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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

  • 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

Choice – The 2019 Buzz Word for Maternity Care? Or Fundamental Human Right?

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

This workshop will explore approaches to personalised intrapartum care. This will include:

  • The legal perspective – Human Rights Law
  • The ethical perspective – women and autonomy
  • The practical perspective – how to embed into a busy maternity service
  • The woman’s perspective – why I chose care outside of recommendations?

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

Fee: £95 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1300
Max capacity 30

  • 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

Essential Skills in Perinatal Mental Health for Maternity Staff Masterclass

Fee: £150 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1300
Max capacity 60

  • 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
  • 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

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

  • Learn what information is required for counselling MVA as a management option.
  • Gain knowledge of appropriate pain relief
  • Safely undertake MVA of uterine contents in model
  • Learn to provide appropriate support for the woman and her partner/family
  • Meet others with experience of setting up similar services

Operative Skills in Gynaecological Oncology

Fee: £150 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1300
Max capacity 40

To 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

Pelvic Floor Surgery

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

  • 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

Rotational Birth Masterclass

Fee: £195 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1300
Max capacity 30

  • To provide hands-on training in evidence-based operative birth


Half-day workshops – afternoon

Advanced Communication Skills Supporting Patients and Doctors

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

  • Taking good history. Taking in consideration the biopsychosocial factors
  • Communicating with multidisciplinary team
  • Breaking bad news
  • Handling difficult questions
  • Working with strong emotions such as anger, anxiety and depression
  • Managing denial/collusion
  • Dealing with colleagues

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

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

  • This workshop will provide 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.

Introduction to Immunology

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

  • Introduce immunological concepts as relevant to O&G to improve understanding and stimulate translational research
  • Discuss role of immune related therapies in different areas of O&G and the evidence base for these
  • Novel area of transplantation as relevant to Gynae and immunological consequences

Kick-starting a Quality Improvement Project & Pecha Kucha - Celebrating Quality Improvement

Fee: £150 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 14001800
Max capacity 35

  • Speed-learn all the skills you need to kick-start your own Quality Improvement Project.
  • The session will cover:
    • Building a case for change
    • Measurement
    • Plan Do Study Act cycles
    • Sustaining change
  • Real-life examples and story sharing

Pecha Kucha  Celebrating Quality Improvement

  • Learn about the Pecha Kucha format for presentations
  • See Pecha Kucha in action
  • Discuss learning and experiences of conducting Quality Improvement projects in real-life scenarios
  • Explore barriers and benefits for using Pecha Kucha as a learning tool

Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy Hands on Masterclass

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

  • 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

Pelvic Anatomy and its Clinical Applications

Fee: £150 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 14001800
Max capacity 200

Pelvic surgery, for both Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, requires a comprehensive knowledge of the pelvic anatomy to safely attain access, maintain exposure, ensure haemostasis & avoid injury to viscera, blood vessels & 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 & innovative technologies. It is relevant for the obstetricians & 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 & avoiding potential complications.

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 60

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

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

Fee: £150 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 14001800
Max capacity 60


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.

Full-day workshops

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

Fee: £120 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1800
Max capacity 40

  • Careers and ATSM selection 
  • Preparing for Consultant posts-interview preparation and tip
  • Submitting Abstracts for publication 
  • Managing Trauma-Schwartz rounds
  • Sleep/Shift working/keeping well

Hands-on Laparoscopic Suturing Course

Fee: £245 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1800
Max capacity 24
Location: UCH Education Centre

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

Management of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries (OASIs)

Fee: £245 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1800
Max capacity 40

Consolidate the knowledge and skills in management of OASIs by providing comprehensive training

Obstetric Simulation

Fee: £245 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1800
Max capacity 200
Location: ExCeL Conference Centre

  • Update on obstetric simulation
  • Intrapartum simulation
  • Task Trainers
  • Full body mannequins
  • Augmented Reality
  • New areas:
    • Deeply Impacted Head
    • Operative Vaginal Birth

Human Factors & Situational Awareness in clinical practice

Fee: £200 incl VAT
Sunday 16 June 0900–1800
Max capacity 30

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Give a basic description of SA and its importance in relation to Patient Safety
  • Explain in simple terms the cognitive factors pertaining to SA
  • List and describe examples of loss of SA in their area of practice
  • Describe simple interventions for promoting SA, including the strengths and weaknesses of these interventions

 

For all enquiries regarding RCOG World Congress 2019 contact Hampton Medical

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