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Annual Professional Development Conference

Start: 22/11/2016 09:00
End: 24/11/2016 17:30

Location: RCOG
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The RCOG Annual Professional Development Conference is aimed at providing an authoritative update on clinical problems relevant to the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology. Expert speakers are asked to give an overview suitable to colleagues in all subspecialties, as well as generalists. The meeting also provides an opportunity to have informal discussions with College officers. 

UK Specialist Societies will be hosting parallel breakout sessions, enabling you to tailor your attendance according to your interests. It is an ideal opportunity to meet colleagues from all specialities and catch up with developments in science, clinical practice and medical politics, as they affect obstetrics and gynaecology.

Why attend?

Watch the video below to find out why you should join your colleagues at the Annual Professional Development Conference.

Learning objectives

  • Hear the full spectrum of recent advances from experts in their field, deliberately tailored for a diverse audience
  • Provide an update on current medical politics
  • Learn about College activities through an informal discussion session with College Officers
  • Claim up to 18 CPD credits for full attendance at this meeting

Who should attend?

  • All Consultants in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Some experience as a senior level obstetrician and gynaecologist is an advantage, although post MRCOG Speciality Trainees (especially subspecialist trainees wanting to keep up to date with other subspecialties) will also find the meeting useful
  • Staff Doctors, Staff Grades, Trust Doctors and Associate Specialists
  • The meeting is aimed at practicing specialists, and is designed as an update rather than as a basic introduction 

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Nick Panay MRCOG, London

Course fees

The registration fee (inclusive of online discount and VAT at 20%) for this event is:

  • Standard rate: £630.00
  • RCOG Member rate: £575.00
  • Trainee rate: £525.00
  • Allied Healthcare Professional rate: £435.00

We will automatically allocate you a rate based on the information we hold about you in our database.

Unfortunately if you are an Associate Member it is not currently possible to book online at the discounted member rate. We are working to remedy this, but in the meantime please contact us directly to book and receive your discount.

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 card billing address is listed in ‘My account’ > ‘My details’ > ‘Addresses’, as you will need this in order to complete your booking
  3. Check that your details are correct in ‘My account’ > ‘My details’ > ‘Career stage’, as we will use this to calculate your registration fee
  4. Return to this page
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the booking form, which will appear once you are logged in

Alternatively, you can book using the postal booking form although if you book using this method you will not receive the online discount.

If you would like your hospital or trust to be invoiced for your place, please read the events FAQs for further details.

Edina Peto, Conference Administrator

Andreia Gomes, Conference Co-ordinator

MEDICAL BILLING AND COLLECTION (MBC) LOGOStand N1: Medical Billing & Collection

Medical Billing and Collection (MBC) are the UK’s leading billing and collection company assisting consultants, groups, clinics and hospitals to increase revenue and reduce bad debts.  Our unrivalled level of service and expertise has enabled us to grow, mainly through referrals, to be in this privileged position.

Over 25 years, MBC have maintained client bad debt levels below 0.5% across the company and we have increased revenue for the same work by up to 25%. The allocation of a Personal Account Manager also ensures service continuity allowing MBC to become a seamless extension of the practice.

For more information from MBC, please contact us:

Stand N2: Karl Storz EndoscopyKarl Storz

KARL STORZ has established itself worldwide as an international and highly regarded company offering a comprehensive product range encompassing all surgical endoscopic disciplines. Since its’ foundation in 1945, the family-owned KARL STORZ company has grown into a global manufacturer, distributor and service provider. The gynaecology portfolio includes all manner of hysteroscopes, fluid pumps, colposcopes, laparoscopic equipment, including uterine manipulators and advanced imaging.

KARL STORZ also offer customer-defined support packages, including the provision of dedicated On-Site Technicians who work within hospitals to ensure that all surgical equipment is working first time, every time, allowing clinical staff to focus on the wellbeing of their patients.

For further information from KARL STORZ Endoscopy (UK) Ltd, please contact us:


Stand N3: Medtronic

As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic improves the health and lives of millions of people each year. We believe our deep clinical, therapeutic and economic expertise can help address the complex challenges - such as rising costs, aging populations and the burden of chronic disease - faced by families and healthcare systems today. But no one can do it alone. That's why we're committed to partnering in new ways and developing powerful solutions that deliver better patient outcomes.

Founded in 1949 as a medical repair company, we're now among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, employing more than 85,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in nearly 155+ countries. Join us in our commitment to take healthcare Further, Together. Learn more at

Stand N4: Roche Diagnostics


Roche Diagnostics gives you The Power of Knowing that you're using accurate information to make the right decisions today, so your patients can experience a healthier tomorrow. Roche’s broad spectrum of clinical testing supports women throughout the course of pregnancy from conception to birth.

The portfolio includes tests that measure the ovarian reserve and groups of tests that fulfill national screening requirements for first trimester fetal anomalies, infectious diseases, bone health and anaemia. The latest additions to this portfolio are Harmony non-invasive prenatal testing (formerly of Ariosa Diagnostics) and the sFlt/PlGF ratio test for the diagnosis and short term prediction of pre-eclampsia.

