About this event

  • Date and time Fri 19 Feb 2021 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The aim is to provide a comprehensive update in care after losing a baby from recurrent miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy through to stillbirth and neonatal loss.

Experts in the field will be promote a greater understanding of the pathway for a bereaved mother and her family from the debrief after a loss to preconceptual counselling. Updates from an holistic approach to medical management. 

The learning objectives will be as follows: 

  • Know about best practice in the management of a mother following pregnancy loss.
  • Be able to debrief a mother and her partner and counsel about the investigations that follow a loss.
  • Value effective communication in the multi-disciplinary team and the patient voice (Maternity Voices Partnership).

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining each webinar live and will be automatically issued after 7 days  to those who watched the webinar live in its entirety. Those who watch the webinar on-demand will receive a CPD certificate 30 days after the webinar has gone live.  

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Key speakers

Professor Dame Lesley Regan

Professor of Obstetrics at Imperial College London and Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St Mary's Hospital

Speaker's biography

She is also director of the Women's Health Research Centre, co-director of the UK Pregnancy Baby Bio Bank and co-Chair of the People and Culture Committee (Athena SWAN) for the Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction at Imperial. Having graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, in 1980 Professor Regan pursued her career at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where she first became enthused by clinical and laboratory research, completing an MD on miscarriage. She went on to set up the world’s largest recurrent miscarriage clinic at St Mary’s Hospital in London. In 2015 she received a Doctorate of Science from University College London for her contribution to women's health. Professor Regan was the 30th President (2016-2019) of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, only the second woman to ever hold this role and the first in sixty-four years. Since 2018 she has been co Chair of the national Women’s Health Task Force (jointly with the health minister), Secretary General of FIGO (the International Federation of Gynaecology & Obstetrics) and a member of the NHS Assembly. Professor Regan was awarded a DBE for her services to women’s health in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List.

Dr Anita Banerjee

Obstetric Physician, reader in Obstetric Medicine, King’s College London

Speaker's biography

Dr Banerjee is the Secretary of the MacDonald Obstetric Medicine Society. She is one of the central physician assessors for the UK Confidential maternal deaths enquiry. She has published articles, guidelines and book chapters on a wide variety of medical conditions in pregnancy. She is one of the leading authors of the RCP Acute Care Toolkit on managing acute medical problems in pregnancy.  

She is on the steering committee for mMOET, as the lead advisor for medical problems in pregnancy. Her main interests are high risk pregnancies, the management of the deteriorating pregnant woman and education.

Ms Clare Worgan

Training and Learning Resources Manager at SANDS

Speaker's biography

Clare’s background is in commercial project management, however after her daughter was stillborn in 2016, she was inspired to become a midwife and started her midwifery degree the following year. 

Clare’s personal and student midwife experience introduced her to Sands where she now works as the Training and Learning resources Manager. Clare is an advocate for high quality bereavement care and believes that communication, compassion and informed choice are vital for the wellbeing of bereaved parents and families. Her specialist team at Sands provides training and support for health care professionals so that they feel confident and equipped to provide the best possible care and support for families when the worst happens. 

Professor Jenny Kurniczuk

Professor of Perinatal Epidemiology in the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

Speaker's biography

Jenny joined the NPEU in October 2003 and she has been the Director since 2011. She is also Director of the DH-funded NIHR Policy Research Unit in Maternal and Neonatal Health and Care based in the NPEU. Jenny’s research focuses on the causes and consequences of conditions from conception through pregnancy which affect mothers, their pregnancy outcomes and the health of babies as they develop during infancy, childhood and beyond. Jenny is national programme lead for the MBRRACE-UK/PMRT collaboration responsible for the national confidential enquiries and surveillance of maternal and perinatal deaths, and development of the national Perinatal Mortality Review Tool (PMRT). She is also a collaborators on studies of serious and ‘near miss’ maternal morbidity through the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS) and the UK Midwifery Study System (UKMidSS). Her mission, and that of the NPEU, is to conduct methodologically rigorous research to provide evidence to improve the care provided to mothers, babies and their families and to promote the effective use of resources by perinatal health services.


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Welcome and introduction

Miss Sangeeta Agnihotri, President

The Current Management of Recurrent Miscarriages

Professor Dame Lesley Regan, Secretary General of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the Immediate Past President (2016-2019) of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The Current Management of Ectopic Pregnancy

Davor Jurkovic, Director of Gynaecology Diagnostic and Outpatient Treatment Unit at University College Hospital

Patient voice early pregnancy loss

Ms Nikita Bhatt

National Bereavement Care Pathway

Ms Clare Worgan, Sands Training Manager, SANDS Charity

Preventing pregnancy loss- medical perspectives

Dr Anita Banerjee - Reader in Obstetric Medicine, King’s College London

UKOSS & MBRRACE where are we now?

Professor Jenny Kurinczuk, Professor of Perinatal Epidemiology

Patient voice stillbirth

Bob McGurrell - CEO 4Louis Charity

Reducing Baby Losses, The Fetal Medicine Perspective

Professor Kypros Nicolaides, Professor of Fetal Medicine & Director of the Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine

Causes of “Clinically Unexplained” Stillbirth & SIDs

Professor Marta Cohen OBE

The Pathology of Post Mortems, why do we need a PM in stillbirth cases

Dr Irene Scheimberg, Retired Consultant in Paediatric & Perinatal Pathology, Barts Health Trust

Midwifery Perspectives of Care Following Pregnancy Loss

Dr Gloria Rowlands OBE, Chief Nurse for the NHS in South West London & former Director of Midwifery BartsHealth Trust

Panel Discussion including trainees Priyanka Iyer and Natasha Liou

Questions and answers

Closing remarks and thanks

Miss Sangeeta Agnihotri, President