Imperial@QCCH Fetal Medicine Study Evenings – 2018-19

W12 Conferences, Hammersmith Hospital, London W12 0HS


These important and worthwhile meetings are aimed at junior doctors, radiologists, sonographers, midwives and specialist nurses and allow the benefit of a focused academic programme, coupled with the opportunity to socialise with peers and colleagues over a glass of wine and a buffet supper. 

Early Pregnancy Diagnoses: Problems and Pitfalls

Thursday 31 January 2019

* Avoiding diagnostic error in early pregnancy
* Pregnancy of unknown location

* Increased vascularity in the uterus after miscarriage: AVM or just retained products?

* The psychological impact of early pregnancy loss


Fetal Under and Over Growth

Thursday 7 March 2019

* What is SGA?

* When to deliver growth-restricted babies

* How and when to deliver big babies

* Neonatal management of large babies


Expert Pregnancy Imaging (featuring expert fetal medicine)

BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP

8-11 May 2019

An international faculty will cover a broad range of topics during this 3½ day event that will be headlined by three prominent clinicians in their respective fields, all working together as one faculty: Professor Christoph Lees, Professor Tom Bourne and Professor Phillip Bennett. 

A one-stop shop featuring the latest developments in early pregnancy, prematurity and fetal medicine, offering ISUOG approved CPD/CME. 

Registration and full programme on the website:

Prenatal Invasive and Non-invasive Testing

Thursday 6 June 2019

* Testing for NAIT made simple

* Latest advances in NIPD for genetic conditions

* An invasive test for all?

* Prenatal exome sequencing

As part of Imperial’s commitment to educate, these study evenings are offered at a subsidised charge of £30 per evening.  This may be claimed back by O&G trainees by using the curriculum item code OBSG0003 (HEE approved).

To register please go to 

Imperial colleagues working at QCCH or SMH may register free of charge

Please email in advance of the meeting to book a place.  (Walk-ins will be charged £30)



 Invitation to Better Births Three Years On Event 

Thursday 7 March, 10.00 - 16.00
Principal Hotel Manchester 

It is my great pleasure to invite you to our third annual event marking the anniversary of the publication of Better Births.

We hope to use the day to have a series of open and honest conversations about the things we are finding more challenging to achieve, so that we can continue to learn and progress in our all-important fourth year. We will have a range of workshops running designed to do this, hosted by national leaders but focussed on hearing from you, and providing you with practical suggestions to support local improvement.

Please visit the following link to register to attend the event and select your two workshop preferences. Please note that places are limited by the size of the venue and workshops are subject to availability. Further information about the workshops will be circulated soon and delegates will be able to amend their preferences.

In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact, and please do forward this invitation on to relevant maternity colleagues and networks.


Handling Concerns about Fitness to Practise of Midwives: Managing Complaints and Concerns about Midwives and Supporting Midwives in Difficulty

Monday 18 March 2019
De Vere W1 Conference Centre, London

This conference will support you to improve processes and practice with regard to handling complaints and concerns about midwives in light of the NMC new approach to fitness to practise which was launched in September 2018. Chaired by Jacqui Williams, Senior Midwifery Education Advisor Education and Standards Directorate, and with an opening address from Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, Head of Maternity Children & Young People & National Maternity Safety Champion, this conference will include national developments and case studies from experienced Directors of Nursing at NHS Trusts on how to effectively manage complaints or concerns about midwifery practice whilst supporting the nurse involved and ensuring patient safety. The conference will update delegates on the revised NMC fitness to practise procedures which put more emphasis on local resolution.

For further information and to book your place visit email

A 20% discount is available by quoting ref: hcuk20gmfms when booking (*cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full T&Cs available upon request).

Follow the conference on twitter #FtPMidwives


BAPM Perinatal Trainees’ Meeting – What’s New in Neonatology

Wednesday, 27th March 2019

 Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS

This meeting is aimed at Paediatric trainees with an interest in Neonatology as well as Neonatal Grid trainees at all stages.

The meeting covers a range of topics including:

  • What’s New in Neonatology
  • Management of PDA
  • Echocardiography clinical cases
  • End of life care
  • How to get started in research
  • Lunchtime Career Guidance Surgery 

For further information, visit:



Improving Perinatal Mental Health Crisis Services: Reducing Maternal Suicide

Friday 29 March 2019

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Chaired by Elaine Hanzak, Author, advocate and speaker on perinatal mental health with lived experience, this conference focuses on improving crisis services for women in the perinatal period, and reducing maternal suicide.

For further information and to book your place visit. The code for 20% discount is HCUK20bmfms or email

Follow the conference on Twitter #PerinatalMHCrisis


Return to Practice: Supporting Nurses & Midwives Returning to Practice

Monday 10 June 2019

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on effectively supporting Return to Practice Nurses and Midwives, and delivering effective Return to Practice Programmes in line with the new NMC Return to Practice Standards. Geraldine Walters CBE, Director of Education and Standards, NMC will give an update on the Standards and learning from the consultation, and Gill Goverdale, Professional Lead for Education, RCN will cover inspiring nurses to return to practice. The day will continue with case study presentations offering practical guidance.

For further information and to book your place visit or email

Follow the conference on Twitter #RTPNursing

 A 20% discount is  available by quoting ref: hcuk20gmfms when booking (*cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full T&Cs available upon request).  




29th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)

12-16 October 2019

Berlin, Germany

ISUOG's World Congress is the main annual scientific meeting for clinicians who use or research ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology. In 2019, the ISUOG World Congress will take place in Berlin and is being chaired by Dr Kurt Hecher and Dr Rabih Chaoui.

For more information:

Critical dates:

January Registration opens
8 April Abstract submission and presenter registration deadline
12 August Early bird registration deadline
12 October Pre-Congress courses and Basic Training
13 October Congress opens



27th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI)

Paris, France

November 21-23, 2019

The successful and groundbreaking series of COGI Congresses provide a unique platform to discuss controversial issues in all fields of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility.  World renowned leaders will review advances, breakthroughs and controversies via round table discussions, debates, and lectures. Highlights will include the “Robert G. Edwards Nobel Prize Laureate” lecture, cutting edge “countercurrent” lectures, an inspiring fetomaternal medicine program, sessions on early prenatal diagnosis, pregnancy support, age-related risks, nutrition, the epidemic of multiple pregnancies, HPV, menopause, and more. For more information please use this link:


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