EGA Institute for Women's Health


EGA Institute for Women's Health & UCLH WH Division - 18th Annual Conference 2023

08 December 2023, 8:30 am–5:00 pm

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UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health & UCLH Women's Health Division 18th Annual Conference

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


Friends House
173-177 Euston Road
United Kingdom

Friends House, Euston Road
The EGA Institute for Women’s Health & UCLH Women's Health Division 18th Annual Conference will be a showcase of high-quality research undertaken by UCL Institute for Women's Health & UCLH that will take place as a hybrid meeting, with 130 spaces for in person registration and the rest online remotely via Zoom.


Link to Register

The in person event will this year be held at Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, NW1 2BJ

Event details

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.

Final Programnme - EGA IfWH & UCLH Women's Health Division 18th Annual Conference

Abstract Book - EGA IfWH & UCLH WH Division 18th Annual Conference 


In order to illustrate the successes and achievements of the UCL Institute for Women’s Health and UCLH Women’s Health Division, the meeting will be recorded.

If you have any queries, please get in touch with the IfWH Annual Conference Organising Committee


Keynote Speaker

Professor Marian Knight
Marian Knight 

Professor of Maternal & Child Population Health at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

'Inequality in Women's Health'

Marian Knight is Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, UK and NIHR Strategic Director for Research Infrastructure. She is a public health physician and applied health researcher whose research focuses on the care and prevention of severe complications of pregnancy and early life and addressing disparities in outcomes for women and babies from different population groups. She established the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS) in 2005 to conduct national studies of severe morbidities in pregnancy and leads the MBRRACE-UK national Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity. She leads a parallel stream of work to improve the care of babies who undergo surgery in early life. She was elected to fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2021 in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the advancement of medical science, and awarded an MBE in the 2023 King’s New Year Honours for services to maternal and Public Health.


Debate - Invited Speakers

Professor Spiros Denaxas
Spiros Denaxas is Professor of Biomedical Informatics based at the Institute of Health Informatics and Associate Director at the British Heart Foundation Data Science Centre leading the Defining Disease work area.

His research focuses on creating and evaluating algorithms for phenotyping, risk prediction, data modelling, and disease subtype discovery in structured electronic health records, clinical and omics data.

Spiros leads Health Data UK’s (HDR UK) National Phenotype Library project which provides an open access library of electronic health record phenotyping algorithms and enables reproducible research at scale.





Professor Ying Cheong
Professor Ying Cheong is a Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery and Professor in Reproductive Medicine at the University of Southampton. She founded the Complete Fertility Centre Southampton at the Princess Anne Hospital in 2011. Ying’s research interests centre around understanding the biology of endometrium and endometrial associated pathology (endometriosis and adhesions); and she works closely with collaborators across disciplines in the School of Electronics and Computer Science and Nanoscience within the University of Southampton in the development of nano-therapeutics and medical biosensors. She holds several NIHR and commercial grants and is an experience clinical trialist. Ying was the Associate Dean for Enterprise from 2019-2022 and is active in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. 


Other speakers

Bola GraceHonorary Professor, Dept Reproductive Health, UCL EGA IfWH
Sara HillmanAssociate Professor & Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics & Maternal and Fetal Medicine, UCL, EGA IfWH
Subhabrata Mitra Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Neonatology, UCL IfWH
Judith MeekConsultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine, UCLH
Neerujah BalachandrenSub-specialist Trainee in Reproductive Medicine
Jenny HallClinical Associate Professor and NIHR Advanced Fellow at UCL EGA IfWH
Judith StephensonMargaret Pyke Professor of Sexual & Reproductive Health at UCL EGA IfWH
Sonia MuliyilSenior Editor, Nature Medicine

 UCLH/IfWH Hot Topic Speaker

Dr Adeola Olaitan


Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at UCLH

Topic: Cervical Screening & Vaccination