Event Date/Time: Jun 23, 2004 End Date/Time: Jun 25, 2004
Early Registration Date: Jun 04, 2004
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Wednesday 23 June

9:30am REGISTRATION and COFFEE

10.15am Welcome & Introduction
Dr Cathy Rhodes, Chair, West Midlands Trainees Committee

TRAINING AND WORKFORCE ISSUES
Chairs: Mr Harry Gee, Medical Director and Consultant Obstetrician, Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Dr Cathy Rhodes

10.20am The role of the RCOG in the modern NHS
Professor William Dunlop, President, RCOG

10.50am Current national training issues
Miss Melissa Whitten, Chair, National Trainees Committee

11.10am An update on numbers and workforce issues
Dr Maggie Blott, Consultant Obstetrician, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne

11.30am Special skills modules
Mr Sanjay Vyas, Chair, Special Skills Committee, RCOG and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Directorate of Women & Children’s Health, North Bristol NHS Trust

11.50am Training for overseas graduate doctors
Mr Matt Carty, Senior Vice-President, RCOG, London

12.10pm SHOs: no longer the lost tribe?
Mr Anthony Roberts, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Queen’s Hospital, Burton on Trent

12.30pm Q & A with the panel

12.45pm LUNCH

TRAINING AND WORKFORCE ISSUES (continued)
Chair: Mr Harry Gee, Birmingham Women’s Hospital (HSTC chair)

1.45pm Debate: this house believes that the quality of training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology has improved over the last 10 years
For: Mr Lawrence Wood, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry
Against: Mr Alexander M Pirie, Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics, Birmingham Women’s Hospital

MATERNAL MEDICINE
Chair: Professor Steve Thornton, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Biological Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital, Coventry

2.30pm Controversies in management of HIV in pregnancy
Dr Graham Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Department of Genitourinary Medicine and Communicable Diseases, St Mary’s Hospital, London

2.55pm Cholestasis of pregnancy: are we making progress?
Dr Catherine Williamson, Senior Lecturer in Obstetric Medicine, Queen Charlotte’s & Hammersmith Hospital, London

3.20pm Pregnancy in women with cystic fibrosis & other respiratory disorders
Mr William MacKenzie, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Princess of Wales Women’s Unit, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

3.45pm TEA & POSTERS

UROGYNAECOLOGY
Chair: Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Department of Urogynaecology, Birmingham Women’s Hospital

4.15pm A colorectal surgeon’s view of obstetric anal sphincter injuries
Mr Simon Radley, Consultant Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust

4.40pm Does surgery for prolapse address patient needs?
Mr Steven Radley, Consultant Gynaecologist, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

5.05pm Recent advances in laparoscopic urogynaecological surgery
Mr Alfred Cutner, University College Hospital, London

5.30pm CLOSE

EVENING: CURRY NIGHT sponsored by NOVO NORDISK

Thursday 24 June

9:00am COFFEE

FETAL MEDICINE AND ULTRASOUND
Chair: Professor Martin Whittle, Head, Division of Reproductive and Child Health, University of Birmingham

9.30am Video observations on labour ward: insights for obstetric trainees
Dr Maureen Harris, Clinical Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

9.55am Management of monochorionic twin pregnancy
Mr Myles Taylor, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter

10.20am Care of the very premature infant
Dr Simon Newell, Consultant Neonatologist, St James’ University Hospital, Leeds

10.45am COFFEE & POSTERS

11.15am The use of Doppler ultrasound throughout pregnancy
Speaker to be announced

11.40am First trimester fetal screening and detailed scanning: an ideal
Professor Steve Robson, Professor of Fetal Medicine, School of Surgical and Reproductive Sciences, University of Newcastle

12.30pm LUNCH

GYNAECOLOGY/ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Chair: Professor Shaughn O’Brien, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Keele Medical School, Stoke on Trent, North Staffordshire

1.30pm Oral presentations
6 x 15-minute presentations

3.00pm TEA & POSTERS

3.30pm The ethics of assisted reproductive technology: a guide to Pandora’s Box
Dr Gillian Lockwood, Medical Director, Midland Fertility Services

4.10pm The management of women with vulval pain
Mr David Nunns, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Nottingham City Hospital

4.35pm HRT: where do we go from here?
Mr David Sturdee, Consultant Gynaecologist, Solihull Hospital, West Midlands

5.00pm CLOSE

GALA DINNER Sponsored by ORGANON
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Presentation of prizes for best poster and oral presentation will be held during the dinner


Friday 25 June 2004

8.30am COFFEE & BREAKFAST SYMPOSIUM
Sponsored by ORGANON
Final details to be announced

GYNAECOLOGICAL ONCOLOGY
Chair: Mr Mahmood Shafi, Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon and Oncologist, Birmingham Women’s Hospital

9.30am Colposcopy: past, present and future
Mr Joe Jordan, Consultant Gynaecologist, Private Practice

10.00am Palliative care in gynae-oncology
Mr Jonathan Herod, Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon and Oncologist, Liverpool Women’s Hospital

10.25am Debate: This house believes that gynaecological cancers are best treated by medical oncologists
For: Dr Chris Poole, Consultant Oncologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Against: Mr Quentin Davies, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Leicester Royal Infirmary Maternity Hospital

11.05am COFFEE & POSTERS

LABOUR WARD
Chair: Mr Mike Wyldes, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust, Birmingham

11.30am Modern management of maternal red cell alloimmunisation
Professor Mark Kilby, Professor of maternal and Fetal Medicine, Birmingham Women’s Hospital

11.55am A brief history of obstetric anaesthesia
Dr Mark Scrutton, Consultant Anaesthetist, St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol

12.25pm Can we increase rates of normal birth without increasing litigation and risk?
Miss Heather Mellows, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Bassetlaw Hospital, Worksop and Junior Vice-President, RCOG

12.55pm Workshop instructions

1.00pm LUNCH

2.00pm-4.30pm WORKSHOPS
Choose one workshop each from groups A and B OR two workshops from group B. (We hope that more senior trainees (yr 4-5 SpRs) will attend 2 workshops during session B, allowing more junior trainees to experience the practical workshops).

Duration approximately one hour each with break for tea between.

Group A:
MOET taster Miss Poonam Pradhan, Specialist Registrar, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Miss Shirin Irani, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Heartlands & Solihull NHS Trust, Birmingham

Dr Susie Houghton, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Good Hope Hospital, West Midlands

Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy Justin Clark, Lecturer, Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birmingham Women’s Hospital

Mr Janesh Gupta, Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birmingham Women’s Hospital

Third degree tear repair Dr Khaled Ismail, Senior Lecturer and Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent

Dr C Kettle, Clinical Midwife Specialist, Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent

Miss F O’Mahony, Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent

Group B:
Appraisal and Revalidation Mr Charles Wright, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Hillingdon Hospital, Middlesex
Setting up Private Practice Mr Frazer McLeod, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Achieving work/life balance Dr Susan Kersley

Venue

27 Sussex Place, Regents Park, London,
London
NW1 4RG
United Kingdom
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