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Annual Academic Meeting

Start: 10/02/2022 09:00
End: 11/02/2022 17:00

Location: Online


Blair Bell Research Society

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 2022 to showcase academic excellence in our specialty. Despite the challenging times, research continues to be a core component of our speciality and essential to the progression of scientific discovery through to improvements in clinical care. We look forward to welcoming everyone with a research interest – from medical student to professor – to this friendly and accessible meeting”

Professor Jenny Myers, 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

  • “I think the virtual event actually allowed me to view more content than previous times I have been to the conference in person. The speed dating was useful and good.” – Delegate, 2021
  • “The event was really interesting and it was fantastic to hear about all the varied work that the O&G community is involved with.” – Delegate, 2021

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 10 February, with the top scoring abstracts being put forward to present their work as part of the programme on Friday 11 February.

Prizes will be awarded for the best oral and poster pitch presentations on Friday 11  February.

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 Emma Crosbie, Chair of the RCOG Academic Board

Professor Jenny Myers, President of Blair Bell Research Society

Professor Ed Johnstone, Chair of RCOG Research Committee

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury

Deputy Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Dudley Robinson FRCOG, London

 

Fees

This event is not open for booking, should you wish to be notified when bookings are open, please email your interest to events@rcog.org.uk, stating the name of the course on the email.

For any queries, regarding this event please contact:

Events Team

For any queries regarding sponsorship and exhibition, please contact:

Natasha Hagenbuch – Corporate Development Manager

Submission is now open for the Blair Bell Research Society Competition at the RCOG Annual Academic Meeting 2022. 

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 submissions will be selected to present their work in the breakout sessions on Thursday 10 February, with the finalists from that initial judging phase being given the opportunity to speak in the main programme on Friday 11 February.

Poster Presentation 

Accepted submissions will have the opportunity to present their work in the breakout sessions on Thursday 10 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 11 February.

Further details will be available in due course.

The submitting and presenting author must be either:

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

2) 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 2022 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: Sunday 17 October 2021