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Institute for Women's Health

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Judith Stephenson and Usha Menon

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Anna David

IfWH part of new Wellcome Trust centre for Surgical and Interventional Sciences

Professors Anna David and Jan Deprest (Maternal & Fetal Medicine) were co-applicants on an application to establish a Wellcome Centre for Surgical and Interventional Sciences at UCL. The application was successful and the new Wellcome Centre, jointly funded with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), will aim to optimise surgery through integration of new insights. The centre will be led by Professors Sebastien Ourselin. More...

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IfWH and Paris Descartes collaboration

Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is responsible for a large proportion of perinatal mortality worldwide. There is currently no treatment that can improve fetal growth in utero, and only childbirth, usually prematurely, allows infant survival. The management of infants with very low birth weight is a major challenge in medical, ethical and economic terms. Substantial advances in neonatology are enabling the intensive care of increasingly preterm infants (from 5.5 months of gestation, 500 grams), without really ensuring a neurologic and respiratory outcome free of long-term handicap. These small for gestational age infants remain in a hospital setting until they attain a weight of approximately 2500 g. The cost of their care is considerable. FGR is therefore one of the main Grand Challenges in perinatal medicine.  More...

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Online Course: Making Babies in the 21st Century -           9 January

The course has grown out of the MSc in Women’s Health developed by the UCL Institute for Women’s Health. More...

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UCL Institute for Women’s Health works with the Chief Rabbi to deliver education in Women’s Health as part of a new qualification

Professor Joyce Harper has been working with the Chief Rabbi's office to provide education for a new qualification for women. More...

Martin Widschwendter and Michael Mosley

Trust me I'm a doctor says Martin Widschwendter

A blood study was performed and the primary FORECEE outcome was to test the laboratory sample processing pipeline and produced data for the quality control measure  of our 'virtual micro-dissection' approach. The secondary outcome was understanding the anti-cancer effect of tumeric consumption at the level of DNA methylation. A sub-study of the Horizon 2020 FORECEE (Female cancer predictiOn using ceRvical cEll omiCs to individualise prEvEntion) programme which Prof Martin Widschwendter leads and coordinates was presented in the BBC programme 'Trust Me I'm a Doctor' which was broadcast on BBC2 at 8pm on Thursday 22 September.  More...

Anna David

Presenting risk information in sexual and reproductive health care

Presenting risk information to patients is an important part of clinical encounters. Doing this well improves patient satisfaction with their care. A recent article summarises best practice to ensure that patients make the best-informed choice. Strategies such as using a range of structured, tailored presentation styles, decision aids and framing the risk improve patient understanding and reduces difficulty in decision-making.  More...

Usha Menon on Ovarian Cancer: Advances in Early Detection

Professor Usha Menon (IfWH Women's Cancer) presents further results from the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS) at the premier oncology conference ASCO at Chicago on 6th June 2016.  More...

New Course: Making Babies in the 21st Century

Making Babies in the 21st Century will look at human reproduction in an age where reproductive technology is becoming the norm, exploring the social, ethical and legal challenges that currently confront us. The course will enable participants to: More...

CORONIS Caesarean section surgical techniques trial 3-year follow-up published

Results of a three-year follow-up study of the CORONIS trial: a randomised fractional factorial trial of caesarean section surgical techniques led by Peter Brocklehurst were published in the Lancet. More...

11th IfWH Annual Conference 14 June 2016


Our next Annual Conference will take place on Tuesday 14 June 2016.
There will be a number of oral and poster presentations from members of the IfWH, alongside invited talks and lectures.
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