Annual Scientific Meeting 2017

Annual Scientific Meeting

9th and 10th November
University of Warwick


This meeting is considered the mainstream opportunity for Continuing Professional Development for those working in Early Pregnancy. Delegates attend from the large majority of Early Pregnancy Units in the UK and overseas attendees are welcomed.

The Annual Meeting is a two day conference for all professionals. We welcome contributions from doctors, nurse specialists, midwives and sonographers both from the UK and abroad.

The conference offers keynote addresses on important themes, ultrasound training, debates, networking sessions and workshops. Regular sessions on Manual Vacuum Aspiration and Breaking Bad News are provided.

Delegates present both oral presentations and posters with generous prizes awarded.

Themes for the 2017 Conference:
•    Nutrition and Medical problems in early pregnancy
•    Public and Patient involvement in early pregnancy service development
•    The Role of the Endometrium in miscarriage
•    Diagnosis and Management of complex ectopics and molar pregnancy
•    Psychological interventions following pregnancy loss

The AEPU 2017 Organising Committee would like to invite abstract submissions for this year’s Annual Conference.

Work should have been carried out in the last 18 months, be innovative, original and must demonstrate accepted good practice.
In 2017 we are particularly interested in submissions on the themes of:

  • Patient and Public Involvement
  • Medical Complications in Early Pregnancy
  • Recurrent Miscarriage and the Endometrium


However all submissions on topics related to Early Pregnancy and Acute Gynaecology care will be accepted for review.


AEPU 2017 is offering prizes for:

Best oral presentation (Original Research)

Best oral presentation (Service Development)

Best oral presentation (Case Studies)

Best oral presentation (Non-medically qualifies abstract submission)

Best poster presentation (Original Research)

Best poster presentation (Service Development)

Best poster presentation (Case Studies)


Instructions for Submission

Abstract submission will be open from 1 June 2017

Deadline for abstract submission is 1 September 2017  **Extended until midnight Sunday 10 September**

Abstracts should be submitted in English

Abstracts should be submitted in Word format

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words (not including subtitles)

The author submitting the abstract is the Corresponding Author and this author’s contact details should be given

Please indicate in your e-mail whether you would prefer oral presentation or poster presentation, otherwise all submissions will be considered for both oral and poster presentation.

The decision of the Scientific Committee on the acceptance of the abstract is final.


Structure of Abstract

The abstract should be structured according to the following format:

  • Title of the Abstract
  • Authors

Initials with full stops after each, then surname; the name of the Presenting Author should be underlined and Affiliations for all authors detailed

  • Subtitles

Clinical studies and audits:

Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion

Service Development:

Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion

Case reports:

Introduction, Case summary and Conclusion


All presenting (poster and oral) authors must have registered as delegates prior to submission of abstracts and the submission of an abstract serves as confirmation of the presenter’s availability to attend.


All abstracts will be acknowledged. If you have not had a confirmation of receipt within 7 days of your submission, please contact the conference organiser Melanie Ward at [email protected]


Authors will be informed whether their abstract has been accepted by email by 10 September 2017. This email will include instructions on the timings and duration of oral presentations and the format and size of posters.


If an accepted oral or poster abstract cannot be presented at the Meeting, the conference organisers must be notified in writing at least one month ahead of the Meeting.


Please contact Melanie Ward if you have any queries regarding abstract submission: [email protected]


Judging of submissions

The Scientific Committee will assess the submissions for relevance and originality. Submissions accepted for poster presentation will then be judged during the Conference by members of the Scientific Committee and Oral Poster Sessions will be an opportunity to give a brief summary of the work and discuss the findings.

Submissions accepted for oral presentation will be scheduled for presentation during the conference and the judging committee will allocate prizes to the best presentation in each category.

Click here to submit your Abstract

Key dates:

1 May 2017

Early Bird Rate Conference Registration Opens

1 June 2017

Abstract Submissions process open

1 September 2017  **Extended until midnight Sunday 10 September**

Abstract Submission Deadline

10 October 2017

Full Registration Rate for registration after this date

9-10 November 2017

Annual Scientific Meeting

AEPU 2017 is offering prizes for:

Best oral presentation (Original Research)
Best oral presentation (Service Development)
Best oral presentation (Case Studies)
Best oral presentation (Nonmedically qualified abstract submission)
Best poster presentation (Original Research)
Best poster presentation (Service Development)
Best oral presentation (Case Studies)

2016 Cardiff


290 Delegates

Average 8.1/10 for meeting CPD requirements

Top sessions (voted by delegates): 

  • A Father’s Story
  • Lessons Learnt from Maternal Deaths in early Pregnancy
  • Second Trimester Pregnancy Loss
  • The New RCOG Hyperemesis and ectopic Pregnancy Guidelines


Link to: 2016 Meeting Talking Slides (I will provide the content for this link)


Conference Feedback (link back to where previously mentioned above)


2015 Newcastle


2014 Winchester