ASM 2015 Programme

Edinburgh, Scotland

Loch Ness


BSPOGA Annual Scientific Meeting,
Friday 4th December 2015
NES Headquarters, Westport, 102 Westport, Edinburgh, EH3 9DN
Annual Scientific Meeting and Tribute to Dr Mary Hepburn


Registration and coffee


9.30 – 9.40

Welcome & Introduction

Mr Leroy Edozien & Dr Clare Willocks

9.40 – 10.15

Setting the Scene in Scotland for the Early years and the Maternity and    Childrens   Quality Improvement Collaborative – Getting it Right for Every Mother and  Every Baby Every Time.

Angela Cunningham , Ayrshire

10.15 – 11

One out of Four Resource – Supporting Health Professionals to provide sensitive and appropriate healthcare to women survivors of sexual abuse by multidisciplinary and multiagency collaboration

Geraldine Butcher, Ayrshire

11 – 11.15



11.15 – 12

Maternal Mental Health Learning Resource

Dr Mary Ross Davie , Glasgow

12 – 12.30

Developing a Manual Care package for parents of diverse backgrounds after loss of their baby

Dr Alison McFadden, and Dr Joan Cameron, Dundee

12.30 - 1

Early Years and Relationship Based Care in the Borders

Rebecca Wade , Midwife , Borders

1 - 2

Lunch & Tribute - The AGM will be held at lunchtime – all members invited to attend.


2 - 2.30

Shakti Womens Aid – a local organisation with a global theme

Girijamba Polubothu, Edinburgh

2.30 – 3.00

NICE 110         Pregnancy and Complex Social Factors - Back to the Future of Health care. 

Dr Rhona Hughes, Lothian

3 – 3.45

Putting Poverty Back on the Agenda.

Dr Mary Hepburn (OBE), Glasgow

3.45 – 4.15

Supporting women seeking asylum

Nina Murray, Glasgow

4.15 – 4.45

Positive Approaches to Birth - Empowering Women in Lanarkshire

Roseanne Martorana, Lanarkshire

4.45 – 5pm

Discussion and Certificates



Close of day


  Timings should allow time for discussion within each session  
  • Suitable for a multi-disciplinary audience.
  • Cost: £60 (GP/Consultant) / £40 (midwives/ other AAHP / trainee doctors) to include buffet lunch
  • £10 reduction for members and half-price for delegates attending the Ayshire natal hypnotherapy training.
  • Please book now or contact us for more information. 

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