Event Date/Time: Nov 26, 2003 End Date/Time: Nov 28, 2003
Early Registration Date: Nov 07, 2003
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Wednesday 26 November

10.00am REGISTRATION and COFFEE

10.25am Welcome and introduction
Professor William Dunlop, President, RCOG, London

SESSION 1: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN GYNAECOLOGICAL SURGERY
Chair: Mr Patrick Walker, Consultant Gynaecologist, The Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, London

10.30am Microwave endometrial ablation
Mr Nick Sharp, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Royal United Hospital, Bath

11.00am Prolapse
Mr Ash Monga, Consultant Gynaecologist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton

11.30am Laparoscopic approaches to hysterectomy
Dr Kevin Phillips, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Castle Hill Hospital, Middlesborough

12.00pm Interventional radiology
Dr John Reidy, Consultant Radiologist, Department of Radiology, Guy’s Hospital, London

12.30pm LUNCH

PLENARY 1
1.30pm Innovations in intrapartum fetal assessment
Professor Keith Greene, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Perinatal Research Group, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

2.30pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
· Menorrhagia
Miss Jenny Higham, Senior Lecturer, Imperial College, Department of Academic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St Mary’s Hospital, London

· Prolapse
Mr Andrew Farkas, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

· Urogynaecology
Mr Ash Monga

· Polycystic ovary syndrome
Professor William Ledger, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Unit of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

· Inflammation and brain injury
Dr Donald Peebles, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Hospitals NHS Trust, UCL Medical School, London

· Early pregnancy loss
Dr Raj Rai, Senior lecturer/ Consultant Gynaecologist, Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St Mary’s Hospital, London

· Gynaecological oncology
Mr Patrick Walker

· Thromboembolism
Dr Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Consultant Obstetrician, St Thomas’ Hospital, London

· Fertility control
Dr Ros Tolcher, Consultant in Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Clinical Director, Contraception and Sexual Health Service, Southampton

· Breech delivery
Dr Leonie Penna, Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics, St George’s Hospital, London

· Fetal monitoring in labour
Mr John Spencer, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Northwick Park Hospital, Middlesex

· Advances in assisted reproduction
Mr Enda McVeigh, Consultant & Sub Specialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

· Information Skills workshop: obstetrics and gynaecology on the internet
Information Services Department, RCOG

3.30pm TEA

4.00pm MEDICO-LEGAL FORUM
Dr Alan Brown, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

5.30pm CLOSE and DRINKS RECEPTION


Thursday 27 November

9.00am COFFEE

SESSION 2: GU MEDICINE FOR O&G
Chair: Miss Heather Mellows, Vice President of the RCOG and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Bassetlaw Hospital, Worksop

9.30am Update on chlamydia
Dr Jennifer Hopwood, St Catherine’s Hospital, Birkenhead

10.00am Update on HIV
Dr George Kinghorn, Consultant Physician, Clinical Director for Communicable Diseases, Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

10.30am COFFEE

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

I Early pregnancy loss
Chair: Professor Lesley Regan, Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imperial College School of Medicine, St Mary’s Hospital, London

11.00am Spontaneous miscarriage
Miss Siobhan Quenby, Senior Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Liverpool

11.20am Recurrent miscarriage
Professor Lesley Regan

11.40am Ectopic pregnancy
Mr Jonathan Frappell, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

12.00pm Discussion

II Update on gynaecological oncology
Chair: Professor Ian Jacobs, Professor of Gynaecological Oncology, Director of Cancer Institute, Barts and The London Hospital, London

11.00am Ovary
Professor Ian Jacobs

11.20am Endometrium
Professor Henry Kitchener, Department of Gynaecological Oncology, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester

11.40am Cervix
Dr Margaret Cruickshank, Senior Lecturer in Gynaecology Oncology, Department of Gynaecology, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Aberdeen

12.00pm Discussion

III Information skills workshop

11.00am Searching Medline
Information Services Department

12.30pm LUNCH

PLENARY 2: WILLIAM MEREDITH FLETCHER SHAW MEMORIAL LECTURE
1.30pm Fetal plasticity and the origins of coronary heart disease
Professor David Barker, MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton

2.30pm RCOG Forum

3.30pm TEA

SESSION 3: EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Chair: Dr Matt Carty, Vice President, RCOG, London

4.00pm Recruitment into O&G
Dr Margaret Blott, Chairman of the Workforce Advisory Committee and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne

4.30pm The SHO grade
Mr Charles Wright, Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Hillingdon Hospital, Middlesex

5.00pm Training in research
Professor Steve Smith, Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Cambridge, The Rosie Hospital, Cambridge

5.30pm CLOSE and DRINKS RECEPTION


Friday 28 November

8.30am COFFEE

SESSION 4: CLINICAL RISK MANAGEMENT
Chair: Dr Helen Scholefield, Consultant Obstetrician, Department of Obstetrics, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Liverpool

9.00am Why bother?
Mr John Pickering, Partner, Personal Injury, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Sheffield

9.30am Obstetrics
Mr Derek Tuffnell, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Bradford

10.00am Gynaecology
Dr Alan Mathers, Clinical Director and Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital, Glasgow

10.30am COFFEE

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

IV Polycystic ovary syndrome
Chair: Dr Adam Balen, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, The General Infirmary, Leeds

11.00am Investigation, diagnosis and long term sequelae
Professor Stephen Franks, Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology, Institute of Reproductive & Developmental Biology, Imperial College, London

11.20am Hirsutism
Dr Jane Norman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, West of Scotland Deanery, Glasgow

11.40am Infertility
Dr Adam Balen

12.00pm Discussion

V Hypertension in pregnancy
Chair: Professor Phil Baker, Professor of Maternal and Fetal Health, Director of Research Centre, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester

11.00am The scientific basis of prediction
Professor Phil Baker

11.20am Diagnosis and antenatal management
Professor James Walker, University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds

11.40am Prevention of pre-eclampsia and its sequelae
Professor Andrew Shennan, Professor of Obstetrics, Maternal and Fetal Research unit, St Thomas’ Hospital, London

12.00pm Discussion

VI Information Skills workshop

11.00am Searching Medline
Information Services Department

12.30pm LUNCH

PLENARY 3 - RCOG/WYETH HISTORICAL LECTURE
1.30pm Conjoined twins
Mr Michael Cox, Warwickshire

SESSION 5: ANTENATAL CARE
Chair: Ms Jane Thomas, Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Women ‘s and Children’s Health, London

2.30pm Evidence for antenatal care
Dr Peter Brocklehurst, Director, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Health Sciences, Oxford

3.00pm Consistent standards for prenatal screening
Professor Martin Whittle, Department of Fetal Medicine, Birmingham Women’s Hospital, Birmingham

3.30pm Tackling inequities in antenatal care
Dr Gwyneth Lewis, Principal Medical Officer, Women’s Health, Department of Health, London

4.00pm TEA and CLOSE

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