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Congress Committee


The Congress Committee is responsible for the organisation of the RCOG World Congress which takes place annually. The Congress is held for two consecutive years overseas and every third year it returns to the UK.

In international years much of the work is done by a local organising committee (LOC) together with a professional conference organiser (PCO). When the event is held in the UK, the Core Committee oversees the work of two sub-committees.

Reporting mechanism

Congress Committee reports to Education Board.


Please send all correspondence to the committee secretary.


Alison Roddam
Tel: +44 20 7772 6297

RCOG World Congress Core Committee


  • Professor Janice Rymer – Vice President, Education


  • Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham – Honorary Director of Conferences
  • Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shropshire – Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences
  • Ms Lynn Whitley – Director, Business Development, RCOG
  • Ms Alison Roddam – Head of Meetings, RCOG


  • To oversee the work of the local organising committee/s
  • To monitor the performance of the Professional Congress Organiser
  • To monitor the budget and income and expenditure for the Congress


Elsewhere on the site

2019 meeting dates
Dates for all committee meetings, exams, admission ceremonies and dinners in 2019
College governance
See full details of the RCOG’s governance structure