor electrostimulation therapy for interstitial cystitis.

Eur Urol Suppl 2006; 5(2)193 No 683

 

 

 

 

 


RESEARCH ACTIVITIES & PRESENTATIONS

 

 

Survey of Post Operative Complications, 1980.

 

A total of 201 patients were interviewed to determine the incidence of

common post-operative complications such as nausea, vomiting and pain.  The

efficacy of various pharmacological agents to control these problems was

compared.  Results were presented at a District Hospital Clinical Meeting.

 

Farnsworth BN. Rudimentary Horn Pregnancy

Case report and literature search presented to the Western Metropolitan

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society Annual Meeting, Penrith August 1985.

 

Farnsworth BN. Ruptured Enterocele - Case report

Liverpool Hospital Clinical Meeting,

May 1986.

 

MJ Quinn, B Farnsworth ., D Bisson , Par Niven, GM Stirrat.

Vaginal endosonography: A New method for the Objective Assessment of the Pregnant Cervix.

Presented at British Society for Ultrasound in Medicine.

Edinburgh. 1988.

 

Farnsworth, BN. Intraabdominal Suture for Cervical Incompetence.

Annual Scientific Meeting. Newcastle O&G Society.

November 1992.

 

Farnsworth, BN.  Stemming the Tide .... The Importance of Urodynamic Investigations. Continence Foundation Seminar. Coffs Harbour.

20th November 1993.

 

Farnsworth BN.  Cancer Management.

Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute.

Genital Tract Malignancy Symposium. 

27th August 1994.

 

Farnsworth BN. Introduction to the Internet.

Presented at RACOG Basic Computer Course.

Melbourne. November 1995.

 

Farnsworth, BN. Surgery for Pulsion Enterocele.

Presented at Grand Rounds. Manning Base Hospital.  April 1996.

 

Farnsworth, BN.

Obstetrics & Gynaecology on the Internet.

Presented at NOGS Scientific Meeting. Vineyard Resort.

9th November 1996.

 

 

Farnsworth, BN

Manning Valley CME Program

Lecture: Update on Incontinence

15th September 1997

 

Farnsworth BN

Lecture: Cape Hawke Community Hospital Grand Rounds

A New Procedure in Incontinence Surgery

20th November 1998

 

Farnsworth, BN

Presentation: 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting,

Australasian Association of Vaginal Incontinence Surgeons

Coolangatta October, 1999

Update in Surgical Technique, Vaginal Bridge Repair

 

Farnsworth,BN

Presentation: RANZCOG Provincial Fellows Meeting

Dubbo Base Hospital, September 2000

Update in Pelvic Surgery.

 

Farnsworth, BN

Presentation: 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting,

Australasian Association of Vaginal Incontinence Surgeons

La Trobe University, Melbourne October, 2000. Infracoccygeal Sacropexy

 

Farnsworth, BN

Presentation: 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting,

Australasian Association of Vaginal Incontinence Surgeons

La Trobe University, Melbourne October, 2000.

AAVIS Intravaginal Slingplasty Multicentre Trial

 

Farnsworth, BN

Live Operating Demonstration: 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting,

Australasian Association of Vaginal Incontinence Surgeons

La Trobe University, Melbourne October, 2000.

Infracoccygeal Sacropexy and Manchester Repair

 

Farnsworth B*, secretary
A multicentric experience of the Intravaginal Slingplasty procedure with critical analysis of results, surgical methodology and complications thereof
by members of the Australasian Association of Vaginal and Incontinence Surgeons

Presented at Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society IX Annual Scientific Meeting, 4th May 2001. Perth, Western Australia.

 

Presentations at 3rd Royal Perth Hospital Course in Ambulatory Surgery.

Royal Perth Hospital. 5th May 2001.

Introduction to the Integral Theory.

Intravaginal Slingplasty.

Infracoccygeal Sacropexy.

Gynaecological Symposium. Riks Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

May 14th, 2001.

Presentations:

Introduction to the Integral Theory.

Intravaginal Slingplasty.

