ABOUT RCOG 2019

London Congress, 2019

RCOG World Congress is returning to the UK!

Don’t miss your chance to attend this truly global must-attend conference for O&G professionals. Following sell-out congresses in Cape Town and Singapore, the 2019 World Congress will be held at the world-class ExCeL centre in London.

Together with our Specialist Society partners, we have designed a cutting-edge scientific programme featuring leading O&G experts, exciting plenary sessions and engaging pre-Congress workshops.

The Congress offers you the opportunity to hear from the specialists from around the world discussing and debating key topics, network with your international colleagues as well as visit the iconic city of London, the home of the RCOG.

The RCOG 2019 will be started on 17 June and it will be ended on 19 June 2019.

The Congress site is ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London, UK.

The primary event in Gynaecology category will be the centerpiece of Gynaecology, Fetal Medicine, Pregnancy, Fertility Control and Maternal Medicine issues.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists's Congress is held annually.

The association of the World Congress of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Meeting Location

Congress Venue: The World-Class ExCeL Centre in London

Address: One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL, United Kingdom

  • 4500 Attendees

  • 1250 Exhibitors

  • 90 Countries

Program Overview Schedule

EVENTS and SESSIONS @ 7:00 AM-7:30 PM

7:00 AM-7:30 PM

EVENTS and SESSIONS

    RCOG World Congress is returning to the UK!

    Don’t miss your chance to attend this truly global must-attend conference for O&G professionals. Following sell-out congresses in Cape Town and Singapore, the 2019 World Congress will be held at the world-class ExCeL centre in London. Together with our Specialist Society partners, we have designed a cutting-edge scientific programme featuring leading O&G experts, exciting plenary sessions and engaging pre-Congress workshops. The Congress offers you the opportunity to hear from the specialists from around the world discussing and debating key topics, network with your international colleagues as well as visit the iconic city of London, the home of the RCOG.

    The Scientific Committee, with the involvement of the UK Specialist Societies, have put together an exciting programme that will encompass a wide range of topics and session formats including plenary lectures, six concurrent streams, lively debates, presentations from scientific abstracts, breakfast sessions and a variety of Pre-Congress workshops.

    The 2019 Programme includes sessions on:

    Fetal medicine, Gynecological imaging, Maternal medicine, BSACP, Early pregnancy and acute gynecology, Pediatric and adolescent gynecology, Gynecological cancer, Doctors in training, Sexual health and HIV, Vulvae disease, PNMH, Menopause, Sexual & reproductive health, Imaging, Robotic surgery, Reproductive medicine, Urogynaecology & pelvic floor medicine, Sex and biopsychosocial aspects of reproduction, Gynecological endoscopy, Colposcopy & cervical pathology

    Further areas covered by the extensive programme include:

    RCOG Health Policy, RCOG Global Health, RCOG Imaging, RCOG Obesity & Public Heath, RCOG Education

    SOCIAL EVENTS

    Medieval Banquet (Medieval-style dinner and themed show)  

    Date: Monday 17 June 2019

    Time: 8pm – midnight (final times TBC)

    Price: £65 (this cost includes: a welcome drink, 4 course dinner with wine, beer and soft drinks during dinner, live entertainment of a Medieval theme, dancing/disco)

    Location: St Katherine’s dock, London E1W 1BP

     

    Thames River Cruise (on-board the Dixie Queen)

    Date: Tuesday 18 June 2019

    Time: 8pm – midnight (final times TBC)

    Price: £75 (this cost includes: a welcome drink, BBQ buffet including dessert canapes, beer and wine with dinner, soft drinks all evening, on-board entertainment including DJ)

    Location: Tower Pier, London EC3N 4DT

     

    Welcome Drinks Reception

    Date: Sunday 16 June 2019

    Time:  6pm – 8pm

    Location: ExCel London

     

    Drinks Reception

    Date: Monday 17 June 2019

    Time: 5.45pm – 6.45pm

    Location: ExCel London

Monday 17 June 2019 Schedule

COMMON TIMINGS & SESSIONS @ 7:00 AM-7:30 PM

7:00 AM-7:30 PM

COMMON TIMINGS & SESSIONS

    COMMON TIMINGS & SESSIONS

    7:00 – 9:30 - Registration Desk, ExCel, Coffee, Exhibition & Poster Viewing

    9:30 – 9:45 - Presidents Welcome and Introduction Professor Lesley Regan, President, RCOG

    9:45 – 10:15- PLENARY LECTURE 1 Designing Systems to Improve Care for Every Mother, Everywhere

    10:20 – 10:50 - Coffee, Exhibition & Poster Viewing (including movement between rooms)

    12:00 – 13:00-Abstract/Free Communication Sessions

    13:00 – 14:20- Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

    14:20 – 14:40- PLENARY LECTURE 2 The Priceless Revolution

    15:50 – 16:30 -Abstract/Free Communication Sessions

    16:30 – 17:00 -Coffee, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

    17:00 – 17:45- PLENARY LECTURE 3 Twins, Microbes and Personalised Health

    17:45 – 18:45- Welcome Reception - Exhibition Hall

    19:30 – Late Night -Congress Social Event

    STREAM – 1 (MATERNAL AND FETAL MEDICINE BRITISH MATERNAL & FETAL MEDICINE SOCIETY)

    10:50 – 11:10- Prematurity Prevention – Quo Vadis? Zarko Alfirevic

    11:10 – 11:40 -Growth Restriction – What Have we Learned and What is There Still To To? Christoph Lees

    11:40  – 12:00-  A View of Extremely Preterm Birth Neil Marlow

    14:50 – 15:10 -Pre-Eclampsia as a Cardiac Disorder Prof Basky Thilaganathan

    15:10 – 15:30- Biologic Drugs and Pregnancy Dr May Soh

    15:30 – 15:50-Lessons from Translational Clinical Research – Update on Obstetric Cholestasis Prof Catherine Williamson

    STREAM – 2 (EARLY PREGNANCY AND ACUTE GYNAECOLOGY ASSOCIATION OF EARLY PREGNANCY UNITS)

    10:50 – 11:10- The Microbiome and Early Pregnancy Loss Prof Phil Bennett

    11:10 – 11:40- The Endometrium in Recurrent Miscarriage – Should We Scratch It? Prof Siobhan Quenby

    11:40  – 12:00 -Update on UK HTA Funded Multicentre Clinical Studies in Early Pregnancy Loss Prof Arri Coomarasamy

    14:50 – 15:10 -Models of Early Pregnancy Care in UK & their Impact on Women’s Experiences & Clinical Efficacy Mr Davor Jurkovic

    15:10 – 15:30 -Can we Predict Spontaneous Complete Miscarriage in Early Embryonic Demise? Prof Lil Valentin, Malmo Sweden

    15:30 – 15:50- Psychological Effects of Early Pregnancy Loss Prof Tom Bourne

    STREAM – 3 (GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCER BRITISH GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCER SOCIETY)

