Welcome to the EGA IfWH 'Extraordinary Conference' Report page.
The EGA Institute for Women’s Health ’Extraordinary’ Conference 2020 was a showcase of high-quality research undertaken by UCL Institute for Women's Health that took take place on 04 December 2020 with over 200 delegates attending.
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 "Should the NHS Support Social Fertility Preservation?" and two Key Note Lectures from externally invited speakers of clinical and academic backgrounds.
Recordings and pictures of the event can be found below.
Please click below for the full abstract booklet and programme:
Keynote Speakers: Recordings
|Dr Eleni Nastouli - Virologist at UCLH/UCL||Covid-19 and Women's Health|
|Professor Sarah Hawkes - Director of the Centre for Gender and Global Health||Gender Equality & the relationship to Health|
Invited & External Speakers: Recordings
Update on Fundraising Programme for EGA IfWH
Presenters: Sarah Medd Phillips & Simona Santonjanni, Office of The Vice Provost Advancement, UCL
SESSION 1: Moving research findings into clinical impact -Chairs: Professor Judith Stephenson & Dr Annette Thwaites
How midwifery research has influenced national maternity policy – Meg Wilkinson, Consultant Midwife, Maternity Department, UCLH
|PCOS – Transgenerational effects – Associate Professor Paul Hardiman, Dept. Reproductive Health, UCL IfWH||Click here|
|Gender Dysphoria in Children – Professor Gary Butler, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, UCLH||Click here|
SESSION 2: DEBATE - Chair: Associate Professor Jenny Hall
Should the NHS Support Social Fertility Preservation?
Speaker FOR the motion: Mr Stuart Lavery, Consultant in Gynaecology, Reproductive, Medicine and Surgery, UCLH
Speaker AGAINST the motion: Dr Zeynep Gurtin, Clinical Director, Women’s Health Division, Lecturer in Women’s Health, EGA IfWH
Breakout room 1 - Maternal & Fetal Medicine & Neonatology
Chairs: Associate Professor Dimitrios Siassakos & Dr Shireen Jaufuraully
1. Caesarean section scar location and risk of subsequent preterm birth following full dilatation caesarean section (Dr Amrita Banerjee, Maternal & Fetal Medicine)
2. Ascending vaginal bacterial infection with bioluminescent E. coli induces perinatal neuroinflammation in mice (Dr Ashley Boyle, Maternal & Fetal Medicine)
3. Simulation of in-utero operation using virtual reality enhanced 4D ultrasound and 3D MRI (Dr Jing Deng, Maternal & Fetal Medicine)
4. Prognostic value of EEG following therapeutic hypothermia for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (Dr Kimberley Whitehead, Neonatology)
5. Comparative survival analyses of births between 22 and 26 weeks of gestation in the EXPRESS, EPICURE-2 AND EPIPAGE-2 Cohorts (Dr Andrei Morgan, Neonatology)
Breakout room 2 - Women’s Cancer & Reproductive Health
Chair: Professor Martin Widschwendter
1. Conservatively managed endometrial cancer: a single centre experience (Dr Radha Graham, Women’s Cancer)
2. Investigation and Analysis of Participant Withdrawal from the Avoiding Late Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer (ALDO) Project (Rimsha Khan, Women’s Cancer)
3. Parenclitic Networks Predict Survival for Severely Ill Covid-19 Patients (Grade WHO = 7) Weeks Before Outcome with Extremely High Predictive Power (Tatiana Nazarenko, Women’s Cancer)
4. Simple and complex aneuploidy in premeiotic oocytes detected by aCGH & NGS : evidence for genetic influence and effect on fertility (Harita Ghevaria, Reproductive Health)
5. Organisation of EPAUs and its impact on clinical, service and patient-centred outcomes (VESPA study)(Dr Maria Memtsa, Reproductive Health)
UCLH/IfWH Hot Topic Speakers: Recordings
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|
Prize Categories & Winners
Oral Presentations - Winners
|Oral Presentations - Prize Category||Winner||Title|
|Oral - Session 1 - First Prize||Dr. Andrei Morgan||Comparative survival analyses of births between 22 and 26 weeks of gestation in the EXPRESS, EPICURE-2 AND EPIPAGE-2 Cohorts.|
|Oral - Session 1 - Runner up||Dr. Ashley Boyle||Ascending vaginal bacterial infection with bioluminiscent E.coli induces perinatal neuroinflammation in mice.|
|Oral - Session 2 - First Prize||Maria Memtsa||Organisation of EPAUs and its impact on clinical, service and patient-centered outcomes (VESPA study).|
|Oral - Session 2 - Runner up||Tatiana Nazarenko||Parenclitic Networks Predict Survival for Severely ill Covid-19 Patients (Grade WHO = 7) Weeks Before Outcome with Extremely High Predictive Power.|
Poster Presentations - Winners
You can view all submitted poster abstracts by visiting the Poster Abstracts viewing page.
|Poster Presentations - Prize Category||Photo||Winner||Title|
|Best Medical Student||Clodagh Kelly||Women’s experiences of the induction of labour consent process: A qualitative study.|
|Best MSc, PhD or MD||William Dooley||The predictive value of the presence of an amniotic sac without a visible embryonic heartbeat in the diagnosis of early embryonic demise.|
|Best Clinician or Researcher||Chloe Shaw||What it is to be a neonatal nurse during the Covid 19 Global Pandemic: A thematic analysis of personal reflections.|
|Best Overall||Kelly Harvey-Jones||Monitoring cerebral metabolism and perfusion in neonatal encephalopathy.|