Infracoccygeal Sacropexy.

 

One Day Workshop in Incontinence Surgery and Pelvic Reconstruction.

May 15th, 2001. University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

Presentations:

Introduction to the Integral Theory.

Intravaginal Slingplasty.

Infracoccygeal Sacropexy.

 

One Day Workshop in Incontinence Surgery and Pelvic Reconstruction.

May 16th, 2001. Eindhoven, Holland

Presentations:

Introduction to the Integral Theory.

Intravaginal Slingplasty.

Infracoccygeal Sacropexy.

 

Scientific Meeting: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bath, England.

May 17th 2001.

Presentations:

Introduction to the Integral Theory.

Intravaginal Slingplasty.

Infracoccygeal Sacropexy.

 

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Poole, England.

One Day Workshop in Incontinence Surgery and Pelvic Reconstruction.

Plummer Manor, Dorset. May 19th 2001.

Presentations:

Introduction to the Integral Theory.

Intravaginal Slingplasty., Infracoccygeal Sacropexy.

Presentation: Department of Urology, Middlesex Hospital. London, United Kingdom.

The Institute of Urology. May 21st 2001.

Advances in Pelvic Surgery.

 

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Osnabruck, Germany.

Two Day Workshop in Incontinence Surgery and Pelvic Reconstruction.

May 22nd – 23rd 2001.

Presentations:

Introduction to the Integral Theory.

Intravaginal Slingplasty.

Infracoccygeal Sacropexy.

 

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Milan, Italy.

One Day Workshop in Incontinence, Surgery and Pelvic Reconstruction.

Polymedica Clinic, Milan, Italy. May 25th 2001

Presentations:

Introduction to the Integral Theory.

Intravaginal Slingplasty.

Infracoccygeal Sacropexy.

 

Introductory Workshop in Ambulatory Vaginal Surgery.

Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga, New South Wales

August 31, 2001.

Presentations:

Integral Theory

Posterior IVS

Live Operating Demonstrations Intravaginal Slingplasty, Posterior IVS

 

One Day Workshop in Incontinence, Surgery and Pelvic Reconstruction.

Durbanville Hospital, Capetown, South Africa, September 6th, 2001.

Presentations:

Introduction to the Integral Theory.

Intravaginal Slingplasty.

Infracoccygeal Sacropexy.

Live Operating Demonstrations Intravaginal Slingplasty, Anterior Bridge Repair

 

One Day Workshop in Incontinence, Surgery and Pelvic Reconstruction.

Pretoria Urology Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa, September 8th, 2001.

Presentations:

Introduction to the Integral Theory.

Intravaginal Slingplasty.

Infracoccygeal Sacropexy.

Live Operating Demonstration - Posterior Intravaginal Slingplasty

 

Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society

Pelvic Floor Symposium and Workshop

Preventing and Managing Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Mater Misericordae Hospital, Sydney.

!4th-15th September 2001

Live Surgical Demonstration – Intravaginal Slingplasty

 

Presentation: Update in Pelvic Surgery

NSW Day Surgery Nurses Association Annual Conference 2001.

Sydney. September 22nd 2001.

 

Presentation: Review of Intravaginal Slingplasty

Tyco Masterclass.

Paris, France. September 25th 2001

 

Live Surgery Workshop.

University of Helsinki

Helsinki Finland

October 1st 2001.

 

 

 

Live Surgery Workshop

Karolinska Institute

Stockholm, Sweden

October 2nd 2001.

 

Presentation: IUGA Workshop

Introduction to the Integral Theory, Intravaginal Slingplasty and Posterior IVS.

Melbourne, Victoria. December 5th 2001.

 

Presentations:

Update in Pelvic Surgery.

John Flynn Hospital, Tugun. Queensland

January 17th 2002

 

Presentation:

Secret Womens Business. Update in Gynaecology.

Mosman and District GPs Association.

Crows Nest, Sydney.

February 12th 2002.

 

Presentation:

Urinary Stress Incontinence – different approaches to management.