    10:50 – 11:10-  Prevention of Endometrial Cancer: Progress and Challenges Dr Emma Crosbie

    11:10 – 11:40 -Fertility Sparing Treatment of Gynaecological Cancers Alan Farthing

    11:40  – 12:00- New Concepts in Surgery for Ovarian Cancer Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami

    STREAM – 4 (SEXUAL HEALTH AND HIV BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR SEXUAL HEALTH AND HIV)

    10:50 – 11:10- Mycoplasma Genitalium Infection: Who Has it and What Should You Do About It? Professor Jonathan Ross

    11:10 – 11:40-  Bacterial Vaginosis – What’s New? Dr Phillip Hay

    11:40  – 12:00- Trends in genital warts since the introduction of HPV vaccination Prof Charles Lacey

    STREAM – 5 (RCOG OBESITY & PUBLIC HEALTH)

    10:50 – 11:10- Obesity in Pregnancy Professor Fiona Denison

    11:10 – 11:40 -Obesity and Non-Pregnant Women Throughout the Life Course Janice Rymer

    11:40  – 12:00 -The Complex Challenge of Obesity Prof Harry Rutter

    STREAM – 6 (RCOG RCOG HEALTH POLICY)

    10:50 – 11:10-  Health Outcomes in the UK for Women/Role of the RCOG in Using the Data to Influence Policy Lesley Regan

    11:10 – 11:40- Women’s Voices – Shared Decision-Making and Supported Self-Management Eddie Morris Kate Brian

    11:40  – 12:00- Workforce and Workplace Culture – Supporting our Doctors Mary Ann Lumsden

    STREAM – 7 (COLPOSCOPY AND CERVICAL PATHOLOGY BRITISH SOCIETY FOR COLPOSCOPY AND CERVICAL PATHOLOGY)

    14:50 – 15:10-  HPV Primary Screening Prof John Tidy

    15:10 – 15:30- Screening in the Post HPV Vaccinated Population Prof Maggie Cruikshank

    15:30 – 15:50- Quality Assurance in the New Cervical Screening Programme: How will it Change? Miss Theresa Freeman-Wang

    STREAM – 8 (SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH FACULTY OF SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE)

    14:50 – 15:10- Contraception - Enabling Informed Choice Dr Jane Dickson

    15:10 – 15:30-  Help! The condom split last night - emergency contraception made easy What shall I do? Ella one more effective, but don’t forget Levonelle? New guidance? Weight? Dr Zara Haider

    15:30 – 15:50 -Contraception conundrums – Making safe choices 1 case with all included: safeguarding, age, ongoing contraception, what you need to consider! Diana Mansour

    STREAM – 9 (ROBOTIC SURGERY BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF ROBOTIC GYNAECOLOGICAL SURGEONS)

    14:50 – 15:10- Surgeon Ergonomics in Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery Esther Moss

    15:10 – 15:30- Robot Assisted Nerve Sparing Surgery for Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis Peter Barton-Smith

    15:30 – 15:50-  Evidence for Robotics in Endometrial Cancer Dr Marielle Nobbenhuis

    STREAM – 10 (RCOG EDUCATION)

    14:50 – 15:10- Undergraduate Teaching and Postgraduate Outcomes Professor Chris McManus

    15:10 – 15:30- Human Factors - Beyond Aircraft Comparison Dr Ed Prosser Snelling

    15:30 – 15:50- Utility of VSAQs in Applied Knowledge Assessment Dr Amir Sam

Tuesday 18 June 2019 Schedule

COMMON TIMINGS & SESSIONS @ 7:00 AM-7:30 PM

7:00 AM-7:30 PM

COMMON TIMINGS & SESSIONS

    COMMON TIMINGS & SESSIONS

    7:00 – 8:30-  Registration Desk,  ‘Early Expert’ sessions, Coffee, Exhibition & Poster Viewing

    8:30 – 9:30 -PLENARY LECTURE 4 Biome Debate – Neonatal seeding after caesarean delivery: hope or hype

    10:30 – 11:00 -Coffee, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

    11:00 – 11:40- Abstract/Free Communication Sessions

    12:00 – 13:20 - Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

    13:20 – 14:40 - PLENARY LECTURE 5 Ethics and Unintended Consequences of NIPT – Interview/Panel session

    15:40 – 16:20- Abstract/Free Communication Sessions

    16:20 – 16:50- Coffee, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

    16:50 – 17:30-  PLENARY LECTURE 6 Challenges to improving maternal and reproductive health in the Pacific

    19:30 – Late Night- Congress Dinner and Social Event

    STREAM – 1 (MATERNAL AND FETAL MEDICINE BRITISH MATERNAL & FETAL MEDICINE SOCIETY)

    9:30 – 9:50 - Next Generation Sequencing: the extending the scope of prenatal diagnosis Lyn Chitty

    9:50 – 10:10 - Prenatal Assessment of Exomes and Genomes Prof Mark Kilby

    10:10 – 10:30- Ethical Dilemmas in Prenatal Genetics Dr Kelly Cohen

    11:40 – 12:00 - Fetal Gene Therapy Anna David

    14:40 – 15:00 - Fetal Surgery in the UK Prof Jan Deprest

    15:00 – 15:20 -Women’s Experiences of Care After Diagnosis of Fetal Anomaly Jane Fisher

    15:20 – 15:40 -Fetal Tumours and (BR)EXIT Dr Thomas Everett

    STREAM – 11 (GYNAECOLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY BRITISH SOCIETY FOR GYNAECOLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY)

    9:30 – 9:50 -UK trends in laparoscopic hysterectomy using national data Krupa Madhvani

    9:50 – 10:10 - Laparoscopy in Pregnancy Elizabeth Ball

    10:10 – 10:30 -New Guidelines on fluid management for operative hysteroscopy Sameer Umranikar

    14:40 – 15:00 -Laparoscopic Mesh Removal: Indications and Outcomes Arvind Vashisht

    15:00 – 15:20 -Controversies on Fibroid Morcellation: BSGE Guidance for Patients and Clinicians Fevzi Shakir

    15:20 – 15:40 -Submucosal Fibroids: Is Hysteroscopic Approach Always the Best? Ertan Saridogan

    STREAM – 12 (GYNAECOLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY BRITISH SOCIETY FOR GYNAECOLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY)

    9:30 – 9:50 - The Role of MRI in Endometriosis Dr Sue Freeman

    9:50 – 10:10 -Sonographoc diagnosis and classification of pelvic deep endometriosis: anterior, lateral and posterior compartment Dr Caterina Exacoustos

    10:10 – 10:30- 3D USS in gynaecology - How can it improve our practice? Dr Sotirios Saravelos

    11:40 – 12:00 - Using Imaging to Assess Pelvic Mesh and it’s Complications Dr Rajashanker

    STREAM – 13 (GREAT ENDORSEMENT OF LISTENING TO WOMEN’S VOICES BRITISH SOCIETY OF ABORTION CARE PROVIDERS)

    9:30 – 9:50 - Advances in early medical abortion care around the world Professor Sharon Cameron

