Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 - Programme


Annual Scientific Meeting in Sheffield, Friday 14.10.16

Venue: Medical Education Centre, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, R Floor, Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2JF

Theme of the meeting: Biopsychosocial factors in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Aim of the meeting: Raise the awareness of Bio-psychosocial and Psychosomatic disorders which can affect the mental and physical health of women.

Learning objectives: 

  • Improving women’s health by raising the awareness of the ramifications of inappropriate interventions for such conditions that have an underlying bio – psycho – social cause,
  • Raising the awareness of the available support to these women and their families.

Who should attend?

  • Consultants and Trainees in all specialties
  • SAS Doctors
  • Midwives and nurses, including tutors/lecturers
  • Allied health professionals.
  • General practitioners
  • Medical Students

We promise, as usual in Sheffield, to provide a very valuable educational meeting in one of the most vibrant and greenest cities in the UK. Come and enjoy the weekend in Sheffield.



Registration, Tea, Coffee and Biscuits


Welcome: Remon Keriakos and Leroy Edozien


Post-traumatic stress disorders following childbirth (Birth Trauma).

Kim Thomas

Kim has been a freelance journalist since 1999, writing for a number of national newspapers such as the Financial Times and the Guardian, as well as for B2B publications. Her main specialisms are education, healthcare and social care. Kim has written three books about education, but her most recent book is Birth Trauma, a self-help guide for women suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after birth. She is also press officer for the Birth Trauma Association.


Identifying and supporting women with Post-Traumatic Stress-the role of the midwife’

Alison Brodrick, Consultant Midwife at the Jessop Wing, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Ali runs a regular clinic for women who are suffering from fear of birth and PTSD. She works closely with psychology services providing a high quality service to women in Sheffield.


Role of GP in dealing with women with maternal mental issues.

Nusrat Mir,  Perinatal Psychiatrist


Dr Mir has special interest in psychiatric disorders of pregnancy and childbirth. He is trained as a General Practitioner prior to pursuing a career in Psychiatry. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Perinatal Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Sheffield.


"HIV: Psychosocial Factors for Women and Families"

Mary Hepburn OBE,  Retired Obstetrician and Gynaecologist


Trained first as a general practitioner and then as an obstetrician and gynaecologist. Her main interest is in the effects of poverty on health and access to healthcare services. She was consultant in charge of the Glasgow Women’s Reproductive Health Service for women with social problems. . Dr Hepburn has also worked in the UK and in developing and /or resource poor countries with WHO and various NGOs.


Break: Tea, Coffee and Biscuits


Maternal Psychosocial Stress and psychosocial intervention for drug users, refugees , migrants and lower socio-economic group

Mirelle Martin,  Vulnerability Specialist Midwife at the Jessop Wing, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals


Psychosocial impact of having a child with congenital abnormalities.

Emma Ferriman, Consultant Obstetrician, specialist in Feto-Maternal Medicine, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals


Psychosomatic pain and psychosocial interventions

Dr Stephen Tyrer,  Hon. Sen. Lecturer in Psychiatry & Consultant in Neurorehabilitation, Department of Academic Psychiatry Newcastle University


Lunch (Hot meals)



Psychological and Psychosocial consequences of induced abortions. Minimising the risks

Joanne Fletcher, Consultant Nurse Gynaecology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Joanne is the nursing lead for early pregnancy and abortion services, and gynaecology emergencies at STHFT. She has 23 years of leading an abortion service. She is the Co-chair of the British Society of Abortion Care Providers, and the President of the Sexuality & Sexual Health council of the Royal Society of Medicine.


Psychological and Psychosocial impact and interventions in women with urinary and faecal incontinence

Swati Jha, Consultant Gynaecologist at the Jessop Wing, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. Subspecialist in Urogynaecology


Psychological and Psychosocial impact of cancer survivors and family caregivers. Understanding and minimising the burden of care

Madeleine MacDonald, Sub-speciality Trainee in Gynaecology Oncology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals



Psychological and Psychosocial experience and interventions in women facing fertility treatment.

Suzanne Dark, Senior Infertility Counsellor, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

Suzanne is Senior Infertility Counsellor at Jessop Fertility at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. She is an Accredited Member of the British Infertility Counselling Association and is involved with training infertility counsellors in the UK.


Break: Tea, Coffee and Biscuits and collection of certificates


Annual General Meeting of the Society, all are invited




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