About this event

  • Date and time Fri 7 Oct 2022 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Sexuality and Sexual Health Section

This conference, held in association with the British Society of Abortion Care Providers (BSACP), provides the opportunity for healthcare professionals working in the field of abortion care and provision to come together face-to-face as a supportive community.

The conference will facilitate networking and improve participants' knowledge of new styles of abortion provision. It will look to the future in providing patient-centred care in an inclusive way.

A series of lectures will provide updates on the management of post-abortion complications, provision of transgender and non-binary abortion care, new styles of abortion provision, and non-judgemental post-abortion contraceptive counselling. During the lunch and refreshment breaks there will be opportunities to learn about services supporting abortion providers, view posters demonstrating new research in the field, take part in an 'abortion book club' discussion, as well as networking with colleagues.

Attend this event to learn about:

  • How to maximise the role of nurses and midwives in abortion care
  • Novel ways of providing post-abortion contraception
  • How to provide inclusive abortion care
  • The evolving landscape of abortion in the context of commissioning and integrated care systems (ICS)

 

Submissions are invited for free communications and poster presentations and a selection of the best submissions will be presented during the event by their authors. Please apply using the link below. 

Free Communications Presentations Prize

Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday 1 September 2022
Open to:
everyone
Apply here

 

This event is available to attend in person or virtually. Please select your preference below.  

The live stream is available for on-demand viewing. The live stream recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the session broadcast. The link will be sent 3 days after the event takes place.  

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Tickets (In Person)

Early bird pricing available until 25 August 2022.

BSACP prices can be found under the non-member pricing category below.

Member

RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Trainee RSM Student
£77.00 £46.00 £46.00 £24.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP BSACP Consultant / GP Trainee AHP / Nurse / Midwife BSACP AHP / Nurse / Midwife BSACP Trainee Student BSACP Student
£160.00 £110.00 £110.00 £110.00 £80.00 £80.00 £65.00 £50.00

Tickets (Virtual)

Early bird pricing available until 25 August 2022.

BSACP prices can be found under the non-member pricing category below.

Member

RSM Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Associate RSM Student
£72.00 £43.00 £43.00 £23.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Trainee AHP / Nurse / Midwife BSACP Consultant / GP BSACP AHP / Nurse / Midwife BSACP Trainee Student BSACP Student
£132.00 £79.00 £79.00 £72.00 £43.00 £43.00 £41.00 £23.00

Agenda

View the programme (In Person)

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Tracey Masters, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Homerton Sexual Health Service and Co-Chair, British Society of Abortion Care Providers

Introducing the themes of the conference

Dr Rebecca McKay, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust and Abortion Module Guardian, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare 

Session 1: Maximising the role of nurses and midwives in abortion care

Chair: Dr Nabanita Ghosh, Medical Director, National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service

The role of nurses in abortion services

Ms Laura Rutherford, Gynaecology Service Manager, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust and Ms Nicola Cash, Emergency Gynaecology Specialist Nurse, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Post-abortion care

Ms Delia McDermott, Regional Clinical Lead, National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service

Non-judgemental contraceptive counselling

Dr Annabel Sowemimo, Founder, Decolonising Contraception

Post-abortion contraception – novel delivery methods

Dr Caroline Gazet, Regional Clinical Director, British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Panel discussion
Tea, coffee break and poster viewing
Stigma in abortion care

Dr Jayne Kavanagh, Associate Clinical Professor in Medical Education, University College London

Free Communications Prize - oral presentations

Chair: Dr Patricia Lohr, Medical Director, British Pregnancy Advisory Service 

Lunch break and poster viewing
Networking session:
Kind to Women

Documentary film about the 1967 Abortion Act

Abortion book club

'Middenrammers’ (John Bart) – book discussion led by Dr Rishita Nandagiri and Dr Joe Strong 

Abortion Talk

Display stand – Dr Jayne Kavanagh

 

 

Doctors for Choice

Display stand –To be confirmed

 

 

Session 2: The future landscape of abortion

Chair: Mr Jonathan Lord, Medical Director, MSI Reproductive Choices

Commissioning - regional networks - Integrated Care System

Dr Nigel Acheson, Chief Medical Officer, Integrated Care System for Devon

Complex cases - management of post-abortion complications

Dr Patricia LohrMedical Director, British Pregnancy Advisory Service and Mr Ed Dorman, Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Tea, coffee break and networking

Session 3: Inclusive abortion care

Chair: Dr Caroline Scherf, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Northern Ireland update

Dr Laura McLaughlin, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Ulster Hospital, Belfast

Provision of abortion care to people who are transgender/non-binary

Dr Francis Ray White, Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, University of Westminster

ACTIONS: Abortion care training for nurses

Professor Monica McLemore, Dr Linda S. Franck and Dr Nikki Lanshaw, Abortion Care Training Incubator for Outstanding Nurse Scholars, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Panel discussion
Announcement of prize winners and closing remarks

Dr Patricia Lohr and Mr Jonathan Lord

Close of meeting
British Society of Abortion Care Providers Annual General Meeting (for BSACP members) and drinks reception
View the programme (Virtual)

Welcome and introduction

Dr Tracey Masters, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Homerton Sexual Health Service and Co-Chair, British Society of Abortion Care Providers

Introducing the themes of the conference

Dr Rebecca McKay, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust and Abortion Module Guardian, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare 

Session 1: Maximising the role of nurses and midwives in abortion care

Chair: Dr Nabanita Ghosh, Medical Director, National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service

The role of nurses in abortion services

Ms Laura Rutherford, Gynaecology Service Manager, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust and Ms Nicola Cash, Emergency Gynaecology Specialist Nurse, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

 Post-abortion care

Ms Delia McDermott, Regional Clinical Lead, National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service

Non-judgemental contraceptive counselling
Post-abortion contraception – novel delivery methods

Dr Caroline Gazet, Regional Clinical Director, British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Panel discussion
Comfort break
Stigma in abortion care

Dr Jayne Kavanagh, Associate Clinical Professor in Medical Education, University College London

Free Communications Prize - oral presentations

Chair: Dr Patricia Lohr, Medical Director, British Pregnancy Advisory Service 

Lunch break

Session 2: The future landscape of abortion

Chair: Mr Jonathan Lord, Medical Director, MSI Reproductive Choices

Commissioning - regional networks - Integrated Care System

Dr Nigel Acheson, Chief Medical Officer, Integrated Care System for Devon

Complex cases - management of post-abortion complications

Dr Patricia LohrMedical Director, British Pregnancy Advisory Service and Mr Ed Dorman, Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Comfort break

Session 3: Inclusive abortion care

Chair: Dr Caroline Scherf, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

 Northern Ireland update

Dr Laura McLaughlin, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Ulster Hospital, Belfast

Provision of abortion care to people who are transgender/non-binary

Dr Francis Ray White, Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, University of Westminster

ACTIONS: Abortion care training for nurses

Professor Monica McLemore, Dr Linda S. Franck and Dr Nikki Lanshaw, Abortion Care Training Incubator for Outstanding Nurse Scholars, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Panel discussion
Announcement of prize winners and closing remarks

Dr Patricia Lohr and Mr Jonathan Lord

Close of meeting

Location

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

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

Registration for this live stream will close 24 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the live stream link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

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