    9:50 – 10:10 -Update in Cervical Preparation Prior to Abortion Laura Macisaac

    10:10 – 10:30 -Late breaker - Remote Abortion Care (‘telemedicine’) Speaker TBC

    STREAM – 14 (VULVAL DISEASE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF VULVAL DISEASE)

    9:30 – 9:50 - A symptomatic approach to vulval skin diseases Jennifer Yell

    9:50 – 10:10 -Addressing future research needs: The Lichen Sclerosus Priority Setting Partnership Rosalind Simpson

    10:10 – 10:30 - Clinicopathological Correlation in the Vulval Clinic: Making Sense of Vulval Biopsies Dr Victoria Swale

    11:40 – 12:00 -When Does the Gynaecologist Need to Intervene on the Vulva? Dr Tony Hollingworth

    STREAM – 15 (DOCTORS IN TRAINING RCOG TRAINEE COMMITTEE)

    9:30 – 9:50 - Welcome and update from the RCOG trainees committee Dr Adalina Sacco

    9:50 – 10:10 -Collaboration for success: The UKARCOG Bassel H.Al Wattar

    10:10 – 10:30 -Medico-legal issues in obstetrics and gynaecology and medical errors for trainees Dr Peter Thompson

    11:40 – 12:00 -Ultrasound on the Labour Ward – Tricks and Tips Dr Christoph Lees

    14:40 – 15:00 - Work Life and Health Dame Carol Black

    15:00 – 15:20 -O&G Trainees in Global Women's Health Global Health Trainees Committee

    15:20 – 15:40 -Today's trainee, tomorrow's investigator? Shakila Thangaratinam

    STREAM – 16  (GYNAECOLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY BRITISH SOCIETY FOR GYNAECOLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY)

    14:40 – 15:00 -Labial reduction surgery controversies Naomi Crouch

    15:00 – 15:20 -Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Children Professor Sarah Creighton

    15:20 – 15:40 - Laparoscopy in Adolescents Alfred Cutner

    STREAM – 17  (MANAGING THE AMBER AND THE RED-HOW CAN WE SUPPORT PNMH? PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH)

    14:40 – 15:00 -Patient perspectives PANDA

    15:00 – 15:20 -Setting up a Perinatal Mental Health Service Lesley Roberts Dr Jennifer Cooke

    15:20 – 15:40 -Prescribing for PNMH Problems Trudi Seneviratne

    STREAM – 18  (MENOPAUSE BRITISH MENOPAUSE SOCIETY)

    14:40 – 15:00 -The cardiovascular timing hypothesis with HRT Dr John Stevenson

    15:00 – 15:20 -Progesterone preparations in HRT. Does it make a difference? Dr Nick Panay

    15:20 – 15:40 -The role of androgens in managing menopausal women Miss Joan Pitkin

    STREAM – 24 (MATERNAL IMMUNIZATION GATES FOUNDATION)

    9:30 – 9:50 - How can we accelerate maternal vaccination as an essential part of care for pregnant women? Dr. Amy Pollack Director, MNCH Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    9:50 – 10:10 - Clinical practice around vaccines for pregnant women: Current guidelines & novel approaches Prof. Asma Khalil Professor Obstetrics & Maternal-Fetal Medicine St. George’s University

    10:10 – 10:30 - Current GBS prevention strategies & vaccine-preventable burden of invasive GBS disease in pregnant women & infants Prof. Philip Steer Emeritus Imperial College London

    11:00 – 11:40 - Interventions to prevent preterm birth: The role of GBS Prof. Andy Shennan Professor of Obstetrics King’s College London

    11:40 – 12:00 -Panel discussion: Obstetricians’ role in MI vaccine development & implementation Prof. Paul Heath Professor Pediatric Infectious Diseases St. George’s University Hospital

Wednesday 19 June 2019 Schedule

COMMON TIMINGS & SESSIONS @ 7:00 AM-4:30 PM

7:00 AM-4:30 PM

COMMON TIMINGS & SESSIONS

    COMMON TIMINGS & SESSIONS

    7:00 – 8:30 - Registration Desk,  ‘Early Expert’ sessions, Coffee, Exhibition & Poster Viewing

    8:30 – 9:30 - PLENARY LECTURE 7 Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

    9:30 – 10:30 -Abstract/Free Communication Sessions

    11:10 – 11:40 -Coffee, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

    13:20 – 14:35 -Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

    14:35 – 15:45 -PLENARY LECTURE 8 Congress Medal: Top Abstracts Prize Giving and 2020 Congress Presentation

    15:45 – 16:30 -PLENARY LECTURE 9 Genomics in Medicine Professor John Mattick, CEO Genomics England

    16:30 – Onwards-CONCLUDING REMARKS AND CLOSE OF CONFERENCE Professor Lesley Regan, President, RCOG

    STREAM – 1 (MATERNAL AND FETAL MEDICINE BRITISH MATERNAL & FETAL MEDICINE SOCIETY)

    9:30 – 9:50 -Developmental influences on reproductive ageing

    9:50 – 10:10 -Breast cancer and pregnancy: messages from UKOSS and MBRRACE-UK Prof Marian Knight

    10:10 – 10:30 -Pregnancy at advanced maternal age Professor Jenny Kurinczuk

    10:30 – 10:50 -How to reduce stillbirth in multiple pregnancies Asma Khlail

    10:50 – 11:10 - What have we learned from ‘Each Baby Counts’ Zarko Alfirevic

    11:40 – 12:00 -Placenta praevia and accrete Eric Jauniaux, MD, PhD, FRCOG

    12:00 – 13:00 - Abstract/Free Communication Sessions

    13:00 – 13:20 - Improving Women’s ?Experience of Maternity Care Miss Florence Wilcock

    STREAM – 19 (UROGYNAECOLOGY AND PELVIC FLOOR MEDICINE BRITISH SOCIETY OF UROGYNAECOLOGY)

    10:50 – 11:10 -OASIS: Prevention and Management Ranee Thaker

    11:40 – 12:00 -Neurological Conditions Affecting the Bladder Jalesh Panicker

    12:00 – 12:20 - Laser Treatment for GSM and SUI Christian Phillips

    12:20 – 12:40 -STUMP THE EXPERTS: Difficult Cases / Virtual MDT Chair Mark Doyle Panel: Phil Toozs-Hobson Swati Jha Linda

    STREAM – 20 (RCOG IMAGING)

    10:50 – 11:10 - Using IOTA ultrasound Simple Rules and The ADNEX model to classify Ovarian pathology Tom Bourne

    11:40 – 12:00 -Assessing endometrial and myometrial pathology with ultrasound using IETA and MUSA terminology Thierry Van

    12:00 – 12:20 -Borderline Ovarian Tumours: the role of ultrasound in diagnosis and surgical management Joseph Yazbek

    12:20 – 12:40 -Can we manage ovarian masses conservatively? The long term behavior of ovarian masses classified as benign with ultrasound Dirk Timmerman

