2024 Apr 30 WoW Entry Level Scholarships

Wellbeing of Women have four related entry level scholarships (ELS) which may be of interest. They all provide single candidates with up to £20,000 for research lasting normally up to one year. Funds are for directly incurred research costs and may include a salary contribution.

Wellbeing of Women-Royal College of Physicians Partnership Entry Level Scholarships (ELS): the award will fund pre-doctoral physicians in a basic science, clinical or translational research project aimed to improve outcomes for pregnant women with medical disorders, or who develop gestational syndromes. Applicants must be members of the RCP. More information about the award can be found here.

Wellbeing of Women-Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Partnership Entry Level Scholarships (ELS): the award will fund successful candidates in a basic science, clinical or translational research project in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology to improve women’s healthcare. Applicants must be members of the RCOG. More information about the award can be found here.

Wellbeing of Women-Royal College of Midwives Partnership Entry Level Scholarships (ELS): scholarships are usually for research that seeks to improve the practice of midwifery and maternity services, including postnatal care, but will be considered for basic science, clinical, and translational research across any area of women’s reproductive and gynaecological health, that seeks to improve the health of women, girls and babies. Applicants must be midwives and full members of the RCM. More information about the award can be found here.

Wellbeing of Women-British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society Partnership Entry Level Scholarships (ELS): the award will fund successful candidates in a basic science, clinical or translational research project aimed to improve maternal and fetal health, and pregnancy care. Applicants do not have to be members of the BMFMS, but successful candidates are expected to join the Society on receipt of their award. More information about the award can be found here.

The submission deadline is 11 July 2024.

Apr 27 Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust maternal medicine fellow roles

Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust is advertising two maternal medicine fellow roles. These roles will offer an exciting opportunity to gain experience in maternal medicine by attending the joint specialist clinics, obstetric physician ward round, regular attendance at the MDT and working closely with the NW MMN. There will also be a research component to the role.

More information can be found here. Please note the deadline for applications is 8 May 2024.

Apr 26 MHRA Advert for CHM Medicines for Women’s Health Expert Advisory Group

The Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) is looking to appoint one expert member to the Medicines for Women’s Health Expert Advisory Group (MWHEAG), with expertise being sought in the following area: Obstetrics and gynaecology.

The MWHEAG is a sub-committee of the Commission on Human Medicines and advises on the safety, quality and efficacy of medicines for human use and to promote the collection and investigation of adverse drug reactions.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency values and promotes diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity for all. 

Further details with how to apply are available via the GOV.UK website. Please do not hesitate to contact cstrecruitment@mhra.gov.uk if you have any questions about the post. 

The closing date for applications is Monday 06 May 2024.

Job advert

Apr 17 Opportunity to join the MOMS Executive Committee

Trainee Representative (Obstetrics)

The MacDonald Obstetric Medicine Society welcomes expressions of interest for the post of Trainee Representative (Obstetrics). This post is suited to any individual training in obstetrics and gynaecology in the UK. The society constitution can be found here and the normal term of the post is approximately 3 years, as determined by AGM timing.

Roles and responsibilities:

  1. To attend regular committee meetings (held every 4-8 weeks, usually on MS Teams in the evenings)
  2. To represent the views of trainee members and to seek these out if needed
  3. To contribute ideas and practical support to webinars and the Society’s annual meeting

A 300 word statement of why you would be suitable for this post can be submitted here.

Obstetric Physician Representative

The MacDonald Obstetric Medicine Society welcomes expressions of interest for the post of Physician Representative. This post is suited to any individual who is working as a consultant in the UK, in a relevant medical specialty with obstetric medicine as part of the job plan. The society constitution can be found here and the normal term of the post is approximately 3 years, as determined by AGM timing.

Roles and responsibilities:

  1. To attend regular committee meetings (held every 4-8 weeks, usually on MS Teams in the evenings)
  2. To represent the views of physician members and to seek these out if needed
  3. To contribute ideas and practical support to webinars and the Society’s annual meeting

A 300 word statement of why you would be suitable for this post can be submitted here.

The closing date for submission is Saturday 1 June 2024 at 23:59.

