Speakers

    • Byron C. Calhoun

      Byron C. Calhoun Professor and Vice-Chair, Dept of Obstetrics and GynecologyWest Virginia University-Charleston

      Dr Byron C. Calhoun, MD, FACOG, FACS, MBA is  a specialist in the management of high-risk obstetrics and the medical  complications of pregnancy, who has managed thousands of high risk  pregnancies including adolescent females. He is Professor & Vice Chair in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology in West Virginia  University-Charleston. His practice and clinical research is concentrated  on pregnancies complicated by maternal and/or fetal disease, and he is  a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine. He has authored 68 peer review articles in the obstetric and gyn...

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    • Frédéric Amant

      Frédéric Amant Specialist in Gynecologic OncologyUZ Gasthuisberg, Leuven

      Professor Frédéric Amant, MD, PhD (°1967), is a leading specialist in gynaecological oncology, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Leuven, Belgium, and a specialist in Gynecologic Oncology in UZ Gasthuisberg. He has been described by The Lancet as ‘leading the agenda on cancer in pregnancy’. Dr Amant is the principal investigator of an international study on cancer in pregnancy (www.cancerinpregnancy.org), and lead author of the recent series on malignancy in pregnancy published in The Lancet and Lancet Oncology, which presented ne...

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    • Priscilla K. Coleman

      Priscilla K. Coleman Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Bowling Green State University in Ohio

      Dr. Priscilla K. Coleman, PhD, is a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She has published more peer-reviewed articles on the mental health implications of reproductive outcomes than any other researcher in the world and she frequently presents her research to audiences across the U.S. and elsewhere. The outlets for her nearly 50 peer-reviewed journal articles have been in various disciplines including psychology (developmental, clinical, and social areas), family studies, education, and medicine (psychiatry, general p...

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    • Elard Koch

      Elard Koch Institute of Molecular Epidemiology (MELISA)Center of Embryonic Medicine and Maternal Health, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción

      Professor Elard Koch, M.Sc, is a molecular epidemiologist, M.Sc. and fellow researcher at the Department of Family Medicine, in the University of Chile. He recently published research on the effect of education, healthcare and reproductive policies on maternal mortality rates in Chile - the first in-depth analysis of a large time series, year by year, of maternal deaths and their determinants. Dr Koch is also an Associate Professor and Director of Research for the Institute of Molecular Epidemiology, Centre of Embryonic Medicine and Maternal Health at the U...

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    • Jean Kagia

      Jean Kagia Consultant Obstetrician/ GynaecologistPrivate Practice

      Dr Jean Kagia, MBCHB(NBI), M Med OBS/GYNE, is one of Kenya’s best-known Obstetrician-Gynaecologist and has worked in Nairobi for almost 30 years, where she also acts as Trustee for the Kenya Medical Women’s Association. She has led private and public initiatives in improving maternal outcomes and last year was awarded by the Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society for improving women’s health. One of those initiatives has been Kiotas (nests) or maternal shelter for women, which she hopes to make available in all 47 counties in Kenya. Dr Kagia is an advocate for econ...

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    • Monique V. Chireau

      Monique V. Chireau Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and GynecologyDuke University Medical Center

      Dr Monique V. Chireau, M.D., M.P.H., is Assistant Professor in the Division of Clinical and Epidemiological Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. She is also a staff gynecologist at the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center, and is a graduate of Harvard University and Brown Medical School. Her research interests have focused on the management of high risk pregnancies and include: The molecular biology of adverse pregnancy outcomes, epidemiology of adverse pregnancy outcomes, racial dispar...

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    • John Monaghan

      John Monaghan Consultant Obstetrician/ GynaecologistPortiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

      Dr John Monaghan, DCH, FRCPI, FRCOG, graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1976. Trained in Ireland, the UK and Nigeria, he has been practicing Obstetrics and Gynaecology for over 30 years. He is a consultant at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co Galway and a member of the Irish Medical Council.   ASSOCIATIONS Irish Medical Council Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

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    • Eamon O'Dwyer

      Eamon O’Dwyer Professor Eamon O'DwyerNUI Galway

      Eamon O'Dwyer, MAO, LLB, FRCPI, FRCOG, was Professor of Gynaecology & Obstetrics at N.U.I., Galway for 35 years. A graduate of University College, Dublin,  he received his training in obstetrics & gynaecology at the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin and in London, Liverpool and Manchester, returning as Assistant Master to the National Maternity Hospital where he was subsequently consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology before taking up the appointment in Galway A Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London and a  member of the Gynaecological visiting Society of Great Britain...

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