EGA Institute for Women's Health


Report of EGA IfWH '16th' Annual Conference 2021

Welcome to the EGA IfWH '16th' Annual Conference Report page.


The EGA Institute for Women’s Health 16th’ Annual Conference 2021 was a showcase of high-quality research undertaken by UCL Institute for Women's Health that took take place on 10 December 2021 with over 150 delegates attending remotely via Zoom link.

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

In addition to this, as like every year, we had 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, we hosted a Debate titled "Do we support the early induction of labour in Black & Ethnic Minority Women?" and a Key Note Lecture from Professor Lucy Chappell, Professor of Obstetrics at King's College London and Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). 

Recordings and pictures of the event can be found below.


Programme and Abstract Booklet, EGA IfWH 16th Annual Conference

Please click on the image for the full abstract booklet and programme:


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Introductions to the Day and FPHS Update:

Session 1: Screening for Ovarian Cancer:

  • Recording

  • PDF Presentation - Professor Usha Menon

  • PDF Presentation - Dr Adam Rosenthal

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Session 2: Debate - Do we support the early induction of Labour in Black & Ethnic Minority Women?

Professor Philip Steer
Dr Sonji Clarke
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 Session 3: EGA Hospital Charity Presentations:

Session 4: Early Career Researcher Presentations

Session 5: Medical Student Prize Talk - Salsabeel Nasreen Kazi

Session 6: UCLH WH Division: Audit & Quality Improvement


Session 7: Hot Topics

  • Recording

  • PDF Presentation - 'Hertility Health' - Helen O'Neill

  • PDF Presentation - 'The London Complex Mesh Centre' - Sohier Elneil

  • PDF Presentation - 'The CAP-COVID Study' - Jenny Hall


Session 8: EGA Key Note Lecture - Tackling inequalities through research - Professor Lucy Chappell

  • Recording

  • PDF Presentations

Professor Lucy Chappell




Prize Categories & Winners

Oral Presentations - Winners 

Oral Presentations - Prize CategoryWinnerTitle
Oral - Session 1 - First PrizeNuno Rocha NeneEarly detection of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas with an ensemble learning model based on a panel of protein serum biomarkers
Oral - Session 1 - Runner upJuan Antinao DiazAAV gene targeting of natrual regulatory element as a treatment for Dravet Syndrome
Oral - Session 2 - First PrizeRose CrawleyOutcomes at the limit of viability: network experience from 2005 to 2020
Oral - Session 2 - Runner upRachel MartinExploring consent in midwifery practice


Poster Presentations  - Winners 

You can view all submitted poster abstracts by visiting the Poster Abstracts viewing page.  

Poster Presentations - Prize CategoryPhotoWinnerTitle
Best Medical Student
Kavita PrasharFetal resuscitation during fetal surgery for spina bifida: a global review of policy and practice
Best MSc, PhD or MD
Konstantina TetorouInhibition of Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3) – a promosing neuroprotection strategy for neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic brain damage
Best Clinician or Researcher
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Ariel FinkielszteinA Recombinant Fragment of Human Surfactant Protein D (rfhSP-D) Decreases Inflammation in Ventilated Pre-term Lambs
Best Overall
Tatiana NazarenkoApplication of synolitic networks to the analysis of multidimensional data


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