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RCOG Annual Professional Development Conference

Start: 20/11/2018 09:00
End: 22/11/2018 17:30

Location: RCOG
Programme: Annual Professional Development 2018.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 Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Co-Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shropshire

Course fees

Please note that the lecture theatre has now reached capacity and we will therefore only be offering Satellite Session registrations for this event.

The Satellite Session will take place in a separate meeting room and will feature a live stream from the main plenary. Delegates will still have access to all other registration benefits including the breakout sessions.

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

  • Standard rate: £570.00
  • Fellow, Member and Associate rate: £523.00
  • Trainee rate: £477.00
  • Allied Healthcare Professional rate: £395.00

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
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  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: 

Crystal Presotto, Conference Coordinator

Enfys Hughes, Conference Administrator



Gold sponsor

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life

Sanofi is providing funding to sponsor the meeting through payment of a promotional exhibition stand and has had no input to the agenda, speakers or content.

Don’t forget to attend Sanofi’s symposia: Managing thrombotic risk and anticoagulant therapy in pregnancy, Wednesday 21st November, 10.50am


Lockton LLPlockton

Silver sponsor

Lockton has a wealth of experience in the private healthcare sector where we deliver bespoke, flexible and sophisticated solutions. Our Medical Indemnity cover comes with a wide range of benefits that are defined specifically for you and your practice’s needs. Most importantly our cover is contractual, not discretionary, meaning that you are guaranteed to be covered in the event of any claim made and supported through a legally enforceable contract.

Don’t forget to attend Lockton’s symposia: Keeping out of trouble – consent, record keeping and patient selection, Tuesday 20 November, 11.45am


Medical Protection Societymedical protection

Bronze sponsor

We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Membership provides access to expert advice and support and can also provide, depending on the type of membership required, the right to request indemnity for any complaints or claims arising from professional practice.

Our in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This can include clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.

Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We do this by promoting risk management through our workshops, E-learning, clinical risk assessments, publications, conferences, lectures and presentations.


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Bronze sponsor

Comprehensive Medical Indemnity Insurance

Premium Medical Protection is the only insurance company in the UK able to offer both claims made and occurrence based contractual insurance policies for medical indemnity. With the security of our AA+ rated underwriter and specialist medical malpractice defence lawyers, our bespoke policies can provide comprehensive cover for your individual needs.  Benefits include: £10m limit of liability, consent to settle and indefinite run off into retirement (Terms & Conditions apply) all under a contractual insurance policy, providing peace of mind and security should a claim be made against you. 

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Bronze sponsor

Roche Diagnostics Women’s Health product portfolio gives you confidence that you're using highly accurate information to make the right decisions today and that you are giving expectant parents clear answers early. 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 fulfil national screening requirements for first trimester fetal anomalies, infectious diseases, bone health and anaemia.  A couple of examples of transformative tests within this portfolio are the Harmony prenatal test kits that can accurately and securely screen for genetic conditions and the NICE recommended sFlt-1/PlGF ratio test for predicting the risk of an expectant woman developing pre-eclampsia. 

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