Current Choices 2019 - 21 & 22 November 2019

Date: 21 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2019

Start time: 08:30AM

End time: 05:40PM

Venue: Royal College of Physicians

11 St Andrews Place

Regents Park



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Current Choices 2019 - 21 & 22 November 2019

Join us this November at our flagship annual conference. Network with over 300 sexual and reproductive healthcare professionals and debate the challenges of leadership, workforce and service provision.

This year's keynote is Birte Harlev-Lam, Executive Director for Professional Leadership, Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

Register your place to:

  • DISCOVER the latest SRH developments and updates, with topics including what’s new in contraception; menopause; STIs, abortion, SRH and young people; and cervical screening

  • JOIN specialist streams on integrated sexual health services and in primary care

  • GAIN CPD credits to support your professional development and FSRH recertification

  • LEARN how to enhance your resilience and wellbeing.

You can book your place here. - Limited Thursday tickets now available.


Day 1 - Thursday 21 November Programme



Registration, welcome refreshments and exhibition


Welcome and aims of the day

Dr Asha Kasliwal, President, FSRH


Keynote opening address

Birte Harlev-Lam, Executive Director for Professional Leadership, Royal College of Midwives

09.35 - 11.05 

Session 1: Contraception


Contraception research in SRH

Speaker invited


Recent guidance from the Clinical Effectiveness Unit of the FSRH

Dr Sarah Hardman, Specialty Doctor SRH and Co-Director of the FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Unit


Contraception '10-minute consultation' - cases from the experts

Dr Zara Haider, Consultant in SRH, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust 

Dr Minal Bakhari, General Practitioner, MBBS (Hons) BSc (Hons) MRCGP MRCP DFSRH


Panel discussion

11.05 - Refreshments and exhibition

11.35 - 13.00

Session 2: Discussing the needs of young people


Are UK services meeting the need of young people with their sexual health problems

Lisa Hallgarten, Head of Policy And Public Affairs, Brook


Psychosexual difficulties in young people

Dr Sally Soodeen, Speciality Doctor in Sexual Health and Psychosexual Medicine, University Hospital Bristol 


The impact of pornography on the sexual lives of young people

Dr Miranda Horvath, Associate Professor in Forensic Psychology, Department of Psychology, School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University


Panel discussion

Bayer Logo 201813.00 - Lunch and exhibition

13.15 - Sponsored symposium 

14.15 - 15.30

Session 3: Joint session - FSRH/BASHH


Syphilis – its re-emergence in the UK

Professor Margaret Kingston, Consultant Physician, Group Associate Medical Director (Medical Education), Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Antimicrobial resistance – why BASHH has changed treatment guidelines

Dr Paddy Horner


How can we encourage HIV testing in women?

Dr Yvonne Gilleece


Panel discussion

15.30 - Refreshments & exhibition

16.05 - 17.10

Session 4: Specialist streams (choose to attend one, 1 hour in length each)


National service provision: integrated sexual health services

Dr Catherine Schunmann MRCOG MFSRH

Wales and Greenwich
Dr Jane Dickson

Dr Asha Kasliwal

Followed by a panel discussion


Challenges of practice in primary care – changing practice to meet patients and clinicians needs 

Dr Richard Ma, General Practitioner, London/NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, Imperial College London


Keynote address: '100 Vaginas' aired on Channel 4 & 'Womanhood: The Bare Reality'

Laura Dodsworth, Photographer and Storyteller


End of day one 


Evening drinks reception 


FSRH 2019 admissions ceremony

Day 2 - Friday 22 November Programme



Registration, welcome refreshments and exhibition


Welcome from the FSRH Events Committee chair


Preventing cervical cancer through a patient-led approach to cervical screening

Professor Anne Mackie of Public Health England Director of Screening – PHE, Director of Programmes UK NSC

9.30 - 10.45

Session 1: Joint session with the British Menopause Society


HRT preparations: does the choice of regimen make a difference?

Dr Haitham Hamoda MD FRCOG, Consultant Gynaecologist, Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Clinical Lead Menopause Service, King’s College Hospital


Pelvic floor health in menopausal women

Dr Tim Hillard, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Panel discussion


Refreshments and exhibition

Session 2: Best practice in comprehensive abortion care


Early medical abortion

Dr Tracey Masters, Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Joanne Fletcher, Consultant Nurse Gynaecology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT and Co-Chair of BSACP


The law and ethical issues of abortion

Dr Jayne Kavanagh, Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow, UCL Medical School


Repeat abortion – facts and issues

Dr Janet Barter, Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health, Barts Health NHS Trust

12.50 - Lunch and exhibition

14.05 - 14.50

Workshops (choose to attend two, 45 minutes in length each)


Tackling FGM – how health professionals can make a difference

Dr Katrina Erskine, MD MRCP MRCOG, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist


Prescribing in PCOS

Mr Haitham Hamoda MD FRCOG, Consultant Gynaecologist, Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Clinical Lead Menopause Service, King’s College Hospital


Resilience and wellbeing for health professionals

Danielle Simmonds, Trainer, Facilitator and Designer of Interactive Learning and Development Programmes


The use and importance of language in sexual health consultations – how we can use mobile phones to support patients

Dr Antje Ischebeck, Lead for Contraception, Sexual Health Services, Nottingham University Hospitals



15.05 - 15.50 - Workshops repeated as above

15.50 - Close of conference

Current Choices 2019 Fees


FSRH Honorary Fellows, Fellows, Members,

Diplomates, Associates, Affiliates


Full conference (two days)

21 & 22 Nov



One day - 21 Nov


One day - 22 Nov





Full conference (two days)

21 & 22 November


One day - 21 Nov


One day - 22 Nov