Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Spring Meeting 2020

Essential updates on women's health

Friday 6 March 2020 | #IOGSPRING20 #WOMENSHEALTH

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is delighted to present their annual spring meeting on Friday 6 March 2020.

To mark International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March, this year's conference will open with a special session focused on women’s health in marginalised communities.

The 2020 International Women's Day campaign theme is #EachforEqual, which aims to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements. The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is proud to support this campaign.

The first session of the spring meeting on 6 March will feature talks on women’s health in marginalised communities such as those living in direct provision, traveller women, and homeless women. We are delighted to welcome the following speakers for this session:

  • Ellie Kisyombe, an asylum seeker from Malawi who ran as a local election candidate in 2019, giving a talk on Living in direct provision – the challenges women face
  • Dr Sindy Joyce, an Irish Traveller and human rights activist who is the first Irish Traveller to obtain a doctorate from an Irish university, giving a talk on Traveller women - ethnicity, discrimination and positivity

Other sessions on the day will explore an integrated approach to women's health in Ireland, and the medicolegal environment in Irish Obstetrics and Gynaecology

All healthcare professionals are welcome to attend.


View the programme for this event


Reception for Institute Members and our annual admission ceremony

The conference will be followed by a canapes reception from 16.30 – 17.30, and the Institute's annual admission ceremony for new Members at 19.00.