EGA Institute for Women's Health


EGA Institute for Women's Health - 16th Annual Conference 2021 Remote meeting via Zoom

10 December 2021, 8:30 am–5:00 pm

EGA Institute for Women's Health - 16th Annual Conference 2021

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

hybrid meeting
The EGA Institute for Women’s Health 16th Annual Conference 2021 will be a showcase of high-quality research undertaken by UCL Institute for Women's Health that will take place now entirely online remotely via Zoom.


Our IfWH Annual Conference has been changed to run entirely online via Zoom.   

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, 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 a Key Note Lecture from externally invited speakers of clinical and academic backgrounds.

Details regarding the Key Note Lecture can be found below.

Event details

Registration via Eventbrite.

Full Programme

2021 Annual Conference Abstract Booklet

Keynote Speaker

Professor Lucy Chappell
Professor Lucy Chappell





Professor Lucy Chappell FMedSci is the Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), with overall responsibility for the department’s research and development, including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the government’s major funder of clinical, public health, social care and translational research.

Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Scientific Adviser provides science advice and analysis to ministers across the range of health topics and is involved in cross-government science policy.

Professor Chappell is Professor of Obstetrics at King’s College London, Honorary Consultant Obstetrician at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and an NIHR Senior Investigator.  She is also the Covid-19 vaccine lead for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

External Invited Speakers

Professor Philip Steer

Professor Phillip Steer

Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Imperial College London

Dr Sonji Clarke

Dr Sonji Clarke

Consultant obstetrician Guy's & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust and deputy head, London School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 

Other speakers

Professor Usha Menon

Professor of Gynaecological Cancer

MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL - Institute of Clinical Trials & Methodology

Dr Adam RosenthalConsultant gynaecologist/lead colposcopist at UCLH
Professor Martin WidschwendterProfessor for Cancer Prevention & Screening and Director of the European Translational Oncology Prevention and Screening Institute (EUTOPS)

 UCLH/IfWH Hot Topic Speakers

Dr Helen O'Neill


Lectuer in Reproductive and Molecular Genetics, UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health

Topic: Hertility Health

Dr Sohier Elneil


Consultant urogynaecologist and uro-neurologist at UCLH and the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery

Topic: The London Complex Mesh Centre

Drr Jenny Hall

Clinical Associate Professor and NIHR Advanced fellow at the UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health

Topic: The CAP-COVID Study