FSRH Virtual-what you missed and how you can catch up

Posted 1 December 2020

Date: 01 Dec 2020

Type: FSRH News and Information

Last month, we hosted our first online clinical update conference, FSRH Virtual. We share the top talks of the day and the winners of the poster and oral competition. Plus, learn how you can catch up and watch all of the talks on demand (attendance certificates towards CPD available).

On Wednesday 18 November, just under 500 SRH professionals joined us for our one-day conference, FSRH Virtual. With 20 talks to attend and choose from, our speakers provided a 360-degree update on what’s new in the world of sexual and reproductive healthcare.  

Insightful speakers and informative sessions 

We started the day with a warm welcome from our President, Dr Asha Kasliwal, who shared an update about our work here at the FSRH, including our COVID-19 resources and redesigned Diploma which will be launching soon.  

As ever, our CEU update from Dr Sarah Hardman was very popular and highly informative. Sarah shared some of the key updates from the last couple of months as well as tackling some frequently asked questions and shared some insights into our upcoming guidance including:  

  • Contraception after breast cancer 

  • Progestogen-only Implants 

The impact of COVID-19 was touched on by many speakers and attendees, with a focus on exchanging resources and practical tips to ensure both service provision and the wellbeing of teams. Nurse Emma Collins and midwife Lesley Copeland, shared practical cases in their session along with a plethora of resources including Patients Know Best and Browse Aloud

Before attendees split into two streams for the afternoon sessions, the majority of delegates followed an engaging morning of talks which fostered important discussions in both the networking rooms and over on our Twitter feed. Our top talks of the day were:  

  • FSRH CEU Guidance 2020 - what's new, what's next? - Dr Sarah Hardman 
  • Things to consider when engaging with black and minoritised communities in sexual health – Rianna Raymond Williams  
  • RCOG: Better for women guidelines and their importance in 2020 - Dr Edward Morris 
  • International Year of the Nurse and Midwife - Changing Roles  - Dr Cecilia Akrisie Anim 
  • Spotting the signs of gynaecological cancer - Dr Nithya Ratnavelu 


Winners of our poster and oral competition 

As with our previous conferences, we also held a poster and oral competition showcasing innovative research, case reports and case studies from a range of SRH clinicians. The winners were announced by our FSRH Vice President (Membership), Helen Munro.  

Prize Title Author
Poster – Case report   Undiagnosed Mycoplasma genitalium; too big a public health risk?  Sian Pearson 
Quality and improvement     
First prize Manual Vacuum Aspiration within the Early Pregnancy Service: improving patient satisfaction through improved choice  Emma Lincoln
Second prize Improving provision of postnatal contraception Kaia Scurr
Third prize Can repeat abortions be prevented? Preliminary outcome after an introduction of a preventive approach by the Sexual Health Services in Croydon Priya Thayaparan and Ellen Wakefield
First prize Is non-chlamydial non-gonococcal urethritis associated with significant clinical complications in men? A systematic review  Cassandra Fairhead
Second prize Experience of recruitment to an efficacy trial of a novel male contraceptive  John Reynolds-Wright
Third prize Mental health impact on the unmet need for family planning and fertility rate in rural Ethiopia: a population-based cohort study  Raquel Catalao
First prize Pictures speak louder than words: a visual aid to tailored pill regimes Annabel Forsythe
Second prize International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) postpartum intrauterine device initiative: complication rates across six countries  Neda Taghinejadi
Third prize Improving patient choice: piloting an online sexual health screening service in rural South West Wales  Deborah Harris

Thank you  

FSRH Virtual was our first online conference and was only made possible through the combined effort of a number of people and teams, as well as our FSRH Events Committee. Thank you to our speakers, sponsors and also to all of those who attended. We believe that it is as important as ever that we continue to have spaces to meet, connect and learn from each other.  

Catch up 

If you couldn't join us on the day, you're still in time to get your ticket and watch all of the content (live and bonus on-demand talks) at a time that suits you. You'll receive a CPD certificate and have access to all of the content until February 2021. Book your ticket today.