There is a new part to the webpage, where there is a list of the annual meetings which accept abstractions or presentations and approximate dates so that if you have an audit or research project that’s coming up for completion you have an idea of meetings that might accept it. The dates are approximate and any meetings which have firm dates are on the Courses and Meetings page. The Annual Meetings page can be found here

Continuing with this vein, the Blair Bell Meeting has been announced and the RCOG have sent us the following:

“Top prize – £1000 to present your data at the Society for Gynecological Investigation in Orlando, Florida in 2013!

On behalf of the Blair Bell Research Society and Academic Committee of the ROCG, we would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the Annual Blair Bell Research Society which is being held in London on the 6th/7th December as part of the Annual Academic Meeting. The Competition is being held within this meeting and there are valuable prizes to be had! The deadline for abstract submission is the 26th October [Note: extended submission date]. The abstract topic must be related to obstetrics and gynaecology. We accept all types of research methodology from basic science to translational studies, clinical trials and health services research. We also accept abstract related to education and teaching abstracts as long as they are related to obstetrics and gynaecology. The only stipulation is that the abstract presenter must be a trainee – either clinician or scientist. We also encourage medical and science undergraduate students to submit their data. There are a limited number of travel bursaries available.

Abstracts need to be submitted directly to the College using the Blair Bell Abstract template. Abstracts will be scored with the top scoring abstracts being selected for oral presentation. The top scoring oral presentation at the meeting will win the first prize of a bursary to fund attendance and presentation of their data at the 2013 Society for Gynecological Investigation Meeting in Orlando, Florida. This is clearly a prize worth going for!”