Apr 17 2024 ISOM/SOMANZ International Joint Congress

There’s still time to submit an abstract for the ISOM/SOMANZ International Joint Congress.

4 WEEKS TO GO — submissions close Monday 13 May 2024.

We invite submissions for oral presentations (8 minutes + 2 minutes Q&A) and posters.

We encourage you to take this opportunity to present your research, innovative programs, and significant findings to an engaged audience of professionals in the community. Presentations at the congress enrich the discussions and contribute to the growth of knowledge in our field.

Registration

Register to attend pre-congress meetings on Thursday 17th October followed by the Full Congress from 18th – 20th October. Early Bird Closes 18 August 2024.

Visit the website for further information and to register/submit an abstract.

Mar 01 MOMS Bursary Fund: March 2024 Application

MOMS has set up a bursary fund to help, encourage and support our members to contribute to MOMS missions, which include:


To support healthcare professionals, across all disciplines, to improve outcomes for pregnant people whose pregnancies are complicated by medical problems.


To drive clinical excellence in the care of those with medical problems before, during and after pregnancy through learning, research and collaboration.


To lead learning and training in Obstetric Medicine, through shaping policy, education, research and evidence-based practice.


For further information click here

The next window for applications is now open (closing date: 31 March 2024).

Feb 07 New trainee representative applications NOW OPEN for Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Joint Committee for Obstetric Medicine

The RCP Joint Committee for Obstetric medicine is looking for a new trainee physician representative to support, shape and reflect the training and views in obstetric medicine.

The trainee representative will join this committee established jointly between the Royal College of Physicians of London and the MacDonald Obstetric Medicine Society (MOMS). The Committee is established to advise its parent bodies, or other organisations on their behalf, on matters of mutual interest. These will include but not limited to:

  • workforce and training
  • setting national standards and agreeing joint guidelines and policy statements
  • drawing up specifications for clinical governance in relation to the practice of the specialty
  • developing and extending service review
  • continuing professional development for the specialist, including general medicine if necessary

This fantastic opportunity is open for physicians in training and they would be working with the committee on local and national issues in obstetric medicine.

Candidates must be members of the Society and should register their interest by submitting an expression of interest here.

This should include a 250-word paragraph highlighting your strengths, your suitability for the role of trainee representative and what you would bring to the role.

The closing date for expressions of interest and your applications is 17:00 on 29 March 2024.

Feb 07 New appointment to MOMS education lead

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Charlotte Patient has joined the executive team as our new Education rep. Charlotte was the only applicant and her EOI can be found below.

We thank Charlotte Frise for her longstanding expertise in the Education role and look forward to her continuing work with the exec team as Secretary of MOMS.

Dr Patient’s EoI Statement

Jan 21 ISOM 2024: Save the date!

SAVE THE DATE!

It is our pleasure to advise that the International Joint Congress of the International Society of Obstetric Medicine (ISOM) and the Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (SOMANZ) will be held at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, Australia from 17 to 20 October 2024.

For more information click here!

2023 Dec 06 MOMS Educational Lead vacancy and new appointment to MOMS secretary

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Dr Charlotte Frise will succeed Dr Anita Banerjee as Secretary of MOMS effective 1st Jan 2024. Dr Frise was the only applicant, and her expression of interest statement can be read below. We would like to thank Dr Banerjee for her tireless work for MOMS over the years.

Dr Frise’s EoI Statement

There is, therefore, a new vacancy in the executive committee of MOMS for the position of Educational Lead. 

Expressions of interest (max 250 words) can be submitted here and are open until 31st December 2023 22:00 GMT.

Oct 30 Opportunity to Join the MOMS Executive Committee!

Anita Banerjee will be stepping down as Secretary of MOMS at the end of the year. We thank Anita for her tireless work and dedication to MOMS and wish her all the best in her new roles. There is, therefore, an opportunity to join the MOMS exec and we would welcome expressions of interest in the position of secretary for a 3-year term in the first instance. Please email us if you require further information on the job role.

Candidates must be members of the Society and should register their interest by submitting an expression of interest here.

This should include a 250-word paragraph highlighting your strengths, your suitability for the role of secretary and what you would bring to the role and MOMS as a society.

The closing date for expressions of interest and your applications is 17:00 on Friday 1st December 2023.

