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RCOG Operative vaginal Birth Simulation Training (ROBuST) Trainer and Trainee Course Combined - CANCELLED

Start: 04/02/2021 08:00
End: 04/02/2021 17:15

Location: RCOG
Programme: ROBuST Trainer and Trainee Course Combined - February 2021.pdf

This course has been designed for trainees and trainers who are not able to attend a local course or who are coming from outside the UK to participate in training.

This is also an opportunity for new faculty who want to run the course locally as part of the RCOG franchised course programme.

The aim of ROBuST is to provide instruction and hands-on practice in all methods of operative vaginal birth (both non-rotational and rotational) to facilitate the achievement of the OSATS competencies on the RCOG Training matrix. Techniques for performing a Caesarean Section at full dilatation are also covered. The course consists of short lectures, hands-on workshops and small group discussions on teamwork and communication. 

The cost of the course is inclusive of the ROBuST course manual (and Trainer’s manual for new trainers).

Spaces on this course is strictly limited to 18 places for Trainees and 8 for Trainers.

Who Should Attend

  • Trainees: Trainee levels ST1-ST3 only
  • Trainers: Consultants or senior Midwives whose institutions have applied to run, consider running or run an RCOG Operative Birth Simulation Training Course

Why Attend


  • To develop your skills in performing operative vaginal birth, by tuition and hands-on practice
  • To learn the technical and non-technical skills necessary to manage delay in the second stage of labour
  • To facilitate the achievement of the relevant skills in the RCOG training matrix


  • Learn how to deliver ROBuST Training in your hospital or unit
  • Brush up on techniques required to teach the course
  • Discover how RCOG franchised courses work

Convenor of ROBuST

Dr Dimitrios Siassokos MRCOG, London

Deputy Convenor of ROBuST

Dr Michele Mohajer FRCOG, Shrewsbury

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 at 20%) for this event is: 

  • Trainer rate: £315
  • Trainee rate: £285

For any queries regarding this event, please contact:

Events Team