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Maternal Medicine

RCPE Manchester Symposium Manchester

Date: Wednesday, 20 June 2018


University of Manchester
Roscoe Building
Oxford Road
M13 9PL



A dedicated Maternal Medicine Symposium with nationally renowned  speakers which will focus improving outcomes for pregnant women with underlying conditions.

Keynote speaker: Professor Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Consultant Obstetric Physician, Imperial College

  • Suitable for consultants and trainees from many disciplines  - of particular value to physicians, obstetricians, midwives and anaesthetists
  • Networking with colleagues
  • Participate in a case based panel discussion
  • Submit a case report or project for presentation – Certificates for all poster presenters and a medal for the best posters and one abstract chosen for oral presentation.
  • Professor Ian Greer giving the RCPE Manchester Annual Lecture

Call for abstracts. Abstracts can be a maternal medicine case; quality improvement, audit or research project related to maternal medicine. Download the abstracts form here and please return to RCPEManchester@rcpe.ac.uk. The closing date for abstract submission has been extended to Friday 18 May 2018

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Wednesday 20 June


Registration and Coffee


Chairs Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Professor Bernard Clarke, Consultant Cardiologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Dr Sarah Vause, Medical Director, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester

Session 1

Chair: Professor Bernard Clarke


Maternal Medicine – the role of the obstetric physician
Professor Cathy Nelson-Piercy
Professor of Obstetric Medicine and Consultant Obstetric Physician,
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals Trust


Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr Robin Condliffe
Consultant Physician,
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Coffee and Poster Viewing

Session 2

Chair: Dr Sarah Vause


Ask the audience - interactive case presentation
Dr Paula Chattington
Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Cystic Fibrosis in Pregnancy
Dr Amanda Brennan
Consultant in Cystic Fibrosis
Wythenshawe Hospital


Lupus in Pregnancy
Professor Ian Bruce
Professor of Rheumatology
Director of the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre


Lunch and Poster Viewing

Session 3

Chair: Professor Bernard Clarke


Case Presentation


Inherited cardiac conditions in pregnancy
Professor Bernard Keavney
BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
The University of Manchester



Dr Margaret Kingston
Consultant Physician Genitourinary Medicine, Associate Medical Director
Manchester Royal Infirmary


Coffee/ Poster viewing/ networking

Session 4

Chair: Dr Sarah Vause


Sickle Cell
Dr Kate Ryan
Lead Consultant Haemoglobinopathy Adult
Manchester Royal Infirmary


Vascular Disease and Pregnancy Outcomes
Dr Jenny Myers
Senior Lecturer/Consultant Obstetrician
St Marys Hospital


RCPE Manchester Annual Lecture
Professor Ian Greer
Vice President and Dean of Faculty of Biology Medicine Health
University of Manchester


Presentation of Medals and Prizes

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Online booking for this event closes on 15 June 2018 but places may still be available after that date - please contact the Co-ordinator for further information.

Registration fees



Standard fee


RCPE Fellow


RCPE Collegiate / Associate / Foundation Member


Nurse / AHP / Pharmacist / Postgraduate student


Retired FRCPE, including lunch


Retired FRCPE, no lunch


Medical student


Long term / other leave – Fellows and Members, please contact the Event Co-ordinator as some discretion may be available.

Collegiate and Associate Members of the RCPE in clinical research posts may be eligible for funding - please contact the Event Co-ordinator for further information.

Further details can be obtained from the Event Co-ordinator.

Free places

Unpaid post – Nil, if confirmation of status provided – please contact the Event Co-ordinator.

Refugee doctors – free places are available to refugee doctors who are Associate Members of the College. Associate Membership for refugee doctors is available free of charge. Please visit our website for instructions on how to join, and then apply to the Event Co-ordinator for your free place.

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Further Info

CPD will be applied for this event.

Call for abstracts. Abstracts can be a maternal medicine case;  audit or research project related to maternal medicine.  Closing date for abstracts has been extended to Friday 18 May 2018.

Please contact Debbie Mackender at manchester@rcpe.ac.uk or by telephone at 0161 275 7502 for further information.

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