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Annual Academic Meeting

Start: 17/01/2019 09:30
End: 18/01/2019 16:30

Location: RCOG
Programme: Annual Academic Programme 2019.pdf


Incorporating the Annual Blair Bell Research Society Competition
Joint RCOG/Blair Bell Research Society Meeting

OverviewBlair Bell Research

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

Programme highlights:

  • Workshops providing a great opportunity to interact with senior academics
  • Lectures on “Hot Topics”
  • The latest post-doctoral research from around the country
  • Oral and poster pitch presentations from the top scoring abstracts in the Blair Bell Research Society Competition

Who should attend?

  • 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
  • Senior academics in O&G
  • Practising clinicians, midwives and allied healthcare professionals with an interest in research and education
  • 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
  • Hear updates on hot topics in academic research
  • Understand the interaction between academia and other partners in research
  • Be able to claim a maximum of 11 CPD credits for attendance

Course Organisers

The Blair Bell Research Society Committee

Professor Andrew Horne, Chair of RCOG Academic Board

Professor Lucy Chappell, Chair of Blair Bell Research Society

Dr Jenny Myers, Secretary of Blair Bell Research Society

Professor Louise Kenny, Chair of RCOG Research Committee

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Philip Tooz-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shropshire

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

  • Consultants, SAS Doctors, Professors and Senior Lecturers: £245.00
  • Trainees, PhD Students, FYD & AHP: £185.00
  • Undergraduate Medical Students: £155.00
  • One Day Only Rate: £150.00

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:

Selina Goyal, Conference Coordinator:

Call for abstracts

Submission is now open for the Blair Bell Research Society Competition at the RCOG Annual Academic Meeting 2019. 

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

This year there are two ways for you to present your abstract and showcase your work: Oral presentations and Poster Pitch presentations

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

Prizes will be awarded for the best oral and poster presentations, with the oral prize winner being offered a maximum of £1,000 towards the expenses of attending an international conference in 2019 to present their winning abstract. The top-scoring abstracts will be put forward for publication in BJOG after the meeting. It will be assumed that your abstract can be published in BJOG unless you make it clear on the submission form that you do not permit this.

How to apply

  • Abstracts to be considered for either Oral Presentation or Poster Pitch Presentation will only be accepted via online submission.
  • Please read the instructions for authors and FAQs before submitting.
  • The online abstract submission portal can be found here.  Please note that you will be required to register and create an account the first time you use the portal.

Deadline for submission: Monday 15 October 2018.


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