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National Trainees Conference - FULLY BOOKED

Start: 06/12/2018 09:00
End: 07/12/2018 16:30

Location: Birmingham
Programme: National Trainees Conference Programme 2018.pdf

This conference is fully booked. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email your details to Elouise at EChadderton-Illing@RCOG.ORG.UK


The National Trainees Conference 2018 is for trainees at all grades and is organised by trainees. This year’s Conference aims to address morale and motivation within our specialty; and inject some vibrancy and balance into our training by showcasing the positives of being an O&G trainee in the NHS and beyond. If you love O&G but sometimes feel as if training is a tick box exercise, if you're considering your career options within O&G, or if you’re simply looking for an update on a diverse range of topics within our specialty, then this is the Conference for you.

In an increasingly pressurised health service, the requirements on trainees continue to mount. The challenges facing a modern NHS and the challenges in our specialty need to be understood and we need the knowledge, tools and skills to allow us to successfully navigate our training.

Join the NTC Facebook event for regular support resources and to connect with your colleagues up and down the country.

5 reasons to attend NTC 2018

  1. Be inspired by keynote speakers
  2. Present your work on a national platform
  3. Get a PubMed citable abstract published in BJOG
  4. Be part of a community and meet peers to share experiences
  5. Receive the latest updates on current hot topics and clinical trials

Who should attend?

  • ST1-7 Trainees in O&G
  • Medical students
  • FY1&2s
  • College Tutors  
  • Anyone considering a career in O&G

NTC Social event

Why not make the most of the conference and indulge in a delicious 3 course meal and a glass of wine at this year’s social event which will take place at Conference Aston’s Courtyard Restaurant, a perfect setting to catch up friends and colleagues and reflect on the day’s topics.

Tickets are £40.00 (not included in your registration fee). Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Dress code: Smart

Organising Committee

Chair: Dr Natalie Woodhead

Deputy Chair: Dr Jay Ghosh


Dr Fatima Ahmed

Dr Laura Bangs

Dr Jonathan Chester

Dr Justin Chu

Dr Hajra Khattak

Dr Rima Smith

Dr Jennifer Tambyln

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shropshire

Course fees

This conference is fully booked. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email your details to Elouise at EChadderton-Illing@RCOG.ORG.UK

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

  • Full conference: £360.00
  • One day: £280.00
  • Social ticket: £40.00

Medical students

This year we are offering the first 10 medical students who register, a discounted rate of £180.00. These spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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

How to book

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, please contact:

Elouise Chadderton-Illing

For any queries regarding sponsorship and exhibition, please contact:

Sarah McDermott



Conference Aston Meeting Suites

Main Building 

Aston University Campus 


B4 7ET

For information on how to get to Conference Aston can be found here.



Accommodation is available at Conference Aston, at the discounted rate of £82.50 + VAT for Bed and Breakfast. 

This discounted rate is available until 25 October. If you would like to book please visit, using the promo code RCOG2018


NTC Social Event

Conference Aston Conference Centre & Hotel 

Courtyard Restaurant

Aston Street 

Aston University Campus 


B4 7ET

Local to Birmingham and want to just attend the Social Event? Please call Elouise Chadderton-Illing on 020 7772 6312 to book over the phone.

Showcase your work

The National Trainees Conference is an ideal opportunity to present your work and boost your CV!

Abstracts accepted and presented at the RCOG National Trainees Conference 2018 will also be published in an online supplement to BJOG.

This year there are two ways for you to present your abstract and showcase your work

Oral Presentation 

Top scoring submissions will be selected to give oral presentations across a number of sessions in the Conference programme. There will also be designated oral presentations within the poster presentation area.

Poster Presentation 

Accepted submissions will have the opportunity to display their work in visual form at the conference venue

How to apply

  • Abstract to be considered for either Oral Presentation or Poster Presentation will only be accepted online.
  • Case studies are not accepted
  • Please read the instructions for authors and FAQs before submitting 
  • Online abstract submission can be found here and you will need to register and create an account the first time you use the system.

Deadline for submissions: Monday 2 July, 2pm



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, Thursday 6 December, 12.30pm



Silver sponsor

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 menorrhagia, polyps and fibroids, osteoporosis assessment, preterm birth screening, and mini C-arm and extremity MRI imaging for orthopedic applications. Don’t forget to attend Hologic’s symposia: Friday 7 December, 1.45pm


Alliance Pharmaceuticalsalliance pharmaceuticals

Bronze sponsor

Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd is an international specialty pharmaceutical company headquartered in Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK. Our core presence is in Western Europe, but our products reach more than 100 countries via joint ventures or distributors. By acquisition, we have built up a portfolio of over 90 pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products, specialising in dermatology, ophthalmology and mother and child products. The vision for Alliance Pharma is to breathe life into medicines around the world and we remain dedicated to patients by remaining true to our core values.



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