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National Trainees Conference

Start: 27/05/2021 09:00
End: 28/05/2021 16:35

Location: Bristol

The National Trainees Conference 2021 has been designed by trainees, for trainees at all grades and all areas of interest.

The diverse programme has been tailored to help enhance your understanding of the new RCOG core curriculum. Each half day will cover one of the four new professional identities, referring to as many CiPS as possible.

Across the two days, you will have the flexibility to tailor your experience to your clinical and professional development needs, whilst sharing experiences with peers from around the country.

Please note: We are committed to running the National Trainees Conference in May 2021. However, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty around the impact of social distancing measures on events, a decision around the format of this event will be decided and communicated to all registered delegates in early 2021.

5 reasons to attend NTC 2021

  1. Help with navigating the new RCOG Core Curriculum
  2. Talks covering some of the hot topics in O&G
  3. Select breakout sessions to suit your needs
  4. Present your work on a national platform
  5. Be part of a community and meet peers to share experiences

Peer feedback

"The lectures were of high value, very educational and really interesting". – Trainee delegate

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 27 May ONLY – £288.00
  • Friday 28 May ONLY – £288.00

Medical students

This year we offered the first 10 medical students who registered, a discounted rate of £180.00. These spaces were allocated on a first come first served basis and have now been filled. No further medical student applications will be accepted.

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 download and complete the booking form then email it to, although if you book using this method you will not receive the £10 online discount.

If you would like your hospital or trust to be invoiced for your place, please read the events FAQs for further details.

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 2021 will also be published in an online supplement to BJOG. Submission deadline now extended until Monday 4 January 2021.

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

How to apply

Deadline extension: Monday 4 January 2021, 8am UK time

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.

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

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

You need to be logged in to the RCOG website to make an online booking. Please go to the log-in page.