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Update on Infections During Pregnancy: Virtual event

By October 11, 2022No Comments

This virtual event being held by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on 11 November 2022. The RCOG state-of-the-art virtual events platform allows you to access all lecture based content on-demand with the recordings available shortly after the event; they will remain accessible for three months after the event. This means you can watch from wherever you are in the world and at a time convenient for you.

Course overview

A number of pathogens can infect pregnant women and can harm the fetus or lead to the loss of the pregnancy. The burden of some of these infections, such as congenital CMV, is high and the consequences far reaching.  The current knowledge and awareness of the screening, prevention and treatment of some of these infections among healthcare professionals is variable and sometimes outdated. Furthermore, the practice and recommendations in this field are constantly changing.

This one-day course is aimed at obstetricians, sonographers, neonatologists, midwives, GPs and trainees. The programme will provide a comprehensive update including screening, diagnosis, prevention, complications and treatment.

Learning objectives

After attending the meeting, you will:

  • Understand the level of knowledge of healthcare professionals involved in the care of these women
  • Update your knowledge on screening, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of infections during pregnancy
  • Promote a multidisciplinary approach to the management of infections during pregnancy
  • Gain the expertise and confidence to effectively manage infections during pregnancy
  • Learn more about the roles in a multidisciplinary team

Who should attend?

  • All Clinicians in obstetrics and gynaecology
  • GPs
  • Midwives
  • Neonatologists
  • Sonographers


The day will be made up of 4 key sessions . In the first session Professor Asma Khalil will be looking at CMV infection in pregnancy: What is New?  Session 2 will be chaired by our own Chair of Trustees Sarah Dewar and will look at both CMV infection in pregnancy: Prevention and Education and Postnatal Management which will be led by Dr Elizabeth Whittaker, Consultant Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

All sessions will have dedicated time for audience interaction.  Click here for more details and the full Programme Content