British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society 13th Annual Conference (description)

"British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society 13th Annual Conference"

Category:Allied Health, Family, General/Internal Medicine, Gynecology, Gynecology/Obstetrics, Maternal/Child Health, Medical, Medicine, Midwifery, OB/Gyn, Obstetrics, Perinatology, Women’s Health, Womens Issues
Address:BT Convention Centre, Monarchs Quay Liverpool, England, United Kingdom L3 4FP
Phone:+44 20 8979 8300
Event dates:6/18/2009 - 6/19/2009 (This event has already taken place)
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Topics to be Covered:

  • Mr Mark Denbow, Mr Kim Hinshaw, Dr Tracey Johnston, Dr Lucy Kean, Dr Anna Kenyon, Professor Mark Kilby, Professor Tina Lavender, Dr Bill Martin, Dr Gerald Mason, Professor Fionnuala McAuliffe, Mr Tim Overton, Dr Margaret Ramsay, Miss Delyth Rich, Professor Stephen Robson, Professor Jane Sandall, Dr Richard Smith, Dr Myles Taylor, Professor Steve Thornton, Dr Jason Waugh, Dr Melissa Whitworth
  • Fetal Medicine
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Labour and Delivery
  • Maternal Medicine
Organizer phone:+44 20 8979 8300
Offering type:Conference
Event frequency:Every Year
First Meeting:
Total events:12
Est. attendance:
Target audience:ObGyns
Other target audiences:Allied Health Professionals
Host Sponsor:
Est. # of exhibitors:
Currency:British Pounds
CE Credits:The meeting may be deemed suitable for Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Continuing Professional Development Programme (CPD)


The 13th Annual Conference of the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society is a conference attracting an audience of obstetricians, gynaecologists midwives and scientists working in the field of perinatal medicine. As well as four themed sessions (Fetal Medicine, Maternal Medicine, Labour and Delivery and Pregnancy Outcome) there will be lunchtime ‘Meet the Experts’ sessions and a lively Debate. Plenary topics have been specifically chosen to reflect controversial issues of relevance to all professional groups. Keynote speakers include Professor Dennis Lo (Hong Kong) speaking on Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis, Professor Judith S. Mercer (Rhode Island, USA) speaking on Controversies in third stage management, Dr Jon (Yosef) Barrett (Toronto, Canada) speaking on Mode of delivery of twins and Professor Marc Rodger (Ottawa, Canada) speaking on Thrombophilias in pregnancy. Accepted abstracts will be published as a supplement of the journal: Archives of Diseases in Childhood (Fetal and Neonatal Edition).



08.00 - 09.20 Registration and Coffee

09.20 - 09.30 Official Opening of Conference Professor Steve Robson (President of the Society)

Chairs: Mr Gerald Mason

Mr Bill Martin

09.30 - 10.10 SOCIETY LECTURE - Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis Professor Y.M. Dennis Lo (New Territories, Hong Kong)

10.10 - 10.45 Submitted Abstracts

10.45 - 11.30 Coffee, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

11.30 - 12.05 Submitted Abstracts

12.05 - 12.35 Hot Topic: Cardiac defects in fetuses with elevated nuchaltranslucency Professor Lindsey Allan (London, UK)

12.35 - 14.20 Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Viewing and Meet the Experts Sessions

13.20 - 14.20
MEET THE EXPERTS SESSION (lunchtime sessions)
Failure to progress:
Mr Kim Hinshaw and Professor Tina Lavender
Abnormal liver function tests:
Miss Joanna Girling and Professor Catherine Williamson
Morbidity adherent placenta:
Miss Sara Paterson-Brown and Dr John Cockburn

Chairs: Dr. Myles Taylor

Dr. Richard Smith

14.30 - 15.00
KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Outcome of prenatally detected renal anomolies Miss H.K. Dhillon (London, UK)

15.00 - 15.35 Submitted Abstracts

15.35 - 16.05 Tea, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

16.05 - 16.40 Submitted Abstracts

16.40 - 17.10 Hot Topic: Abnormal placentation and long term Cardiovascular disease Professor Naveed Sattar (Glasgow, UK)