Oct 08 MOMS President

Expressions of interest for President of MOMS closed on 29th September. There was one EOI from Dr Lucy Mackillop (current president). The MOMS exec have, therefore, endorsed the reappointment of Dr Mackillop for a further 3 year term.

Message from the President:
“It is an honour to take on the leadership of MOMS for another 3 years. This is an incredibly important time for MOMS and maternal medicine in general. I look forward to continuing to work with the wonderful executive team to grow our society and support our members to fulfil our society mission statements.”

Dr Mackillop’s EoI Statement

Sep 05 Next Webinar: 3rd October 2023 19:30 BST

Safety & Maternal Medicine in a post-Ockenden era: what lies ahead?
3rd October 2023 19:30 BST

Register Here!

Recordings of the webinars will be available after the event for 4 weeks for anyone! A Zoom link will be available on our Archive Page and circulated on Twitter. The link will expire after 4 weeks.

All videos are available to MOMS members indefinitely on our Archive Page.

[UPDATE 5th October 2023] Recording now available for members here

Please contact education@obstetricmedic.org.uk for any problems with registration, queries or comments regarding these webinars.

Aug 25 MOMS 46th Annual Meeting 2023 UPDATE

In response to unprecedented demand for the MOMS Annual Conference in Norwich, we have relocate to a larger venue.

The conference will now be held in the same venue as the conference dinner: The Assembly House, 2-minutes walk away from the original venue.

Registration has now re-opened with more spaces.

For more information including registration, please click on the button:

MOMS 46th Annual Meeting

Registration deadline Sunday 8th October 2023

Jul 06 MOMS 46th Annual Meeting 2023

Breaking news!
We’re pleased to announce this year’s Annual Meeting!

Registration is now open!

For further details including registration and abstract submission,
please scan the QR code
or head over to the MOMS annual meeting page (also found at the menu at the top to the right)!

Jun 25 Next Webinar: 27th July 2023 19:30 BST

Pregnancy and the Eye
27th July 2023 19:30 BST

July 2023: To register click here!

Recordings of the webinars will be available after the event for 4 weeks for anyone! A Zoom link will be available on our Archive Page and circulated on Twitter. The link will expire after 4 weeks.

All videos are available to MOMS members indefinitely on our Archive Page.

[UPDATE 30th July 2023] Recording now available for members here

Please contact education@obstetricmedic.org.uk for any problems with registration, queries or comments regarding these webinars.

May 02 MOMS Bursary Fund

MOMS is excited to announce a bursary fund has been set up to help, encourage and support our members to contribute to MOMS missions


To support healthcare professionals, across all disciplines, to improve outcomes for pregnant people whose pregnancies are complicated by medical problems.


To drive clinical excellence in the care of those with medical problems before, during and after pregnancy through learning, research and collaboration.


To lead learning and training in Obstetric Medicine, through shaping policy, education, research and evidence-based practice.


For further information click here

Next application window: 1 – 30th September 2023

Apr 10 Next Webinar: 2nd May 2023 20:00 BST

Eating disorders and pregnancy
2nd May 2023 20:00 BST

May 2023: To register click here!

Recordings of the webinars will be available after the event for 4 weeks for anyone! A Zoom link will be available on our Archive Page and circulated on Twitter. The link will expire after 4 weeks.

All videos are available to MOMS members indefinitely on our Archive Page.

[UPDATE 7th May 2023] Recording now available for members here

Please contact education@obstetricmedic.org.uk for any problems with registration, queries or comments regarding these webinars.

Feb 14 Calling Midwives!

Please share this message with your unit from our MOMS midwife representative

Feb 09 Statement from the physician community on the BMA ballot for industrial action

With just over a week until the BMA ballot for industrial action closes, we as leaders of the physician community want to reiterate to our trainee colleagues that whatever choice you make – we support you. Our message is the same to consultants who will receive a consultative ballot later this month.

Please follow this link for the full statement.

Jan 25 UKOSS Steering Committee Opportunity

The UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS) is a joint initiative between the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. The UKOSS Steering Committee currently has vacancies for two positions: Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Representative and Trainee with an interest in Epidemiology.

