Professor David William's Inaugural Lecture, EGA IfWH/UCL

Professor David William's Inaugural Lecture, EGA IfWH/UCL

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University College London - Darwin Building, B40 Lecture Theatre

Gower Street

Bloomsbury

London

WC1E 6BT

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Professor David William's Inaugural Lecture. To be held in the Darwin Building, B40 LT, followed by a drinks reception

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Professor David Williams's Inaugural Lecture, EGA Institute for Women's Health/UCL

To be held in the Darwin Building, B40 LT, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, followed by a drinks reception

Title - 'Obstetric Medicine: 9 months of care for the sick mother giving a lifetime of health for the family' 

Professor David Williams is a consultant obstetric physician who specialises in the medical care of pregnant women. His research group investigates the causes and treatment of pregnancy syndromes.

In his clinical role he leads multi-disciplinary obstetric clinics with specialists from neurology, rheumatology, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. His particular expertise is in the management of pregnant women with kidney disease and hypertension.

His research team investigates the causes and treatment of gestational syndromes including pre-eclampsia and acute fatty liver of pregnancy, and placental inflammation causing recurrent pregnancy loss. He has developed the concept that pregnancy syndromes unmask future health disorders in the mother and her family. His group are funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), UCL/UCLH Biomedical Research Centre, Wellbeing of Women and the Rosetrees Trust.

Professor Williams led the NICE guidelines for the management of medical disorders during childbirth and hypertension in pregnancy. He is chairman of the Wellbeing of Women Charity Research Advisory Committee that annually awards over £1million of grant money for women’s health. He is a member of the UK Independent Advisory Group on maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.

Most recently he has worked as part of a national team to implement new clinical maternal medicine networks throughout the UK. Locally, he leads the North Central London maternal medicine network. Most importantly, he trains obstetric physicians of the future.

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