FSRH Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 Tomorrow's Health: Research, Innovation, Collaboration | Birmingham & virtual

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Date: 12 Jul 2024

Start time: 08:30AM

End time: 05:00PM

Venue: The Studio Birmingham

7 Cannon St


B2 5EP

Cost: £90-£295

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FSRH Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 Tomorrow's Health: Research, Innovation, Collaboration | Birmingham & virtual

Mark your calendars for this one-day hybrid event on Friday, 12 July 2024. Join us and wider sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH) community in Birmingham for our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) 2024. You can also join us virtually if you’re unable to join us in person at The Studio, Birmingham.

The ASM is a fantastic opportunity to present and debate the latest SRH research and guidance and explore ways to translate evidence into practice. You will hear the latest research on contraceptive decision-making, contraception and women from ethnic minorities, improvement to accessing high-quality sexual and reproductive healthcare, menopause care, and more. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues and partners from across the SRH community.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere where the SRH community comes together.

It’s your opportunity to:

  • Showcase and engage in the latest SRH research and guidance discussions
  • Involve yourself in compelling debate
  • Discover innovative ways to translate evidence into practice
  • Be at the forefront of future developments
  • Expand your professional network by connecting with peers and partners from all corners of the SRH community.

Date: Friday, 12 July 2024

Time: 08:30 – 17:00

Venue: The Studio, Birmingham, and online via Oxford Abstracts. A number of bursaries are available to support those wishing to attend in Birmingham. Information on getting to the venue.

If you're unable to join us on the day, purchase your ticket to watch a recording on-demand at your convenience. All delegates will have access to event content for up to one-month post-event.

Who should attend: Doctors, nurses, midwives, trainees, academics, researchers, scientists and other healthcare professionals and students interested in sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH), working in the UK and internationally.

Learning outcomes:

  • Consider the latest advancements and research findings in sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH).
  • Debate emerging trends and challenges in SRH across the UK and globally.
  • Develop skills in translating research into practice to improve SRH outcomes.
  • Explore ethical considerations and best practices in SRH research and clinical care

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Interested in presenting your research?

ASM | Abstract Information

The 2024 ASM is an excellent opportunity for clinicians and scientists to present their research findings to their national and international peers from the sexual and reproductive healthcare community. We invite submissions of abstracts that present research or evidence-based quality improvement in SRH and, where applicable, we encourage applicants to make links between their research and one or more of the 16 FSRH Hatfield Vision goals. 

Successful applicants will be invited to present their research as an oral presentation on the main stage of the event or as a physical or virtual poster. Prizes of £500 and £300 respectively will be awarded to the best oral presentation and best physical poster at the event's Prize Giving Ceremony. 

Read more in our Abstract Submission Guidelines and submit your abstract here by 23:59 (BST) on Monday, 27 May 2024. 

Event information

ASM | Speakers

Janet Barter

Dr Janet Barter, President of FSRH

Following undergraduate training in Sheffield, Janet switched to obstetrics and gynaecology from GP training after realising from work in UK and West Africa the crucial importance of women’s health.

Training in O&G included endocrinology, fertility, menopause, PMS, menstrual disorders and medical gynaecology, as well as contraception and abortion.

She has expertise in sexual problems work and care of women who have been affected by FGM. During three London Consultant SRH posts Janet has developed clinical and teaching skills across the whole of SRH, and is now Training Programme Director for CSRH in London, and she was Chair of FSRH’s Specialty Advisory Committee. 

Maryam Nasri profile

Dr Maryam Nasri

Maryam Nasri is a Community Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare consultant and a GP in London and has worked in primary care as a GP and in contraception as a specialist for 17 years.  She has worked in primary care, community settings and acute care with a variety of providers. She has worked in many services such as menopause clinics, complex contraception clinics, and integrated clinics with GUM specialists and as a sexual assault officer. Her experience enables her to deliver a holistic and life course approach in her clinical work and gives her a broad insight into delivery of care, patient needs and clinicians’ needs, in primary and specialist care. She has been a faculty trainer for more than ten years, training a wide variety of healthcare professionals in different settings. She has been the VP for membership since 2021 and is responsible for ensuring the FSRH continues to support its members in all categories. She oversees the work of the events and the international committee. 

Joyce Harper

Joyce Harper, BSc, PhD

Joyce Harper is an Internationally renowned, award-winning educator, author, podcaster, academic, and scientist. She is Professor of Reproductive Science at University College London in the Institute for Women’s Health where she is Head of the Reproductive Science and Society Group.

She has worked in the fields of fertility, genetics and reproductive science since 1987, written over 240 scientific papers and published three books. Her topics of interest are menopause, reproductive health education and fertility treatments.

She is leading the development of a UK Menopause Education and Support Programme with support from key organizations. She is co-founder of the UK Fertility Education Initiative and founder of the International Reproductive Health Education Collaboration. She is working with schools in the UK and globally to help deliver reproductive health education.

Her latest book, Your Fertile Years, What you need to know to make informed choices, was published in 2021 by Sheldon Press. Her podcast is called Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me This? Is available on all podcast channels. She regularly appears in the media, on Radio and TV.

Further information - Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok and Linkedin - @ProfJoyceHarper

Ali Kubba

Dr Ali Kubba

Ali Kubba is a senior consultant in colposcopy, cervical screening, contraception and reproductive health and Vice President of The European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC). He has a long track record in service development, research and training.

He is an international authority in contraception and reproductive health. He is: 
- Executive member of the International Forum of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges 
- Honorary Senior Lecturer at Kings College, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, London, UK  
- Executive committee member of the European Society of Gynaecology 
- Honorary professor, Basra Medical College, Iraq 
- Founding member of the International Consortium for Male Contraception 

Research interests also include Cervical screening and Contraceptive technologies. 