Western Metropolitan Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society.

Blacktown Hospital, Sydney.

February 17th 2002

 

Presentation

Functional Anatomy of Female Pelvic Floor

The XXIV Biennial Congress of the Urological Association of South Africa

Sun City, South Africa.

March 21st 2002.

 

Presentation

Surgery of Female Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

The XXIV Biennial Congress of the Urological Association of South Africa

Sun City, South Africa.

March 22nd 2002.

 

Live Surgical Workshop

Posterior Intravaginal Slingplasty

Vincent Pallotti Hospital

Capetown, South Africa.

March 25th 2002.

 

Live Surgical Workshop

Anterior & Posterior Intravaginal Slingplasty

Femina Clinic

Pretoria, South Africa.

March 27th 2002.

 

IVS Tunneler Clinical Investigator Training

Presentations and Cadaver Laboratory

University of Miami,

Thursday 16th May 2002

Miami, Florida

United States of America

 

Presentations and Surgical Workshop

New Techniques in Pelvic Floor Repair

John Flynn Hospital Tugan, Queensland.

Tuesday 21st May 2002.

 

Presentation: New Techniques in Incontinence Surgery

Sydney Adventist Hospital

Postgraduate Education Program.

Tuesday 21st May 2002

 

Presentations and Surgical Workshop

New Techniques in Pelvic Floor Repair

Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria..

Wednesday 22nd May 2002.

 

Presentations and Surgical Workshop

New Techniques in Pelvic Floor Repair

Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.

Thursday 23rd May 2002.

 

Presentations and Surgical Workshop

New Techniques in Pelvic Floor Repair

Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga, New South Wales.

Sunday 26th May 2002.

 

Presentations and Live Operating.

Minimal-invasive und spannungsfrei rekonstrucktive Beckendodenchirurgie

Symposium Inkontinenzzentrum Rhein-Main Weisbaden/Rudesheim

Germany. 31st May – 1st June 2002.

 

Clinical Presentations and Live Operating.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

University of Maastricht, Netherlands.

3rd June 2002.

 

Live Operating Demonstration

Hvildebord Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.

4th June 2002.

 

Quality Assurance Meeting: Review of Posterior IVS in Finland.

University of Helsinki, Finland.

5th June 2002.

 

Live Operating Session, Posterior IVS and Prolapse Repair

Angelshohm Hospital, Sweden.

6th June 2002

 

Presentation: “Prolapse Old and New”

Three Day Course on the Surgical Teaching for Pelvic Floor Repair.

Liverpool Health Service and University of New South Wales.

Carlton Crest Hotel. Sydney. 7th July 2002

 

Live Surgical Demonstration: Posterior Intravaginal Sling Procedure.

Three Day Course on the Surgical Teaching for Pelvic Floor Repair

Liverpool Hospital, Sydney. 8th July 2002.

 

Presentation:Incontinence and Urodynamics. Pre Congress Workshop.

6th Asian Congress of Urology. Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.

12th-13th August 2002.

 

Presentation: Posterior IVS Update. 4th Annual Scientific Meeting Association of Vaginal and Incontinence Surgeons. Hilton Hotel and Sydney Adventist Hospital, Sydney, Australia. 5th-6th October 2002.

 

Presentation: Midline IVS Update. 4th Annual Scientific Meeting Association of Vaginal and Incontinence Surgeons. Hilton Hotel and Sydney Adventist Hospital, Sydney, Australia. 5th-6th October 2002.

 

Live Surgery Demonstrations: Microwave Ablation, Cavaterm Ablation, Midline IVS, Total Vaginal Reconstruction with Mesh, Posterior Fornix Repair with Free Skin Grafts to the Pelvic Fascia. 4th Annual Scientific Meeting Association of Vaginal and Incontinence Surgeons. Hilton Hotel and Sydney Adventist Hospital, Sydney, Australia. 5th-6th October 2002.

 

Live Operating: Total Pelvic Reconstruction with Posterior IVS and Mesh.

AGES Pelvic Floor Symposium and Workshop III.

