Maternal Health and Mitochondria

Catherine Williamson
Victoria Hall
09 Dec 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Catherine Williamson is Professor of Women’s Health at Kings College London and Honorary Consultant in Obstetric Medicine at St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospitals. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a NIHR Senior Investigator. In her clinical practice she manages women with liver, endocrine and other medical disorders in pregnancy. Her research focuses on the hormonal signals that influence metabolism in pregnancy and the ways these changes affect the health of pregnant women and their children. She also leads clinical trials informed by the scientific studies she performs with the aim of improving maternal and child health.

In her  talk Catherine will  speak about liver and skin disease in pregnancy and also  about  diabetes becoming  manifest  in pregnancy and the significance of  these illnesses regarding  health in life after  pregnancy. She will then talk about  mitochondrial  disease in  pregnancy, its inheritance  and its significance for  the foetus.

Please book by 1pm on the day of the event.
Free to all.