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Manual Vacuum Aspiration Training Course

Start: 08/02/2022 09:00
End: 08/02/2022 16:00

Location: Online

Joint RCOG/BSACP Meeting

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

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 essential learning in the MVA procedure, this course covers the equipment, staffing, analgesia and other requirements for surgical uterine evacuation in an outpatient setting.

We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment. There are a maximum of 32 places for this event that regularly sells out.

Peer feedback:

96% of virtual delegates who took part in this course in September 2021 found that it met their personal development needs

 “Well organised, high quality course. The material was up to date and pertinent to the current work environment

On-demand accessible learning

Our state-of-the-art virtual events platform allows you to access all content for three months post-event.

This means you can watch from wherever you are in the world and at a time convenient for you. Your on-demand access means no programme clashes, and saves on travel time and extra arrangements.

This is an excellent, bite-sized approach to learning which supports flexible and accessible educational content for doctors globally.

Why you should attend

  • Learn to confidently fit together and operate a MVA kit
  • Refine knowledge of appropriate pain relief
  • Learn to provide appropriate support for the woman and her support person
  • Understand how 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

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
  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.

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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