17.15 - 18.00 Annual General Meeting

19.30 Society Reception and Dinner St George's Hall, Liverpool

FRIDAY 19th JUNE 2009

Chairs: Dr. Tracey Johnson

Dr. Lucy Kean

09.00 - 09.30
KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Controversies in third stage management
Professor Judith S. Mercer (Rhode Island, USA)
Introduction by Professor Tina Lavender (Manchester)

09.30 - 10.05 Submitted Abstracts

10.05 - 11.05 Coffee, Exhibition and Poster Presentations

11.05 - 11.40 Submitted Abstracts

11.40 - 12.10 Hot Topic: Mode of delivery of twins
Dr Jon Barrett (Toronto, Canada)

12.10 - 13.10 Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

Chairs: Mr Jason Waugh

Professor Fionnuala McAuliffe

13.10 - 13.40
KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Thrombophilias in pregnancy
Professor Marc Rodger (Ottawa, Canada)

13.40 - 14.15 Submitted Abstracts

14.15 - 14.45 Tea, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

14.45 - 15.20
Submitted Abstracts

15.20 - 15.50 Hot Topic: Adult congenital heart disease in pregnancy Dr Lorna Swan (London, UK)

15.50 - 16.00 Presentation of Abstract Prizes

16.00 - 16.30 DEBATE: 'There is no place for stand alone Midwifery-led Units' Professor Jane Sandall: Chair
Professor James Walker: FOR the motion

Dr Dennis Walsh: AGAINST the motion

16.30 Close of Meeting

Registration Fee Details:

On or before 31st March 2009 Clinician - Member £376.00
Clinician - Non Member £425.00
Non Clinician - Member £193.00
Non Clinician - Non Member £220.00
Day Registration £236.00

On or After 1st April 2009
Clinician - Member £398.00
Clinician - Non Member £440.00
Non Clinician - Member £215.00
Non Clinician - Non Member £236.00
Day Registration £236.00

Other items that tuition includes:

The registration fee includes access to all scientific sessions, conference materials, lunch/teas/coffees and VAT.

Travel and hotel arrangements:

Contact Person:Kate Melton
TitleConference Manager
Organizer Address 1Hampton Medical Conferences
Organizer Address 2113-119 High Street
Organizer CityHampton Hill
Organizer State: (US)England
Organizer State/Province: (Outside US)England
Organizer Zip or Postal CodeTW12 1NJ
Organizer CountryUnited Kingdom
Organizer Phone+44 20 8979 8300
Organizer Fax+44 20 8979 6700
Structural makeupAgency
Event Site/VenueBT Convention Centre, ACC Liverpool
Event sold out?No
Multiple locations or dates?No
Manufacturer and Organizational Sponsorships:Pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of technical products relating to fetal and maternal medicine.
Peripherally organized activities:Thursday 18th June, Society Reception and Dinner St George's Hall, Liverpool
Statistics available for most recent event held in:NA
Average number in event attendance of:
Number in attendance of:
Target BoundariesInternational
Refund Policy:Cancellations received in writing will be refunded after the conference at the following rates: On or Before 31st March 2009 50% of registration fee refunded Between 1st April 2009 – 4th May 2009 25% of registration fee refunded After 5th May 2009 We regret no refund can be made
Is Registration contact information the same as Organizer Contact above?Yes
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Can one register for your CE on your web site?Yes
Can registration be made by snail (regular) mail?Yes
Online housing reservations: 
Do you have additional written or AV materials for sale?No
If so, are they available for non-attendees as well as those attending?NA
Is full tuition necessary to ensure registration?No
Will there be shuttle service available?NA
Abstract information:6th February 2009 Authors should submit abstracts ON-LINE to the BMFMS Conference website: Click on ‘Abstracts’ and follow the onscreen directions to register your personal details with the abstract submission system (this must be done before submitting your abstract). Upon successful registration of your personal details, you will be sent, via email, abstract submission instructions and the official conference abstract template. Once you have completed the template you will need to log back into the site to submit your abstract. It is important to follow the instructions and ONLY USE the supplied template. Failure to use this template may result in your abstract not being considered for inclusion in the conference.

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