About this event

  • Date and time Mon 15 Oct 2018 from 8:30am to 4:40pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Sexuality and Sexual Health

In recent times, the political climate around abortion care has and is changing in the UK. 

The British Society of Abortion Care Providers (BSACP) and the RSM’s Sexuality & Sexual Health are coming together to bring a range of experts and healthcare professionals from all areas to provide a comprehensive overview of current and future concepts in abortion care.

Key speakers

Diana Johnson

Diana Johnson

Labour MP Kingston & Hull

Dr Mike Prentice

Regional Medical Director, NHS England

Mrs Sue Everett

Senior Lecturer and Senior Nurse practitioner at the Royal College of Nursing

Agenda

View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mrs Joanne Fletcher, Co-chair, British Society of Abortion Care Providers, Immediate Past President, Sexuality & Sexual Health Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Session 1: Legal issues in abortion care

Professor Sam Rowlands, Visiting Professor Bournemouth University, British Society of Abortion Care Providers Secretary

Update on the decriminalisation bill

Ms Diana Johnson, Labour MP, Kingston Upon Hull North

Update on abortion buffer zones

Dr Pam Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Aston University

Session 2: Clinical challenges in abortion care

Mr Omi Ohizua, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and President, Sexuality & Sexual Health Section, Royal Society of Medicine

The impact of increasing caesarean section incidence on abortion and early pregnancy care: Dealing with both scar ectopics and placenta accreta issues

Mr Davor Jurkovic, Consultant Gynaecologist, University College London Hospitals

Caring for victims of sexual violence and rape in an abortion setting

Ms Lisa Thompson, Chief Executive, Rape and Sexual Violence Project

Tea and coffee break

Session 3: Oral abstracts (quality improvement in abortion care)

Dr Tracey Masters, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Homerton Hospital, London and Membership Secretary, British Society of Abortion Care Providers

Oral presentation 1

Dr Jayne Kavanagh, Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow, UCL Medical School

Oral presentation 2

Dr Lesley Hoggart

Oral presentation 3

Dr Claire Ross

Oral presentation 4

Dr Frederica von Hawrylak

Session 4: Sedation and anaesthesia in surgical abortion care

Mr Jonathan Lord, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and British Society of Abortion Care Providers Council Member

Conscious sedation in abortion care - training and service delivery

Dr David Craig, Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion

Dr David Craig and Dr David Dickson, Anaesthetist, British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Lunch and British Society of Abortion Care Providers AGM

AGM for British Society of Abortion Care Providers members only

Session 5: Contraception and abortion

Dr Kate Guthrie, Co-Chair, British Society of Abortion Care Providers

Teenage conception, contraception and abortion: Best practice and learning

Ms Lisa Hallgarten, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Brook and Ms Alison Hadley OBE, Director of the Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange, University of Bedfordshire

The essentials of a contraceptive discussion - strategies for increasing contraception use pre and post abortion

Ms Suzanne Everett, Senior Lecturer Middlesex University and Senior Nurse Practitioner in Sexual Health, Royal Free Hospital

Tea and coffee break

Session 6: Changing landscape of abortion care in the UK

Professor Sharon Cameron, Consultant Gynaecologist, Edinburgh and British Society of Abortion Care Providers, Regional Council Member, Scotland

Impact of home use of misoprostol in Scotland

Professor Sharon Cameron

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists abortion care task force update

Ms Kelley Ireland, Special Advisor to Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists President

Commissioning high risk and advanced gestations in abortion care

Dr Mike Prentice, Regional Medical Director, NHS England

Sexuality & sexual health trainee and medical student essay prize presentation

Katherine Carnegie

Concluding remarks and close of meeting

Mrs Joanne Fletcher and Professor Sam Rowlands

Location

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