The UCL Institute of Women’s Health and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) are delighted to announce their collaboration in co-hosting the annual International Meeting “Innovations and Progress in Healthcare for Women”.
From 2009 this meeting will take place each autumn. The programme will be convened by the UCL Institute for Women’s Health, directed by Professor Ian Jacobs and the meeting will take on specific themes in topical areas of women’s health. The venue for the meeting will be the RCOG, Regents Park, London.
The first meeting took place in April 2008 at the QEII Conference Centre and was hosted by the UCL Institute of Women’s Health. This was a great success with close to 500 delegates attending. The second meeting will take place from 9th to 11th November 2009. The theme for 2009 is “Prevention, Screening and Risk Prediction in Women’s Health”. The target audience for this year’s conference are a wide variety of professionals with an interest in women’s health, including gynaecologists, oncologists, obstetricians, neonatologists, fetal and maternal medicine physicians, general practitioners, gynaecology, specialist cancer and neonatal nurses, midwives, clinical and biomedical scientists, research and healthcare managers and coordinators, public health professionals, health economists, healthcare policy makers and government officials, industry and funding body representatives, medical journalists and medical journal editors.
This meeting has become an integral event for the UCL Institute for Women’s Health which was established in 2004 with the objective of making a major contribution to the health of women, in the UK and internationally through research innovation, educational programmes and clinical excellence. Our objective is to involve a broad range of researchers, educators and clinicians with a focus on women’s health issues. This meeting will bring together individuals from a broad range of disciplines who share a determination to bring an integrated holistic approach to research and education in women’s health which will have an impact on patient care and the health of women.
We hope very much that you will register to participate, submit an abstract, contribute to the success of the Meeting and establish an ongoing link with the work of the Institute. Your involvement will be enormously welcomed and valued.
Professor Ian Jacobs
Dean Health Sciences Research UCL & NHS Partners
Director UCLH/UCL Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre
Director UCL Institute for
Consultant Gynaecologist and Oncologist
Professor Martin Widschwendter
Chair IPHW Scientific Committee
Professor in Women’s Cancer
Director Women’s Cancer
Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist
Dr Basky Thilaganathan
Chair, RCOG Meetings Committee
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Consultant and Director, Fetal Medicine Unit