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The Abortion Act at 50: Still Disputed Ground?

Thursday 24th August 2017 at the Lighthouse, Glasgow


This one-day event marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act, and will be led by Dr Carrie Purcell from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow.  The event will bring together a range of key voices in the field including providers, researchers, and third sector/advocacy groups.


Click here for more information and to register. 


International Colloquium on Hyperemesis Gravidarum

5th-6th October 2017 at the Royal Windsor Racecourse, Berkshire


BPAS is delighted to present the 2nd International Colloquium on Hyperemesis Gravidarum, in collaboration with Plymouth University and Pregnancy Sickness Support.


The two-day colloquium will include contributions from the world’s top researchers and experts in Hyperemesis Gravidarum, with the first day focusing on research and the second taking more of a clinical direction.  The event is intended to enhance the professional development of all those concerned with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, including doctors, midwives, researchers, commissioners, policymakers and indeed patients.


Please click here to learn more about the colloquium and its speakers.  Tickets can be booked online here.


Abortion Act 1967 Conference

24 – 25 October 2017 at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act, bpas are pleased to be collaborating with the Centre for Health, Law and Society and the Universities of Kent and Leeds to present this conference, which will be held at the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and sponsored by the Wellcome Trust.


The 1967 Abortion Act was a huge breakthrough for the pro-choice movement and indeed for women's rights, achieved after over thirty years of tireless campaigning by the Abortion Law Reform Association. And yet the Act was, and remains, embedded in the framework of Victorian-era criminal law, and entwined with a medical model that bears little relevance to today's clinical practices. 


The conference will address a range of clinical-based, social, political and historical issues, bringing together academics, policy makers, politicians, campaigners, and healthcare professionals. For tickets and more information please click here