    12:40 – 13:00 - Imaging and Treating Caesarean Scar Pregnancy Davor Jurkovic

    13:00 – 13:20 -Panel Discussion Difficult Imaging Cases Chair Tom Bourne

    STREAM – 21 (REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE BRITISH FERTILITY SOCIETY)

    10:50 – 11:10 - What Makes a Sperm a Sperm Professor Allan Pacey

    11:40 – 12:00 -What Makes a Good Egg Richard Anderson

    12:00 – 12:20 - Female fertility preservation – an overview Dr Melanie Davies

    12:20 – 12:40 -Recent advances in ovulation induction for PCOS Professor Adam Balen

    12:40 – 13:00 -Low cost IVF – Different Perspectives Dr Yacoub Khalaf

    STREAM – 22 (SEX AND BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF REPRODUCTION INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOSEXUAL MEDICINE AND BRITISH SOCIETY OF BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY)

    10:50 – 11:10 -The Silent Grief-Miscarriage and Still Birth Miss Fiona Cowan

    11:40 – 12:00 - Uterine Transplant-Patient Voices Richard Smith

    12:20 – 13:00 -Subfertility - The Patient Perspective Kate Brian

    13:00 – 13:20 -The Unspoken-Sexuality and subfertility Leila Frodsham

    STREAM – 23 (RCOG GLOBAL HEALTH)

    10:50 – 11:10 - Our Right, not a Privilege and Certainly not a Debate' - the WHO 2017 Guideline on the SRHR of women living with HIV at the heart of an effective response Dr Alice Welbourn

    11:40 – 12:00 - Not worth walking to: Revising strategy to end fistula within a generation Dr Lauri Romanzi

    12:00 – 12:20 -Reducing global maternal mortality - lessons from Sri Lanka Hemantha Senanayake

    12:20 – 12:40 -Family Planning & Safe Abortion Care Programmes – Sharing Learning for International Best Practice Dr Alison Furey

    12:40 – 13:00 -The global neglect of Gynaecology Prof Alison Fiander

London Schedule

About City @ 7:00 AM-9:00 PM

7:00 AM-9:00 PM

About City

    Smart advices for London travelers.  A compact guide for the best accommodation options, attractions, shopping and eating spots in London.

    When you hear a word, there are only a few things that come to your mind. But when you hear the name of London, there is a world coming to your mind. The epitome of England, London is limitless.

    Imagine yourself under the shadow of Tower Bridge, drinking your beer at an English pub after an excursion in the city. You view this old but sturdy city in the arms of London Eye. Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are at one side while River Thames carries the centuries-old tears of England.

    You are watching a play by Shakespeare in the Shakespeare’s Globe. You walk in the same streets with Charles Dickens or trace like Sherlock Holmes. The prouds of England, the famous British people are here, in front of your eyes. Are you interested in British music, British fashion, British pubs? The life is better in this richest city of England and in UK.

    The black cabs and red double deckers are in the traffic, of course on the left, and the trendsetters of British fashion walks in Oxford Street. Manchester United or Chelsea fans are watching football matches at pubs. Hyde Park stand still in the middle of the city to give you more freedom and more life. The spirit of England is alive in this fascinating city.

    The royalty’s nobility permeates through each cell of London. Mounted police, the ceremony of changing of the guards in Buckingham Palace, the dignity and the courtesy of the Londoners, the integration with history and the legendary gloomy weather are only a few things that will evoke London in your mind.

    The gloomy but addictive weather of London is ready to surround you with the spirits of all mentioned above. London is one of a kind with its very own characteristics. And without any hesitation, it is the most important city of UK in terms of culture, politics, economy and history.

    Where is London -Being the capital city of England, London is located on the southeastern part of England and UK divided by the Thames River.

    Getting to London- By Plane: The busiest airport of England and UK, Heathrow Airport is 24 km (15 miles) west of London and there are many options for the transport to the city center. You can find the best option for you on the official website of the Heathrow Airport. If you like to prefer airways, there are 5 other airports in the city which are London City, Southend, Stansted, Luton and Gatwick Airport. By Train: If you are a resident in France or Belgium, going to London by train is another option for you. You can have more detailed information about the fares and the timetables on Eurostar’s official website. Transportation in London: Even if you do not prefer public transport, give the famous red double deckers and “The Tube” with its motto of “Mind the Gap” a chance. Being the oldest subway in the world, London Tube is not only a way of transport but also a touristic activity.

    Black cabs are also the symbols of London and they are the comfortable, iconic and the fast solution of transport.

    Things to Do in London- Museums in London -The National Gallery: Situated in Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery contains over 2000 works from the French Impressionists to Italian masterpieces. British Museum: Boasting being one of the oldest museums in the world, British Museum is home to the millions of objects. The mummies, Lewis Chessmen, the Rosetta Stone, Sutton Hoo Ship Burial and Lindow Man are among the attractive ones. Tate Modern: If you are into modern art, Tate Modern will be your favourite stop since it is the largest modern art museum in Europe. Once being a thermal plant, the building was turned into a museum by the awarded architects Herzog & de Meuron in 2000.

    Sightseeing in London- The London Eye: If you like to take the last picture of London with your eyes, you may want to get on the capsules at the highest ferris wheel in Europe, The London Eye before you leave. Shakespeare’s Globe: While you are in the master’s homeland, it will be unfortunate if you leave without watching a Shakespeare play. And the best place for this in London, is of course Shakespeare’s Globe. You can check your agenda and book your ticket right away at the official website of Shakespeare’s Globe.

    Among the others that you will not want to leave without seeing are: Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge.

    Dining and Nightlife in London: When it comes to nightlife, Soho is the first place that comes to minds. There are lots of restaurants and traditional English pubs in this area. Comedy clubs and cabarets are also traditional in London and they would be the perfect choice to have an unforgettable night out. The Mayflower Pub: Being the oldest pub by River Thames, The Mayflower Pub is named after the ship transporting 102 English pilgrims to USA in 1620. If you like to have a real experience of English pubs, this will be your favorite. Proud Cabaret City: Proud Cabaret City is where you can both dine and see a show of burlesque. Modelled as a speakeasy of 1920s, Proud Cabaret City offers you the delightful British cuisine and an unforgettable night. Banana Cabaret: Banana Cabaret is one of the oldest and best live comedy clubs in London. Having a world-wide reputation, Banana Cabaret is ready to show you that it really deserved its Time Out award. Corrigan’s Mayfair: Generous portions, a delightful wine menu and the real British cuisine. Corrigan’s Mayfair’s being one of the finest restaurants in the city isn't for nothing. The Foyer at Claridge’s: When you are in England, the meal of English afternoon tea should be on your “must do list”. The Foyer at Claridge’s offers you the best environment for this. Taste the scone and the tea with milk. Chatting with friends accompanied by this meal is priceless. Shopping in London: In London, we bet you will spend most of your money on clothes because we know that it is impossible not to get impressed by British fashion. Oxford Street: Oxford Street is London’s most famous street having lots of boutiques along with England’s globally known fashion brands. Piccadilly Circus: Piccadily Circus in London is the same as the Times Square in New York. It is the symbol of luster in London. From souvenir shops to records shops and bookstores, Piccadilly Circus offers you a world. Harrods: Covering 20000 m2 area, London’s luxury shopping center Harrods is largest department store in Europe and worth paying a visit. Being a landmark itself, Harrods is home to many international brands and restaurants.

