Event Details

OBN BioTuesday: A Spotlight on Women's Health

Tuesday 7 June 2022, Oxford


In light of the UK Government's first ever Women's Health Strategy, this BioTuesday event on 7 June, aims to shine a light on the cultural shift that is taking place in openly expressing and understanding women's health challenges.


This is a very broad topic, with many conditions and diseases falling under the umbrella reference of 'women's health', including reproductive health, breast & cervical cancer, complications connected to Diabetes, Stroke, Osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's to name but a few, but the market is evolving and with that has come significant advances in technologies, diagnostics, and public understanding.


During this BioTuesday, kindly hosted by The Oxford Science Park, we will hear from a range of leading academics in this space as well as a showcase of some of the most interesting and innovative R&D companies working to develop treatments and diagnostics for a range of diseases and conditions facing women today.


Agenda:

17.30 - 18.00 Delegate Registration

18.00 - 18.10 Welcome and Introductions by OBN and The Oxford Science Park

18.10 - 18.25 Keynote: Dimitrios Siassakos, Professor & Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics at UCL

18.25 - 18.40 Keynote: Elaine Dennison, Professor of Musculoskeletal Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant in Rheumatology within Medicine at University of Southampton

18.40 - 18.55 Keynote: Juliet Hulse, Executive Director of Global Research Nurse Strategy and Patient Advocacy at Illingworth Research Group

18.55 - 19.05 Company Presentation: Jo Smart, Non-Executive Director of Verso Biosense (formerly VivoPlex Medical Limited)

19:05 - 19:15 Company Presentation: Ed Smith, Co-Founder of Adora Health

19.15 - 19.25 Company Presentation: Graham Dixon, Chief Scientific Officer at Mithra Pharmaceuticals

19.25 - 19.35 Company Presentation: Oenone Duroe, Sales Director at Digostics

19.35 - 19.45 Interactive feedback and Q&A

19.45 - 20.45 Networking drinks



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Speakers

  • Dimitrios Siassakos (Professor & Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics at UCL)

    Dimitrios Siassakos

    Professor & Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics at UCL

    https://www.ucl.ac.uk/

    Dimitrios will share an insight into the work of the clinicians and researchers who deliver excellence and innovation in research, clinical practice, education and training to make a real difference to women's health locally, nationally and worldwide.

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  • Elaine Dennison (Professor of Musculoskeletal Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant in Rheumatology within Medicine at University of Southampton)

    Elaine Dennison

    Professor of Musculoskeletal Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant in Rheumatology within Medicine at University of Southampton

    https://www.southampton.ac.uk/medicine/about/index.page

    Elaine has a particular interest in how events early in life interact with adult lifestyle factors to determine how we age. Elaine will present an insight into The Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women (GLOW).

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  • Juliet Hulse (Executive Director of Global Research Nurse Strategy and Patient Advocacy at Illingworth Research Group)

    Juliet Hulse

    Executive Director of Global Research Nurse Strategy and Patient Advocacy at Illingworth Research Group

    https://illingworthresearch.com/

    Illingworth Research Group (a Syneos Health company) provide a range of patient focused clinical services to the pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology and medical device industries. Juliet has over 20 years' experience within clinical research and has recently specialised in neurology research, in particular, the field of multiple sclerosis.

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  • Jo Smart (Non-Executive Director of Verso Biosense (formerly VivoPlex Medical Limited))

    Jo Smart

    Non-Executive Director of Verso Biosense (formerly VivoPlex Medical Limited)

    https://versobiosense.com/

    Verso Biosense are focused on improving women's health with a device that provides a wireless and battery-free solution for long-term monitoring of physiological conditions in the uterus over a multi-day period. Jo will give an overview of how Verso has evolved and cover some of the challenges they've faced in raising funding and the rewards they've had in developing a technology that does something totally novel in an under-served space.

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  • Ed Smith (Co-Founder of Adora Health)

    Ed Smith

    Co-Founder of Adora Health

    https://www.adora.health/

    Adora Health are building the world's first AI Menopause coach. Ed will present how Adora uses Conversational AI to provide scalable, personalised support the instant a woman needs it. He will discuss the hidden scale of the menopause and it's impact in working women. Look at how Adora can provide that discreet support about sensitive issues and the progress the team has made in getting to market.

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  • Graham Dixon (Chief Scientific Officer at Mithra Pharmaceuticals)

    Graham Dixon

    Chief Scientific Officer at Mithra Pharmaceuticals

    https://www.mithra.com/en/home

    Mithra Pharmaceuticals are a Belgian biotech company dedicated to transforming Women's Health by offering new choices through innovation, with a particular focus on contraception and menopause.

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  • Oenone Duroe (Sales Director of Digostics)

    Oenone Duroe

    Sales Director of Digostics

    https://www.digostics.com/

    Digostics is dedicated to the prevention and harm reduction of diabetes and cardiovascular disease through home diagnostics. Digostics’ wireless diagnostics platform combines disposable electronic tests, mobile apps and the cloud to enable new services designed to help patients and healthcare providers work together to prevent disease. Its ground-breaking first product, GTT@home, allows patients to perform an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) safely and conveniently at home, and is the only solution providing a home-based alternative to clinic-based OGTT.

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Tickets

OBN Member Complimentary Ticket
Member Price Free
OBN Member Additional Ticket
Member Price £25
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price £50
Oxford Science Park Complimentary Ticket
Standard Price Free
Academic & Student Complimentary Ticket
Standard Price Free

Venue

The Oxford Science Park

The Sadler Building,
Edmund Halley Rd,
Littlemore,
OX4 4GA

Oxford, England, United Kingdom

If you have any questions please contact Kate Hitchman

Contact Organizer

+44 7872147774

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