Meetings and Forums

This area signposts you to other educational opportunities, virtual meetings and forums that can help with obtaining further CPD but may not fall into the mandatory teaching and exam revision categories. 

Learning Through Challenges (Obstetrics)

Meetings are held on Tuesday on afternoons at 2pm during SPA time, usually for 1.5-2.0 hours.

Overview: Learning through challenges is a peer-to-peer network designed to support trainees as they begin Obstetric training. We provide a monthly, informal meeting of trainees to share difficult or 'grey' scenarios they've encountered, with a more senior obstetric trainee to chair the session and facilitate learning and support as beginning independent obstetric practice can be a daunting and challenging time. The aim of these sessions is to reassure, support and inspire confidence in our trainees.

Sessions typically begin with a case presentation from a trainee before handing over to the facilitator who will promote a constructive discussion. Alternatively an IAOC topic can be discussed, with sharing of individuals experience and local practice.

Intended Presenters: Obstetric Anaesthetic trainees completing their IAOC and first 3-6 months of obstetric on call. 

Intended Facilitators: Established independent obstetric on call (ideally 6 months plus)  with an interest in teaching/peer support. Where possible the combination of an intermediate and advanced (stage 2, stage 3) trainees is preferable. 

 Intended Audience: Obstetric Anaesthetic trainees completing their IAOC and first 3-6 months of obstetric on call.

 Upcoming Dates  

Date Host Trust
31/01/2023 TBC
21/02/2023 TBC
28/03/2023 TBC

The Zoom Link for the meeting can be accessed here and some examples of topics that can be discussed are included here:




North West