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RCOG Fringe events

The 2019 RCOG World Congress programme included two fringe events on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June. These took place at ExCeL, London.

  • RCOG Fringe events were included in the registration fee.
  • Attendance at these sessions was based on a first come, first served basis on the day.

 

Fringe: How can we regulate abortion in a post-decriminalisation landscape?

Monday 17 June, 17:50-18:45

In 2017 the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists became the first royal medical college to support the removal of criminal sanctions associated with abortion in the UK. Since then, many other colleges and medical organisations have followed suit, including the Royal College of GPs and the Royal College of Nursing. The current law is out-of-date, discriminates against women and prevents the best clinical practice. Meanwhile women in Northern Ireland still face draconian abortion laws that drive them to unsafe treatments or force them to travel to other parts of the UK. This session will discuss what a decriminalisation landscape might look like, and how we can persuade parliamentarians to ensure all women in the UK have access to this key healthcare service.

This session will take the form of a panel discussion with participation from attendees.

Panel:

  • Dr Tracey Masters, RCOG Fellow and Vice Chair, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
  • Diana Johnson MP
  • Clare Murphy, External Affairs Director, BPAS
  • Dr Polly Cohen, Doctors for Choice
  • Laura MacIssac MD, Mount Sinai Health System, New York

Agenda

17:50  Welcome and introduction from the Chair
18:00  Opening statements from the panel (2-3 mins each)
18:10  Audience questions and answers
18:30  Networking and drinks

 

Fringe: Why do we need a health strategy for women and girls?

Tuesday 18 June, 17:30-18:30

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is embarking on its most ambitious mission to date: to create a national women’s health strategy to significantly improve the health of girls and women across the UK. We explore why we need this, what it might look like and how it’s going to be achieved – and we want to hear your thoughts.

This session will take the form of a panel discussion with participation from attendees.

Panel includes:

  • Professor Lesley Regan, RCOG
  • President Kate Brian, RCOG Women’s Voices lead
  • Manu Reid, Chair, Women’s Equality

Agenda

17:30  Welcome and introduction from the Chair
17:35  Opening statements from the panel (2-3 mins each)
17:45  Audience questions and answers
18:05  Networking and drinks

 

  

 

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

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