Director of the Institute for Women’s Health at UCL and Co-Director of
the Department of Health Policy Research Unit in Maternal Health and
Care, University of Oxford. I spent 100% of my time on academic
IfWH 2nd Annual Meeting
7th and 8th December, 2006, University College London
The Institute for Women’s Health hosted its Second Annual Meeting in December, which was attended by over 200 delegates.
The program reflected the diversity of disciplines, expertise and research interests that exists within UCL/UCLH. It commenced on Thursday 7th with a number of new features including workshops and a lively debate chaired by Mr Bob Ricketts, Head of Demand-Side Reform Department of Health on the topic, ‘Spoilt for choice? This house believes that patient choice has gone too far.’ The evening reception and dinner party were well attended and culminated in an unforgettable performance by the rock band HeartBeat with solos from the Institute’s own Ray Noble.
Friday 8th got off to an early start with a welcome address from the Institute’s Director, Professor Ian Jacobs. There was an excellent range of talks from the invited speakers covering the future of the NHS, state of art in clinical practise and research frontiers. The day’s highlight was the first Institute Oration “Screening for Women’s Cancers: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Future” delivered by Julietta Patnick CBE, Director, NHS Cancer Screening Programmes.
Over 75 abstracts were submitted by members of the Institute. Abstract were of a very high standard and representative of a wide range of research interests within nursing, medicine, midwifery and laboratory science. Sixteen were presented in the course of the meeting. In addition there were over sixty posters on display. Running alongside the meeting was an art exhibition by Wyllie O Hagan, which celebrated the contribution of Rosalind Franklin to the discovery of the structure of DNA.
Oral presentation competition
- Risk of Ovarian Cancer (ROC) algorithm increases specificity of CA125 in ovarian cancer screening. A Gentry-Maharaj, S Skates, A Sharma, M Burnell, A Ryan, S. Grant, J Ford, A Dawnay, M Parmar, I Jacobs, U Menon for UKCTOCS
- Deletion of the TNF cluster abolishes lipopolysaccharide sensitization of the brain to hypoxia-ischemia in the neonatal mouse. Giles Kendall, Mariya Hristova, Donald Peebles, SA Nedospasov, Karl Pfeffer, Gennadij Raivich
- Sperm banking quality in adolescent cancer patients – Gulam Bahadur, Raheala Wafa, Mohammed Arshad, Jeana Abraham, Milad Hussain, Helen Spoudeas, David Ralph
- Neoplastic Suppression In Ovarian Cancer Cell Lines Following Microcell Mediated Transfer Of Chromosome 6 - Ken Choi, Dimitra Dafou, Christopher Jones, Ian Jacobs, Simon Gayther
- Fetal brain imaging: Ultrasound or MRI. A comparison of magnetic resonance imaging and a dedicated multidisciplinary neurosonographic opinion - CF Hagmann, WC Leung, NJ Robertson, WK Chong, LS Chitty
- High resolution visualisation of pH changes in mouse neonatal hypoxia ischemia - Giles Kendall, Donald Peebles, Nicola Robertson, Gennadij Raivich
Identification of tumor suppressor genes in epithelial ovarian cancer using microcell mediated chromosome transfer by Dr Dimitra Dafou
Local delivery of VEGF to the uterine arteries increases vessel relaxation and placental perfusion in the pregnant sheep by Dr Anna David
An experience with Blastocyst Transfer by Dr Alpesh Doshi
Risk of Ovarian Cancer (ROC) algorithm increases specificity of CA125 in ovarian cancer screening by Dr Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj
Insight into the causes of aneuploidy in preimplantation embryos from couples undergoing preimplantation genetic screening by Dr Anna Mantzouratou
Prognostic role of VEGF and sVEGFR in assisted conception by Dr Ozkan Ozturk
Genes, cells and fetal therapy by Professor Donald Peebles
Optical Tomography - A novel breast imaging modality by Ms Anita Sharma
East meets West: Exploring the infant feeding decision-making process among Chinese women in inner London by Ms Freda Zhao
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