Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

Annual Scientific Meeting

 8th and 9th November
Cutler’s Hall, Sheffield



We’re pleased to announce the 2018 conference will be held on 8 and 9 November at Cutler’s Hall in Sheffield.

The conference is a must-attend event for those working in Early Pregnancy and the key CPD opportunity of the year.  Aimed at all Early Pregnancy professionals (doctors, nurse specialists, midwives, and sonographers), the conference offers:

  • The main annual opportunity for CPD.
  • A packed and clinically-applicable programme.
  • A mixture of keynote addresses, workshops, debates, and more.
  • A panel of expert speakers.
  • The opportunity to submit your work to be considered for presentation at the conference, with generous prizes on offer for best presentations.
  • Lots of networking opportunities, including the conference dinner.

Full details will be available soon – check here for updates on themes, sessions, and conference news.

Registration will open soon and discounts will be available for early registration. To receive an email alert when registration opens, please email [email protected] with the subject ‘AEPU registration alert’.

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 2018 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 2018 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 2018

Deadline for abstract submission is 1 September 2018

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 Profile Productions at [email protected]


Authors will be informed whether their abstract has been accepted by email by 9 September 2018. 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 Profile Productions 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 - Coming soon
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Key dates:

1 May 2018

Early Bird Rate Conference Registration Opens

1 June 2018

Abstract Submissions process open

1 September 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline

10 October 2018

Full Registration Rate for registration after this date

8-9 November 2018

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)

2017 Warwick

310 Delegates


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