About this event

  • Date and time Fri 23 Oct 2020 from 4:00pm to 5:50pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Join Miss Sangeeta Agnihotri for the Presidential Address to learn more about a brief history of the female form and the consequences for female health i.e. from epigenetics to PCOS, stillbirth and risks of cancer.

The webinar will, start with a vote of thanks and recap of the previous year from Mr Davor Jurkovic, immediate past president. We look forward to you joining us online for an informative evening, which typically acts as a prelude the academic program for new Obstetrics and Gynaecology section sessions. 

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Key speakers

Miss Sangeeta Agnihotri

President-Elect of the  Obstetrics & Gynaecology Academic Council

Speaker's biography

Sangeeta is a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology in Barts Health Trust. Sangeeta qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London, and underwent her post-graduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Western Australia, and both the Oxford and North Thames deaneries. She subspecialized in Maternal Medicine at the Royal Free, and was awarded subspecialty accreditation by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). Amongst the roles she holds are Perinatal Lead, Co-chair for the Equality and Inclusion Board and Inclusivity Ambassador for the trust. She is a member of the RCOG Faculty and an examiner for the RCOG part 3 Membership exam.

Sangeeta’s academic work focusses on areas of education that impact on patient care; she has completed a Masters in Medical Education and is an editor and contributor for the award-winning textbook, “Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the essential curriculum”. The book came out in 2009 when it became a best-selling standard early textbook for its fresh and evidence based approach. She has published on women’s health issues from The Telegraph to Glamour Magazine and is an expert speaker for the charity, Wellbeing of Women. As an expert reviewer, she is an editor of patient information resources for the BMJ and BUPA and reviews medical articles and text books for the BMJ.

Sangeeta has recently been elected the President of the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM). Sangeeta joined the RSM as a student member, and has been an active member of the Section, previously holding the positions of honorary secretary and vice president.

Amongst her other achievements, Sangeeta is the Chairman for the National Obesity Forum (NOF) and was a previous board member and is the scientific advisor to the Child Growth Foundation. She is principally interested in education in women's health in order to end inequity, promote dignity, and improve women's health globally.



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Welcome and introduction

Mr Davor Jurkovic, Immediate Past President, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Vote of thanks to outgoing president Mr Davor Jurkovic

Mr Mike Savvas, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Introduction of incoming president Miss Sangeeta Agnihotri

Professor Susan Bewley, Emeritus Professor (honorary) of Obstetrics and Women’s Health, King’s College London and Chair of Healthwatch (for Science and Integrity in Medicine)

Presidential address: The changing shape of the goddess of fertility - Globesity in the world of gynaecology

Miss Sangeeta Agnihotri, President, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

O&G, what the tech?

Mr Samit Shah, Chief Medical Strategy Officer, Faculty of Future Health

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



*Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.