The EPT hosts the inaugural meeting of research and scientific development, in early pregnancy medicine

On January 14th 2011, The EPT hosted a meeting for a group of our medical advisers and invited guests, with a specific interest in science and research. The purpose of the meeting was to provide key researchers and scientists, in the area of early pregnancy medicine, an opportunity to collaborate on projects which they are currently working on, to brainstorm ideas and generally share information.

Andrew Horne, Lesley Regan and Cecilia Bottomley at the inaugural meeting of research and scientific development, in early pregnancy medicine.

This was the first meeting of its kind and it was very exciting to see the very positive and constructive way the opportunity was grasped by those in attendance. The meeting concluded with some clear avenues for collaboration opportunities identified which will help to progress current studies.  These studies include: exploring new diagnostic tests, rationalising the assessment period and the psychological impact of early pregnancy loss.

Some of the topics which were shared and explored, included:

  • Studies on implantation
  • Natural killer cells
  • Caesarean section scar impact on subsequent pregnancy
  • Biomarkers for diagnosing early pregnancy complication
  • Ectopic pregnancy in the IVF population.