Pelvic Prolapse for the Generalist – Controversies and Solutions.

Hyatt Regency and Flinders Private Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia.

18th – 19th October 2002.

 

Presentation: Posterior IVS. AGES Pelvic Floor Symposium and Workshop III.

Pelvic Prolapse for the Generalist – Controversies and Solutions.

Hyatt Regency and Flinders Private Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia.

18th – 19th October 2002.

 

Convener: 3 Day Workshop in Advanced Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

December 3-5, 2002. Centre for Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Sydney Adventist Hospital. Wahroonga, NSW, AUSTRALIA.

 

Workshop: Posterior IVS Techniques.

Albury Private Hospital, Albury NSW.

December 14th, 2002.

 

Cadaver Workshop: Posterior IVS Surgical Training Course

USSurgical, Norwalk CT, USA.

January 27th 2003.

 

 

Two Day Conference on Pelvic Surgery.

Presentations: Update in Surgical Technique, Results, Complications of Surgery.

Frankfurt, Germany.

January 31- February 1st 2003

 

Live Surgery Workshop.

University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Academic Hospital - Maastricht, Holland.

February 3rd , 2003

 

Live Surgery Workshop

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dordrecht, Holland.

February 4th , 2003

 

Live Surgery Workshop.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. University of Ljubljana.

Ljubljana, Slovenia.

February 6th , 2003

 

Practical One Day Workshop: New Approaches to the Repair of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Presentations and Live Surgery.

Ascot Hospital. Auckland, New Zealand.

February 17th 2003.

 

Convener: 3 Day Workshop in Advanced Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

February 18-20, 2003. Centre for Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Sydney Adventist Hospital. Wahroonga, NSW, AUSTRALIA.

 

Practical One Day Workshop: New Approaches to the Repair of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Presentations and Live Surgery.

Womens and Childrens Hospital, Adelaide, SA

February 22nd  2003.

 

Practical One Day Workshop: New Approaches to the Repair of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Presentations and Live Surgery.

Sydney Adventist Hospital, Sydney

February 23rd  2003.

 

Urodynamics – is it a prerequisite for Surgery ?

South African Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists 28th Congress

Durban International Convention Centre

6th April 2003.

Durban, South Africa

 

Posterior Intravaginal Sling Procedure Update

South African Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists 28th Congress

Durban International Convention Centre

8th April 2003.

Durban, South Africa

 

Practical One Day Workshop: New Approaches to the Repair of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Presentations and Live Surgery.

Medica Clinic, Pietermaritsburg, South Africa

April 11th 2003.

 

Practical One Day Workshop: New Approaches to the Repair of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Presentations and Live Surgery.

Parklands Hospital, Durban, South Africa

April 12th  2003.

 

Presentation: Microwaves for Menorrhagia

Kuring-gai District Medical Association 27th Annual Conference,

Shangri La’s Fijian Resort, Yanuca, Fiji Islands

July 8th, 2003.

 

Presentation: Bladder Repair Update

Kuring-gai District Medical Association 27th Annual Conference,

Shangri La’s Fijian Resort, Yanuca, Fiji Islands

July 10th, 2003.

 

Live Surgery Workshop: Flinders Medical Centre

Adelaide South Australia

25th August 2003

 

Live Surgery Workshop: Modbury Public Hospital

Adelaide South Australia

26th August 2003

 

Lecture: Anterior Intravaginal Slingplasty

AGES Pelvic Floor Conference

Royal North Shore Hospital and Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

September 5th-6th 2003

 

 

Lecture: Anterior Intravaginal Slingplasty

AGES Pelvic Floor Conference

Royal North Shore Hospital and Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

September 5th-6th 2003

 

Lecture: Non Absorbable Mesh Repair

AGES Pelvic Floor Conference

Royal North Shore Hospital and Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

September 5th-6th 2003

 

 

Lecture: Posterior Intravaginal Slingplasty with Mesh

AGES Pelvic Floor Conference

Royal North Shore Hospital and Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

September 5th-6th 2003

 

Farnsworth BN. IVS Procedure for Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery. Keynote Lecture 4th Asia-Pacific Congress on Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Taiwan International Convention Center

Taipei, Taiwan. September 26-28, 2003.

