About this event

  • Date and time Fri 11 Jan 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:45pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Join the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section for an evening to address a range of women's health issues across the globe.

Audience participation will be encouraged to allow discussion and sharing of personal experience.

Osteoporosis is a global problem, with malnutrition associated with the absence of menstruation. Absence of periods can be an enormous predisposing factor to this debilitating disease. We'll be joined by National Osteoporosis Society as they give an update on how osteoporosis can affect women's health.

Topics include:

  • Global traditional treatments in women's health
  • Complementary therapies - how is yoga helpful?
  • Health issues in middle eastern women
  • Global health issues for mothers and their babies
  • The variations in perinatal mortality across the globe
  • Updates in fistula care


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Registration and drinks reception
Introduction by President

Dr Michael Dooley, President, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Summary of last meeting

Shree Datta, Honorary Secretary, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Charity soap box: Osteoporosis – now and the future

Ali Doyle, Acting Clinical and Operations Director, National Osteoporosis Society

Global gynaecology in the developing world: A silent pandemic

Professor Alison Fiander, Former Clinical Lead, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Centre for Women’s Global Health and Chair, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cardiff University

Global use of complementary therapies in women's health

Heather Mason

Perinatal mortality – world wide variation - Why?

Yusuf Beebeejaun, Trainee

Fistula care: An update

Shane Duffy, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Kitovu Hospital Uganda and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom