About this event

  • Date and time Mon 12 Oct 2020 from 9:00am to 12 Oct 2020 at 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Sexuality and Sexual Health

This is a joint online conference between the British Society of Abortion Care Providers (BSACP) and the RSM’s Sexuality & Sexual Health Section. 

This will be the first national online conference for UK abortion providers allowing them to come together to learn, discuss and debate the impact of the pandemic and other issues and challenges. Delegates may choose to attend all day or a half-day session.

Receive £10 off when you book the morning and afternoon session by using promo code 10SEP50 at checkout. 

There will be talks and interactive workshops. The webinar will provide a platform for free communications presentations (previously ‘posters’ or ‘oral communications’). A selection of the best submissions will be presented live during the event by their authors (with opportunities for Q&A). All other good quality submissions will be available for delegates to view online, during and after the event.

The morning and afternoon sessions will both comprise talks, workshops and free communications. Delegates can select the workshops they wish to attend and the workshops will be repeated in the afternoon. Delegates may choose to attend all day, or a morning or afternoon session. Workshop spaces are limited and need to be selected no later than 10:00am on 7 October 2020. Anyone registered after this date will be allocated to one of the available workshops. Please complete our short survey found here to provide us with your preference on workshops.

Webinar topics will cover:

  • The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on abortion care and service delivery
  • Current and best practice in abortion care
  • New approaches and developments in abortion care and how these impact on care delivery

We would like to thank our sponsors BPAS, Consilient Health, FUJIFILM Sonosite, Gedeon Richter, NUPAS and Quadratech Diagnostics Ltd for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.

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Key speakers

Janet Barter

Dr Janet Barter

Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health, Barts NHS Trust, and Vice President for Specialty at the FSRH, UK

Abigail Aiken

Professor Abigail Aiken

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School and a Faculty Associate at the Population Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Speaker's biography

Professor Aiken's research focuses on reproductive health and spans several disciplines, combining backgrounds in biomedical sciences, public policy, demography and public health.

Lesley Hoggart

Professor Lesley Hoggart

Public Health Academic researching sexual health and abortion. Associate Head of School (research excellence) in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at the Open University, Oxford, UK

Speaker's biography

Professor Hoggart specialises in qualitative research, and spent many years working in the qualitative research group at the Policy Studies Institute. Her research interests are focused on reproductive health, abortion policy and politics, teenage pregnancy and sexual health.

Rachael Clarke BPAS

Ms Rachael Clarke

Public Affairs and Advocacy Manager, British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)

Speaker's biography

Rachael works with clinicians, advocates, and politicians to campaign for reproductive health and rights across the UK. She has a background in politics – working in and around Westminster for six years before joining BPAS. In her role she has written parliamentary bills and amendments, briefed parliamentarians, worked with journalists, helped change the law in Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Guernsey, and run the campaign to introduce buffer zones around abortion clinics.

Agenda

View the programme

Time to allow delegates to enter the virtual conference platform

Morning session

Welcome and introduction

Dr Jonathan Lord, Medical Director, Marie Stopes UK

Lecture 1: Home mifepristone – the story of the double U-turn

Ms Rachael Clarke, Public Affairs and Advocacy Manager, British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Lecture 2: Abortion under Clause A or B

Dr Janet Barter, Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health, Barts NHS Trust, and Vice President for Specialty at the FSRH, UK and Dr Charles Musters, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist and Associate Clinical Director, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
Workshop session 1

Workshop 1: Northern Ireland services
Laura McLaughlin and Leanne Morgan

Workshop 2: Setting up an MVA service
Jane Dickson and Amanda Davies

Workshop 3: PG Medical Training 
Patricia Lohr, Lydia Kingsley and Dr Rebecca McKay, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, North West Anglia Foundation Trust

Workshop 4: Follow-up and post abortion contraception during C19
John Reynolds-Wright  

Workshop 5: Parliamentary activism and RCOG policy work
Stephen Hall 

Workshop 6: Taking your staff on the journey to increased gestations
Edward Johnson and Dr Jayne Kavanagh, Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow, University College London Medical School 

Workshop 7: Safeguarding with telemedicine and during C19  
Mary Kyle, Sexual Health Lead PHE National Sexual Health Information Line

Workshop 8: Undergraduate education
Corrina Horan and Polly Cohen

Workshop 9: Supporting women with pregnancy decision-making - practicalities of remote working for doctors and nurses
Jane Calvert and Cath Sutton

Workshop 10: Overcoming hurdles with setting up telemedicine in NHS
Laura Rutherford

Workshop 11: Anti-D in clinical practice of early pregnancy and abortion care
Monique Latibeaudiare

After you have registered we will be in touch to confirm your workshop preference

“Free Communications” Session 1

11.40- 11.50 Presentation 1: Quality in Abortion Care: Perspectives of Service Users, Patricia Lohr

11.50- 12.00 Presentation 2: Utility of a routine ultrasound for detection of ectopic pregnancies amongst women requesting abortion: a retrospective review, Clara Duncan

12.00- 12.10 Presentation 3: Providers' experience of stigma following the introduction of more liberal abortion care in the Republic of Ireland, Brendan Dempsey

 

Poll to select winning presentation

Lunch break with sponsor presentations & virtual poster viewing

12:15pm – 12:20pm – Pre-recorded presentation given by Consilient Health

12:20pm – 12:25pm – Live Presentation given by FUJIFILM Sonosite

Afternoon session

Welcome and introduction

Mrs Joanne Fletcher, Consultant Nurse Gynaecology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust

Lecture 3: Telemedicine in abortion - quantitative evaluation

Professor Abigail Aiken, Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School and a Faculty Associate at the Population Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Workshop session 2

Workshop 1: Northern Ireland services
Laura McLaughlin and Leanne Morgan

Workshop 2: Setting up an MVA service
Jane Dickson and Amanda Davies

Workshop 3: PG Medical Training 
Patricia Lohr, Lydia Kingsley and Dr Rebecca McKay, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, North West Anglia Foundation Trust

Workshop 4: Follow-up and post abortion contraception during C19
John Reynolds-Wright  

Workshop 5: Parliamentary activism and RCOG policy work
Stephen Hall 

Workshop 6: Taking your staff on the journey to increased gestations
Edward Johnson and Dr Jayne Kavanagh, Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow, University College London Medical School

Workshop 7: Safeguarding with telemedicine and during C19  
Mary Kyle, Sexual Health Lead PHE National Sexual Health Information Line

Workshop 8: Medical abortion at home after 9+6
Professor Sharon Cameron, Consultant Gynaecologist, NHS Lothian, Claire Nicol and Rebecca Heller

Workshop 9: Undergraduate education
Corrina Horan and Hayley Webb

Workshop 10: Supporting women with pregnancy decision-making - practicalities of remote working for doctors and nurses
Jane Calvert and Cath Sutton

Workshop 11: Overcoming hurdles with setting up telemedicine in NHS
Laura Rutherford

After you have registered we will be in touch to confirm your workshop preference

“Free Communications” Session 2

15.05- 15.15 Presentation 4: Acceptability of Early Medical Abortion delivered by telemedicine - preliminary data from an NHS community abortion service, John Reynolds-Wright

15.15- 15.25 Presentation 5: Do medication abortion complications increase without regulations restricting practice? a population-based study using single-payer linked health administrative data, Laura Schummers

15.25- 15.35 Presentation 6: Demand for Self-Managed Online Telemedicine Abortion in Europe During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Catherine Aiken

 

Poll to select winning presentation

Tea and coffee break
Lecture 4: Cultural and ethical issues about women self-managing abortion

Professor Lesley Hoggart, Public Health Academic researching sexual health and abortion. Associate Head of School (research excellence) in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at the Open University, Oxford, UK

Free Communications prize winners and closing comments

BSACP Co-Chairs

End of conference

Sponsors

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain 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.

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

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