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Congress history

RCOG World Congress has a proud history of delivering world-class events across the globe

We have welcomed 40,000+ delegates over the years from over 100 countries. Congress has always evolved with the times including working with specialist societies and global partners, introducing interactive apps and running a ground-breaking hybrid events in 2022 and 2023. Below you can see a brief overview of our past events including online poster galleries: 

2023 - Hybrid Congress

#RCOG2023 was a hybrid event in London and online, bringing delegates ground-breaking talks, thought-provoking debates and innovation in research.

2022 - Hybrid Congress

#RCOG2022 was an innovative and inclusive hybrid event, hosted simultaneously at our London headquarters in Union Street and online with 3,000+ delegates registered.

2021 - Virtual Congress

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2021 Congress was held as a virtual event for the first time. 3,000+ doctors joined us for a pioneering and innovative event that brought the O&G community together in challenging times. 

2019 - London, UK

2019 was a record-breaking Congress with 4,000+ O&G professionals joining us from across the globe at the ExCeL Centre in London. Our biggest ever event coincided with the College's 90th birthday. 

2018 - Singapore

In March 2018 we welcomed 2,900+ delegates to Singapore. This event was in collaboration with the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore.

2017 - Cape Town, South Africa

Over 2,000 delegates joined us in Cape Town for a ground-breaking three-day programme. 90+ Countries were represented it at the event, making this a truly global event.

2016 - Birmingham, UK

Returning to the UK in 2016, 2,650+ delegates joined us in Birmingham with nearly 2,000 abstracts submitted from 70+ countries.

2015 - Brisbane, Australia

In 2015, Congress went 'Down Under' to the river city of Brisbane. We were delighted to partner with our colleagues RANZCOG to welcome 2,300+ delegates.

2014 - Hyderabad, India

We were delighted to welcome a record number of over 3,500 delegates, speakers and exhibitors to Hyderabad in March 2014, for our largest ever international Congress.

2013 - Liverpool, UK

In June 2013, we welcomed more than 2,000 delegates, speakers and exhibitors to the bustling and vibrant city of Liverpool. For the first time the scientific programme was developed and delivered in collaboration with many UK specialist societies, providing delegates with the very latest updates from specialists across a wide variety of O&G areas.

Previous Congresses

2012 – Kuching, Malaysia

2011 – Athens, Greece

2010 – Belfast, UK

2009 – Abu Dhabi, UAE

2008 – Montreal, Canada

2007 – London, UK

2005 – Cairo, Egypt

2004 – Glasgow, UK

2002 – Sydney, Australia

2001 – Birmingham, UK

1999 Cape Town, South Africa

1998 – Harrogate, UK

1996 – New Delhi, India

1995 – Dublin, Ireland

1993 – Hong Kong

1992 – Manchester, UK

1990 – Singapore

1989 – London, UK

1986 – Cardiff, UK

1983 – Birmingham, UK

1980 – Edinburgh, UK

1977 – Sheffield, UK

1974 – London, UK