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Liverpool Congress, 2013

In June 2013, we welcomed more than 2000 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.

You can view our online photo gallery of the Congress.


RCOG World Congress 2013



The congress received a record breaking number of abstract submissions. All successful abstracts were published in an online supplement of BJOG.



View the e-posters which were displayed at the Congress.


Sir William Gilliat Award Winners

A fund was established by Council on 29 September 1956 in memory of Sir William Gilliatt, a past President of the College, who was killed in a motoring accident. It was funded by voluntary donations and greatly increased in 1978 following the death of Sir William’s widow. On 20 November 1981, a Trust Deed named The Sir William Gilliatt Memorial Fund was established. The object of the Fund was stated as being ‘To foster the aims of the College and in particular to encourage research in all aspects of obstetrics and gynaecological medicine’.

Best poster presentation (£500)

  • S Bailey (United Kingdom)
  • PP9.05 Overworked midwives leads to poor documentation Is there correlation between fatigue, workload and quality of documentation

Best video presentation (£500)

  • V Minas (United Kingdom)
  • V8.03 Laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy for a 30-week sized uterus. Specimen extraction by open knife morcellation


Oral presentations

First prize (£1000)

  • J O’Connor (Ireland)
  • FC12.03 Effect of introducing robotic-laparoscopic hysterectomy on abdominal and vaginal surgical modalities in a tertiary teaching hospital

Second prize (£750)

  • H Engiom (Norway)
  • FC9.04 Availability and access in modern obstetric care – a retrospective population-based cohort study

Third prize (£500)

  • A J Roberts (United Kingdom)
  • FC1.10 Gestational diabetes audit: The effects of lowering the fasting plasma glucose diagnostic criterion


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