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Pre-Congress workshops

The 2019 RCOG World Congress will offer a range of pre-Congress workshops, full-day and half-day, on Sunday 16 June 2019, mostly taking place at the historic College building at Sussex Place.

  • Pre-Congress workshops are not included in the registration fee.
  • Attendance at workshops is only available to those who are registered for the main congress.
  • All workshops will take place at the RCOG, 27 Sussex Place, London NW1 4RG unless otherwise stated.
  • All workshops will take place on Sunday, 16 June 2019
  • Workshop fee includes VAT, refreshments and for full day workshops ONLY, a light lunch.
  • All workshops are bookable through the registration page subject to availability.

Workshops (alphabetical)


Half-day workshops – morning

 

Basic Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound Scanning

Fee: £150 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1300
Max capacity 30 - FULLY BOOKED

  • This is a hands-on workshop where delegates get direct practical teaching on how to perform both basic obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound scanning on a combination of state-of-the-art equipment including; modern ultrasound machines, obstetric ultrasound simulators and gynaecological ultrasound simulators
  • On completion of this workshop delegates will be familiar with the operation of a modern ultrasound scanning machine and will be taught the systematic approach to ultrasound scanning used in obstetrics and gynaecology and will appreciate the process of ultrasound scanning orientation, image optimisation and diagnostic image acquisition
  • As well as learning how to perform an ultrasound scan delegates will also have the opportunity to talk to experts about the capabilities of the state-of-the-art machinery used in the workshop

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Each Baby Counts – Recommendations to Reality: How to Implement Guidelines

Fee: £95 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1300
Max capacity 20 - Limited places remaining

This workshop will include:

  • Revision of key recommendations and implementation strategies from the Each Baby Counts November 2018 report
  • Demonstration of human factors simulations, emphasis on team working and decision making & how & why staff deviate from guidelines
  • Practical steps to improve the culture, processes and climate in your unit to improve guideline compliance

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Essential Skills in Perinatal Mental Health for Maternity Staff Masterclass

Fee: £150 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1300
Max capacity 24

This Workshop aims to develop essential knowledge and skills in the management of mental health conditions during pregnancy, labour and postnatal period and acknowledging the vital role of the Maternity staff. This will include:

  • How to screen and signpost mothers with mental health problems
  • Ensuring robust evidence-based Care Planning during pregnancy
  • How to address mothers with tocophobia / birth trauma/ pregnancy loss

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Manual Vacuum Aspiration Workshop for Early Pregnancy Loss and 1st Trimester Surgical Abortion

Fee: £150 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1300
Max capacity 30

This workshop will provide an introduction to the technique of manual vacuum aspiration (MVA)  for the management of miscarriage and abortion in an outpatient setting using local anaesthesia and analgesia.   Participants will:  

  • Understand the indications, device and procedure details of MVA, and how to manage risks and complications
  • Learn how to perform MVA with hands-on, small-group, tutor assisted training using a papaya model
  • Gain knowledge of effective techniques for pain management during MVA
  • Meet others with experience of setting up similar services

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Operative Skills in Gynaecological Oncology

Fee: £150 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1300
Max capacity 30 - Limited places remaining
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

This workshop will discuss surgical steps, indications and complications of the following procedures:

  • Stripping of diaphragm/liver mobilisation in advanced ovarian cancer
  • Laparoscopic pelvic and para aortic Lymph node dissection
  • Laparoscopic omentectomy for staging
  • Use of simple flaps in radical vulvectomy

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Pelvic Floor Surgery

Fee: £150 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1300
Max capacity 200

This workshop will enable attendees to:

  • Understand principles of surgery for a variety of pelvic floor conditions
  • Understand the role and risks of each surgery
  • Understand options for patients
  • Opportunity to have discussion with surgeons about role of such operations

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Half-day workshops – afternoon

 

Advanced Communication Skills Supporting Patients and Doctors

Fee: £150 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 14001800
Max capacity 20

This is an exciting interactive workshop run by established Obstetrics and Gynaecology NHS consultants. Through discussions, videos and role-plays we will help you develop your skills and understand the factors affecting communication with colleagues, patients and relatives.

We will focus on:

  • Patient perspective of the medical profession and discuss skills and techniques for a patient-centred communication approach.
  • How to ask and answer difficult questions giving emphasis on the topics of domestic violence/grooming, mental health, female genital mutilation and poor outcomes.
  • Breaking bad news: we will concentrate on patient perspective and develop skills for improving their experience and understanding.
  • Communication within the multidisciplinary team and focus on effective handover techniques.
  • How to deal with bullying and undermining.  We will discuss ways to effectively address these challenging behaviours which can greatly impact our performance in the workplace and affect patient safety.

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D&E Workshop for Surgical Abortion after the 1st Trimester

Fee: £150 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 14001800
Max capacity 30

Second trimester fetal demise, inevitable miscarriage, and abnormal or undesired pregnancy are common problems for the obstetricians and gynaecologists. Dilation and evacuation (D&E) is the safest method of uterine evacuation in the second trimester for any of these conditions. In addition to its safety and effectiveness, advantages of D&E for both the woman and provider are that the procedure can be scheduled as a day case and operating times are short (about 10-15 minutes).   The efficiency and predictability of D&E are also beneficial where a woman requires an abortion for maternal medical conditions or complications of pregnancy, such as preterm premature rupture of membranes, which could deteriorate during the course of a lengthy medical induction.   Lastly, D&E is a critical back-up for failed second trimester medical abortion.

