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Annual Academic Meeting

Start: 08/02/2018 09:30
End: 09/02/2018 16:30

Location: RCOG


Incorporating the Annual Blair Bell Research Society Competition

OverviewBlair Bell Research

The Annual Academic Meeting aims to showcase the entire spectrum of academic research in O&G. The exciting programme features a wide range of speakers from new scientists to well renowned researchers. The programme is designed to cover all aspects of research both from NHS and academia and provide a forum for all undertaking research in O&G.

Programme highlights

  • Workshops on the work of the Clinical Study Groups
  • Lectures on Hot Topics
  • The latest post-doctoral research from around the county
  • Oral and poster pitch presentations from the top scoring abstracts in Blair Bell Research Competition

Who should attend?

  • Practising clinicians, midwives and allied healthcare professionals with an interest in research and education
  • Senior academics in O&G
  • Clinicians in training (an ideal venue for ACFs, ACLs, and CRFs)
  • Undergraduates interested in research in Women's Health
  • Non-clinical scientists from PhDs, research midwives to professors
  • Anyone interested in a career in academic research in O&G

After attending this meeting you will:

  • Have an overview of the latest achievements in O&G research
  • Understand the process of research prioritization and funding
  • Understand the national research infrastructure and opportunities it provides
  • Be able to claim a maximum of 11 CPD credits for attendance

BJOG Author and Peer Review Workshop 

A free BJOG Author and Peer Review Workshop is being held prior to the Annual Academic Meeting on Wednesday 7 February 2018 from 2pm to 5pm.

Come and meet the BJOG team to discuss their top tips on how to thrive in the world of academic publishing.

For more information and to book your place please visit the BJOG Author and Peer Review Workshop event page.

Course Organisers

The Blair Bell Research Society Committee

Professor Andrew Horne, Chair of RCOG Academic Committee

Dr Jenny Myers, Secretary of Blair Bell Research Society

Professor Donald Peebles, President of Blair Bell Research Society

Professor Louise Kenny, Chair of RCOG Research Committee

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Nick Panay FRCOG, London

Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences

Mr Phillip Tooz-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Course fees

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

  • Consultants, SAS Doctors, Professors and Seniors Lecturers: £235.00
  • Trainees, PhD Students, Foundation Year Doctors and AHP: £180.00
  • Undergraduate Medical Students: £150.00
  • One Day Only Rate (Thursday 8 or Friday 9 February 2018): £145.00

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.

For any queries regarding this event, please contact:

Karen Collings, Conference Administrator

Andreia Dias, Conference Coordinator

Call for papers

Submission is now open for the Blair Bell Research Competition at the RCOG Annual Academic Meeting. 

Successful authors will be offered the opportunity to present their work at the RCOG Annual Academic Meeting. 

Prizes will be awarded for the best oral and poster presentations, with the oral prize winner being offered a maximum of £1000.00, towards the expenses of attending an international conference in 2018 to present their winning abstract. The top-scoring abstracts will be put forward for publication in BJOG after the meeting. 

The presenting author must be a trainee. For clinicians this is defined as pre-CCT, and for scientists this is defined as fewer than three years post PhD award. 

Read the full abstract submission guidelines.

New extended deadline for submission: Monday 13 November 2017

Submit your abstract online.


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