EGA Institute for Women's Health


15 Year Celebration Conference

The EGA Institute for Women’s Health '15 Year Celebration' Conference, took place on Friday 7th June 2019 in the Christopher Ingold Building XLG2 Auditorium.  As well as being our annual meeting, we were also celebrating 15 years of the establishment of the Institute and the 10 year anniversary of the opening of the EGA Wing at UCLH. We brought together researchers and clinicians to reflect on the Institute's achievements over this time.  Following on from last year  we were oversubscribed with 200 delegates attending most, if not all, sessions of the day.  The poster session again proved very popular with a large of submissions covering a wide range of topics in women’s health.

Please click below to view some images from the day.

EGA Key Note Lectures

Following on from this, Dr Amanda Begley, Director of Innovation and Implementation at UCL Partners, gave a very interesting insight into the challenges of the implementation and spread of Innovation in Women's Health.  Her focus is to build partnerships and expertise to deliver innovation at scale and pace for patient and population benefit. thought-provoking lecture regarding unexplained symptoms of sexual dysfunction and the psychological effects of these.

Professor Anthony Costello, a Professor of International Child Health and previous Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health, was our other key note lecturer on the day, and he gave a very detailed talk on 'Women's and children's health in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals', based on his extensive expertise in maternal and child health epidemiology and programmes in developing countries.  

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Anthony Costello, Institute for Global Health,UCL
Amanda Begley, UCL Partners, invited speaker, 15 year annual meeting

Anne Boutwood Travelling Fellowship Award and Medical Student Prize Talk

The EGA Hospital Charity set up this Travelling Fellowship in honour of Anne Boutwood, one of the founder members, to enable a trainee in obstetrics and gynaecology to travel abroad to further their education and experience.  Dr James Duffy was awarded this Fellowship in 2017 and he presented a report on this entitled 'Think research value: the benefits of speaking a common language', which was really well received and was clearly a worthy recipient of the Fellowship.  

This year we had a new award for best Medical Student Prize Talk from the submitted abstracts.  This year's winner was Roise Dudley, Medical Student in Maternal & Fetal Medicine, who presented on 'The Effect of Individual Midwife Consultations on Fear of Childbirth in Pregnant Women'. This was a really well presented talk. Well done Roise!

Prize Winners

Our early career-researcher presentations included a wide range of topics, with the following delegates from within the UCL Institute for Women’s Health, and UCLH Women’s Health being awarded the following prizes:

Oral Prize Categories

Runner up - Early Career Researcher Presentatiom - Session 1Rajvinder Karda, IfWH, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Runner up - Early Career Researcher Presentatiom - Session 2Sophie Platts, IfWH, Reproductive Health
Winner - Early Career Researcher Presentatiom - Session 1Laura Jones, IfWH, Neonatology
Winner - Early Career Researcher Presentatiom - Session 2Tamara Kubba, IfWH, Maternal & Fetal Medicine

Poster Prize Categories

Highest scoring - Clinician or Researcher                                                                    Chris Meehan, IfWH Researcher, Neonatology
Highest scoring - Taught StudentRadhika Kumar, IfWH Medical Student, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Highest scoring - Research StudentRachel Sagar, IfWH Research Student, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Best Overall WinnerWilliam Dooley, IfWH Research Student

Abstract Booklet

Please click on the image below to download a PDF copy of the Abstract booklet: