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Annual Academic Meeting

Start: 25/02/2021 09:00
End: 26/02/2021 17:00

Location: Online
Programme: Annual Academic Programme 2021.pdf

Early bird registration fees until Monday 25 January 2021

blair bell research This virtual course features the entire spectrum of academic research in O&G, invaluable to anyone with an interest in this area.

Led by a range of speakers, from emerging researchers to world-renowned research leaders, the programme includes key updates and provides a forum for all undertaking research in O&G.

To enhance your learning experience and further assist flexible learning, lectures will be made available online to you after the event, so if you have to miss a lecture you can catch up when it suits you.

Organiser quote

“We plan to hold the Annual Academic Meeting in February 2021 to showcase academic excellence in our specialty, at a time when research has never been more important. We look forward to welcoming all who are interested – from medical student to professor – to this friendly and accessible meeting”

Professor Lucy Chappell, President of Blair Bell Research Society

Online Platform

Please note, this course will be delivered through an online collaborative platform which creates a guest profile for all participants. As part of this profile, the name and email address of the participant will be visible to all participants within the secure course classroom. This is a requirement of use of this platform so permission to share this information will be gathered during the registration process.

Learning objectives

  • Gain an overview of the latest achievements in O&G research
  • Learn about the latest post-doctoral research from around the country
  • Hear updates on hot topics in academic research
  • Understand the interaction between academia and other partners in research

Peer feedback

“The programme was interesting, novel and exciting. It was highly accessible to students and all around a hugely inspiring meeting.” – Delegate, 2019

Programme format

We are committed to running the Annual Academic Meeting to celebrate the excellence of academic research in O&G, however, in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is planned to run this meeting as a virtual event.

The top scoring abstract submissions will be selected to present their work at meeting as an oral presentation. Poster Pitch abstracts will be presented in breakout sessions on Thursday 25 February, with the top scoring abstracts being put forward to present their work as part of the programme on Friday 26 February.

Prizes will be awarded on Friday 26 February for the best oral and poster pitch presentations from the meeting.

Who should attend

  • Academic clinicians in training (an ideal venue for ACFs, ACLs, and CRFs)
  • Undergraduates interested in research in O&G
  • Discovery scientists from PhDs, 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

Course Organisers

The Blair Bell Research Society Committee

Professor Andrew Horne, Chair of RCOG Academic Board

Professor Lucy Chappell, President of Blair Bell Research Society

Dr Jenny Myers, Secretary of Blair Bell Research Society

Professor Ed Johnstone, Chair of RCOG Research Committee

Honorary Co-Directors of Conferences

Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury


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

  • Consultants, SAS Doctors, Professor and Senior Lectures: £150.00 (standard fee £225.00)
  • Trainees, PhD Students, FYD and AHP: £98.00 (standard fee £195.00)
  • Undergraduate Medical Students: £75.00 (standard fee £165.00)

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. Return to this page
  4. 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.


For any queries regarding this event, please contact:

Jessica Thorn, Events Coordinator

Submission is now open for the Blair Bell Research Society Competition at the RCOG Annual Academic Meeting 2021.

Abstract submissions are closed.

Abstract submission deadline was extended to Sunday 15 November 2020

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

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

Oral Presentation 

The top scoring abstract submissions will be selected to present their work at meeting as an oral presentation.

Poster Presentation 

Accepted submissions will have the opportunity to present their work in the breakout sessions on Thursday 25 February, with the top scoring posters from that initial judging phase being given the opportunity to present their poster as a Poster Pitch in the main programme on Friday 26 February.

Further details will be available in due course.

The submitting and presenting author must be either:

  • A trainee - For clinicians this is defined as pre-CCT, and for scientists this is defined as fewer than three years post PhD award. 
  • A medical student

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 2021 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 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 was extended to 23:59 on Sunday 15 November 2020

Abstract submissions are closed.

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