 

Farnsworth BN. IVS Pelvic Floor Anatomy and Mechanisms of IVS. Lecture -

4th Asia-Pacific Congress on Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Taiwan International Convention Center

Taipei, Taiwan. September 26-28, 2003.

 

Farnsworth BN. Live Surgery Workshop - Taipei

4th Asia-Pacific Congress on Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Taiwan International Convention Center

Taipei, Taiwan. September 26-28, 2003.

 

Farnsworth BN. Live Surgery Workshop - Kiaoushiang

4th Asia-Pacific Congress on Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy

Kioushiang, Taiwan. September 29, 2003.

 

Live Surgery Workshop: Anterior IVS, Posterior IVS with Mesh Reconstruction, PIVS with Single Flap Graft to vaginal Wall.

University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Academic Hospital - Maastricht, Holland.

October 3rd , 2003

 

 

Poster: Posterior Intravaginal Slingplasty - A Review of 93 patients who underwent a Posterior IVS Procedure between 1998 and 2000. 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society. Fortezza di Bassa, Florence, Italy.

October 5th -9th, 2003

 

Poster: Intravaginal Slingplasty - A Survey of Tape Related Complications in Current Practice. 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society. Fortezza di Bassa, Florence, Italy. October 5th -9th, 2003

 

 

Farnsworth BN. Posterior IVS. Integral Theory Workshop. 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society. Fortezza di Bassa, Florence, Italy October 5th, 2003

 

Live Surgery Workshop: Posterior IVS with Mesh Reconstruction, PIVS and Pelvic Reconstruction with Uterine Consevation.

Hysteria Hospital, Modena, Italy  October 10th , 2003

 

Live Surgery Workshop: Posterior IVS with Mesh Reconstruction, PIVS and Pelvic Reconstruction with Uterine Consevation.

University Hospital, Vicenza, Italy

October 11th , 2003

 

December 7th, 2003

Lecture and Video Demonstration: Midline IVS Techniques. Current Pelvic Floor Surgery and Hysterectomy Techniques Workshop. John Flynn Gold Coast Private Hospital, Tugun, Queensland, Australia.

 

December 7th, 2003

Lecture and Video Demonstration: Posterior IVS Techniques. Current Pelvic Floor Surgery and Hysterectomy Techniques Workshop. John Flynn Gold Coast Private Hospital, Tugun, Queensland, Australia.

 

 

March 26th, 2004

Presentation: Australian Experience with Miniaturo-1 Device.

Satellite Meeting- European Association of Urology Annual Congress,

Austria Centre, Vienna, Austria.

 

 

March 28th, 2004

Presentation: Miniaturo-1 Device for Interstitial Cystitis, Preliminary Results

Pelvicare Unit Meeting, Academic Hospital, Maastricht, Netherlands.

 

 

March 28th, 2004

Presentation: Mesh Reconstruction for Severe Vaginal Prolapse

Pelvicare Unit Meeting, Academic Hospital, Maastricht, Netherlands.

 

 

March 29th, 2004

Live Surgical Workshop: Mesh Reconstruction for Severe Vaginal Prolapse

Tongeren Hospital, Belgium.

 

 

May 7th 2004. Presentation: A New MIVS Training and Accreditation Program 

AAVIS 6th Annual Scientific Meeting. Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

 

 

May 7th 2004. Presentation: Posterior IVS with Mesh – Initial Results 

AAVIS 6th Annual Scientific Meeting. Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

 

 

May 9th 2004. Live Surgery Workshop: Mesh Reconstruction and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery.  AAVIS 6th Annual Scientific Meeting. Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

 

 

May 14th - 15th 2004. Live Surgery Workshop and Demonstration: Mesh Reconstruction and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery. Bunbury, WA.

 

November 6th, 2004. Presentation: Update on Prolapse.

