News from the management of early pregnancy complications conference June 2010

The Third Standing Conference on the Management of Early Pregnancy Complications was a sell out success.

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust was delighted to welcome another 60 professional guests on 18th June, 2010. Building on the foundations of two highly successful conferences in 2009, new speakers presented material and introduced a number of new topics.

MEPC Workshop 2010

Following a light breakfast of Danish pastry and coffee and a warm welcome from the Trust Director, Helen Wilkinson, introducing the business of the day, the conference opened.

Dr. Elaine Kasket, M.A., Psy.D., MBACP (Accred.) UKCP Reg, Chartered Psychologist. is a clinical psychologist, Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and psychotherapist. Her colleague, Dr Maria Jalmbrant (BSc, D.Clin.Psy, C.Psychol.) is also a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and together they opened the educational part of the conference with a lecture on the psychological impacts of early pregnancy loss.

The delegates then joined their individual groups and participated in 5 round table presentations on:

  • Ultrasound and the diagnosis of non-tubal ectopic pregnancy
  • The treatment of ectopic pregnancy
  • Managing pregnancies of unknown location (PUL)
  • The diagnosis and management of miscarriage
  • Recognition and management of STIs with emphasis on chlamydia.

Every delegate had the opportunity to attend each workshop.

A delicious lunch was provided, and then after the workshops were completed, the educational part of the day closed with a lecture from Prof. Jan Brosens, of Imperial College, entitled “Why do miscarriages happen?”

Guests were then invited to join us for canapés and refreshments and to network with colleagues.

We were especially delighted to welcome four of our 2010 Virgin London Marathon Runners. These fundraisers are an essential element to our educational programme because the sponsorship that they raise enables the Trust to provide the standing conferences and other training opportunities, at a heavily subsidised rate to delegates, in an effort to ensure they are accessible to all. It was an absolute pleasure for the Trust treasurer, Christopher Woodward to present them with certificates in recognition of their amazing efforts and achievements on our behalf.

We are already working on the the fourth standing conference on The Management of Early Pregnancy Complications 2011 and if you would like to pencil the date in your next year’s diary to keep it free, it will be held on 23rd June 2011. Members who are registered with The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust hospital Friends’ scheme will, as always, be offered the opportunity to register before the conference is opened to the wider professional field and will also be offered preferential delegate rates, so don’t miss out. Make sure your hospital is a friend of the Trust or drop us a line with your email address and we’ll notify you when the conference registration process opens sometime next March.