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RCOG Annual Professional Development Conference

Start: 21/11/2017 09:00
End: 23/11/2017 17:30

Location: RCOG
Programme: APD Conference 2017.pdf


The RCOG Annual Professional Development Conference is aimed at providing an authoritative update on clinical problems and current affairs relevant to the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology. Expert speakers are asked to give an overview suitable to colleagues working in all areas of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The meeting also provides an opportunity to have informal discussions with College officers.

The UK Specialist Societies will be hosting parallel breakout sessions, giving you the opportunity to attend four breakouts sessions according to your own special interest.

It is an ideal opportunity to meet colleagues and catch up with developments in science, clinical practice and medical politics, as they affect obstetrics and gynaecology both nationally and internationally.

Learning Objectives

  • Hear the full spectrum of recent advances from experts in their field, which has been deliberately tailored for a diverse audience
  • Provide an update on medical politics and current affairs
  • 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 and SAS Doctors 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
  • The meeting is aimed at practicing specialists, and is designed as an update rather than as a basic introduction

Course Organiser and Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Nick Panay FRCOG, London

Co-Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Course fees

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

  • Standard rate: £630.00
  • Fellow, Member and Associate 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.

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 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

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.


The main lecture hall is now fully booked; however we are taking bookings for a live link room at a discount price and you can book for the live link session online.

The room will be a live link streaming from the main lecture hall to another room where you will be able to listen to the lectures and see the speakers on a screen. Questions during Q&As will be taken from both the main room and the live link room. You will still be able to enjoy all the networking opportunities that the event offers, attend the breakout sessions where space permits, have access to the exhibition hall where lunch and refreshment will be served and of course receive the certificate of attendance.

Alternatively we are running the same event in Manchester on the 15-17 May 2018. For more information and to book your place please see the event RCOG Northern Professional Development Conference.

Should you have any questions, please contact Andreia Dias on +44 (0) 2017 772 6281 or via email

For any queries regarding this event, please contact:

Andreia Dias, Conference Coordinator

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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.  The sFlt/PlGF ratio test is recommended by NICE to help diagnose suspected preeclampsia,, published in May 2016.


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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.



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ical 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.



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.


Genesis Medical

Genesis Medical was founded in 1986 to serve the gynaecology and urology as a distributor for the best possible products sourced from around the world.

Today the company supports about 150 urodynamic systems in the UK, including Life-Tech and Medica makes. The PicoSmart system from Italy is the market leader and offers more than the competition. Support sets Genesis apart.

Other products of interest to the urogynaecologist:

  • Consumables for urodynamics
  • Flowmeters –
  • PrimeSight flexible cystoscopes for Endosheath technology
  • Uscan bladder scanner -
  • I-Stop non-deforming tapes for SUI with TOT helical needles and Retropubic

Genesis Medical supports many educational events as exhibitors as well as organising popular courses for opinion leaders at UCLH covering urodynamics and the Dartford cystoscopy course (the next course is on 17th November).


Plinth MedicalPlinth medical

Plinth Medical in association with Plinth 2000 are proud to exhibit our unique Bariatric Gynaecology Couch.

This column lift couch has a safe working load of 325KG (50 Stone) and is fitted with powered Bariatric capable stirrups.    

Come and talk to us about a free trial of this UK manufactured equipment.

We believe that this package represents a big step forward in improving patient care and minimising discomfort and strain for clinical staff.


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Founded in 1901 by a Hungarian pharmacist, Gedeon Richter is a European innovation-driven speciality pharmaceutical company with products distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide. The Women's Health Division of Richter is dedicated to the development and commercialisation of innovative drugs for women's reproductive medicine. The company is one of very few in the world to offer a comprehensive portfolio of products for gynaecological conditions. The company has a pipeline of innovative compounds which includes several first in class molecules with development stages spanning from pre-clinical to newly licenced.

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Cambridge University Press is a not-for-profit publisher that dates from 1534 and is part of the University of Cambridge. Our mission is to unlock people's potential with the best learning and research solutions by combining state-of-the-art content with the highest standards of scholarship, writing and production. Since the Press took over publication of the RCOG book list in 2013, it has been significantly expanded, in order to offer a wide range of learning to all practitioners concerned with women’s health, including online access to textbooks.  Visit our stand to browse new titles, available at 20% discount, and pick up free journal sample copies.

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