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International Women’s Day – We need to talk about race - FULLY BOOKED

Start: 06/03/2020 09:30
End: 06/03/2020 16:00

Location: RCOG
Programme: International Women's Day 2020.pdf

This event has already happened, but you can watch it on the Facebook event page


More Asian and black women in the UK die during or soon after pregnancy than white women. Experiences and outcomes in gynaecology care also vary widely. The RCOG wants to know why and consider what can be done.

The MBRRACE-UK: Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK, report was published in 2019 reporting higher maternal mortality rates for BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) women. The RCOG Women’s Network has since been leading the College’s discussions as to how to tackle these inequalities.

We now wish to broaden the conversation with O&G Fellows, Members and Trainees, partner organisations and charities, the NHS, policy makers and, of course, the public as users of O&G services. This event will be a great opportunity to bring everyone together for productive discussions and learning. We will be hearing from a wide range of speakers to give different perspectives, both professional and personal.

Action is needed to address these disparities and further research is needed on the underlying causes. Let’s make a difference together.

Why attend

  • Network and meet thought leaders
  • Learn about local clinical and public health experiences and contribute to fascinating discussions
  • Be an agent of change by sharing your ideas on health policy change with stakeholders.
  • Develop your clinical, academic and advocacy skills

Course Organisers

Dr Ranee Thakar FRCOG, London

Miss Christine Ekechi MRCOG, London

Honorary Co-Directors of Conferences

Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury


This event is free to attend, however you must book to secure your place.

How to book

  1. Sign into the RCOG website or create your account here – you need to be registered with the RCOG website to book on to an event
  2. Check that your details are correct in ‘My account’ > ‘My details’ > ‘Career stage’, as we will use this to calculate your registration fee
  3. Return to this page
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the booking form, which will appear once you are logged in

For any queries regarding this event, please contact:

Elouise Chadderton-Illing – Events Administrator

Kim Jackson – Events Co-ordinator

For any queries regarding sponsorship and exhibition, please contact:

Natasha Breckwoldt – Sponsorship and Exhibitions Lead