Date: 9.00 – 16.30 on Thursday 9 November 2017
Location: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, WC1E 7HT
The conference will include sessions on the use of tranexamic acid following the publication of results from the WOMAN Trial in The Lancet earlier this year.
Leading experts will discuss the management of postpartum haemorrhage in the UK, Africa and Asia, how anaemia in pregnancy affects postpartum haemorrhage, fibrinolysis and coagulation in obstetric bleeding, and the use of tranexamic acid.
Speakers will include Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran (former FIGO and RCOG President), Professor Rizwana Chaudhri and Professor Bukola Fawole (leading obstetricians from Pakistan and Nigeria), Dr Nicola Curry (Consultant Haematologist at the Oxford Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre), Dr Beverley Hunt (Professor of thrombosis and haemostasis and Director of the Haemostasis Research Unit at Guys and St Thomas’), Professor Ian Roberts and Haleema Shakur from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s Clinical Trials Unit, who led the WOMAN Trial.
The event is CPD relevant – a certificate of attendance can be provided on request.
Who should attend: Consultants, Midwives, Trainees and staff grade doctors Learning Objectives: After attending the symposium, you will:
- Understand postpartum haemorrhage as a global public health issue
- Be aware of the haematological changes in obstetric bleeding
- Be aware of the evidence on use of tranexamic acid in obstetric bleeding