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About World Congress 2022

Why hybrid?

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.

Digital transformation

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

Key dates

Abstract submission deadline:

Thursday 3 February 2022

Abstract author notifications:

Friday 25 March 2022

Early bird delegate fee deadline:

Monday 25 April 2022

ePoster submission deadline:

Monday 6 June 2022


Monday 13 – Wednesday 15 June 2022

Is Congress for me?

RCOG World Congress is a global event covering the entire spectrum of women’s healthcare, we encourage anyone with an interest in women’s health to register. This includes:

  • Consultants, specialists and SAS/Trust doctors
  • Trainees, specialist trainees, house officers, medical officers, PhD students and clinical fellows
  • Sexual and reproductive health practitioners
  • Academics and researchers
  • Medical students and foundation year doctors
  • Midwives, nurses, anaesthetists and sonographers
  • Allied healthcare professionals and general practitioners

Contact us

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