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National Trainees Conference - POSTPONED

Start: 21/05/2020 09:00
End: 22/05/2020 17:00

Location: Bristol
Programme: National Trainees Confererence.pdf

Cancellation of events until end of May 2020

We are very sorry that, in light of the current global outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone all of our conferences, courses and events taking place before the end of May 2020.

As outlined in our booking conditions, we regret we are unable to refund any delegate travel and/or accommodation costs if an event is cancelled.

We therefore recommend booking flexible tickets and accommodation where possible for upcoming events that have not yet been postponed or cancelled.

Please see our coronavirus events FAQs for more information

The National Trainees Conference 2020 is for trainees at all grades and is organised by trainees.

Let the 2020 NTC programme help you navigate your way through the new RCOG core curriculum. Each half day we’ll cover one of the four new “Professional Identities”, dipping into as many “CiPS” as possible. Highlights include a chance to hear from the incoming RCOG President Eddie Morris and the new CEO Kate Lancaster, a debate entitled “Should we consent women for normal birth?”,  four breakout sessions to choose from within each curriculum professional identity (covering both obstetrics and gynaecology) and a chance to hear from Candice Brathwaite - a patient voice exploring why black women are more at risk of dying after an update on MBRRACE. The programme content means that this conference is almost certain to meet your regional criteria for access to study budget.

Included in your ticket is a realaxed opportunity to catch up with colleagues past, present and future at an early evening reception including one alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) drink, food as well as access to a bar. At this reception we’ll be hearing from Michelle Barrows, Head Vet at Bristol Zoo about O&G in the world of animals.

6 reasons to attend NTC 2020

  1. Empower yourself to make the most of the new 2019 RCOG core curriculum
  2. Engaging talks covering some of the hot topics in O&G
  3. Personalise your experience by choosing breakout sessions to suit your needs
  4. Enhance your presentation skills on a national platform
  5. Network with the trainee community and meet peers to share experiences
  6. Explore the diverse experiences Bristol has to offer. Make a long weekend of it heading into the bank holiday, or even extend your stay further to visit the delights of the South West of England

Who should attend

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

Organising Committee


Dr Sarah Channing

Deputy Chairs

Dr Danya Bakhbakhi

Dr Will Farkas

Dr Sarah Quinn


Dr Sophie Boyd

Dr Katie Cornthwaite

Dr Emily Hotton

Dr Abi Merriel

Dr Neil Ryan

Honorary Co-Directors of Conferences

Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury


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

  • Full Conference – £370.00
  • Thursday 21 May ONLY – £288.00
  • Friday 22 May ONLY – £288.00

Medical students - Fully booked 

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. If you would like to apply for this rate, please complete the postal book form found below and return this with a copy of your student ID to Elouise Chadderton-Illing,

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 £10 online discount


For general queries, please contact:

Elouise Chadderton-Illing – Events Administrator

For queries regarding abstract submissions, please contact:

Jessica Thorn – Events Administrator

For queries regarding sponsorship and exhibition, please contact:

Natasha Breckwoldt – Sponsorship and Exhibitions Lead

Bronze Sponsor

Medical Protection












Limbs and Things




Pregnancy Sickness Support



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 2020 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 

The top scoring submissions will be selected to speak in the main programme for an oral presentation

Poster Presentation 

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

Deadline Extended to Wednesday 11 December, 8am

How to apply

  • Abstract to be considered for either Oral Presentation or Poster Presentation will only be accepted online.
  • 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.

Mercure Grand Hotel

Broad St, Bristol BS1 2EL

Tel: 0117 930 3322

How to get there

By road

Bristol can be easily located from London, Birmingham and the rest of the UK, with the intersection of the M4 and M5 motorways located just to the north of Bristol and the M32 providing direct access to the city centre.

By rail

Bristol Temple Meads is located 0.8 miles from the venue

Discounted fares are available through the Visit Bristol website for those travelling by GWR to the conference.


Special accommodation rates are available at the conference venue, for more detailed information, please refer to your registration confirmation or contact 0117 930 3322

For alternative places to stay nearby, visit 

Mother and Babies facilities

The conference is baby-friendly, with babies under one welcome to attend. Nappy-changing facilities are available on-site along with a Mother and baby room relax and take a break from the conference if needed