Prof Baskaran Thilaganathan

Basky Thilaganathan is Director of Fetal Medicine at St George’s Hospital, London. He has authored over 450 publications with a major interest is placental dysfunction leading to pre-eclampsia, growth restriction and stillbirth (TED talk: He led on the algorithm-based screening at St Georges which has led to an 80% reduction in preterm pre-eclampsia and a 30% reduction in perinatal death ( He is the Clinical Director of the Tommy’s National Centre for Maternity Improvement ( located at the RCOG and is Editor Emeritus of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He represents the RCOG on the UK National Screening Committee and the DH Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle oversight committee. The unit he leads was recently covered in a TV series and the Times magazine

The Rt Hon Sir Andrew McFarlane

Andrew McFarlane was called to the Bar in 1977 and practiced in chambers in Birmingham until 1993 when he moved to specialist family law chambers in London. He appeared at all levels of court including the House of Lords and the European Court of Human Rights. He was appointed as a QC in 1998. In April 2005 he was appointed to the High Court, Family Division and was for 5 years the Family Division Liaison Judge for the Midland Circuit. He was the legal member of the Government ‘Family Justice Review’ Panel. In July 2011 he was appointed to be a Lord Justice of Appeal sitting full time in the Court of Appeal.On the 28th July 2018 Sir Andrew succeeded Sir James Munby as President of the Family Division and Head of Family Justice.

Together with the late David Hershman he is the co-author of a loose-leaf legal text book entitled “Children: Law and Practice”. In addition, he has contributed to other publications and lectured throughout the UK and abroad.

Sir Andrew has been a trustee of YoungMinds (the national young person’s mental health charity) and is Patron of HOPE Family Centre (Bromyard) and of a prisoner support charity ‘Not Beyond Redemption’. In addition to beingChancellor of the Diocese of Exeter, Sir Andrew was Chairman of the Church of England Clergy Discipline Commission and President of Clergy Discipline Tribunalsfor 5 years until 2019. He has been a native of Herefordshire and Worcestershire for over 35 years and is a lay canon of Hereford Cathedral.


Ticket prices have been kept low to make the conference accessible to as many as possible. We are offering full ticket prices for 2 days at only £200 for Members of the BSPR if you register by 30th September ( Single day £120). For trainee Radiologists, Radiographers, other allied health professionals, students and retired non practising radiologists the fee is only £50. There is no requirement for those in the concession category to be members of the BSPR.

For Consultants and non trainee radiologists who are not members of the BSPR the fee is £250. Please note this cost is the same as the conference and BSPR membership. We would recommend joining the BSPR to qualify for the above reduced rate. Provided you have applied for membership before the conference you are eligible for the reduced rate.Please ensure you include the email address which you have used for membership at registration as this is cross referenced prior to the meeting.

After 30th September the costs rise by £20 for a full ticket and £10 for concessions.

Please ensure you bring your bar coded ticket in paper format or preferably on your phone to allow us to check you in on the day. We look forward to seeing you!!