EGA Institute for Women's Health


ONLINE ZOOM MEETING: EGA Institute for Women's Health - 'Extraordinary' Conference 2020

04 December 2020, 9:00 am–5:00 pm


ONLINE ZOOM MEETING: EGA Institute for Women's Health - 'Extraordinary' Conference 2020

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students






The IfWH Annual Conference Organising Committee – Director's Office, Institute for Women's Health

The EGA Institute for Women’s Health ’Extraordinary’ Conference 2020 will be a showcase of high-quality research undertaken by UCL Institute that will take place remotely via Zoom.


Due to Covid-19 we had to cancel our IfWH Annual Conference in July this year but we decided to run an ‘Extraordinary’ Conference remotely, in which has been a very ‘Extraordinary’ year.

This year the format will include oral presentations from IfWH/UCLH Researchers presenting their work, and undergoing a Q&A session. Presentations will be judged by our panel, and prizes awarded for the overall best performances.

In addition to this, as like every year, we will have our poster presentations and prizes, again run remotely, as well as highlights from our Institute staff of the high profile research that has been undertaken.

Furthermore, this year we will be hosting a Debate and two Key Note Lectures from externally invited speakers of clinical and academic backgrounds.

Details regarding the Key Note Lectures can be found below.

Event details

Registration via Eventbrite.


Please see the Abstrct booklet - including programme for the day  - 


Keynote Speakers

Left to right: Dr Eleni Nastouli, Virologist at UCLH/UCL, and Professor Sarah Hawkes, Director of the Centre for Gender and Global Health

Dr Eleni Nastouli

Professor Sarah Hawkes
Keynote Lecture on Covid & Women's Health

Keynote Lecture on Gender Equality and the relationship to Health

External & Invited Speakers


IfWH - ‘Extraordinary’ Conference.  Speakers to include

Dr Yana Richens/Meg Wilkinson Deputy Head of Maternity Services, UCLH
Dr Paul Hardiman Dept. of Women’s Cancer, IfWH
Professor Gary ButlerConsultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, UCLH
Dr Clare ShakespeareObstetric & Gynaecology registrar at Mpilo Hospital, Zimbabwe
Dr Matthew IzettSubspecialty Registrar, Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust

UCLH/IfWH Hot Topic Speakers

Dr. Subhabratra Mitra

Dept. of Neonatology         

NIRS in Neonatology

Dr. Pascale Guillot 

Dept. of Maternal & Fetal Medicine 

The Future of induced pluripotent stem cells

Associate Professor. Jens Madsen

Dept. of Neonatology 

Surfactant Protein D and Airway Viruses - to Bind or not to Bind?

Dr. Mariya Hristova

Dept. of Maternal & Fetal Medicine   

Stem cells: new perspectives for treatment of neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic brain damage