MWF Spring Conference 2020 - CANCELLED

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spring conference cancelled


With the ongoing spread of the COVID – 19, gatherings of more than 100 people have been cancelled or postponed by the Medical Women’s Federation.

It is therefore with great sadness that we are cancelling our MWF spring Conference. The decision was made to prevent any potential health risks as we seek to protect our members and colleagues.

Dr Henrietta Bowden – Jones, President of MWF has said: “It is with deep regret that we have had to cancel the upcoming MWF Spring Conference due to the widespread concerns over COVID –19. We would like to thank you all for your continued support of the MWF and we look forward to welcoming you at the MWF Autumn Conference in November 2020”



When: Friday 24th April 2020 from 9:00am-5:00pm

Location: Crowne Plaza, Nottingham, NG1 5RH

You are invited to join us at the MWF Spring Conference 2020.

Topics covered at the conference will explore:

  • Tackling Issues at the Primary and Secondary Care Interface
  • Overcoming challenges in being a Doctor
  • Enhance delegates knowledge of treating diverse patients
  • The Use of Music and Singing in Health and Wellbeing

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Confirmed Speakers

We will be showcasing a fantastic and varied line-up of speakers. Hear from:

  • Prof. Amanda Howe
    President of the Royal College of General Practitioners

  • Dr Rebecca Barker
    Consultant Anaesthetist, Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust

  • Professor Tony Avery
    Professor of Primary Health Care, University of Nottingham

  • Dr Anne De Bono
    President of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine

  • Dr Sarah Murjan
    Consultant Psychiatrist, Nottingham Gender Identity Clinic

  • Dr Rachel Rummery
    Clinical Lead, Return to Practice, Health Education England

  • Becky Dowson
    Music Therapist, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham

  • Dr Keri Lodge
    Consultant Psychiatrist Leeds Autism Diagnostic Service ,Leeds and York Partnership Trust

  • Dr Jonathan Corne
    Postgraduate Dean, Health Education England working across East Midlands, Lead Dean for Flexible Training

  • Sophie Almond
    PhD Student, University of Leicester

Click here for the preliminary programme

We are pleased to announce our Pre-Dinner Speaker - Surgeon Captain Kate PriorRoyal Navy Consultant in Anaesthetics and Major Trauma, Kings College Hospital London’ who will be speaking on ‘‘Imposter Syndrome’

To book your place at the MWF Spring Conference 2020, please use our online booking form here


Call for Posters for Spring Conference:

We are accepting Poster abstract submissions for the MWF Spring Conference. This is a fantastic opportunity to share your research or project findings with colleagues from across the UK!. Some will be invited to present their posters. Full submission details can be located on our website here. The deadline for all submissions is Sunday 15th March 2020.


We know that coming to a conference for the first time on your own can seem a bit daunting, MWF is glad to announce the launch of a buddying scheme that allows first time attendees to be buddied with MWF Members. If you are interested in being buddied, kindly register your interest here

Gift registration

MWF Conferences present an opportunity to donate a gift conference place to a colleague, friend, family member or MWF member.

For information on how you can donate a conference place, please click here.

If you are a member of the MWF and would like to register your interest as a recipient of a donated conference place, please register your details here.

Partner and support

The Spring Conference and its activities offer a range of opportunities to join the conversation as a sponsor or charity partner. Please get in touch to discuss working together by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Getting to Crowne Plaza Nottingham and Accommodation

Conference Venue:  Crowne Plaza, Wollaton Street Nottingham, NG1 5RH. Tel: 03714234876

Travel & Parking:

Rail: 0.61 Miles from Nottingham Station.

Air: East Midlands Airport sits just 13 miles northeast from the centre of Nottingham

Car: Driving Directions

Driving Directions from the East

From the North East M1 to A1 to A52 to Grantham. Follow M1 North signs to City Centre onto Derby Road. Keep in the right-hand lane and turn right into Derby street, just before the second set of traffic lights. Turn right at the end of Derby Road into Wollaton Street.

Driving Directions from the South and West

M1 junction 25 to A52 to Nottingham. Over the roundabout at the end of Derby Road, the Queens medical centre is on your right. Follow signs for A6200 into the City Centre then turn right at the end and follow A610 . The hotel is situated at the bottom of Wollaton Street, next to the Royal Centre.

Driving Directions from the North

M1 junction 26 to A610 Nottingham City Centre. The hotel is situated at the bottom of Wollaton Street next to the Royal Centre. For SATNAV's use postcode NG1 5FW


Nottingham Express Transit (NET) is your direct connection to shopping, leisure and tourist attractions in Nottingham and the surrounding areas. The NET trams provide a quick and easy way to get across Nottingham.


Parking is available adjacent to the hotel for staying guests. Alternatively, it offers parking at costs for non-staying guest


Delegates are invited to make their own accommodation arrangements. However, we recommend The Crowne Plaza Nottingham where the conference is taking place.

The Crowne Plaza Nottingham enjoys a prime position right in the heart of Nottingham City Centre. Its location makes it ideal for all visitors to the city.

For accommodation at Crowne Plaza, please contact the hotel directly on 0115 936 9936 and quote the Medical Women’s Federation. Bed & Breakfast starts from £114 per night. Single & Double occupancy is available upon request. The hotel sometimes has offers on its website so you may prefer to book online, in this case there is no need to quote MWF.

Alternative Accommodation

Below is a selection of hotels situated in Nottingham near the conference venue:

  • Jurys inn Nottingham
  • Best Western Plus Hotel Nottingham
  • Ibis Nottingham Centre
  • Hilton Nottingham

Please visit ,,,, for competitive rates for these and other alternative accommodation.
Please note offers change daily.

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