Dr Salome Maswime (Obstetrician, South Africa)

Salome Maswime is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Global Surgery at the University of Cape Town, an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and the President of the South African Clinician Scientists Society. She was the Discovery MGH research fellow in 2018 at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and a former lecturer at the Wits University. Salome is from Limpopo province, South Africa. After qualifying as a

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Dr. Cecilia Mota González (Psychologist, Mexico)

Cecilia Mota González was born and lives in Mexico City. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Health Psychology and a PhD in Psychology. She works as a researcher in the Department of Psychology of the National Institute of Perinatology. For the last 9 years she has been doing research on perinatal bereavement and pregnancy with congenital defects. She also works in group psychotherapy with mothers

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Dr. Hannah Blencowe (Epidemiologist, U.K.)

Hannah Blencowe is a clinician and perinatal epidemiologist, and currently an assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), with over a decade’s experience in global health. Her research is focused on maternal, perinatal and child health and she has published over 70 papers. Hannah’s specific skills are regarding improving national and global measurement and estimation of perinatal outcomes. She was a leading author on Lancet

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Dr. Adrienne Gordon (Neonatologist, Australia)

Dr Gordon is a Senior Staff Specialist Neonatologist in the RPA Centre for Newborn Care and NHMRC Early Career Fellow at the University of Sydney. She has a Masters of Public Health and a PhD in stillbirth causes, risk and recurrence and is particularly interested in perinatal topics with a public health impact. Keys areas of research include stillbirth, adverse pregnancy outcome and preconception health. She is an avid supporter

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Dr. Claudia Ravaldi (Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist, Italy)

Claudia Ravaldi, Medical Doctor, specialized in Psychiatry (Florence University, IT), Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (Studi Cognitivi, Milan, IT), Psychotraumatologist andEMDR practitioner (Eyes Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Mindfulness practitioner (Beck Institute, Rome IT; Florence University, IT); Master in Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders (Florence University, IT), Master in Affective Neuroscience (Maastricht University, NL), advanced training in Perinatal Clinical Psychology (Brescia University, IT), advanced training in Children’s and Adolescent Literature (Florence University, IT). Author of more than 50 scientific publications in

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Dr. KeelIn O’Donoghue, (Obstetrician, Ireland)

Conference Chair for ISA 2017 Cork, Keelin O’Donoghue is a medical graduate of University College Dublin and a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists. She received her PhD in Obstetrics/Gynaecology from the University of London in 2005 and completed RCOG sub-speciality training in Maternal/Fetal Medicine at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital London in 2007. Keelin has worked as a Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and Senior Lecturer at Cork University Maternity Hospital

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Prof. Jan Jaap Erwich (Obstetrician, the Netherlands)

Professor Erwich is head of obstetrics at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands. An expert obstetrician with a focus on background and prevention of perinatal mortality and parent care. He was the first director of a program for nationwide implementation of perinatal audits in all obstetric units in the Netherlands, is a member of several national committees for improvement of obstetric care, and was as (past-chair) of the International

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Dr. Jane Warland (Midwife, Australia)

Dr. Jane Warland is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of South Australia. Her PhD was awarded by Adelaide University. She has a background in midwifery. Since suffering the unexplained full term stillbirth of her daughter Emma in 1993, she has been a passionate researcher into preventative and modifiable risk factors for stillbirth. Her research interests include population health (epidemiology and health promotion), mental

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