Sydney ColoRectal Society Meeting.

Sydney, NSW

 

 

November 13th, 2004. Presentation: Understanding Micturition.

Newcastle Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society 2004 Scientific Meeting. Newcastle City Hall, King St, Newcastle.

 

 

November 13th, 2004. Presentation: Relationship between Prolapse and Colorectal Problems. Newcastle Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society 2004 Scientific Meeting. Newcastle City Hall, King St, Newcastle.

 

March 14th 2005. Live Surgery Workshop.

Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery.

Academic Hospital Maastricht, Netherlands.

 

May 21st 2005. Training Workshop in Transobturator TVT Procedure.

Sunshine Coast Private Hospital, Buderim, Queensland.

 

October 28th, 2005. Presentation

Techniques of Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

.AAVIS 7th Annual Scientific Meeting. Sebel Pier 1 Hotel, Sydney

 

October 29th, 2005. Presentation

Pelvicol Symposium: Introduction to Pelvicol

.AAVIS 7th Annual Scientific Meeting. Sebel Pier 1 Hotel, Sydney

 

October 29th, 2005. Presentation

Pelvicol Symposium: Pelvicol – the Future

AAVIS 7th Annual Scientific Meeting. Sebel Pier 1 Hotel, Sydney

 

 

April 4th 2006. Lecture: The Role of Hysterectomy in Prolapse Surgery. University of Maastricht, Academic Hospital, Maastricht. Netherlands.

 

 

April 4th 2006. Live surgery Workshop Academic Hospital, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands.

 

April 6th, 2006. Analysis of long-term pelvic floor electrostimulation therapy for interstitial cystitis. Oral poster presentation. 21st Annual Congress European Association of Urology 5-8 April 2006. Palais de Congres Paris, France.

 

 

April 21st,2006. Presentation of Original Technique. Mesh Reconstruction of Pelvis for Major Prolapse. Lecture and Video Presentation. 4th Corso Nazionale Teorico-Pratico Di Chirurgia e Riabilitazione del Pavimento Pelvico. Mediterranea Hotel, Salerno, Italy 21-22 April 2006

 

 

April 21st,2006.Tissue fixation or Tension free – two modus operandi. Lecture.

4th Corso Nazionale Teorico-Pratico Di Chirurgia e Riabilitazione del Pavimento Pelvico. Mediterranea Hotel, Salerno, Italy 21-22 April 2006

 

 

April 21st,2006. Complications of the technique of Repair with Prostheses – Incidence, Prevention and Treatment. Lecture. 4th Corso Nazionale Teorico-Pratico Di Chirurgia e Riabilitazione del Pavimento Pelvico. Mediterranea Hotel, Salerno, Italy 21-22 April 2006

 

 

April 22nd ,2006. Uterine Conservation in Surgery for Prolapse. Lecture.

4th Corso Nazionale Teorico-Pratico Di Chirurgia e Riabilitazione del Pavimento Pelvico. Mediterranea Hotel, Salerno, Italy 21-22 April 2006

 

 

Lecture: A New Method of Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation. July 28th-31st AAVIS 2006 Annual Scientific Meeting. Hyatt Regency Coolum Resort.

 

 

Lecture: Mesh for Primary Repair of Prolapse. July 28th-31st AAVIS 2006 Annual Scientific Meeting. Hyatt Regency Coolum Resort.

 

 

Lecture: Complications of the Posterior IVS.  Prolapse workshop. 31st Annual Meeting of the International Urogynaecology Association. Athens Hilton, Athens, Greece. September 6th, 2006.

 

 

AAVIS Pelvic Surgery Workshop

November 13-14, 2006

Launceston General and Calvary Hospital, Launceston, Tasmania

 

 

Mesh – No thanks: Pelvicol.

Lecture: AGES Pelvic Floor Meeting

November 18-19, 2006

Hilton Hotel, Brisbane

 

 

 

Chairman: Workshop: Practical Application of the Integral Theory to Prolapse and Incontinence Surgery with Prostheses. 36th Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society. 27 November – 1st December 2006, Christchurch, New Zealand.