    Excursions and Tours- River Cruises: Seeing London from another angle would be fascinating. Leave yourself to the flow of River Thames and inhale the nobility of the city. University Tours: Thinking that you are in a country where the world’s best universities are located, day trips to Oxford and Cambridge Universities would be sensible.

    Events in London- London is one of the most gorgeous city in the world with no hesitation. Its world-class event venues, luxurious hotels, big airports and matchless attractions makes London a perfect host city for congresses, fairs, exhibitions, symposiums and conferences. Each year, millions of participants come to London for the leading events of many sectors. All kinds of international meetings can be held in the modern venues of London that are equipped with the latest technologies.

Program Overview ScheduleEVENTS and SESSIONS @ 7:00 AM

RCOG World Congress is returning to the UK!

Don’t miss your chance to attend this truly global must-attend conference for O&G professionals. Following sell-out congresses in Cape Town and Singapore, the 2019 World Congress will be held at the world-class ExCeL centre in London. Together with our Specialist Society partners, we have designed a cutting-edge scientific programme featuring leading O&G experts, exciting plenary sessions and engaging pre-Congress workshops. The Congress offers you the opportunity to hear from the specialists from around the world discussing and debating key topics, network with your international colleagues as well as visit the iconic city of London, the home of the RCOG.

The Scientific Committee, with the involvement of the UK Specialist Societies, have put together an exciting programme that will encompass a wide range of topics and session formats including plenary lectures, six concurrent streams, lively debates, presentations from scientific abstracts, breakfast sessions and a variety of Pre-Congress workshops.

The 2019 Programme includes sessions on:

Fetal medicine, Gynecological imaging, Maternal medicine, BSACP, Early pregnancy and acute gynecology, Pediatric and adolescent gynecology, Gynecological cancer, Doctors in training, Sexual health and HIV, Vulvae disease, PNMH, Menopause, Sexual & reproductive health, Imaging, Robotic surgery, Reproductive medicine, Urogynaecology & pelvic floor medicine, Sex and biopsychosocial aspects of reproduction, Gynecological endoscopy, Colposcopy & cervical pathology

Further areas covered by the extensive programme include:

RCOG Health Policy, RCOG Global Health, RCOG Imaging, RCOG Obesity & Public Heath, RCOG Education

SOCIAL EVENTS

Medieval Banquet (Medieval-style dinner and themed show)  

Date: Monday 17 June 2019

Time: 8pm – midnight (final times TBC)

Price: £65 (this cost includes: a welcome drink, 4 course dinner with wine, beer and soft drinks during dinner, live entertainment of a Medieval theme, dancing/disco)

Location: St Katherine’s dock, London E1W 1BP

 

Thames River Cruise (on-board the Dixie Queen)

Date: Tuesday 18 June 2019

Time: 8pm – midnight (final times TBC)

Price: £75 (this cost includes: a welcome drink, BBQ buffet including dessert canapes, beer and wine with dinner, soft drinks all evening, on-board entertainment including DJ)

Location: Tower Pier, London EC3N 4DT

 

Welcome Drinks Reception

Date: Sunday 16 June 2019

Time:  6pm – 8pm

Location: ExCel London

 

Drinks Reception

Date: Monday 17 June 2019

Time: 5.45pm – 6.45pm

Location: ExCel London

Monday 17 June 2019 ScheduleCOMMON TIMINGS & SESSIONS @ 7:00 AM

COMMON TIMINGS & SESSIONS

7:00 – 9:30 - Registration Desk, ExCel, Coffee, Exhibition & Poster Viewing

9:30 – 9:45 - Presidents Welcome and Introduction Professor Lesley Regan, President, RCOG

9:45 – 10:15- PLENARY LECTURE 1 Designing Systems to Improve Care for Every Mother, Everywhere

10:20 – 10:50 - Coffee, Exhibition & Poster Viewing (including movement between rooms)

12:00 – 13:00-Abstract/Free Communication Sessions

13:00 – 14:20- Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

14:20 – 14:40- PLENARY LECTURE 2 The Priceless Revolution

15:50 – 16:30 -Abstract/Free Communication Sessions

16:30 – 17:00 -Coffee, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

17:00 – 17:45- PLENARY LECTURE 3 Twins, Microbes and Personalised Health

17:45 – 18:45- Welcome Reception - Exhibition Hall

19:30 – Late Night -Congress Social Event

STREAM – 1 (MATERNAL AND FETAL MEDICINE BRITISH MATERNAL & FETAL MEDICINE SOCIETY)

10:50 – 11:10- Prematurity Prevention – Quo Vadis? Zarko Alfirevic

11:10 – 11:40 -Growth Restriction – What Have we Learned and What is There Still To To? Christoph Lees

11:40  – 12:00-  A View of Extremely Preterm Birth Neil Marlow

14:50 – 15:10 -Pre-Eclampsia as a Cardiac Disorder Prof Basky Thilaganathan

15:10 – 15:30- Biologic Drugs and Pregnancy Dr May Soh

15:30 – 15:50-Lessons from Translational Clinical Research – Update on Obstetric Cholestasis Prof Catherine Williamson

STREAM – 2 (EARLY PREGNANCY AND ACUTE GYNAECOLOGY ASSOCIATION OF EARLY PREGNANCY UNITS)

10:50 – 11:10- The Microbiome and Early Pregnancy Loss Prof Phil Bennett

11:10 – 11:40- The Endometrium in Recurrent Miscarriage – Should We Scratch It? Prof Siobhan Quenby

11:40  – 12:00 -Update on UK HTA Funded Multicentre Clinical Studies in Early Pregnancy Loss Prof Arri Coomarasamy

14:50 – 15:10 -Models of Early Pregnancy Care in UK & their Impact on Women’s Experiences & Clinical Efficacy Mr Davor Jurkovic

15:10 – 15:30 -Can we Predict Spontaneous Complete Miscarriage in Early Embryonic Demise? Prof Lil Valentin, Malmo Sweden

15:30 – 15:50- Psychological Effects of Early Pregnancy Loss Prof Tom Bourne

STREAM – 3 (GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCER BRITISH GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCER SOCIETY)

10:50 – 11:10-  Prevention of Endometrial Cancer: Progress and Challenges Dr Emma Crosbie

11:10 – 11:40 -Fertility Sparing Treatment of Gynaecological Cancers Alan Farthing

11:40  – 12:00- New Concepts in Surgery for Ovarian Cancer Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami

STREAM – 4 (SEXUAL HEALTH AND HIV BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR SEXUAL HEALTH AND HIV)

