Scottish Abortion Care Providers Conference

Friday 27th January 2017, Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, UK

The scientific programme for this conference appears below.

An application form is available and places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. NHS Scotland delegates can attend free of charge. Other delegates will be expected to pay a £50 attendance charge.

Further information and application forms are available from: Kate Elder, Team Leader/PA, Chalmers Centre, 2a Chalmers Street, Edinburgh EH3 9ES, UK. E-mail:

***Closing date for applications extended to: 20th January 2017***  

FINAL PROGRAMME Friday 27 January 2017






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9.45- 9.50


Welcome – Dr Sharon Cameron





Session 1



Trends and Issues in Scotland


Chair: Dr Sharon Cameron




Termination of pregnancy statistics


Dr Rachael Wood, NSS





Options for TOP if you are a woman in Ireland


Dr Caitriona Henchion, Northern Ireland





Management of very early TOP


Dr Philippe Faucher, France


10.50 – 11.10




11.10 – 11.40 Morning Tea/Coffee break and poster viewing

Session 2



Hot Topics


Chair: Dr Lucy Caird



Hot topic 1

11.40-12.00 noon


Same day mifepristone and misprostol for EMA Dr Patricia Lohr, bpas

Hot topic 2



GPs’ role in provision of abortion care


Dr Jeni Harden, University of Edinburgh



Hot topic 3




WEMA study findings: women’s experiences of more than one abortion


Dr Lisa McDaid, MRC Social Science/University of Glasgow


Hot topic 4



What’s new in Sexual Health policy?


Mary Stewart, Scottish Government


13.00-13.30 Lunch Break and Poster viewing



“Let’s talk about abortion….”

Leanne Rockingham, NHS Lothian and Jill Wilson, Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Health Improvement Lead)





Safety and efficacy of medical abortion when provided by ‘Women on Web’ to women in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Professor James Trussell, Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh


Impact of legalising abortion in Poland  


Lara’s stories Sarah Sherman, Medical Student
15.30-15.45 Questions  
15.45-16.00 Best Poster Presentation & Closing Remarks Dr Audrey Brown