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RCOG release: Three-day Annual Professional Development conference 2014

News 18 November 2014

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) three-day Annual Professional Development (APD) conference, aimed at providing an authoritative update on clinical problems relevant to the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology, starts today.

The conference is aimed at consultants in obstetrics and gynaecology across all subspecialties, as well as generalists, and specialty trainees. Expert speakers will talk on a range of topics including fetal growth restriction, obstetric violence, induction of labour, hormone replacement therapy, stillbirth and tackling sepsis.

UK Specialist Societies will also be hosting breakout sessions, enabling attendees to tailor the course to their specific interests. Societies attending include the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology, the British Fertility Society and the British Menopause Society.

Dr David Richmond, President of the RCOG gave the opening address. He said:

“The focus of this year’s meeting is clinical dilemmas and we hope that this conference will help resolve many of them. We have some fascinating lectures and debates coming up and it is a great opportunity to follow the latest developments in our field.

“There is a great array of speakers and topics being covered from human rights in the NHS to reducing the stillbirth rate and managing multiple pregnancies.

“It is also a great opportunity for attendees to meet myself and the other College Officers and ask any questions they may have.”

The APD conference is now fully booked. For live updates from the conference follow us on Twitter @RCObsGyn and use the hashtag #APD14.


For further information, please contact the RCOG Media and PR team on +44 20 7772 6300 or email