Glasgow Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society

Sharing knowledge, learning and encouraging links between clinicians in obstetrics and gynaecology across Glasgow since its inception on 15th May 1885


We are an educational and social society made up of O&G doctors from across the west of Scotland.

The Society meets on a monthly basis between October and May. The current session has recently ended and was recorded as GOGS’ 199th.

Each year there will be a joint meeting with the West of Scotland Obstetric Anaesthetists, a trainee evening and a combined meeting with the Edinburgh Obstetrical Society.

The trainee evening is an excellent opportunity for trainees to present their work to an expert audience in both oral and poster format. This meeting normally takes place in March, although in 2020 it was postponed to June as a result of COVID disruption. There are prizes awarded for best oral and best poster presentation. The call for abstracts is usually advertised in December or January.

Meetings usually take place on a Wednesday evening with most meetings taking place in the New Lister Building on Alexandra Parade. There is a buffet dinner available from 6pm and members are encouraged to talk to the sponsors present. The formal presentation of the evening starts at 7pm.

It is unclear what impact COVID restrictions will have on the 200th session but details will be released in the autumn of 2020. It is possible that more meetings will be held virtually after the great sucess of the first virtual trainee night in June 2020.

The atmosphere at meetings is friendly and relaxed with interaction between attendees encouraged. It is a great way to meet colleagues from other hospitals and for trainees to engage with each other.


2023-24 Meeting Schedule – 203rd session of GOGS

DateTitleSpeakerVenue &
Session Sponsor
Tuesday 24th October 2023The William Smillie Lecture
The Wellcome Leap prevention of stillbirth programme:
IN-UTERO Measurement and modelling during gestational development
Prof Sarah StockRCPSG
Gedeon Richter
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14th November 2023
The Visiting Meeting Earthquakes and ObstetricsDr Paul HolmesForth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert
Gedeon Richter
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Tuesday 16th January 2024What’s New in the Treatment of Endometriosis – EXPPECTProf Andrew HorneRCPSG, Glasgow
Gedeon Richter
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Tuesday 20th February 2024The Manchester Rainbow Clinic – Reducing Mortality in High Risk PatientsProf Alex HeazellRCPSG, Glasgow
Gedeon Richter
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Tuesday 19th March 2024Combined meeting – GOGS/West of Scotland Obstetric AnaesthetistsTBCTBC
Friday 19th April 2024Specialists in Training Presentation NightTBCTBC
Wednesday 29th May 2024Combined Glasgow and Edinburgh O&G SocietiesTBCEdinburgh

2022-23 Meeting Schedule – 202nd session of GOGS

DateTitleSpeakerVenue & Session Sponsors
Tuesday 8th November 2022Menopause: Opportunities, Controveries and the FutureDr Jenifer SassariniHybrid meeting
Gedeon Richter
Tuesday 22nd November 2022Pelvic Mesh: A Scottish Tale
Experience as the Scottish National Complex Mesh Removal Service
Dr Karen GuerreroVirtual meeting
Tuesday 21st February 2023Genetric Predisposition for Gynaecological CancersDr Kalpurna RagapathyHybrid meeting
Gedeon Richter
Tuesday 21st March 2023Cardiac Emergencies in Pregnancy Care: A Stress for Obstetricians and Obstetricians
Joint meeting with West of Scotland Obstetric Anaesthetists
Dr Niki WalkerHybrid meeting
Friday 21st April 2023Trainee NightSee flyerHybrid meeting
May 2023Joint meeting with EOGS


GOGS is not just for the O&G consultants of the West of Scotland. We welcome membership applications from O&G trainees, clinical fellows, foundation doctors and medical students. If you are interested in joining us, we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to apply for membership, please complete the application form and send either a physical or scanned copy to the GOGS Treasurer. Their details can be found on the application form.

You will be proposed for membership by members of the GOGS committee and your membership will commence from the next meeting after your first membership payment is made.

Payment is by annual standing order and the annual fee is as below.

Level of membershipAnnual fee (via standing order)
Associate or retired member£10.00

Standing orders can be set up in one of two ways: either by completing the form and sending/handing it to your bank or by setting one up online through internet banking. Regardless of which way you set it up, please send a copy of the standing order mandate (second page of the membership application form) to the GOGS Treasurer.

Office Bearers

PresidentDr Janice Gibson
Senior Vice-presidentDr Kevin Burton
Junior Vice-presidentDr Vanessa Mackay
Senior SecretaryDr Colin Malcolm
Junior SecretaryDr Carla Summerhill
TreasurerDr Marco Gaudoin
Ordinary MembersDr Ros Jamieson
Dr Mahesh Perera
WebmasterDr Catriona Barlow
Previous PresidentDr Philip Owen