RCOG trainees conference set for November in Leeds, as BiCon is Well Met at Beckett University

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ National Trainees Conference, will go to Leeds for the first time. The meeting is booked into Royal Armouries International, 16-17 November and is set to bring 200 delegates to the city.

The RCOG works to improve healthcare for women by setting standards, training and educating doctors, and advocating for women’s health worldwide. The annual conference is held for trainees of all levels and comprises two days of clinical talks with experts, scientific debates, networking opportunities and a chance for delegates to showcase their own work.

ConferenceLeeds supported the RCOG Yorkshire committee in the initial bid to bring the conference to the city, and once Leeds had been selected, organised site visits to find the venue.

Jessica Letters, meetings manager at the RCOG, commented: “We are looking forward to holding our National Trainees Conference in Leeds this year. The local committee in Yorkshire was extremely keen to bring the conference to the city and its careful planning helped win the bid.”

Jennifer Young, Head of ConferenceLeeds, added: “We are very pleased that the RCOG has decided to host its National Trainees Conference in Leeds, demonstrating the strength of the healthcare sector here in the city.

Well Met Conferencing, the conference office at Leeds Beckett University, meanwhile, is hosting the 2017 BiCon conference, 10–13 August at the James Graham and Caedmon venues in Headingley. With around 400 attendees, 25% of whom are attending for the first time, the event is set to be ‘the highlight of the bisexual year’.

The weekend-long programme includes a ‘CaBiRet Lite’ and ‘Sea Shanty Singalong’ as well as more formal seminar sessions such as ‘Working class Bi’s’ and ‘What makes us Bi’. As well as workshop sessions, BiCon also includes an onsite market, quiet spaces, safe spaces, a craft space and a games space.

BiCon will utilise the 3-star AA accredited Carnegie Village accommodation for the event, with 270 rooms booked over the weekend.

Leeds Beckett University is recognised by Stonewall as one of the top British employers for its promotion of LGBT rights for both staff and students.

Rachel Savage, Organiser at BiCon comments: “I am really excited that we have had the opportunity to use the very accessible campus in Headingley, the accommodation is great and meets all of our needs well, and the team at Well Met have been fantastic in helping us organise this event for the bisexual community.”

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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