Rebecca Mawson

Rebecca Mawson

Rebecca is an NIHR clinical lecturer in primary medical care in the Division of Population Health at the University of Sheffield. She is also a salaried GP and LARC provider in North Sheffield and the research lead at The Lowdown women’s health platform. 

Rebecca’s research area of interest is addressing inequalities in sexual and reproductive health provision in primary care. She completed her MD with this focus in 2022. Rebecca also wants to increase diversity and representation in research. She has led multiple public engagement events and currently runs a public involvement group of women from high-deprivation ethnically diverse communities in Sheffield.

Her current research focus includes contraception access and experience of under-represented populations, menopause care and HIV as a long-term condition in primary care. She is also doing projects involving endometriosis and PCOS. Rebecca is also exploring digital data collection for contraception side effects with a focus on a diverse representation of the population sample.

Victoria Newton

Dr Victoria Newton

Dr Victoria Newton is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at The Open University. Victoria is an interdisciplinary researcher with a focus on reproductive health. Her research interests include menstruation, contraceptive-experiences, abortion, fertility knowledge, and miscarriage. Victoria recently led a UKRI-funded project, Reproductive Bodylore, which sits between and across the disciplines of folklore and health. She is committed to public engagement initiatives as part of research, such as story-telling exhibitions Bodylore and MyBodyMyLife. A graduate of the University of Sheffield, she holds a Masters in Folklore and Cultural Tradition, and a PhD in Sociological Studies.

Polly Zipperlen

Polly Zipperlen MSc, RGN, RNT

Polly Zipperlen is a sexual health nurse and gender nurse specialist for the NHS in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. She is an Implant and IUD fitter, as well as running gender hormone clinics. When not in clinic, she can be found delivering FSRH training as an FRT or guest lecturing on BSc Nursing programmes at Aberystwyth University. Polly is co-chair of the FSRH Events Committee and Secretary of BASHH Cymru; a zealous advocate of all things Sexual Health and all things Nursing.

Ruth Bailey

Ruth Bailey

Ruth is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Sexual Health working in Primary Care. She is an experienced LARC Fitter, Independent Prescriber and Faculty Registered Trainer and is currently working towards an advanced certificate in Principles and practice of Menopause Care.  Through her work on the RCN Women's Health Forum she has contributed to a broad range of publications and resources and as the FSRH Council Nurse Representative she seeks to amplify nurse engagement within the Faculty. 

Please view the ASM Programme to see full speaker list. 

On-demand content

Unable to join us on the day? Purchase your ticket to watch a recording on–demand at a time convenient to you.

All delegates will have access to event content for up to one month after they are made available online.

Please note that the recordings will not be immediately available after the event and may take up to 2 weeks before they can be accessed online.

Booking information

ASM | Book your ticket

Tickets for in-person attendance at the Studio in Birmingham are limited.  Reserve your space for an in-person or virtual ticket here.

The ASM will be taking place through the dedicated virtual platform, Oxford Abstracts. To submit an abstract or register to buy tickets for yourself or someone else, you will need to create an Oxford Abstracts account or login to an existing one. All in-person and virtual delegates will be able to use the platform on the day to access the programme, live stream, and network.

You can view the Oxford Abstracts privacy policy here. Please note, the Faculty is the Data Controller for the FSRH ASM 2024.

ASM | Ticket prices

In-person & virtual access

Ticket type


FSRH Member


FSRH Concession Member (Nurses, midwives, trainees, students)




Commercial company representative


Virtual-only access

Ticket type


FSRH Member


FSRH Concession Member (Nurses, midwives, trainees, students)




ASM | Bursaries


We are pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries for our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) 2024. The bursaries cover in-person tickets only and not virtual attendance. To apply for a bursary place you will be asked to write a short statement (up to 200 words) on how you hope it will benefit your work/studies, and your practice (if relevant). The application deadline is Wednesday, 5 June 2024 at 23.59 (BST).

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Member Support Fund

As part of the commitment we have made to you in our new strategy to ensure we are an accessible organisation, we recently launched a Member Support Fund, an initiative designed to support members in financial difficulty and with no other source of support. For more information on the FSRH Member Support Fund read our policy; or apply using this online form.

Specialty Training Fund

FSRH is committed to providing a positive experience for trainees undertaking the CSRH specialty training. In recognition of the cost of training and challenging financial environment, the Specialty Training Fund is available to assist CSRH trainees in accessing training and educational events that support their specialty training. CSRH trainees can apply for the Specialty Training Fund here.


ASM | Platinum Sponsors


About Bayer in Women’s Healthcare

Bayer is committed to developing innovative treatments that help improve people’s lives. With a long heritage in Women’s Healthcare, Bayer has been dedicated to offering a wide range of effective short- and long-acting contraception methods and has committed to contributing to the United Nation’s sustainability goal of increasing access to modern contraception for women through investments in R&D, innovation and supporting community efforts to eliminate access barriers. Bayer endeavours to provide women with suitable solutions to meet their needs throughout key stages of the life course, from contraception choices to therapies for menopause management and other gynaecological conditions, including relief of heavy menstrual bleeding.

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Our industry partners have sponsored this conference by way of promotional exhibition space and/or sponsored promotional symposia clearly declared on the meeting agenda. Industry partners have had no input into the rest of the meeting’s educational content. The FSRH has not had involvement in the development of sponsor content, nor does FSRH endorse specific products or services of any of our sponsors.