 

 

Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand Workshop. Lectures and Live Surgery: Prolapse Surgery with Prostheses.  Concord Hospital, Sydney. 4th December 2006.

 

 


 

Positions Held:

 

 

1994 - 1996               Secretary, Medical Staff Council

                                    Lower North Coast Health Service

 

1994 - 1996               Medical Staff Council Representative

                                    Board of Directors

                                    Lower North Coast Health Service

 

 

1993 - 1995               Chairman, Dept of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Paediatrics

                                    Cape Hawke Community Hospital

                                    Forster, NSW

 

1995 , 1996               Chairman,

                                    Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

                                    Manning Base Hospital

                                    Taree, NSW

 

 

1996 – 2001              Member of the Board of Directors

                                    Mayo Private Hospital

 

 

1997                           Chairman

                                    Credentials Committee

                                    Southern Sector, Mid North Coast Health District

 

 

 

May 1997 - Oct 98   Member RACOG IT Committee

 

 

1997 - 1998               Chairman

                                    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

                                    Manning Base Hospital

 

 

1998                           Representative

                                    Medical Appointments Advisory Committee

                                    Manning Base Hospital

 

 

 

1999-2000                 QA Coordinator

Dept Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Manning base Hospital

 

 

2000 - Present          Preceptor and Trainer

Association of Ambulatory Vaginal and Incontinence Surgeons

 

 

 

2001 – Present        Director, Centre for Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

                                   Sydney Adventist Hospital

 

 

2004 - Present         Member, Research Advisory Committee of the Australasian Research Institute at Sydney Adventist Hospital

 

 

 

 

Medical Consultancies

 

Dr Farnsworth has acted as a consultant, undertaken company funded research or provided post graduate medical training sessions for the following companies:

 

 

BARD Pty Ltd, USA

Biocontrol Pty Ltd, Israel

Johnson & Johnson, USA

Tyco HealthCareLtd, USA

Device Technologies, Sydney Australia

Agency for Medical Innovation, Feldkrch, Austria

Cook Australia Pty Ltd

American Medical Systems

Uroplasty Netherlands

Endotherapeutics Pty Ltd, Sydney Australia

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewer of Papers Submitted to Medical Journals

 

Papers have been reviewed for the following Journals:

 

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

International Urogynecology Journal

Pelvi-Perineologia

 

 

 

 

 

Editorial Boards

 

 

The Pelvic Floor Digest

www.pelvicfloordigest.com

 

 

Pelvi-Perineologia
FRANZCOG Clinical Experience

 

Present Positions Held

 

 

1989-Present

Visiting Medical Officer, Mayo Private Hospital Taree

 

 

1989-Present

Visiting Medical Officer, Cape Hawke Community Private Hospital, Forster

 

 

1998 - Present

Visiting Medical Officer, Westmead Private Hospital

Private Gynaecological Practice,

 

 

2000 – Present

Visiting Medical Officer, Sydney Adventist Hospital

Private Gynaecological Practice,

 

 

2001 - Present

Visiting Medical Officer, Prince of Wales Private Hospital

Private Gynaecological Practice,

 

 

2005 – Present

Visiting Gynaecologist

Hesperia Hospital, Modena, Italy

 

 

2006   Honorary Consultant Gynaecologist

Hornsby Kur-ring-ai Health Service

Hornsby NSW Australia

 

 

 

 


Previous Positions Held

 

1989-2002

Visiting Medical Officer, Manning Base Hospital, Taree, NSW

 

 

1989-2001

Medical Director, Taree Urodynamic Centre

Providing Urogynaecology services to the Mid North Coast Area

Urodynamic investigations and Vaginal Ultrasound

 

 

Visiting Medical Officer Wolper Hospital, Sydney

Private Gynaecological Practice  1998 - 2002

 

 

Visiting Gynaecologist

Kempsey District Hospital  1998 - 2002

 

 

Senior Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology,

Mid North Coast Area Health Service, 1998 - 2002