10:50 – 11:10- Mycoplasma Genitalium Infection: Who Has it and What Should You Do About It? Professor Jonathan Ross

11:10 – 11:40-  Bacterial Vaginosis – What’s New? Dr Phillip Hay

11:40  – 12:00- Trends in genital warts since the introduction of HPV vaccination Prof Charles Lacey

STREAM – 5 (RCOG OBESITY & PUBLIC HEALTH)

10:50 – 11:10- Obesity in Pregnancy Professor Fiona Denison

11:10 – 11:40 -Obesity and Non-Pregnant Women Throughout the Life Course Janice Rymer

11:40  – 12:00 -The Complex Challenge of Obesity Prof Harry Rutter

STREAM – 6 (RCOG RCOG HEALTH POLICY)

10:50 – 11:10-  Health Outcomes in the UK for Women/Role of the RCOG in Using the Data to Influence Policy Lesley Regan

11:10 – 11:40- Women’s Voices – Shared Decision-Making and Supported Self-Management Eddie Morris Kate Brian

11:40  – 12:00- Workforce and Workplace Culture – Supporting our Doctors Mary Ann Lumsden

STREAM – 7 (COLPOSCOPY AND CERVICAL PATHOLOGY BRITISH SOCIETY FOR COLPOSCOPY AND CERVICAL PATHOLOGY)

14:50 – 15:10-  HPV Primary Screening Prof John Tidy

15:10 – 15:30- Screening in the Post HPV Vaccinated Population Prof Maggie Cruikshank

15:30 – 15:50- Quality Assurance in the New Cervical Screening Programme: How will it Change? Miss Theresa Freeman-Wang

STREAM – 8 (SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH FACULTY OF SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE)

14:50 – 15:10- Contraception - Enabling Informed Choice Dr Jane Dickson

15:10 – 15:30-  Help! The condom split last night - emergency contraception made easy What shall I do? Ella one more effective, but don’t forget Levonelle? New guidance? Weight? Dr Zara Haider

15:30 – 15:50 -Contraception conundrums – Making safe choices 1 case with all included: safeguarding, age, ongoing contraception, what you need to consider! Diana Mansour

STREAM – 9 (ROBOTIC SURGERY BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF ROBOTIC GYNAECOLOGICAL SURGEONS)

14:50 – 15:10- Surgeon Ergonomics in Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery Esther Moss

15:10 – 15:30- Robot Assisted Nerve Sparing Surgery for Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis Peter Barton-Smith

15:30 – 15:50-  Evidence for Robotics in Endometrial Cancer Dr Marielle Nobbenhuis

STREAM – 10 (RCOG EDUCATION)

14:50 – 15:10- Undergraduate Teaching and Postgraduate Outcomes Professor Chris McManus

15:10 – 15:30- Human Factors - Beyond Aircraft Comparison Dr Ed Prosser Snelling

15:30 – 15:50- Utility of VSAQs in Applied Knowledge Assessment Dr Amir Sam

Tuesday 18 June 2019 ScheduleCOMMON TIMINGS & SESSIONS @ 7:00 AM

COMMON TIMINGS & SESSIONS

7:00 – 8:30-  Registration Desk,  ‘Early Expert’ sessions, Coffee, Exhibition & Poster Viewing

8:30 – 9:30 -PLENARY LECTURE 4 Biome Debate – Neonatal seeding after caesarean delivery: hope or hype

10:30 – 11:00 -Coffee, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

11:00 – 11:40- Abstract/Free Communication Sessions

12:00 – 13:20 - Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

13:20 – 14:40 - PLENARY LECTURE 5 Ethics and Unintended Consequences of NIPT – Interview/Panel session

15:40 – 16:20- Abstract/Free Communication Sessions

16:20 – 16:50- Coffee, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

16:50 – 17:30-  PLENARY LECTURE 6 Challenges to improving maternal and reproductive health in the Pacific

19:30 – Late Night- Congress Dinner and Social Event

STREAM – 1 (MATERNAL AND FETAL MEDICINE BRITISH MATERNAL & FETAL MEDICINE SOCIETY)

9:30 – 9:50 - Next Generation Sequencing: the extending the scope of prenatal diagnosis Lyn Chitty

9:50 – 10:10 - Prenatal Assessment of Exomes and Genomes Prof Mark Kilby

10:10 – 10:30- Ethical Dilemmas in Prenatal Genetics Dr Kelly Cohen

11:40 – 12:00 - Fetal Gene Therapy Anna David

14:40 – 15:00 - Fetal Surgery in the UK Prof Jan Deprest

15:00 – 15:20 -Women’s Experiences of Care After Diagnosis of Fetal Anomaly Jane Fisher

15:20 – 15:40 -Fetal Tumours and (BR)EXIT Dr Thomas Everett

STREAM – 11 (GYNAECOLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY BRITISH SOCIETY FOR GYNAECOLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY)

9:30 – 9:50 -UK trends in laparoscopic hysterectomy using national data Krupa Madhvani

9:50 – 10:10 - Laparoscopy in Pregnancy Elizabeth Ball

10:10 – 10:30 -New Guidelines on fluid management for operative hysteroscopy Sameer Umranikar

14:40 – 15:00 -Laparoscopic Mesh Removal: Indications and Outcomes Arvind Vashisht

15:00 – 15:20 -Controversies on Fibroid Morcellation: BSGE Guidance for Patients and Clinicians Fevzi Shakir

15:20 – 15:40 -Submucosal Fibroids: Is Hysteroscopic Approach Always the Best? Ertan Saridogan

STREAM – 12 (GYNAECOLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY BRITISH SOCIETY FOR GYNAECOLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY)

9:30 – 9:50 - The Role of MRI in Endometriosis Dr Sue Freeman

9:50 – 10:10 -Sonographoc diagnosis and classification of pelvic deep endometriosis: anterior, lateral and posterior compartment Dr Caterina Exacoustos

10:10 – 10:30- 3D USS in gynaecology - How can it improve our practice? Dr Sotirios Saravelos

11:40 – 12:00 - Using Imaging to Assess Pelvic Mesh and it’s Complications Dr Rajashanker

STREAM – 13 (GREAT ENDORSEMENT OF LISTENING TO WOMEN’S VOICES BRITISH SOCIETY OF ABORTION CARE PROVIDERS)

9:30 – 9:50 - Advances in early medical abortion care around the world Professor Sharon Cameron

9:50 – 10:10 -Update in Cervical Preparation Prior to Abortion Laura Macisaac

10:10 – 10:30 -Late breaker - Remote Abortion Care (‘telemedicine’) Speaker TBC

STREAM – 14 (VULVAL DISEASE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF VULVAL DISEASE)

9:30 – 9:50 - A symptomatic approach to vulval skin diseases Jennifer Yell

9:50 – 10:10 -Addressing future research needs: The Lichen Sclerosus Priority Setting Partnership Rosalind Simpson

10:10 – 10:30 - Clinicopathological Correlation in the Vulval Clinic: Making Sense of Vulval Biopsies Dr Victoria Swale

