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The 2014 Pregnancy Summit

The O2 * | London, UK
From 195 to 545 GBP
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Title: The 2014 Pregnancy Summit
Specialty: , Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dates: From Oct, 6, 2014 to Oct, 8, 2014
Location: London, UK
Type: Summit
Registration Cost: From 195 to 545 GBP
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This year our pregnancy summit will discuss our current understanding of pre-eclampsia research and treatments.  The last day will focus on the technologies currently available to assess pregnancy and pregnancy-associated conditions. This event has CPD accreditation.

Anyone working in the field of pregnancy and diagnosing pregnancy-related illnesses and pregnancy outcome will find this event beneficial.  This includes Scientists,Obstetricians, Gynaecologists, Midwives, Clinical Chemists and Pharmaceutical and Medical devices professionals.

This event has an open poster session.  Posters can be submitted on any subject related to pregnancy


Joost Schuitemaker currently is Managing Director of IQ Products, Groningen, the Netherlands. Joost is also enjoying an appointment at the University Medical Center Groningen in the division of Medical Biology. He started with IQ Products as manager Product Development and was responsible building a team of scientific and technical people developing new diagnostic tools in the focus areas of transplantation, sepsis and perintal diagnostics. He has built a network of collaborations with key opinion leaders in these area’s in both Europe and the USA. Currently the company is focusing on Women’s Health and involved in several projects in the field of preeclampsia.

Ray Iles has 25 years experience in clinical chemistry and molecular diagnostics from Downs Syndrome screening to biomarkers of cancer metastasis. He has eight years of University senior manager experience, whilst maintaining active research as a Professor of Biomedical Sciences and expert in Biomarkers and oncofetal antigen biology. Ray is currently developing IP to market biotechnology tech transfer in cancer and prenatal diagnosis; also future patents linking salivary biomarkers with stress profiling and wellbeing.
Anne Parle-McDermott is currently a Lecturer in Genetics at Dublin City University in Ireland.  Her research group focuses on the essential B vitamin, folate, and the role it plays in human health including during pregnancy. Her team has successfully identified and characterised a number of common genetic variations within enzymes of the folate metabolic pathway as increasing risk of birth defects.  Her group also identified a new human gene with dihydrofolate reductase activity (DHFRL1) (PNAS 108 (37): 15157-15162 (2011)) and they are currently identifying sites in the human genome that can be modified in response to folate status during pregnancy.   
Mike Seed is a paediatric cardiologist and radiologist at SickKids  in Toronto.  He trained in paediatrics and radiology in Newcastle and Leeds and then continued his training in cardiac imaging and paediatric cardiology in Toronto.  His clinical activities include cross sectional paediatric cardiac imaging, fetal echocardiography and paediatric cardiology.  His research interest is in studying the fetal circulation and the relationship between placental and cardiovascular function and fetal brain development with MRI.
Susanne Georgsson Öhman:  RNM. Dissertation 2005 - Women's experiences of  fetal screening for Down's syndrome by means of an early ultrasound examination. Primary research field: Prenatal examinations with focus on women's experiences, ethical aspects and information. Additional research fields: Long term pain following caesarean section and vaginal delivery, post traumatic stress and abortion, experiences of care after gynaecological surgery. Associate Professor 2013 .
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Charlton mainline station is just a short ride on either a 486, 472 or 161 bus from North Greenwich underground station. All these buses start their route from North Greenwich underground so there is no confusion as to which way to go!

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Enjoy great views and a unique ride across the Thames on the Emirates Air Line cable car.

Running between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks, and with a journey time of less than 10 minutes, the cable car provides easy access to the The O2 and Excel Centre. Why not do a round trip before visiting The O2? The terminal at The O2 (Greenwich Peninsula) provides excellent interchange with Thames Clippers, Jubilee Line and bus services.

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