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29 Mar, 2017 PRE-EMPT at RCOG 2017
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2017 Congress was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 20-22 March 2017. This conference had over 2,000 participants from around the world who came to improve health outcomes of women and infants. Of particular interest, was the increased awareness of global disparities and issues facing women and children in low- and... Read More
29 Mar, 2017 PRE-EMPT at the Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting 2017
This year’s Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM) was held at the Fairmont Montebello, in Montebello, Quebec from 14-17 February 2017. Much of the conference was trainee-focused, offering mentorship workshops from established professors and clinicians, and presentations on trainee research. CNPRM held presentations from a wide range of trainees across Canada in... Read More
29 Mar, 2017 Global Pregnancy Collaboration (CoLab): Updates (February 2017 - March 2017)
CoLab Seed Funding Award: The CoLab Executive Committee recently approved the application submitted by Hilary Gammill, Eleni Tsigas and colleagues entitled: Sisters and Daughters of Women with Preeclampsia: a Cohort Study. The Preeclampsia Foundation has been working with CoLab to develop a proposal for a pilot study to ascertain the feasibility of conducting a large-scale... Read More
29 Mar, 2017 Objective 1: CAP Updates (February 2017 - March 2017)
The CAP Study Women with a history of pre-eclampsia in their most recent pregnancy who agree to participate, receive calcium 500mg daily or placebo from enrolment until they become pregnant, and up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.  The primary outcome is pre-eclampsia. The graph above shows that we stopped recruitment in September 2016, and since February 2017 have been... Read More
24 Mar, 2017 Objective 3: STRIDER Updates (February 2017 - March 2017)
These last few month, two sites have been activated along with the recently activated central site of BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital. Brendan Sorichetti, the trial co-ordinator, traveled to meet with site investigators and research co-ordinators at CHU de Québec-CHUL in Laval and CHU Ste-Justine in Montreal, Quebec. Brendan spent a full day at each site doing study related... Read More
24 Mar, 2017 CLIP at the 61st Annual National Indian Public Health Association’s Conference
The 61st Annual National Indian Public Health Association’s Conference (IPHACON) was held in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India from 24 - 26 February 2017. The theme of conference was "Multisectoral approach for promoting public health,’’ which laid out a set of comprehensive goals that focused on people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership for the coming decades in relation... Read More
24 Mar, 2017 Objective 3: GHP Trial Updates (February 2017 - March 2017)
Gynuity Health Projects, in collaboration with colleagues at Government Medical College, Nagpur and Daga Women’s Hospital are conducting a pragmatic, open-label, randomised control trial of three oral anti-hypertensive regimens for women with severe hypertension in pregnancy. Women presenting with severe hypertension in will be randomised to one of three oral regimens:... Read More
23 Mar, 2017 Preeclampsia Foundation Taking Action in the United States
Taking Action in the United States The Preeclampsia Foundation and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) announced their endorsement of new bipartisan legislation introduced on 2 March that will allow states to address preventable maternal deaths and the devastating and costly health consequences that threaten the lives of moms and babies across... Read More
23 Mar, 2017 Objective 3: CLIP Trials Updates (February 2017 - January 2017)
The CLIP Trial has recruited a total of 77,169 pregnancies to date, and all three trials have ended the active phase of recruitment. It is with extreme excitement that we announce that the CLIP Mozambique Trial has ended the active phase of recruitment of the trial. All three trials are now in the final stage of data querying and preliminary analyses have commenced in India... Read More
3 Mar, 2017 Ending Eclampsia Webinar on Magnesium Sulphate Procurement
On 29 March 9 am (EST), Ending Eclampsia is hosting a webinar that highlight the magnesium sulphate supply chain, with experts presenting on the global pre-qualification process, opportunities and barriers for national procurement, and providers' experience administering it in primary facilities in Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Pakistan. The presenter are Fabienne... Read More