11:40 – 12:00 -When Does the Gynaecologist Need to Intervene on the Vulva? Dr Tony Hollingworth

STREAM – 15 (DOCTORS IN TRAINING RCOG TRAINEE COMMITTEE)

9:30 – 9:50 - Welcome and update from the RCOG trainees committee Dr Adalina Sacco

9:50 – 10:10 -Collaboration for success: The UKARCOG Bassel H.Al Wattar

10:10 – 10:30 -Medico-legal issues in obstetrics and gynaecology and medical errors for trainees Dr Peter Thompson

11:40 – 12:00 -Ultrasound on the Labour Ward – Tricks and Tips Dr Christoph Lees

14:40 – 15:00 - Work Life and Health Dame Carol Black

15:00 – 15:20 -O&G Trainees in Global Women's Health Global Health Trainees Committee

15:20 – 15:40 -Today's trainee, tomorrow's investigator? Shakila Thangaratinam

STREAM – 16  (GYNAECOLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY BRITISH SOCIETY FOR GYNAECOLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY)

14:40 – 15:00 -Labial reduction surgery controversies Naomi Crouch

15:00 – 15:20 -Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Children Professor Sarah Creighton

15:20 – 15:40 - Laparoscopy in Adolescents Alfred Cutner

STREAM – 17  (MANAGING THE AMBER AND THE RED-HOW CAN WE SUPPORT PNMH? PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH)

14:40 – 15:00 -Patient perspectives PANDA

15:00 – 15:20 -Setting up a Perinatal Mental Health Service Lesley Roberts Dr Jennifer Cooke

15:20 – 15:40 -Prescribing for PNMH Problems Trudi Seneviratne

STREAM – 18  (MENOPAUSE BRITISH MENOPAUSE SOCIETY)

14:40 – 15:00 -The cardiovascular timing hypothesis with HRT Dr John Stevenson

15:00 – 15:20 -Progesterone preparations in HRT. Does it make a difference? Dr Nick Panay

15:20 – 15:40 -The role of androgens in managing menopausal women Miss Joan Pitkin

STREAM – 24 (MATERNAL IMMUNIZATION GATES FOUNDATION)

9:30 – 9:50 - How can we accelerate maternal vaccination as an essential part of care for pregnant women? Dr. Amy Pollack Director, MNCH Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

9:50 – 10:10 - Clinical practice around vaccines for pregnant women: Current guidelines & novel approaches Prof. Asma Khalil Professor Obstetrics & Maternal-Fetal Medicine St. George’s University

10:10 – 10:30 - Current GBS prevention strategies & vaccine-preventable burden of invasive GBS disease in pregnant women & infants Prof. Philip Steer Emeritus Imperial College London

11:00 – 11:40 - Interventions to prevent preterm birth: The role of GBS Prof. Andy Shennan Professor of Obstetrics King’s College London

11:40 – 12:00 -Panel discussion: Obstetricians’ role in MI vaccine development & implementation Prof. Paul Heath Professor Pediatric Infectious Diseases St. George’s University Hospital

Wednesday 19 June 2019 ScheduleCOMMON TIMINGS & SESSIONS @ 7:00 AM

COMMON TIMINGS & SESSIONS

7:00 – 8:30 - Registration Desk,  ‘Early Expert’ sessions, Coffee, Exhibition & Poster Viewing

8:30 – 9:30 - PLENARY LECTURE 7 Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

9:30 – 10:30 -Abstract/Free Communication Sessions

11:10 – 11:40 -Coffee, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

13:20 – 14:35 -Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

14:35 – 15:45 -PLENARY LECTURE 8 Congress Medal: Top Abstracts Prize Giving and 2020 Congress Presentation

15:45 – 16:30 -PLENARY LECTURE 9 Genomics in Medicine Professor John Mattick, CEO Genomics England

16:30 – Onwards-CONCLUDING REMARKS AND CLOSE OF CONFERENCE Professor Lesley Regan, President, RCOG

STREAM – 1 (MATERNAL AND FETAL MEDICINE BRITISH MATERNAL & FETAL MEDICINE SOCIETY)

9:30 – 9:50 -Developmental influences on reproductive ageing

9:50 – 10:10 -Breast cancer and pregnancy: messages from UKOSS and MBRRACE-UK Prof Marian Knight

10:10 – 10:30 -Pregnancy at advanced maternal age Professor Jenny Kurinczuk

10:30 – 10:50 -How to reduce stillbirth in multiple pregnancies Asma Khlail

10:50 – 11:10 - What have we learned from ‘Each Baby Counts’ Zarko Alfirevic

11:40 – 12:00 -Placenta praevia and accrete Eric Jauniaux, MD, PhD, FRCOG

12:00 – 13:00 - Abstract/Free Communication Sessions

13:00 – 13:20 - Improving Women’s ?Experience of Maternity Care Miss Florence Wilcock

STREAM – 19 (UROGYNAECOLOGY AND PELVIC FLOOR MEDICINE BRITISH SOCIETY OF UROGYNAECOLOGY)

10:50 – 11:10 -OASIS: Prevention and Management Ranee Thaker

11:40 – 12:00 -Neurological Conditions Affecting the Bladder Jalesh Panicker

12:00 – 12:20 - Laser Treatment for GSM and SUI Christian Phillips

12:20 – 12:40 -STUMP THE EXPERTS: Difficult Cases / Virtual MDT Chair Mark Doyle Panel: Phil Toozs-Hobson Swati Jha Linda

STREAM – 20 (RCOG IMAGING)

10:50 – 11:10 - Using IOTA ultrasound Simple Rules and The ADNEX model to classify Ovarian pathology Tom Bourne

11:40 – 12:00 -Assessing endometrial and myometrial pathology with ultrasound using IETA and MUSA terminology Thierry Van

12:00 – 12:20 -Borderline Ovarian Tumours: the role of ultrasound in diagnosis and surgical management Joseph Yazbek

12:20 – 12:40 -Can we manage ovarian masses conservatively? The long term behavior of ovarian masses classified as benign with ultrasound Dirk Timmerman

12:40 – 13:00 - Imaging and Treating Caesarean Scar Pregnancy Davor Jurkovic

13:00 – 13:20 -Panel Discussion Difficult Imaging Cases Chair Tom Bourne

STREAM – 21 (REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE BRITISH FERTILITY SOCIETY)

10:50 – 11:10 - What Makes a Sperm a Sperm Professor Allan Pacey

11:40 – 12:00 -What Makes a Good Egg Richard Anderson

12:00 – 12:20 - Female fertility preservation – an overview Dr Melanie Davies

12:20 – 12:40 -Recent advances in ovulation induction for PCOS Professor Adam Balen

12:40 – 13:00 -Low cost IVF – Different Perspectives Dr Yacoub Khalaf

STREAM – 22 (SEX AND BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF REPRODUCTION INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOSEXUAL MEDICINE AND BRITISH SOCIETY OF BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY)

