bics19 conference programme

BICS19 ABSTRACTS - submission closed

We have scored the abstracts submitted and everyone should have received an email with the outcome of their submission.

Posters will be electronic - details will be sent to successful submissions by the end of September.

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BICS19 tickets are available on Eventbrite

Recent publications

Lancet Series - Optimising Caesarean Section Use


A three-part Lancet Series on Optimising Caesarean Section Use reviews the global epidemiology and disparities in caesarean section use, as well as the health effects for women and children, and lays out evidence-based interventions and actions to reduce unnecessary caesarean sections.

AFFIRM study results


Can promoting awareness of fetal movements and focusing interventions reduce fetal mortality? A stepped-wedge cluster randomised trial (AFFIRM)

"Encouraging awareness of fetal movements is harmful"


Comment on reduced fetal movements from Kate Walker & Jim Thornton

Antenatal corticosteroid therapy and size at birth


In this study, antenatal steroid use was consistently associated with a reduction in birth weight. Efforts need to be made to correctly identify and target women who will deliver preterm. 

About BICS

Mission statement


The British Intrapartum Care Society [BICS] was established in 2018 to promote excellence in intrapartum care. 

Our aim is to standardise the care provided to women and babies across the British Isles during labour, ensuring safe practice through shared learning, high quality education and research.  

Following the principles of co-production, working with women and families underpins our philosophy and strategy.

Our national and global network of specialists covering all multi-professional intrapartum disciplines provides a unique discussion forum for the dissemination of ideas, experience, innovation and regional good practice. 

Through engagement with national bodies we both inform policy and support our members in the implementation of initiatives dedicated to improving women’s experience of childbirth and promoting personalisation of care. 

Benefits of membership



Membership of the newest Specialist Society of the RCOG

Access to the BICS mailing list 

Discount off the annual conference fee

Access to members area of the website [in development]

Opportunity to stand for election for the BICS committee

Opportunity to vote in BICS committee elections

Opportunity to contribute to the shaping of the society 

Who can join?



Obstetricians, midwives, anaesthetists, neonatologists, neonatal nurses, GPs, Maternity Voices Partnership members, #MatExp members........ Anyone involved & interested in intrapartum care is welcome! 

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How to join the British Intrapartum Care Society

Set up a standing order  & complete the membership form. Then email the completed form to

It's as easy as that!

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