Closing: 8th May 2023

Follow this link for more information

Jan 10 Next Webinar: 24th January 2023 20:00 GMT

Obstetric Medicine Cases: live and interactive
24th Jan 2023 20:00 GMT

Jan 2023: To register click here!

Recordings of the webinars will be available after the event for 4 weeks for anyone! A Zoom link will be available on our Archive Page and circulated on Twitter. The link will expire after 4 weeks.

All videos are available to MOMS members indefinitely on our Archive Page.

[UPDATE 13th April 2023] Recording now available for members here

Please contact education@obstetricmedic.org.uk for any problems with registration, queries or comments regarding these webinars.

2022 Nov 21 Next Webinar: 8th December 2022 18:30 GMT

A Christmas Carol: Obstetric Medicine past, present and future
8th Dec 2022 18:30 GMT

Dec 2022: To register click here!

Recordings of the webinars will be available after the event for 4 weeks for anyone! A Zoom link will be available on our Archive Page and circulated on Twitter. The link will expire after 4 weeks.

All videos are available to MOMS members indefinitely on our Archive Page.

[UPDATE 16th Dec 2022] Recording now available for members here

Please contact education@obstetricmedic.org.uk for any problems with registration, queries or comments regarding these webinars.

Oct 15 MuM PreDiCT Study
Oct 11 Next Webinar: 18th Oct ’22 19:30 BST

Hypertenstion in Pregnancy
18th Oct 2022 19:30 BST

Oct 2022: To register click here!

Recordings of the webinars will be available after the event for 4 weeks for anyone! A Zoom link will be available on our Archive Page and circulated on Twitter. The link will expire after 4 weeks.

All videos are available to MOMS members indefinitely on our Archive Page.

[UPDATE 25th Oct 2022] Recording now available for members here

Please contact education@obstetricmedic.org.uk for any problems with registration, queries or comments regarding these webinars.

Jul 06 MOMS Annual Conference: November 2022

We are pleased to announce the MOMS Annual Conference 2022
16th November 2022
Come join us at Millenium Point, Birmingham for the exciting Annual MOMS meeting.

This will be a joint meeting with the BMFMS and there is complimentary access to the maternal medicine morning on 17th November included.
Click here for registration. Plese note, to register you will need to open both the T&Cs and Privacy Policy.

There will also be a post conference dinner – available to book via the same registration page – spaces are limited!

Abstract submission is now open and we especially welcome early career researchers / midwives/ PhD / Students to submit abstracts.
Click here for abstract submission

May 25 Next Webinar: 20th June ’22 20:00 BST

Haematological Conditions in Pregnancy
20th June 2022 20:00 BST

June 2022: To register click here!

Recordings of the webinars will be available after the event for 4 weeks for anyone! A Zoom link will be available on our Archive Page and circulated on Twitter. The link will expire after 4 weeks.

All videos are available to MOMS members on our Archive Page.

[UPDATE 29th Jun 2022] Recording now available for members here

Please contact education@obstetricmedic.org.uk for any problems with registration, queries or comments regarding these webinars.

May 09 Announcement: ISOM 2022, Toronto, Canada

Date: September 21-23
Venue: Sheraton Centre Toronto, Canada
Co-hosts: NASOM (North American Society of Obstetric Medicine)

NOTE: This meeting was DELAYED from October 2020 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Abstract Submission is now open! For further infomation click here!

May 09 Next Webinar: 25th May ’22 19:30 BST

Obstetric Medicine: Interactive Cases
25th May 2022 19:30 BST

May 2022: To register click here!

Recordings of the webinars will be available after the event for 4 weeks for anyone! A Zoom link will be available on our Archive Page and circulated on Twitter. The link will expire after 4 weeks.

All videos are available to MOMS members on our Archive Page.

[UPDATE 6th June 2022] Recording now available for members here

Please contact education@obstetricmedic.org.uk for any problems with registration, queries or comments regarding these webinars.

Apr 26 Professor David Williams, Professor of Obstetric Medicine, Inaugural Lecture

Professor David Williams, Professor of Obstetric Medicine in the Department of Maternal & Fetal Medicine at the at EGA Institute for Women’s Health/UCL, would like to invite you to his Inaugural Lecture on ‘Obstetric Medicine: 9 months of care for the sick mother giving a lifetime of health for the family’.

