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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 2 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 6446

2022 World Congress Core Committee


  • Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shropshire – Honorary Director of Conferences

Deputy Chair

  • Mr Dudley Robinson FRCOG, London – Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences


  • Professor Pat O’Brien, FRCOG – Vice President, Membership
  • Dr Ranee Thakar FRCOG – Vice President, Global Health
  • Mr Hassan Shehata FRCOG – International Council Representative, EMEA
  • Ms Lynn Whitley – Director, Business Development, RCOG
  • Ms Alison Roddam – Head of Events, 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

2021 meeting dates
Dates for all committee meetings, exams, admission ceremonies and events
College governance
See full details of the RCOG’s governance structure