Cancelled - Annual Scientific Meeting 2020 - Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 April 2020 - Brighton

Date: 20 Apr 2020 - 21 Apr 2020

Start time: 08:30AM

End time: 06:00PM

Venue: Hilton Brighton Metropole

Kings Road



Cost: Prices start from £222

Cancelled - Annual Scientific Meeting 2020 - Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 April 2020 - Brighton

FSRH Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) – cancelled

Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) due to take place on Monday 20 April and Tuesday 21 April 2020 in Brighton.

In line with the Government’s advice to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel, we are keen to ensure that our members and other healthcare professionals and academics are not unnecessarily exposed to any risks and are able to continue to provide essential frontline healthcare services.

We would like to thank all the speakers, delegates, oral/poster presenters and exhibitors/supporters that were due to be involved.


We are contacting speakers, delegates and exhibitors and will be offering full refunds for delegate tickets.

Future conference
We will keep following Government guidance and monitoring the situation closely. We are hoping to arrange a future conference on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 November in Brighton and will be working on the agenda on the coming weeks/months. We will share the programme with you on our website and members newsletter once this is ready.

If you have any questions please contact Jyoti Parmar, FSRH Events Manager at


Why attend the ASM?

Join us to:

  • Discover the latest SRH clinical developments and updates, with topics including reproductive health; HIV & contraception; global SRH, contraception; fertility & recurrent miscarriage; and psychosexual dysfunction.

  • Learn from your peers through our poster / oral competition, showcasing innovative sexual and reproductive healthcare in practice.

  • Network with a vibrant, like-minded community of sexual and reproductive healthcare professionals

  • Gain CPD credits to support your professional development and FSRH recertification.

Who will I meet?

You’ll be able to network with doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working in primary and secondary care who have an interest in contraception and sexual health.

ASM Day One - Monday 20 April

 Please note this programme may be subject to change


Registration, Refreshments, exhibition and poster viewing


Welcome from Events Committee Chair


Introduction from the President

Dr Asha Kasliwal, President FSRH


Opening keynote address

Dr Anita Mitra, BSc MBChB PhD, 
NIHR Academic Specialty Trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Clinical Research Fellow

Author of The Gynae Geek: Your No-Nonsense Guide to ‘Down-There’ Healthcare published in March 2019 by HarperCollins


FSRH CEU guidance 2020 – what’s new, what’s next?

Representative, FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Unit



Issues for women living with HIV and contraception

Dr Yvonne Gilleece, Honorary Clinical Reader & Consultant in HIV and Sexual Health, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust


Epilepsy and contraception

Dr Julia Aram Consultant Neurologist and Epilepsy Lead, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals


Refreshments, Exhibition and Poster Viewing 


Clinical studies group update

Rebecca French, Associate Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health, Faculty of Public Health and Policy (PHP), LSHTM 



Behavioural insights into women’s reproductive health decision-making

Dr Sue Mann, Consultant, Homerton Hospital; and Medical Adviser in Reproductive Health, Public Health England (PHE)



Will abortion care and outcomes decline if decriminalised in the UK? What Canada learned

Wendy V. Norman, Public Health Agency of Canada Chair, Family Planning Public Health Research; Associate Professor, University of British Columbia; Honorary Associate Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


Reproductive health in 2020: Natsal-4

Dr Neha Pathak, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow, UCL Institute of Health Informatics Specialty Trainee in Community Sexual and Reproductive Health, Guy's & St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust


Panel discussion


Lunch, Exhibition and Poster viewing


Lunchtime symposium 


Short paper oral presentations


Refreshments, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

16.05 - 17.05

Afternoon Streams (please choose to attend one of the below)

Stream 1

SRH a global perspective: The impact on maternal and neonatal mortality of introducing LARCs to Papua New Guinea and access to SRH in Indonesia

Professor Kirsten Black, Academic Gynaecologist at the University of Sydney

Steam 2 

Hep C update management

Dr David Whiteley, Lecturer and Researcher, School of Health and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University

Hep B and C management in prison

Janet Catt, MSc RN, Nurse Consultant, Kings College Hospital


Where will the NHS be in 10 years time - is it sustainable?


Close of Conference

ASM Day Two - Tuesday 21 April

Please note, this programme may be subject to change.


Registration, Refreshments, Exhibition and Poster Viewing


Welcome from Events Committee chair


Joint Session with BRITSPAG


Refreshments, Exhibition and Poster Viewing


Update about the Antibiotics resistance; what will we be using in 5 years’ time

Prof. Jonathan Ross, Professor of Sexual Health and HIV, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Morning streams (Please choose to attend one of the below)


Stream 1: Fertility & recurrent miscarriage

Recurrent miscarriage - an update on investigations and management

Mr Vikram Talaulikar, MD, MRCOG, PhD (University of London) Associate Specialist in Reproductive Medicine, UCLH

Fertility medicine - science behind treatment and what's new?
Speaker tbc


Stream 2: Psychosexual dysfunction

Dr Leila CG Frodsham, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, MRCOG; Member of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine; and Lead Clinician, Natility


Lunch, exhibition and poster viewing


Lunchtime symposium


Short paper presentations


BMJ sexual and reproductive health: New and true and what's in it for you!

Professor Sharon Cameron, Consultant in gynaecology and sexual and reproductive health & Professor at the University of Edinburgh, Editor-in-Chief of the journal BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health (BMJ SRH) 


Comfort break 


Prize giving for poster and short paper oral presentations

Dr Asha Kasliwal, President, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare


Afternoon streams (Please choose to attend one of the below)

Navigating the CESR route

Dr Nicky Morgan, Clinical Lead for Contraception Devon Sexual Health; Incorporating Contraception, GU Medicine and HIV services for North Devon, Barnstaple Health Centre

Dr Jane Dickson, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board; and FSRH Vice President, Strategy

Nikki Coles, Specialist Applications manager, GMC

Dr Helen Munro, Consultant Community Sexual and Reproductive Health, Hywel Dda University Health Board; and FSRH Vice President, Membership

Research that makes a difference: explore how to carry out high quality research that is grounded in the realities of patients' lives

Julia Bailey, Sexual health Specialty Doctor, and Associate Professor, UCL eHealth Unit


Close of conference 

ASM fees

FSRH Member Fees

Available until
6 March 2020

Available after
6 March 2020

Full Conference 20-21 April



One day attendance

Mon 20 April



Tues 21 April





Available until
6 March 2020

Available after
6 March 2020

Full conference 20-21 April 



One day attendance

Mon 20 April



Tues 21 April




Non-FSRH member

Available until
6 March 2020

Available after
6 March 2020

Full conference 20-21 April



One day attendance

Mon 20 April



Tues 21 April



How can I book?

You can register your place using our online booking form

If you have any questions about how to register, please contact our events agency, Rapier, on

Cancellations and refunds
Cancellations must be received in writing and come from the registered delegate or their group co-ordinator.

Refunds will be made at the following rates:

  • On or before 23 March 2020: 100% of the registration fee will be refunded, minus a £30 admin fee
  • After 23 March 2020: we regret NO refunds will be made
  • Name substitutions can be made at any time
  • Please note that unpaid invoices are due to be paid within 30 days of receipt, or before the Conference commencement date, whichever date arrives first.

In the event that the conference is cancelled by the organisers, or cannot take place for any reason outside the control of the organisers, the registration fee shall be refunded in full.

The liability of the organisers shall be limited to that refund, and the organisers shall not be liable for any other loss, cost or expense, howsoever caused, incurred or arising.