Thursday 5th May at 5.30 pm, Darwin Building, B40 Lecture Theatre, University College London

This will be followed by a drinks reception in the South Cloisters, Wilkins Building from 6.30 pm.

To register and sign up for this event please go to the Eventbrite Link – Professor David Williams, Inaugural Lecture



Professor David Williams Inaugural Lecture
‘Obstetric Medicine: 9 months of care for the sick mother giving a lifetime of health for the family’


Professor David Williams is a consultant obstetric physician who specialises in the medical care of pregnant women. His research group investigates the causes and treatment of pregnancy syndromes.

In his clinical role he leads multi-disciplinary obstetric clinics with specialists from neurology, rheumatology, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. His particular expertise is in the management of pregnant women with kidney disease and hypertension.

His research team investigates the causes and treatment of gestational syndromes including pre-eclampsia and acute fatty liver of pregnancy, and placental inflammation causing recurrent pregnancy loss. He has developed the concept that pregnancy syndromes unmask future health disorders in the mother and her family. His group are funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), UCL/UCLH Biomedical Research Centre, Wellbeing of Women and the Rosetrees Trust.

Professor Williams led the NICE guidelines for the management of medical disorders during childbirth and hypertension in pregnancy. He is chairman of the Wellbeing of Women Charity Research Advisory Committee that annually awards over £1million of grant money for women’s health. He is a member of the UK Independent Advisory Group on maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.

Most recently he has worked as part of a national team to implement new clinical maternal medicine networks throughout the UK. Locally, he leads the North Central London maternal medicine network. Most importantly, he trains obstetric physicians of the future.

Mar 23 Next MOMS Webinar: 29th March ’22 19:30 BST

Exercise in Pregnancy: can there be too much of a good thing?’
29th March 2022 19:30 BST

March 2022: To register click here!

Recordings of the webinars will be available after the event for 4 weeks for anyone! A Zoom link will be available on our Archive Page and circulated on Twitter. The link will expire after 4 weeks.

All videos are available to MOMS members on our Archive Page.

[UPDATE 5th Apr 2022] Recording now available for members here

Please contact education@obstetricmedic.org.uk for any problems with registration, queries or comments regarding these webinars.

Feb 21 APEC: Webinar on PlGF Testing

Action on Pre-Eclampsia are hosting a free webinar on PlGF testing.
Click on “Continue reading” below for more details!

[ADDENDUM: April 2022] Did you miss this? View the recording via our Training hub under “Other Resources (Webinars & Podcasts)” and explore for more free learning!

Feb 07 New Joint MOMS Events

We are excited to announce two new joint MOMS events!

Wednesday 9th March 2022: Joint OAA & MOMS Meeting

Click here for more information, to register and to view the programme.

Tuesday 15th March 2022: Medical emergencies in pregnancy for the ED team

Click here for more information, to register and to view the programme.

For more information and more events, please see our Obs Med Events Calendar. We will shortly be making this into a subscription calendar so watch this space!

2021 Dec 17 Latest data from UKOSS

JCVI: Pregnant women being added to priority group 6 for covid-19 vaccination

Women in later stages more vulnerable to severe illness with an increase in premature births due to baby needing to be delivered so mother can be treated

Pfizer vaccine is licensed for anyone over 16 so most women should be able to access the vaccine

We encourage working with NHS operational colleagues to deliver vaccines as close as possible to people so they’re not having to queue at centres

Nov 30 Next MOMS Webinar: 30th Nov ’21 19:30 GMT

Obstetric Medicine in the UK: the future and how to be part of it
30th November 2021 19:30 GMT

November 2021: To register click here!

Recordings of the webinars will be available after the event for 4 weeks for anyone! A Zoom link will be available on our Archive Page and circulated on Twitter. The link will expire after 4 weeks.

All videos are available to MOMS members on our Archive Page.

[UPDATE 2nd Dec 2021] Recording now available for members here

Please contact education@obstetricmedic.org.uk for any problems with registration, queries or comments regarding these webinars.

