About this event

  • Date and time Thu 18 Jun 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:00pm
  • Location Online

Joining Professor Sir Simon Wessely on our COVID-19 Series this week is Vice President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Mr Pat O’Brien, and Consultant Obstetrician, Dr Maggie Blott.

What risks does COVID-19 pose to mother and baby, should partners be allowed in the labour ward, and is breastfeeding safe? Is the reduction in cervical smear tests an indicator of the ‘collateral damage’ our response to COVID-19 is having, and if so, what else within women’s obstetric and gynaecological health is being adversely affected?

Our speakers will be exploring these questions and many more from the live audience.

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Key speakers

Pat O'Brien

Vice President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Speaker's biography

Pat O’Brien is a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University College London Hospitals (UCLH), and Vice President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). Mr O'Brien is the Chair of the International Division of the Institute for Women’s Health in London and has previously been Secretary of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology section of the Royal Society of Medicine. 

Dr Maggie Blott

Consultant in Obstetrics and Maternal Medicine and an Honorary Senior Lecturer, The Institute for Women’s Health and UCLH



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Special rates for difficult times

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

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