Thursday 19 April


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08:00 - 08:50

Registration, Exhibition & Welcome Refreshments   Cambridge, Durham & Gallery
09:00 - 09:15

Conference Opening & Welcome Address
Jason Waugh, Newcastle, UK


Session 1

09:15 - 10:35

Maternal Medicine

Chairs: Jenny Myers and Catherine Williamson


09:15 - 09:45 Keynote Address: Insulin Pumps in Pregnancy
Helen Murphy, tbc       

09:45 - 10:35

Presentation of Abstracts: Maternal Medicine

OM.01 (116) - 'Can a dietary intervention or maternal factors during pregnancy have long-lasting effects on offspring DNA methylation patterns in early childhood? Results from the ROLO randomised control trial', Aisling A Geraghty

OM.02 (144 & 147) 'The diagnostic phenotype of women with Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy', Mandeep Kaler

OM.03 (304) 'Poorly controlled epilepsy in pregnancy in the United Kingdom', Bryn Kemp

OM.04 (063)  'Postnatal cardiac hypertrophy in infants born at term to hypertensive mothers', Christina Aye

OM.05 (189) 'Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Follow-Up Study (HAPOFUS): Relationship of maternal glycaemia during pregnancy to maternal glucose metabolism and childhood adiposity a decade later', Michael Maresh


10:00 - 11.00

Parallel session for simulation training
Supervised simulation session, attendees will need to book for this session.
Spaces are limited


10:35 - 11:10

Refreshments, Exhibition & Posters        
Cambridge, Durham & Gallery

Session 2

11:10 - 12:40


Maternal Medicine (continued)
Chairs: Jenny Myers and Catherine Williamson 



11:10 - 11:40

Clinical Conundrum: Palpitations in Pregnancy

Cathy Nelson-Piercy, London, UK      

11:40 - 12:40

Perinatal Mental Health Symposium
Chairs: Jenny Myers and Catherine Williamson   

11:40 - 12:00

Pregnancy Outcomes and Mental Health
Louise Howard, London, UK

12:00 - 12:20

Long Term Effects of Mental Illness on Children

Vivette Glove, London, UK

12:20 - 12:40

Rick Assessment and Mental Illness - What Every Obstetrician Should Know

Joanne Black, tbc

12:50 - 13:50
Trainees Interactive Session  
12:40 - 14:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Posters   
  Cambridge, Durham &Gallery
13:00-13:45 Lunch Time Symposium sponsored by Illumina   Oxford
Session 3

Local Maternity Systems - networks to improve maternity services

Matthew Jolly, NHS England, UK


Society Lecture
The National Maternity Review; two years on
Sir Cyril Chantler, London, UK

15:15 - 15:40 Refreshments, Exhibition & Posters   Cambridge, Durham & Gallery
15:30 - 16:30 Parallel session for simulation training
Supervised simulation session, attendees will need to book for this session.
Spaces are limited
Session 4
15:40 - 17:30

Pregnancy Outcome

Chairs: David Howe and Kate Harding  


15:40 - 16:40

Investigation of Stillbirth Symposium: 

15:40 - 15:55

Less invasive investigation of stillbirth

Neil Sabire, London, UK     

15:55- 16:10

The PAGE-2 Trial

Liz Quinlon-Jones, Birmingham, UK      

16:10 - 16:25

Standardised Perinatal Mortality Investigation Tool
Tracey Johnston, tbc      

16:25 - 16:40

Question and answer session
16:40 - 17:30

Presentation of Abstracts: Pregnancy Outcome
Chairs: David Howe, Kate Harding

OP.01 (083) - 'Cervical Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy Predicts Preterm Delivery in Asymptomatic Women - the ECCLIPPxTM studies', Dilly Anumba

OP.02 (086) - 'Key Indicators in multiple births care in the UK and their relationship with stillbirth and neonatal deaths', Keith Reed

OP.03 (122) - 'What is the impact of 24-7 consultant presence on serious untoward incidents?' Sherif Shawer

OP.04 (124) - 'Large loop excision of the transformation zone increases the risk of preterm birth - but current antenatal referral and car pathways appear ineffective',
Sadhika Kumar

OP.05 (186) - 'Elafin in cervicovaginal fluid as a predictor of spontaneous preterm birth',
Natasha L Hezelgrave

17:30 Close of Day 1    
18:30  - 00:30

Society Reception & Conference Dinner
The Grand Hotel
97 - 99 King's Road, Brighton BN1 2FW

This is a ticketed event. If you have booked a ticket it will be inserted into the back of your delegate badge.

The Grand Hotel is only a 2 min walk along the sea front, from the conference venue. 

Tickets are £60.00 (VAT included) and will include a welcome drinks reception, 3 course dinner and entertainment from DJ Tony
Crispy wrapped smoked duck, celeriac and walnut slaw, burnt apple puree
Vegetarian: Vegetable spring roll, celeriac and walnut slaw, burnt apple puree
Main Course
Roast sirloin beef, garlic gratin, zucchini, roast vine tomato, oyster mushroom cream sauce
Vegetarian: Gnocchi with aubergine puree, sage butter, Italian hard cheese, tempura zucchini
Panacotta, cream chocolate, salted caramel macaroon, coffee sauce
(please note this dish contains gelatin, if this causes concern please contact us)
Should you require Halal meats, please let us know as soon as possible
Just select the ticket when registering online, or if you have already registered then please email us at to add Conference dinner tickets to your registration.
The Grand Hotel
97 - 99 King's Road, Brighton, BN1 2FW

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With grateful thanks to our exhibitor, Roche Diagnostics Limited.

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