Sep 27 MOMS Prescribing in Pregnancy half day: October 2021

Save the date for our October 11th half day Educational Event!
For more information please see the “MOMS Virtual Meeting: 11th Oct 2021” page under the “MOMS webinars” tab in the menu

[UPDATE 20th Dec 2021]: Recording is now available here for members to watch on demand!

[UPDATE 12th Oct 2021]: Thank you all for attending!
A recording will go up on the page under the “MOMS webinars” tab when we receive it from the webinar team! Watch this space!

[UPDATE 27th Sep 2021]: Our registration is now live!

Sep 11 Action on Pre-eclampsia Trustee Vacancies

Action on Pre-elampsia are looking for two new trustees for their board.
They are looking for an Obstetric Physician and Obstetrician.
For more details see their vacancy advertisement here

Applications close: 24th September 2021 at 5pm BST

Sep 08 MOMS Constitution

The MOMS Constitution was reviewed and revised by the MOMS executive committee in 2021.

To view the current consitution please click here or navigate to the “MOMS Constitution” page under the “About Us” tab in the menu.

May 04 New MOMS Trainee Representatives

We are pleased to welcome and congratulate our new trainee representatives:

Kate Duhig as obstetrics trainee rep and Bernadette Jenner as physician trainee rep.

Good luck and all the best in your new roles!

Mar 09 Trainee Rep Roles for 2021!

UPDATE: 13/4/2021
Our submission window for expressions of interest is closed! Thank you to all 23(!) candidates who have put themselves forward.

Members, we have set up a new voting platform that should have emailed you all a single use individualised voting token. Please check your emails (and junk folders!)
Deadline: Tuesday 27th April 2021 @ 23:59
Any issues, please get in touch with macdonaldobstetricmedicine@gmail.com.



Two trainee representative roles on the MOMS executive committee have become available. This is a fantastic opportunity to represent the interests of both obstetric and physician trainees in MOMS.

The role involves regular meetings with the MOMS exec where you can discuss training opportunities alongside other MOMS agenda items. You will have the chance to develop the role depending on your skills and interests. Being organised and enthusiastic is essential!

During our time as trainee reps, we have helped develop and run the pre-conference training afternoons, involving low-fidelity simulation and case-based discussions. We have helped with social media and regularly used @M0MSUK to tweet about training opportunities and MOMS news. The MOMS website has been updated to be more user-friendly and resources like guidelines, webinars and podcasts have been collated to the benefit of both MOMS and non-MOMS members alike. The role of trainee rep is varied and flexible. If you would like to apply for the position please follow the link below.

Importantly: You must be a trainee in obstetrics or a physician speciality and a member of MOMS.
Expression of interest: Maximum 1000 characters
Deadline for submission: April 9th 2021 midnight

Click here to submit your expression of interest!

Please email us on macdonaldobstetricmedicine@gmail.com if you have any queries.

Update: For those who are close to CCT and wondering whether you can apply?
The short answer is YES YOU CAN!
However, the MOMS exec appreciates that the time around CCT may be very stressful and so leave it open to the trainee rep if they are close to CCT whether they continue in their role beyond CCT as long as they feel they are able to and keen to continue representing trainees and obstetric medicine training with their speciality. Our constitution says terms are no longer than 3 years but that is not to say one needs to remain in the role if it is no longer working for them. From the experience the current trainee reps, we feel it would be beneficial to have a minimum term of 1 year, regardless of CCT date in order to feel like you’ve settled into your role.

Mar 06 Welcome to the Executive Committee!

We are pleased to welcome four new exec members! Please join us in congratulating the following people to their new roles!

Paarul Prinja as Treasurer
Charlotte Frise as Education Lead
Mary Lynch as Midwife Representative
Mark Andrews as Obstetric Physician Representative

Congratulations to all and looking forward to working with you over the next 3 years!

Jan 28 Opportunity to Join the MOMS Executive Committee!

Following discussion and input from our membership we are excited to open 4 positions to join our executive committee.

1. Education Lead
Role involves leading on content organisation of the annual MOMS meeting and other educational ventures from the society.

2. Treasurer
Role involves access to bank and PayPal accounts and annual report formation and submission for Companies House and Charities Commission.

