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Obstetric Ultrasound Skills the basics and beyond

Start: 02/02/2018 08:30
End: 02/02/2018 17:00

Location: RCOG
Programme: Obstetric Ultrasound Skills - Feb 18.pdf


The RCOG curriculum now requires that all trainees have practical training in basic obstetric ultrasound, comprising two modules on early pregnancy ultrasound (8-12 weeks) and ultrasound assessment of fetal size, liquor and the placenta. These two practical modules need to be underpinned with a sound theoretical basis, which this course is designed to offer. It also will serve as the basis for those trainees developing their skills further with the intermediate ultrasound modules both in obstetrics and gynaecology.

This is primarily a theoretical course however, this course will provide opportunity for basic hands on training in the basic technique of TV ultrasound and TA assessment of pregnancy. The focus will be on technique and practical training to enhance the scan image quality, providing participants with an opportunity to put the theory of the early morning lectures into practice.

Learning objectives

After attending the meeting, you will:

  • Become familiar with ideal machine set up and transabdominal probe  (including probe orientation)
  • Gain competence in undertaking a basic ‘dating scan’ using transabdominal scanning between 8-12 weeks gestation
  • Understand the indications for a fetal anatomy scan
  • Understand the applications and limitations of ultrasound and when referral is required

Who should attend?

  • All Trainees and Consultants in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Staff Doctors, Staff Grades, Trust Doctors and Associate Specialists
  • All those wanting to understand the basic principles and application of obstetric ultrasound

Course Organisers

Dr Anne Marie Coady, Hull

Dr Sarah Bower FRCOG, London

Dr Meekai To MRCOG, London

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Nick Panay FRCOG, London

Honorary Deputy 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: £345.00 
  • Member Rate: £295.00
  • Trainee Rate: £235.00
  • AHP Rate: £220.00 

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

How to book

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  3. Check that your details are correct in ‘My account’ > ‘My details’ > ‘Career stage’, as we will use this to calculate your registration fee
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Alternatively, you can book using the postal booking form, although if you book using this method you will not receive the online discount. 

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For any queries regarding this event, please contact:

Enfys Hughes, Conference Administrator

Andreia Dias, Conference Co-coordinator

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