On Sunday 23 June the RCOG will run pre-Congress Workshops at the Jurys Inn Liverpool,
located directly opposite the ACC Liverpool. The workshops will run in parallel from 14.00 – 17.00 hrs.

Costs to attend the workshops:
£100 incl. VAT for those registered to attend the entire Congress
£120 incl. VAT for those not registered to attend the entire Congress

Workshop 1

NEW! Designing a clinical trial in obstetrics

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Course Summary:
This half day course is suitable for anybody who is interested in designing randomized clinical trials. The learning objectives are to understand sources of bias in clinical investigations and the need for randomisation, learn how to formulate a clinical question, how to decide upon inclusion/exclusion criteria, understand the principles on which to base the choice of a primary outcome for a trial, and the challenges inherent in different designs. Potential pitfalls in trial design and conduct will be discussed as well as strategies for overcoming problems. In addition, the attendees will take part in small group sessions where they will go through the exercise of designing a randomised trial on a topic in obstetrics. Representatives of the Global Obstetrics Network will give presentations and lead the small group sessions.

Please note that this workshop will start earlier and run from 13.00 – 17.00 hrs

Zarko Alfirevic, MD, University of Liverpool, UK
Lucilla Poston PhD, Kings College London, UK
Elizabeth Thom PhD, George Washington University Biostatistics Center, USA
Ben Willem Mol MD, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jane Norman MD, University of Edinburgh, UK

Workshop 2

BJOG Author Workshop

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How we give you the best chance of getting your paper published and cited

Who should attend?
• this workshop is aimed at authors who want to find out how they can give their paper the best chance of being accepted and cited

As a delegate you will receive:
• expert advice from highly experienced editors in the field
• tips on how to give your paper the best chance of being published
• insight into essential author resources (EQUATOR, CONSORT, MOOSE etc.)

Editors will also share:
• what they look for to increase the likelihood of your paper being cited
• how they can support you through the submission process
• further details on expert commentaries, Journal Club, video and photo submissions, podcasts and global press releases
The workshop will end with an ‘Ask the Editors’ panel session.”

Workshop 3

Leadership in Transition - New Perspectives on Clinical Leadership

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Within the present NHS climate, clinicians are increasingly expected to take up formal and informal leadership and management roles. Formal support of these transitions is often variable and dependent on mentors. The aim of this workshop will be to highlight some of the skills and competencies that facilitate these transitions from outside the health sector. We aim to provide a snapshot of the skills required and issues that commonly arise specifically within the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology, multidisciplinary relationships and partnership development and networks.

Who should attend?
Consultants and senior clinicians involved in leadership and management roles. We would especially welcome senior clinical leaders in medical director roles to share some of their experiences in the interactive workshop.

What you will learn:
• Changing cultures; what we can learn from our mistakes post-Francis Report
• How to add value to your teams
• Communicating as a leader
• Partnership building across boundaries

Workshop Leaders:
Dr Daghni Rajasingam MRCOG, London
Professor Wendy Reid, Vice President Education, RCOG

Workshop 4

Practical Skills for Managing Massive Obstetric Haemorrhage

This half-day taster workshop is divided into two parts:
a) Essential clinical tips on compression sutures, balloon tamponade and other life-saving procedures using training videos and hands-on teaching
b) Recent advances in management of massive obstetric haemorrhage (MOH) focusing especially with morbidly adherent placenta and pregnant women who decline blood

Who should attend?
• Senior Trainees
• Consultants

The programme will offer lectures on:
• MOH in women who decline blood; Ms J Currie
• Advances in management of Morbidly Adherent Placenta; Mr M Karoshi

Videos: How to do – with live commentary on:
• Uterine compression sutures
• Uterine sandwich technique
• Uterine balloon tamponed
• Uterine and aortic compression (in the correct way)
• Pelvic packing if venous ooze
• Cell salvage
• Non pneumatic anti-shock garment

Hands-on practical sessions on:
• B Lynch suture
• Hayman suture
• Assessment of blood loss
• Uterine tamponade
• Non pneumatic anti-shock garment
• Uterine and aortic compression/packing the abdomen

Workshop organisers
Mr W Yoong
Mr M Karoshi
Mr W Lodhi
Mr R Navaratnarajah

Annual Update in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology Joint RCOG/BritSPAG Meeting

Sunday 23 June 2013, 09.00 – 17.30 hrs
Venue: Liverpool Medical Institution

This pre-congress event is applicable to specialty trainees and clinicians dealing with gynaecological disorders from birth to adolescence. The delegates will learn about the diagnosis and management of common Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (PAG) problems as well as less common conditions.

The day will focus on basic approaches to assessing children and adolescents with gynaecological problems, safeguarding children, and more specific areas such as gynaecological problems before puberty and psychological issues relating young people with a diagnosis of a Disorder of Sexual Development (DSD).

For further details and to book, please go to the booking page here.

Please note that the joint RCOG/BritSPAG meeting should be booked directly through the RCOG booking page.


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For all enquiries, please contact the RCOG World Congress 2013 Secretariat:
Hampton Medical Conferences Ltd
Rapier House
4-6 Crane Mead
Hertfordshire, SG12 9PW
Tel: +44 (0) 1920 88 5162
Fax: +44 (0) 870 900 7783

1 October 2012
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6 June 2013
Congress Sold Out
23 June 2013
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24 June 2013
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