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Manual Vacuum Aspiration

Start: 22/09/2021 09:30
End: 22/09/2021 16:00

Location: Online
Programme: Manual Vacuum Aspiration - Sep 2021.pdf

Joint RCOG/BSCAP Meeting

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bsacpThis one day theoretical training course focuses on the outpatient management of miscarriage and abortion using manual vacuum aspiration.

Manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) is an alternative to electric suction or dilatation and curettage for evacuation of the uterine contents. The MVA procedure is performed with a hand-operated vacuum syringe, typically under local anaesthetic, in a treatment room.

With the high safety profile of this procedure and the increasing potential for the delivery of uterine evacuation outside of theatre, there is a need to improve access to MVA in the UK. In addition to providing grounding in the MVA procedure, this course covers the equipment, staffing, analgesia and other requirements for surgical uterine evacuation in the outpatient setting.

We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment. There are a maximum of 40 places.

Learning objectives

By attending this course, you should be able to:

  • Learn to confidently fit together and operate a MVA kit
  • Gain knowledge of appropriate pain relief
  • Learn to provide appropriate support for the woman and her support person
  • Gain skills to develop a business case for MVA

Who should attend

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology ATSM/FSRH Special Skills Abortion Care trainers
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology ATSM/FSRH Special Skills Abortion Care trainees
  • Experienced staff in miscarriage/abortion care keen to expand their competence/skills

Course organiser(s)

Dr Patricia Lohr FACOG FRCOG FFSRH (Hons), London

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury

Deputy Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Dudley Robinson FRCOG, London


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

Band A including UK rates:

  • Standard Rate – £260.00
  • RCOG/BSCAP Fellow/Members/Associate Rate – £220.00
  • Trainee Rate – £175.00
  • AHP Rate – £165.00

Band B and C rate:

  • Standard rate: £130.00

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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
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  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.

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For any queries, regarding this event please contact:

Events Team

For any queries regarding sponsorship and exhibition, please contact:

Natasha Hagenbuch – Corporate Development Manager

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