This one day, hands-on and theoretical training course focuses on the outpatient management of miscarriage and abortion using manual vacuum aspiration.Manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) is an alternative to electric suction or dilatation and curettage for evacuation of the uterine contents. The MVA procedure is performed with a hand-operated vacuum syringe, typically under local anaesthetic, in a treatment room.With the high safety profile of this procedure and the increasing potential for the delivery of uterine evacuation outside of theatre, there is a need to improve access to MVA in the UK. In addition to providing grounding in the MVA procedure, this course covers the equipment, staffing, analgesia and other requirements for surgical uterine evacuation in the outpatient setting.We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment. There are a maximum of 28 places.Who should attend?Obstetrics and Gynaecology ATSM/FSRH Special Skills Abortion Care trainersObstetrics and Gynaecology ATSM/FSRH Special Skills Abortion Care traineesExperienced staff in miscarriage/abortion care keen to expand their competence/skillsAfter completing this course, you will be able toLearn to confidently fit together and operate a MVA kitGain knowledge of appropriate pain reliefSafely undertake MVA of uterine contents in a modelLearn to provide appropriate support for the woman and her support personGain skills to develop a business case for MVAMeet others with experience of setting up similar servicesMake contacts for sharing guidelines and pathwaysCourse OrganiserDr Patricia Lohr FACOG, LondonHonorary Director of ConferencesMr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, BirminghamHonorary Deputy Director of ConferencesMr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury