Abortion, motherhood and the medical profession and Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Venue: Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

A joint meeting with BPAS

Please note that online registration for this meeting has now closed, places are however still available.

For further information please email sexmed@rsm.ac.uk or call +44 (0)20 7290 3937.



9.00 am

Registration and refreshments

9.30 am

Welcome and opening remarks
Mrs Joanne Fletcher, Consultant Nurse, Gynaecology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Ms Jennie Bristow, Publications and Conference Manager, British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Foetal imaging, and imagining the foetus
Chair: Sarah Norcross, Director, Progress Educational Trust

9.35 am

Dr Stuart Derbyshire, Reader in Psychology, University of Birmingham

9.55 am

Professor Carol Sanger, Columbia Law School

10.15 am

Ms Zoe Williams, Columnist, The Guardian

10.35 am

Q and A Session

11.00 am

Refreshment break

Information, counselling and the law
Chair: Dr Ellie Lee, Reader in Social Policy, University of Kent

11.30 am

Dr Patricia Lohr, Medical Director, British Pregnancy Advisory Service

11.50 am

Ms Jane Fisher, Director, Antenatal Results and Choices

12.10 pm

Professor Sally Sheldon, Professor of Law, Kent Law School

12.30 pm

Q and A Session

12.45 pm

Lunch & Sexuality & Sexual Health Section AGM for section members only

Testing positive, negative and in between: How the semi-quantitative pregnancy test could transform the management of abortion, miscarriage, fertility treatment and ectopic pregnancy
Chair: Ann Furedi, Chief Executive, BPAS

1.45 pm

Professor Paul Blumenthal, Stanford University

2.30 pm

Mrs Joanne Fletcher, Consultant Nurse, Gynaecology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

2.45 pm

Dr Roy Farquharson, Consultant Gynaecologist, Liverpool Women's Hospital

3.15 pm

Refreshment break

3.45 pm

Discussion: A new generation of abortion doctors - challenges and opportunities
Ms Katharine Elliott, Newcastle, Dr Richard Lyus, British Pregnancy Advisory Service, Professor Paul Blumenthal, Stanford University and Mr John Parsons, Consultant Gynaecologist,

4.45 pm

Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting

Meeting ref: SED03

CPD: 5 credits


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