About this event

  • Date and time Wed 16 Oct 2019 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Sexuality and Sexual Health

This conference will be the primary event for abortion providers to come together to learn, discuss and debate the impact of the new guidelines on abortion services and patient care.

We'll review the potential impact of the recently published NICE Abortion Care Guideline recommendations on abortion care and service provision.

Book your place to:

  • Understand the impact of the new NICE Abortion Care Guidelines and how they may impact on abortion care and service delivery
  • Know about current and best practice in abortion care
  • Understand new approaches and development in abortion care and how this impacts on care delivery
  • Understand the political climate and the rising impetus to change legislation around abortion care in the UK and Crown Dependencies

Prizes

James Trussell Essay Prize
The essay theme for the inaugural award is ‘Removing Barriers to Safe Abortion’
Open to: Trainees/Students 
Prize: £150
Deadline for submission: Tuesday 10 September 2019
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Abstract submissions
Abstracts should have direct relevance to abortion care and can include abortion for any indication (including fetal
abnormality). All submissions on topics related to abortion care and early pregnancy management will be considered.
Open to: All
Deadline for submission: Tuesday 10 September 2019
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Tickets

Early bird pricing available until 16 September 2019.

Member

RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£80.00 £60.00 £60.00 £60.00 £25.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£133.00 £100.00 £100.00 £42.00

Key speakers

Professor Iain Cameron

Chair NICE Termination of Pregnancy Guideline

Dr Alex Allinson

Practising GP and Member of the House of Keys for Ramsey, Tynwald, Isle of Man

Dr Mary Favier

Start Doctors, Republic of Ireland

Agenda

View the programme 16 October 2019

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mrs Joanne Fletcher/Mr Jonathan Lord, Co-Chairs, British Society of Abortion Care Providers (BSACP)

Session one: NICE Abortion Care Guideline – Improving Clinical Care

Chair: Professor Iain Cameron, Chair NICE Abortion Care Guideline Development Group, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Southampton

Anti-D

Dr Fiona Regan

Antibiotic prophylaxis

Michael Nevill, Nurse Director, BPAS

Abortion before ultrasound evidence of an intrauterine pregnancy

Dr John Reynolds-Wright, Clinical Research Fellow, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Edinburgh

Cervical priming

Dr Patricia Lohr, Medical Director, BPAS

Tea and coffee break

Session two: NICE Abortion Care Guideline – Client-Centered Care and Implementation

Chair: Professor Sam Rowlands, Visiting Professor, Bournemouth University, Secretary, BSACP

Service organisation – choice/confidentiality/care pathways

Mr Jonathan Lord, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Royal Cornwall Hospital/University of Exeter Medical School, Truro; Co-Chair, BSACP

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’s Strategy for abortion services and training

Professor Janice Rymer, Vice President Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Getting it right – what women would like to know about abortion

Laura Rutherford, Lead Nurse, Emergency Gynaecology Assessment Unit (EGUA), Peterborough City Hospital and Sarah Makstutis, Lay Member, NICE Termination of Pregnancy Guideline

The best of the rest (NICE Panel)

Medical abortion regimens: first and second trimester

Mrs Joanne Fletcher

Contraception

Mr Michael Nevill

Anaesthesia

Dr Patricia Lohr

Venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Dr Patricia Lohr

>24 weeks’ gestation

Dr Patricia Lohr

Lunch and British Society of Abortion Care Providers AGM, for BSACP members only

Session three: NICE Guideline Group Panel

Chair: TBC

Discussion: What next? How do we implement NICE?

Jo Fletcher, Jonathan Lord, Michael Nevill, Patricia Lohr

 

Session four: Oral Abstracts (Quality Improvement in Abortion Care)

Chair: Dr Patricia Lohr

Oral abstract #1
Oral abstract #2
Oral abstract #3
Oral abstract #4
Tea and coffee break

Session five: The Changing Face of Abortion Care

Chair: Dr Tracey Masters, Consultant, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Isle of Man

Dr Alex Allinson, Practising GP and Member of the House of Keys for Ramsey, Tynwald, Isle of Man

Republic of Ireland

Dr Mary Favier, General Practitioner and Founding Member Doctors for Choice, Republic of Ireland (Start Doctors)

Specialist complex cases commissioning update

Mr Anthony Prudhoe, Senior Programme of Care Manager, Women and Children’s Specialised Services, NHS England

Award presentations

James Trussell tribute and James Trussell Essay prize award

Ann Furedi, Chief Executive, The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)

Oral and poster presentation prize awards, close of meeting and online evaluations

Jo Fletcher and Jonathan Lord

Location

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