About this event

  • Date and time Wed 18 Nov 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Digital Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Explore how digital technologies are promoting women’s health and improving maternal outcomes in the developing world.

While there may be cultural and logistical challenges in creating digital health solutions in resource-poor countries, femtech products can help to improve health literacy and maternal outcomes for women who have limited access to healthcare.

From chatbots that offer trusted reproductive health advice to fertility apps and AI-assisted cervical cancer screening technology, this webinar will take a look at how different companies are meeting unmet women’s health needs worldwide.

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This webinar is a part of a series, Femtech: How digital technology is transforming women’s health. If you would like to find out more about the series, please visit the Digital Health Section homepage.

Key speakers

Thérèse Mannheimer

Thérèse Mannheimer

CEO, Grace health 

Speaker's biography

Thérèse Mannheimer is a user-centric venture builder,  business developer and strategist with over 10 years experience of working with digital service and product development for Swedish as well as international companies.


Prior to founding Grace Health she was the Head of R&D at the market-leading health app, Lifesum and spent six years as partner and strategist at the global design firm Doberman. Thérèse has also started several other ventures, including Lissly AB and the Swedish non-profit Allbright.

MacGregor Lennarz

Co-Founder, Lily health

Leon Boston

Leon-Ariel Boston

CEO MobileODT- Revolutionizing FemTech with AI technology

Speaker's biography

Senior MedTech executive with over two decades of experience in leadership positions in the healthcare industry. Leon has an extensive track record of success, specializing in introducing novel medical technologies to the US and European healthcare markets while taking them through all the aspects of growth and commercialization.


As a CEO of Mobile ODT, Leon leverages his vast experience, to transform the company into a scalable business entity, that develops and sells medical technology based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), while revolutionizing the women’s health visual diagnosis process.


MobileODT’s Enhanced Visual Assessment (EVA) System is bringing the latest digital innovation to colposcopy, upgrading the cervical examination experience both for physicians and their patients.


Used by thousands of healthcare providers worldwide, Mobile ODT is making an impact on women’s lives around the world, utilizing AI technology.

Shantanu Pathak

Shantanu Pathak

Co-Founder and CEO, CareMother

Speaker's biography

Shantanu Pathak is Co-Founder and CEO of CareMother, a pregnancy care start-up from India. CareMother solution has touched more than 50,000 pregnancies in 12+ states of India and about to launch in Bangladesh and Nigeria. CareMother initiative is recognised by Her Majesty The Queen of England’, UN Habitat and UN Women.


Shantanu was awarded The President of India’s Innovation Scholar Award in 2015, Google SMB Hero Award in 2017 and Emerging Young Leader Award by Skoll Foundation, 2019.


He also contributes to translational research at NanoBios Lab, IIT Bombay on innovations for women health. OECD published his article, Bringing affordable and accessible maternal healthcare to the poorest districts of India, in Development Cooperation Report in 2018. He is passionate about developing technology innovation and building sustainable enterprise for scaling innovations.

Edward Morris

Edward Morris

President, Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Speaker's biography

Mr Edward Morris MD FRCOG is a consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Medical School, University of East Anglia.  


He is currently President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Prior to that, he was Vice President for Clinical Quality (2016-2019) and Fellows representative for the East of England on RCOG Council (2011-2016). 


Mr Morris leads specialist menopause and tertiary endometriosis services. He has authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and national documents, is co-editor of the Journal Post Reproductive Health and inventor of the website Manage my Menopause. 


He is globally recognised for his work in patient safety, guidelines and medical device work with the MHRA. He was the inaugural chair of the RCOG Patient Safety and Quality Committee and chairman of the British Menopause Society 2013-2015.  


View the programme here

Welcome and introduction

Edward Morris, President, Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Therese Mannheimer, CEO, Grace health 

Leon-Ariel Boston, CEO, Mobile ODT

Shantanu Pathak, Co-Founder, CareMother

MacGregor Lennarz, Co-Founder, Lily health

Question and answer session
Closing comments
Close of webinar



Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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