Stand N5: EurosurgicalEurosurgical logo

Specialising in women’s healthcare since 1989, our suppliers are drawn from approved manufacturers globally. Eurosurgical offer an extensive range of products to the medical profession in gynaecological disciplines including Laparoscopy, Colposcopy, Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Obstetrics, Cosmetic Skin Closure and Urogynaecology. Our policy is to research new product development, evaluate the potential market and introduce new innovations which provide women with better quality healthcare.

Stand N7: Genesis MedicalGenesis Medical

Since its founding in 1986, Genesis Medical has served the UK Gynaecologists by providing unique and state-of-the-art products and after sales support of a high standard.

This policy has earned the company a leading position in the UK Urogynaecology market.

Genesis Medical contributes to education on the field by organising courses such as the UK Urogynaecology Nurses Association meetings. Later this year the company is organising the international Neurogenic Bladder course for ICS and the Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and a Competence in Urodynamics course for the Institute of Urology.

Stand N8: Hologic, Inc.Hologic logo

Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic and medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women. Hologic leads the industry in digital mammography systems and offers the most advanced technology for breast imaging and intervention.

Hologic is committed to enhancing women’s lives through earlier detection, improved diagnosis and less invasive treatments. Core business units are focused on mammography and breast biopsy, radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer, cervical cancer screening, treatment for mennorrhagia, polyps and fibroids, osteoporosis assessment, preterm birth screening, and mini C-arm and extremity MRI imaging for orthopedic applications.

Stand N9: Gedeon RichterGedeon Richter

The Women’s Health Division of Gedeon Richter (UK) Ltd is dedicated to the development and commercialisation of innovative drugs for women’s reproductive medicine.

With the vision of becoming a leading biopharmaceutical company in the field of women’s reproductive medicine, Women’s Health Division is focusing its R&D activities on developing non-invasive medical treatments for common, underserved gynaecological conditions. These have a severe impact on the patient’s life, in which current treatments remain unsatisfactory, and in many cases, have severe side effects. The company has a pipeline of innovative compounds which includes first in class molecules with development stages spanning from pre-clinical to newly licensed.

Please visit our website at

Stand N9(b): Nordic GroupNordic Pharma

The Nordic Group is a privately-owned, fast-growing, fully-integrated, pan-European pharmaceutical group of companies with a strong emphasis on quality products and services that cater to the special needs of each customer and patient. The Nordic Group originated in 1995.  Today the Nordic group focuses in two specialised segments of the pharmaceutical market: Marketing and sales of speciality pharmaceuticals; specialised pharmaceutical services which focus on product development, manufacturing, supply logistics and regulatory activities. The Nordic Pharma companies are marketing and males organisations within the Nordic Group and are dedicated to hospital and specialist markets. Our vision is to establish a pan-European speciality pharmaceutical group and to provide the highest quality international pharmaceutical products and services to our customers, partners and patients.

Stand N10 (22nd – 23rd only): Ferring PharmaceuticalsFerring logo

Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a multi-national company with corporate headquarters in Saint-Prex Switzerland; the organisation’s marketing, medical services and sales teams operate in more than 50 countries and employ over 4000 people throughout the world.

Ferring’s portfolio demonstrates an exceptionally innovative and successful track record in endocrinology, reproductive health – infertility and obstetrics, urology, gastroenterology and oncology. Ferring is a world leader in the research and development of peptides and hormone therapies, focusing on producing treatments that enable doctors to treat patients on the body’s own

  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Drayton Hall, Church Road, West Drayton, UB7 7PS
  • Tel: 0208 580 4100
  • Fax: 0844 9310057
  • Web:

RCOG logo

Stand N11: RCOG


Stand N12: Kora HealthcareKoro logo

Kora Healthcare launches new Regelle, a Long Lasting Vaginal Moisturiser. One application of Regelle lasts three days and it is a water-based intravaginal gel providing soothing, continuous moisture and relief from symptoms of vaginal dryness, atrophy, itching, irritation and discomfort.
Regelle is a NON-hormonal preparation and can be used in conjunction with anti oestrogens. Regelle comes in pre-filled applicators: 3 pack (9 days’ supply), 6 pack (18 days’ supply) and 12 pack (36 days’ supply) and is available on NHS prescription as well as Over the Counter (OTC) from all UK pharmacies.
Regelle is Kora’s latest addition to a range that includes Relactagel our non antibiotic treatment for BV (Bacterial Vaginosis) which is also available as a prescription or OTC.

Stand N18: Cambridge University PressCambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is a not-for-profit organization that advances learning, knowledge and research worldwide. CUP have taken over publication of the entire RCOG book list and are currently working to expand these lists to offer a wider range of learning to all practitioners concerned with women’s health.

Come and visit our stand for 20% off all titles on display.

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