About this event

  • Date and time Fri 26 Apr 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Join us as we provide an update on interesting research in obstetrics and gynaecology - this evening course covers most of your annual mandatory training requirements. 

We'll provide an update on interesting research in obstetrics and gynaecology, allowing you to understand the importance of continuing research and audit within the obstetrics and gynaecology specialty, know about achievements and concepts for research and understand the ethical considerations of rationing provision of healthcare in the modern NHS.

This event is free for RSM members.

We would like to thank our exhibitor(s):


Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

Key speakers

Mr J. Richard Smith MD FRCOG

UK Research Team

Speaker's biography

Richard Smith was educated at the University of Glasgow, training as a doctor in Glasgow and in London, obtaining his MRCOG in 1988 and graduating with an MD from the University of Glasgow on cervical cancer, immunity, and infection in 1992.

Thereafter, he worked as a lecturer and senior lecturer at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. He then became Director of Gynaecology at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and became a visiting associate professor at NYU Medical Centre in New York. For the last 6 years, he has been based at the West London Gynaecological Cancer Centre, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, Imperial College London. Mr. Smith was made an adjunct associate professor at NYU Medical Centre. He has a long-running interest in doctor/patient communication and is the series editor for a series of books entitled Patient Pictures which has sold 240,000 copies.

He is also the editor of the Atlas of Gynaecological Oncological surgery which is now in its 4th edition due in 2016 and over 20 books published. He has written a number of other books, peer-reviewed over 130 publications and over 50 other non-peer reviewed publications.

Mr. Smith is the leader of the UK Uterine Transplantation research team, a project he has been involved with for the past 15 years. His other current research interests include fertility-sparing surgery for women with cancer.

He has lectured on the subject of HIV in obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility-sparing surgery for cervical cancer in the UK, across mainland Europe, Russia, South Africa, and the United States.


View the programme

Registration, wine reception and Herbert Reiss trainee prize poster viewing
Welcome and introduction

Mr Michael Dooley, President, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Session one: Herbert Reiss trainee oral prize presentations

Midurethral slings for stress urinary incontinence: What has pelvic floor ultrasound got to offer?

Dr Annika Taithongchai, Clinical Research Fellow, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Morbidity of multiple bowel resection compared to single bowel resection after debulking surgery for ovarian cancer

Dr Yakup Kilic, Senior House Officer, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Risk of breast cancer in women treated with ovarian stimulation drugs for infertility: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Dr Yusuf Beebeejaun, Clinical Fellow, King's Fertility, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Examination of preterm birth phenotypes using vaginal mucosal profiling by Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (DESI-MS)

Dr Holly Lewis, ST6 Obstetrician and Gynaecology Doctor, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Is syntocinon the mother of all sin?

Mr Pankaj Narayan, Medical Student, King's College London

Mesh ado about nothing? A multi-centre study of the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic mesh sacrohysteroepxy

Mr Matthew Izett, Urogynaecology Research Fellow, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Session two: Dame Josephine essay prize presentation

Dame Josephine Barnes award winner presentation: How will artificial intelligence be used in the routine clinical practice of obstetricians and gynaecologists in 10 years' time?

Miss Venus Liang, Student, St George's, University of London 

Presentation of prizes
Close of meeting

Evaluation surveys will be sent via email and certificates of attendance can be found in the 'My Account' area on the RSM website


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom