Women's Health Symposium

womens health symposium

Please join the University of Oxford for an afternoon of interactive presentations and networking focussed on women's and girls' health and equality.

About this Event

This Symposium will provide a forum to consider how the University can best generate much-needed improvements in women's and girls' health and equality worldwide. The event will end with a panel discussion led by the Vice-Chancellor.

Spaces are limited, so please register by 26 September.

The Women's Health Symposium has three principal aims:

1) To highlight examples of research related to women's and girls' health currently being conducted across the University

2) To discuss the potential for greater transdisciplinary collaboration in the field

3) To outline the vision for an Institute for Women’s Health in Oxford, focussed on ending health care inequalities for women and girls in both high- and low-income contexts

Please send any enquiries to womenssymposium@wrh.ox.ac.uk.

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1:30-1:40pm: Welcome and introductory remarks-- Professor Stephen Kennedy and Professor Robyn Norton

1:40-2:00pm: Keynote address-- Professor Dame Valerie Beral, Principal Investigator for the Million Women Study

2:00-3:10pm: Session 1

Examples of current research focussed on pregnancy, gynaecological health, fertility, and sex differences in non-communicable diseases.

Speakers will include Dr Lisa Hinton, Dr Jane Hirst, Professor Cecilia Lindgren, Dr Manisha Nair, Dr Sanne Peters, Professor Stella Villarmea Requejo and Professor Krina Zondervan.

3:10-3:30pm: Tea and coffee break

3:30-4:30pm: Session 2

Examples of current research and new opportunities for collaborative research focussed on a broader range of issues affecting women’s and girls' health (e.g. ageing, environment & climate change)

Speakers will include Associate Professor Katrina Charles, Professor Sarah Harper, Associate Professor Joshua Hordern and Professor Christiaan Monden.

4:30-5:00pm: Session 3

An Institute for Women’s Health: vision and opportunities for engagement

5:00-5:45pm: Session 4

How can we enhance collaboration across the University to advance the health of women and girls around the globe? A panel discussion led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson

Panellists will include Professor Chas Bountra, Professor Sue Dopson, Professor Alison Noble and Baroness Janet Royall of Blaisdon.

5:45-6:30pm: Drinks and networking


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