FSRH Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) 17-18 May 2018 - Birmingham

Date: 17 May 2018 - 18 May 2018

Start time: 09:00AM

End time: 05:00PM

Venue: Edgbaston Stadium

Edgbaston Rd


B5 7QU

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FSRH Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) 17-18 May 2018 - Birmingham

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Day time Event

Join us for FSRH's Annual Scientific Meeting. Two days of papers, presentations, workshops and networking. 

Topics include:

  • Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

  • Female genital mutilation

  • PCOS

  • LGBT sexual health needs

  • Role of SARC in trauma

  • Choosing the right IUC

  • Online contraception

Who should attend?

This meeting is suitable for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working in primary and secondary care who have an interest in contraception and sexual health.

Delegate professions from 2017 included:

  • Doctors, Speciality Doctors, GUM
  • GPs, GP Principals
  • Sexual Health Consultants, HIV
  • Contraceptive Leads, Clinical Leads
  • Family Planning Doctors, Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners, Lead Nurses, Research Nurses
  • Associate Specialists, Specialist Trainees
  • Professors, Research Students

Programme 17 May 2018 - Day One



Registration, refreshments, exhibition and poster viewing


Welcome introduction and President's report
Dr Asha Kasliwal, President, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare


Opening address
Jess Phillips, MP for Birmingham Yardley


CEU guidance: What's new? What's next? Challenges of implementing guideline recommendations - lessons learned from contraception after pregnancy

Chair: Dr Sharon Cameron, Co-Director, FSRH CEU

Dr Sarah Hardman, Co-Director, FSRH CEU, Claire Nicol, Senior Sexual and Reproductive Health Nurse, Chalmers Centre, Edinburgh and Dr Michelle Cooper, Clinical Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh


 Refreshements, exhibition and poster viewing



Guide to WHO guidelines
Dr Gunta Lazdane, Regional Adviser, Sexual and Reproductive Health, World Health Organization

Where are we now with SRE?
Alison Hadley OBE, Director, Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange, University of Bedfordshire

SRE delivery – good practice guide
Jonathan Baggaley, Chief Executive, PSHE Association


Lunch, exhibition and poster viewing 


USHAPE: A ‘whole institution approach’ to scaling up family planning provision in rural Uganda
Dr Clare Goodhart, General Practice Training Programme Director and Clinical Lead, USHAPE


Short paper oral presentations 

Chair: Dr Anne Connolly, GPwSI Gynaecology, Bradford & Vice President, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare


 Refreshments, exhibition and poster viewing

16.00  -  Afternoon Streams - Please choose to attend one of the below  

Stream One - Science  

Spotlight on Pelvic Inflamatory Disease
Professor Jonathan Ross, Professor of Sexual Health and HIV, 
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Spotlight on the cervix
Professor Alison Fiander, Clinical Lead, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (invited)

Stream Two - Sexual and Reproductive Health in Britain: The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL)

Developing ideas and support for future research: The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare Clinical Studies Group
Dr Rebecca French, Associate Professor in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Trends in contraceptive method use in Britain
Rebecca French

Using psychosocial variables from Natsal-3 to develop a clinical prediction rule to target sexual healthcare to women attending GP surgeries
Natalie Edelman Senior Research Fellow, University of Brighton

Getting younger, but getting better? Examining the changing circumstances of first sex in Britain (1990-2012)
Melissa Palmer, Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

 Stream Three - Education

How to interpret a paper and how to get published
Sandy Goldbeck-Wood, Editor in Chief, BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health

Online Learning – is this the education of the future?
Dr Paula Baraitser, Consultant in Sexual Health, Kings College Hospital, Senior Lecturer in Global Health, King’s College London and Director of Sexual and Reproductive Health, SH:24


Keynote address

Resilience: how to stay true to you in challenging times
Emma Stroud, Businesswoman, MC, TEdx Speaker and Comedy Performer 


BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health Journal Launch Reception 

Programme 18 May - Day Two



Registration, refreshments, exhibition and poster viewing


Breakfast workshop: commissioning update
Chair: Dr Anne Conolly
Karen Pitney (invited)


Joint Session with BRITSPAG

FGM: What you need to know
Dr Pallavi Latte, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Lead Clinician Urogynaecology, Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Ovarian Pearls: an update on PCOS in adolescence
Dr Meenakshi Choudhary, Consultant Gynaecologist & Sub-Specialist in Reproductive Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust

Love your labia: how to meet requests for labial cosmetic surgery
Dr Cara Williams, Consultant Gynaecologist, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Liverpool Women’s Hospital


Refreshments, exhibition and poster viewing

11.15 Inclusive SRH - Please choose to attend one of the below  

Stream One - LBGT sexual health needs  

Lesbian sexual health needs
Professor Catherine Meads, Angela Ruskin University (invited)

Gender identity and mental health
Dr James Barrett, Lead Clinician, Gender Identity Clinic

Transgender health needs
Dr Kate Nambiar, Clinical Research Fellow and Specialty Doctor in Sexual Health & HIV Medicine, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Stream Two - GUM / HIV

Challenges of an aging HIV+ population
Dr Michael Brady, Consultant, Sexual Health & HIV, Kings College Hospital and Medical Director, Terrence Higgins Trust

BASHH guidelines update – prep, GC, warts, scabies and hepatitis
Dr Nicola Thorley, Consultant Sexual Health and HIV Medicine, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Lunch, exhibition and poster viewing 


Choosing and IUC method that best suits her needs
Laura Percy, Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health, North Devon Hospital, Barnstaple 

This symposium is organised and funded by Bayer


Spotlight on quality improvement 
Dr Cat Chatfield, Quality Improvement Editor, The BMJ 


Short paper presentations


Comfort Break 


Prize giving for poster and short paper oral presentations



Online contraception - safe, effective, inclusive?
Dr Paula Baraitser

Contraception services: a digital approach
Dr Minal Bakhai, Medical Director, Lloyds Pharmacy Online Doctor and General Practitioner, London North West Health Care NHS Trust

Contraception in future - mobile phones and the internet
Dr Julia Bailey, Speciality Doctor Sexual Health and Senior Clinical Lecturer, University College London


Close of conference 

Registration and Pricing 

Early bird discounts apply until 22 March 2018. 

Faculty Member 

Early Bird Rate:

Up to 22 March 2018

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Book via the link below or contact our events company Profile via 020 3725 5840. 

ASM Curry & Quiz

If you would like to book your ticket to attend the curry & quiz night on Thursday 17 May after the close of the conference, please ensure that you indicate this on your booking form. It is £25 to attend and includes a meal and a place at the quiz. 

Abstracts - deadline 8 March
The poster and oral abstract guidelines will be available shortly on this page. 





Any cancellations must be received in writing to Profile Productions at the address shown, or via email to faculty@profileproductions.co.uk. Cancellations received on or before Thursday 19 April 2018 will be refunded subject to a £45 administration charge, any cancellations after 19 April will not be refunded. Substitutions can be made at any time.