10:50 – 11:10 -The Silent Grief-Miscarriage and Still Birth Miss Fiona Cowan

11:40 – 12:00 - Uterine Transplant-Patient Voices Richard Smith

12:20 – 13:00 -Subfertility - The Patient Perspective Kate Brian

13:00 – 13:20 -The Unspoken-Sexuality and subfertility Leila Frodsham

STREAM – 23 (RCOG GLOBAL HEALTH)

10:50 – 11:10 - Our Right, not a Privilege and Certainly not a Debate' - the WHO 2017 Guideline on the SRHR of women living with HIV at the heart of an effective response Dr Alice Welbourn

11:40 – 12:00 - Not worth walking to: Revising strategy to end fistula within a generation Dr Lauri Romanzi

12:00 – 12:20 -Reducing global maternal mortality - lessons from Sri Lanka Hemantha Senanayake

12:20 – 12:40 -Family Planning & Safe Abortion Care Programmes – Sharing Learning for International Best Practice Dr Alison Furey

12:40 – 13:00 -The global neglect of Gynaecology Prof Alison Fiander

London ScheduleAbout City @ 7:00 AM

Smart advices for London travelers.  A compact guide for the best accommodation options, attractions, shopping and eating spots in London.

When you hear a word, there are only a few things that come to your mind. But when you hear the name of London, there is a world coming to your mind. The epitome of England, London is limitless.

Imagine yourself under the shadow of Tower Bridge, drinking your beer at an English pub after an excursion in the city. You view this old but sturdy city in the arms of London Eye. Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are at one side while River Thames carries the centuries-old tears of England.

You are watching a play by Shakespeare in the Shakespeare’s Globe. You walk in the same streets with Charles Dickens or trace like Sherlock Holmes. The prouds of England, the famous British people are here, in front of your eyes. Are you interested in British music, British fashion, British pubs? The life is better in this richest city of England and in UK.

The black cabs and red double deckers are in the traffic, of course on the left, and the trendsetters of British fashion walks in Oxford Street. Manchester United or Chelsea fans are watching football matches at pubs. Hyde Park stand still in the middle of the city to give you more freedom and more life. The spirit of England is alive in this fascinating city.

The royalty’s nobility permeates through each cell of London. Mounted police, the ceremony of changing of the guards in Buckingham Palace, the dignity and the courtesy of the Londoners, the integration with history and the legendary gloomy weather are only a few things that will evoke London in your mind.

The gloomy but addictive weather of London is ready to surround you with the spirits of all mentioned above. London is one of a kind with its very own characteristics. And without any hesitation, it is the most important city of UK in terms of culture, politics, economy and history.

Where is London -Being the capital city of England, London is located on the southeastern part of England and UK divided by the Thames River.

Getting to London- By Plane: The busiest airport of England and UK, Heathrow Airport is 24 km (15 miles) west of London and there are many options for the transport to the city center. You can find the best option for you on the official website of the Heathrow Airport. If you like to prefer airways, there are 5 other airports in the city which are London City, Southend, Stansted, Luton and Gatwick Airport. By Train: If you are a resident in France or Belgium, going to London by train is another option for you. You can have more detailed information about the fares and the timetables on Eurostar’s official website. Transportation in London: Even if you do not prefer public transport, give the famous red double deckers and “The Tube” with its motto of “Mind the Gap” a chance. Being the oldest subway in the world, London Tube is not only a way of transport but also a touristic activity.

Black cabs are also the symbols of London and they are the comfortable, iconic and the fast solution of transport.

Things to Do in London- Museums in London -The National Gallery: Situated in Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery contains over 2000 works from the French Impressionists to Italian masterpieces. British Museum: Boasting being one of the oldest museums in the world, British Museum is home to the millions of objects. The mummies, Lewis Chessmen, the Rosetta Stone, Sutton Hoo Ship Burial and Lindow Man are among the attractive ones. Tate Modern: If you are into modern art, Tate Modern will be your favourite stop since it is the largest modern art museum in Europe. Once being a thermal plant, the building was turned into a museum by the awarded architects Herzog & de Meuron in 2000.

Sightseeing in London- The London Eye: If you like to take the last picture of London with your eyes, you may want to get on the capsules at the highest ferris wheel in Europe, The London Eye before you leave. Shakespeare’s Globe: While you are in the master’s homeland, it will be unfortunate if you leave without watching a Shakespeare play. And the best place for this in London, is of course Shakespeare’s Globe. You can check your agenda and book your ticket right away at the official website of Shakespeare’s Globe.

Among the others that you will not want to leave without seeing are: Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge.

Dining and Nightlife in London: When it comes to nightlife, Soho is the first place that comes to minds. There are lots of restaurants and traditional English pubs in this area. Comedy clubs and cabarets are also traditional in London and they would be the perfect choice to have an unforgettable night out. The Mayflower Pub: Being the oldest pub by River Thames, The Mayflower Pub is named after the ship transporting 102 English pilgrims to USA in 1620. If you like to have a real experience of English pubs, this will be your favorite. Proud Cabaret City: Proud Cabaret City is where you can both dine and see a show of burlesque. Modelled as a speakeasy of 1920s, Proud Cabaret City offers you the delightful British cuisine and an unforgettable night. Banana Cabaret: Banana Cabaret is one of the oldest and best live comedy clubs in London. Having a world-wide reputation, Banana Cabaret is ready to show you that it really deserved its Time Out award. Corrigan’s Mayfair: Generous portions, a delightful wine menu and the real British cuisine. Corrigan’s Mayfair’s being one of the finest restaurants in the city isn't for nothing. The Foyer at Claridge’s: When you are in England, the meal of English afternoon tea should be on your “must do list”. The Foyer at Claridge’s offers you the best environment for this. Taste the scone and the tea with milk. Chatting with friends accompanied by this meal is priceless. Shopping in London: In London, we bet you will spend most of your money on clothes because we know that it is impossible not to get impressed by British fashion. Oxford Street: Oxford Street is London’s most famous street having lots of boutiques along with England’s globally known fashion brands. Piccadilly Circus: Piccadily Circus in London is the same as the Times Square in New York. It is the symbol of luster in London. From souvenir shops to records shops and bookstores, Piccadilly Circus offers you a world. Harrods: Covering 20000 m2 area, London’s luxury shopping center Harrods is largest department store in Europe and worth paying a visit. Being a landmark itself, Harrods is home to many international brands and restaurants.

Excursions and Tours- River Cruises: Seeing London from another angle would be fascinating. Leave yourself to the flow of River Thames and inhale the nobility of the city. University Tours: Thinking that you are in a country where the world’s best universities are located, day trips to Oxford and Cambridge Universities would be sensible.

Events in London- London is one of the most gorgeous city in the world with no hesitation. Its world-class event venues, luxurious hotels, big airports and matchless attractions makes London a perfect host city for congresses, fairs, exhibitions, symposiums and conferences. Each year, millions of participants come to London for the leading events of many sectors. All kinds of international meetings can be held in the modern venues of London that are equipped with the latest technologies.

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