RCOG World Congress 2022 will be our first ever hybrid World Congress, with a 350 in-person event running alongside an interactive virtual platform
Accessible and inclusive
We want to ensure that a vital educational event such as RCOG World Congress remained inclusive and accessible to anyone who wants to attend. With unpredictability around travel restrictions and other pandemic-related issues, we wanted to provide a flexible model that enables people to join the Congress from wherever they are in the world.
RCOG World Congress 2021 saw over 2,800 participants join across four days and feedback for our bespoke platform was overwhelmingly positive. Virtual delegates said they appreciated the flexibility and on-demand nature, as well as the positive environmental and sustainability impact.
Others told us that they value in-person events and were looking forward to face-to-face networking. We have listened to feedback from our global community and the overall message was that people appreciated flexibility and choice.
Utilising state-of-the-art digital technology is a strategic aim of the College to ensure we are delivering first class services for the global O&G community. Since the start of the pandemic, the RCOG has delivered a series of hugely popular digital events and the successful digitalisation of our exams.
Following the success of our first virtual World Congress in 2021, we wanted to ensure we continued to provide the opportunity to join this event remotely.
A truly global event
RCOG 2021 featured 49% of delegates attending for the first time and we were delighted to welcome delegates from over 85 countries – making this a truly inclusive global event. Feedback included:
- 94% said they would recommend Congress to a colleague
- 95% agreed the programme met their development needs
- 94% said the presentations were of high quality and easy to understand