3. Physician Representative
The role of the physician representative is to ensure that physicians views are represented by MOMS, including but not limited to championing physician training and liaising with specialist societies. Their role also involves furthering understanding and knowledge of obstetric medicine and MOMS in physician groups and training.

4. Midwife Representative
As a new role we would welcome candidates to indicate how they feel a midwifery representative would complement and support the mission statements of MOMS. This may include but is not limited to the promotion of MDT working, assisting in the formation of maternal medicine networks as well as highlighting and supporting the role of midwives in the care of pregnant women with medical problems.

Candidates should be members of the Society and should register their interest by emailing us to our society email address: macdonaldobstetricmedicine@gmail.com.
Please send a 150 word paragraph about yourself and what you would bring to the role and MOMS as a society. You may apply for more than one role as appropriate.

The closing date for expression of interests and your application is 11pm, Friday 12th February 2021.

Jan 13 COVID-19 Vaccine in Pregnancy Information Sheet

We are pleased to be involved in the formation of this this information sheet alongside the RCOG, RCM and UKTIS to help inform pregnant women to whom a COVID-19 vaccine is offered!

Click here for pdf

2020 Dec 30 Updated advice on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy and women who are breastfeeding

As we see another inflection point in cases of SARS-CoV2; we have good news that the Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccination has also received MHRA approval today. This is some comfort but due to the lack of inclusion of pregnant or breastfeeding women in the vaccine trials, data is sparse as to its efficacy and safety in this vulnerable group.

As clinicians in our particular speciality we are most acutely aware that this is, again, the most exquisite of ironies – our most vulnerable women are being discouraged from being given the vaccine.

Today, however the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have also published their latest advice.

In response, MOMS together with RCOG, RCM, UKTIS, UKOSS, BMFMS and NPEU have produced a joint statement in support of COVID-19 vaccination in clinically vulnerable pregnant women.

Read the joint statement here

We are responsible for ensuring our women get the right advice to make the right decision about Covid-19 vaccination.

Best wishes

Lucy Mackillop
President MacDonald Obstetric Medicine Society

Dec 11 Updated Guidance Document on Valproate

Updated guidance on the prescription of valproate for female patients during childbearing years has been published this week.

The guidance has been produced to inform all healthcare professionals of best practice around the use and prescribing of valproate and to support them to navigate situations that could arise as a result of prescribing valproate to women during childbearing years, given the significant risk of birth defects and developmental disorders that can occur if it is taken during pregnancy.

First published last year, the updated guidance reflects minor changes made by the MHRA and changes to GMC decision-making guidelines, as well as updated input from all contributing organisations, to give healthcare professionals updated practical information and guidance on prescribing valproate to women with bipolar disorder or epilepsy, the only licensed indications for its use. It has been authored by Dr Judy Shakespeare FRCGP and Dr Sanjay M Sisodiya FRCP on behalf of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Association of British Neurologists and Royal College of Physicians, and endorsed by 19 other medical organisations.

The guidance can be accessed here.

We have also added this to our updated Guidelines page.
Do check it out for a hub of useful guidelines as well as other useful resources on our Useful Links and Resources page!

Nov 19 New MOMS President

We are pleased to formally announce Lucy Mackillop as the new MOMS President.  Looking forward to the next few years with you at the helm!

We would like to extend many thanks again to Matt Coleman for all his hard work and vision leading MOMS over the last few years.

Oct 15 MOMS President Expression of Interest

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the MOMS exec and lead the society. We would welcome expressions of interest for the position of MOMS President!

Candidates should be members of the Society and should register their interest by emailing us on: macdonaldobstetricmedicine@gmail.com.

Please send a 150 word paragraph highlighting your strengths and strategic vision to lead MOMS. The closing date for expression of interests and your application is 5pm 30th October 2020.

We would like to thank Matt for the exceptional job in leading us and his contribution to developing MOMS to the society it is today.

Oct 02 New Membership Level

Following on from a suggestion in our AGM this year, we are pleased to announce a new membership level for our nursing, midwifery and allied health professional colleagues. For £25 a year, they will have access to all resources online as full membership without the option of the physical quarterly journal.

We hope this will encourage more allied health professionals to further diversify our society and join us in working towards improving the care we provide and pregnancy outcomes for women with medical disorders. For more information, please head over to our “join us” page.