This workshop will provide a comparison of D&E vs medical abortion, an overview of the practical requirements of D&E including pre-operative assessment and planning, instruments, cervical preparation, pain control, procedural steps, immediate post-abortion care, and identification and management of complications.   We will also discuss developing a D&E service and explore participants concerns and perceived barriers to D&E provision in their settings.

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Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy Hands on Masterclass

Fee: £195 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 14001800
Max capacity 20 - FULLY BOOKED

The workshop will allow attendees to:

  • To understand anatomy and procedural steps for laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy
  • To understand the laparoscopic options for uterine prolapse: hysteropexy vs hysterectomy and colpopexy
  • Key learning points / best practice from KOL’s
  • Be able to know the principles, procedural steps and hands-on skills for intra-corporal and extra-corporal suturing

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Pelvic Anatomy and its Clinical Applications

Fee: £150 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 14001800
Max capacity 40 - Limited places remaining

Pelvic surgery, for both Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, requires a comprehensive knowledge of the pelvic anatomy to safely attain access, maintain exposure, ensure haemostasis and avoid injury to viscera, blood vessels and nerves. Familiarity with the contemporary views of the female pelvic organ support is essential as we refine established methods for surgically correcting pelvic organ prolapse or consider adopting new and innovative technologies. It is relevant for the Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to understand the anatomy of the female genital tract, lower urinary tract and gastrointestinal tract while performing laparotomy or laparoscopy or complex caesarean section, with an emphasis on clinical relevance and avoiding potential complications.

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Management of the menopause and women with premature ovarian insufficiency – clinical aspects and practical prescribing

Fee: £150 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 14001800
Max capacity 50
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

Interactive workshop covering the main aspects of menopause care as well as covering practical prescribing issues and management of women with complex medical history.

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An Update of Common Problems and Current Issues in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology

Fee: £150 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 14001800
Max capacity 30


Adolescents represent one quarter of the world’s population and have specific health needs. This workshop will provide an update for those who see adolescents and children as part of their clinical practice.

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Full-day workshops

 

Advanced Second Stage Skills Masterclass - A collaboration between the QSSS and ROBUST faculties

Fee: £245 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1800
Max capacity 30 - Limited places remaining

This workshop targets clinical decision making, safe operative techniques in the second stage of labour and the prevention of obstetric anal sphincter injuries. It will include simulation stations on direct and rotational vacuum and forceps, manual rotation and disimpaction techniques at second stage caesarean.

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A Rough Guide to Survival as a Trainee in O & G

Fee: £120 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 1000–1600
Max capacity 40

The common challenges faced by O&G trainees include career development and choosing ATSMs, submitting abstracts, QIPs and publications, managing shift-working, keeping healthy and coping with trauma as well as transition to consultant posts. Supporting the O&G workforce is a key strategic priority for the RCOG, with a drive to develop more relevant resources and events to support trainees when faced with these challenges
 
These issues are widely discussed with supervisors but support depends on experience of supervisors. Most supervisors will guide according to their career path and experience rather than a global oversight. Currently trainees are seeking advice informally or paying for external courses. It is hoped that by providing this content centrally and led by trainees, that this will enable the support and retention of our excellent trainee workforce.
 
This topics featured in this workshop have been chosen on the basis of the trainees survey, anecdotal evidence, internet support groups for trainees and data on the low numbers of abstracts submitted to major meetings by O and G trainees, particularly in QIP.

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Hands-on Laparoscopic Suturing Course

Fee: £245 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1530
Max capacity 24 - Limited places remaining
Location: UCH Education Centre

A practical course demonstration and practice of different techniques of laparoscopic suturing, including intracorporeal and extra corporeal approaches

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Management of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries (OASIs)

Fee: £245 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1800
Max capacity 32 - Limited places remaining

Consolidate knowledge and skills in management of OASIs through comprehensive presentations, interactive discussions, audiovisual material showing anatomy of pelvic floor and live videos on anatomy of pelvic floor and repair of 2nd, 3rd and 4th degree perineal tears and workshops on Perineal Trainers and animal tissues.

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‘Hands-on’ Obstetric Simulation Workshop

Fee: £195 incl VAT - Special offer!
Sunday 16 June 0945–1630
Max capacity 30
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

A multi-professional team of facilitators will provide practical demonstrations of simulation training for obstetric and intrapartum complications using a variety of task trainers and mannequins, and showing some of the latest simulation techniques. The hands-on workshops will include:

  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Operative Vaginal Birth
  • Impacted fetal head
  • Maternal Sepsis
  • Critical Care
  • Eclampsia
  • PPH
  • Implementing local multi-professional training


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For all enquiries regarding RCOG World Congress 2019 contact Hampton Medical:

Email: info@rcog2019.com
Tel: + 44 (0)1920 88 5171