Women's Health Symposium
Please join us for an afternoon of interactive presentations and networking focussed on women's and girls' health and equality.
This Symposium will provide a forum to consider how the University of Oxford 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 29 September via Eventbrite. Please send any enquiries to email@example.com.
The Women's Health Symposium has three principal aims:
- To highlight examples of research related to women's and girls' health currently being conducted across the University
- To discuss the potential for greater transdisciplinary collaboration in the field
- 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
13:30-13:40 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS-- Professor Stephen Kennedy and Professor Robyn Norton
13:40-14:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS-- Professor Dame Valerie Beral, PI for The Million Women Study
14:00-15:10 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.
15:10-15:30 Tea and coffee break
15:30-16:30 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 John Geddes, Professor Sarah Harper, Associate Professor Joshua Hordern and Professor Christiaan Monden.
16:30-17:00 SESSION 3
An Institute for Women’s Health: vision and opportunities for engagement
17:00-17:45 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.
17:45-18:30 Drinks and networking