For any allied health professionals who are already current members please get in touch with our website admin and obstetric trainee rep, Tara Lee (contact details on our “contact us” page) if you would like to switch over.

Aug 06 MOMS September Meeting 2020

Many thanks to all the speakers and attendees for a very successful first virtual MOMS meeting!
MOMS members, head over to our MOMS Annual Meeting 2020 page here to view a recording!

UPDATE (15/09/2020): Please see our updated programme on our main meeting page here!

UPDATE (06/09/2020): Abstract submission is now closed! Thank you for everyone who submitted an abstract, you should be hearing from us next week.

We have now opened registration!
Click here to register!
We’ll be updating information on the programme on the main page “MOMS 2020” soon!

MOMS! The exec are excited to announce a virtual morning meeting on MONDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 0930-1230 in lieu of our annual meeting in Newcastle this Autumn. Trainees, get your study leave in and see below for details on abstract submission! It will be free for all and further details regarding registration, coming soon!

Aug 06 New Treasurer and Secretary

The MOMS exec are pleased to announce and welcome Anita Banerjee as our new secretary and treasurer after member voting! Welcome to the exec and really excited to be working with you!

We would like to extend many thanks again to Marie Smith for all her hard work and contribution to MOMS successes over the years!

Jul 02 ISOM 2021 Save the Date

Please see the message from Ken Chen (president of our partner organisation ISOM):

I had just wanted to give everyone an update about the next ISOM meeting which has tentatively been rescheduled for next year 9/27 to 9/29 (still in Toronto, Canada) & also to see if anyone had any questions or feedback.

Cheers,
Ken

Jun 14 Joining the MOMS Exec [updated 26.6.20]

Following the AGM 25.6.20 we have decided to give a few days for people to register their interest!
Please email us as below by the end of June and we will be in touch shortly after with the brief(!) application process.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team. We would welcome expressions of interest in the position of secretary + treasurer (flexibility possible). Marie Smith is planning to step down soon. Please email us for further information on the job role.

Candidates should be members of the Society and should register their interest by emailing us on: macdonaldobstetricmedicine@gmail.com

Marie has done an exceptional job supporting and developing many of the past and recent MOMS successes and we thank her for her exceptional effort and contribution.

May 25 New Website

Welcome to our new website!

We’ve updated our membership platform!

All current paying members should have received a personalised email regarding their log in details. Please get in touch if you haven’t received one by emailing macdonaldobstetricmedicine@gmail.com

Training

If you’re interested in training in obstetric medicine be it physician or obstetrician or not yet decided(!) please see our “How to Train in Obstetric Medicine” section

Journal

All paying members of MOMS receive the quarterly Obstetric Medicine Journal. Please ensure your postal address is kept updated via your members’ log in as the website automatically sends an updated list to the journal before each issue.

Resources and Events

We are working on making this website a hub for sharing information be it obstetric medicine conferences / meetings to guidelines to other resources from databases you can use to adjunct your day to day practice to webinars from different sources. Please see the relevant pages on the dropdown menus to upper right.

If you’d like to share a conference / meeting or useful resource via MOMS please get in touch as above

Other Ways to Keep in Touch

  1. Please join our society! All members will automatically get access to the quarterly Obs Med Journal and be added to our mailing list.
  2. You can also join our mailing list independent of membership
  3. Follow us on Twitter @M0MSuk
Apr 21 Obstetric Medicine Webinars

MOMS are excited to announce and fund a new series of monthly Obstetric Medicine Webinars organised by Dr Charlotte Frise, aiming to provide a regular source of Obstetric Medicine education whilst other meetings are not taking place. To keep up with news about these upcoming webinars or to be added to the circulation list please email obsmeded@gmail.com

Streamable recordings of previous webinars are available on this site here on the “Obstetric Medicine Webinar” page under the “Training and Resources” tab on the top right menu for MOMS members.

Mar 15 44th Annual MOMS Meeting UPDATE

It is with deep regret that the executive committee of MOMS have made the decision to postpone the MOMS 2020 Annual meeting.

We will be in contact in due course with further information. This will be available via email and also on this site. For those who have already registered we will update information regarding registration fees when we have made further plans.