In light of the UK Government’s decision to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have taken the decision to reschedule all in person events hosted by the BUSOG from Monday 16th March 2020 until further notice.
In the meantime, the newly elected BUSOG committee is excited to bring you a new series of events for you to get involved!
Update: We have made the some recordings ur previous virtual event available online. Please visit www.thebusog.org/video-resources or the Youtube channel to access them!
Target Ovarian Cancer: Clinician and Patient Perspectives
Approximately 7,500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the UK every year. Unfortunately, symptoms are often vague resulting in a late diagnosis.We are very fortunate to have Dr Pawan Randev (GP) and Helen Barker (patient) speak about ovarian cancer.
This session will be split into two parts:
Part 1: clinician’s perspective (signs and symptoms, treatment, myths et)
Part 2: patient’s experience with ovarian cancer
Register now for our upcoming webinar “Target Ovarian Cancer: Clinician and Patient Perspectives” on January 18, 2023 from 6:30-7:30pm GMT.
Abortion Care Teaching (Webinar Series)
Persistent inequalities in abortion access across the UK, and re-criminalisation efforts internationally, have caused renewed scrutiny of abortion teaching provision at UK medical schools.
A recent study found that abortion care teaching was “inconsistent” across medical schools, with some universities reporting ethical-legal teaching of under one hour, while most clinical teaching was under two hours. Most respondents reported significant barriers in approaching this important facet of obstetric care: 1 in 3 women in the UK will have an abortion in their lifetime.
BUSOG is organising a series of three webinars to consider the current status and future direction of abortion care teaching in medicine. The first event in the series invites medical students to create and share their reflections on abortion teaching. Details on how to apply can be found here.
Deadline: Friday 7th November, 2022 @ 23:00pm
Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSfuk753YlG8biB_wKNGXKsYAXcJgHsrFYWmiSzaKGjXaVWw/viewform
Please direct any questions to [email protected]
Speakers bio: Alice Pelton
Alice is the Founder of the Lowdown (www.theldown.com), the world’s first review platform for contraception. Alice set it up after struggling for years to find a contraceptive method that didn’t negatively impact her mood. In her search for the right method she realised she couldn’t find useful data on real women’s experiences and side effects from contraception at scale, anywhere. Before the Lowdown she worked in product strategy for the UK’s biggest published News UK.
Careers Day for Medical Students and Junior Doctors
We are pleased to be holding our Careers Day events as a virtually again in September this year.
The two events will run parallel to each other and programmes will include talks from inspiring speakers and key members of the College. You will also have the opportunity to engage with specialist societies throughout the day in interactive breakout sessions.
Medical Students Day
Designed by medical students for medical students, the RCOG has collaborated with the British Undergraduate Society for O&G (BUSOG) to create this event to give you a taste of what O&G has to offer, as well as providing tips on how to make the most of your undergraduate experience.
Engage with specialist societies about their expert areas and discover the flexibility and diversity a career in O&G offers.
Careers Day for Junior Doctors
This is a fantastic opportunity for junior doctors applying for specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology to discover more about the specialty and the recruitment process.
This is a unique opportunity to learn more about working in O&G in the UK and internationally. Connect with clinicians at all levels to discuss how to get into O&G training, receive practical advice on the application process, how to thrive in the training and maximise your career opportunities.
Talk to O&G’s specialist societies, all of whom are experts in their areas, and find out what a wide range of areas O&G covers. Questions directed to individual speakers will be accommodated at the end of each session and prior to the day, abstracts for limited e-posters can be submitted and if accepted, could boost your application for the training and improve your CV.
Calling for abstracts! Deadline 20th July
Conversations about mental health and O&G
BUSOG is back for another event! Join BUSOG hosting expert speakers to discuss intersections between O&G and mental health. We’ll hear from those with lived experience as well as clinicians.
– social wellbeing and antenatal complexities
– eating disorders in pregnancy
– the impact of living with a gynaecological condition on mental health
– being an O&G doctor and prioritising mental health
Certificates will be provided to all attendees!
Research Skills For Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Are you a medical student who is interested in developing their research skills?
The British Undergraduate Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BUSOG) are hosting a week-long interactive course during summer 2021 to introduce undergraduates to research skills in a practical and interactive manner with a focus on women’s health.
The course is aimed at medical students with little-no experience in research, but applications are open to any medical student currently studying in the UK.
This week-long course involves morning workshops and afternoon small group sessions. You will work with the same group all week, facilitated by a senior, to learn skills to allow you to produce a research project proposal. Our Saturday presentation morning will give you the chance to win prizes for these proposals.
Sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Communication will be facilitated with the messaging service Slack.
Applications for course participants are open now: https://forms.gle/GHFoWmA1rTPb7pJL7
DEADLINE 20th JUNE 11.59pm
Places are limited to 30 for this pilot year.
For those who are accepted we are charging a small fee of £10 per person to cover running costs, with any profits being donated to our charity partner, Target Ovarian Cancer
To catch up on our past events, head up to Webinar Resources.
The Controversies of Mesh: Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Its Management
To sign up for this event: Click link
Ethical issues in the provision of fertility treatment
The BUSOG webinar series proudly presents our next session, organised in collaboration with our pre-specialty ambassadors! Medical ethics is a very important topic for all healthcare professionals and the obstetrician can be faced with many difficult situations where decision making is not straightforward. This webinar will focus on the ethical scenarios that are commonly discussed in reproductive medicine, with a talk from an expert in the field (to be announced!).
Expect interactions and a chance to voice your opinions in discussions. Don’t be intimidated though – we are encouraging people to think about these difficult questions rather than come to a solution. This webinar is open to everyone but sign up will be limited and allocated on a first come first serve basis. Follow this space for more details to come!
Urogynaecology: Patient and Clinician Perspectives
Next up in the BUSOG webinar series exploring O&G topics via insights from patients and clinicians, we will be discussing two very important conditions in urogynaecology – urinary incontinence and urogenital fistulas.
More about the speakers, event details and sign-up link will be announced in the coming days so make sure to follow the event to avoid missing out!
Psychosexual medicine: Taking to patients and listening to them
BUSOG is excited to announce our first webinar of the year taking place on February 27th at 3pm!
Join us as we explore psychosexual health from both the clinician and patient perspective.
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*BUSOG is excited to announce our last webinar of the year taking place on December 8th!*
Complications in Pregnancy: Pregestational Diabetes
Join us as we explore pregestational diabetes from both the clinician and patient perspective. More about the speakers, event details and sign-up link will be announced in the coming days so make sure to follow the event to avoid missing out!
Complications in Pregnancy: Preeclampsia from the Perspectives of Patients and Clinicians
BUSOG is excited to announce our next monthly webinar taking place on November 21st!
Join us as we explore preeclampsia from both the clinician and patient perspective.
First speaker: Alice Clements
Second Speaker: Dr Kelly-Ann Eastwood
O&G in Primary Care
***BUSOG is excited to announce our next monthly webinar taking place on October 18th!***
Join us as we discuss the ins and outs of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Primary Care with two GPs specialising in aspects of O&G. More about the speakers, event details and sign-up link will be announced in the coming days so make sure to follow the event to avoid missing out!
**Calling all Junior doctors and foundation trainees interested in O&G!**
- Are you interested in O&G and nearing the end of your foundation training?
- Unsure whether to apply for O&G or take an F3?
- Considering a future in Academic O&G but not sure where to begin?
Pregnancy in the Time of COVID-19: The Perspective of Clinicians and Families
The BUSOG is excited to announce the first event in our new monthly webinar series!
Details: 19th September 11:30-2:30pm
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1612664255562465
Over the last 6 months, the major changes healthcare settings have undergone have greatly affected patients receiving pregnancy care and the healthcare professionals treating them. How does Covid-19 present during pregnancy? What if the mother tests positive? What are the recommendations for limiting mother to child transmission?
Join us to hear about the experiences of a representative from Women’s Network who worked on developing the RCOG pregnancy and Covid-19 guidance, and a doctor who practiced on O&G wards throughout the pandemic.
Notice: The webinar will be held on Zoom. We will be posting the link to access the meeting across our social media on the day before. THERE IS NO SIGN-UP FORM FOR THIS WEBINAR. Spaces are limited so we recommend logging on 10 minutes prior to start of the webinar (at 11:20).
Certificates: A feedback form will be circulated during the webinar. You will receive a certificate of attendance AFTER completing this form.
Click “going” on our Fb event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1612664255562465 !
Unheard Voices in O&G (Virutal)
Date and time: 11am -4pm; 13th June 2020 (Saturday)
Organised by the Nottingham University Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Sexual Health Society in collaboration with BUSOG, this virtual conference is an opportunity to expand your knowledge on issues surrounding access and inclusivity within the O&G field.
Talks will include homelessness, abortion, female genital mutilation and domestic violence. Our exciting speakers will be announced in due course so be sure to follow the event to avoid missing out! Being well informed about issues affecting groups that may have limited access to goodquality healthcare is essential for all future clinicians and this event is sure to give you interesting and valuable insights (all from your couch!)