On Friday 1st November the GLOW Conference 2013 brought together over 140 professionals from around the world to share their experiences and guide the future development of research and clinical policy in the field of global women’s and newborn health. A symposium busy with presentations and posters from committed specialists disseminated astute and exciting insights to make a difference in saving mothers’ and babies’ lives, especially in low and middle income countries. Speakers drew attention to priorities for working beyond Millennium Development Goals and the importance of respectful patient care. During the afternoon practical discussions and tailored workshops enabled participants to examine key themes around working abroad, health partnerships, maternal mortality and maternal morbidity.
Ammalife hosted the event jointly with the University of Birmingham in the spectacular Great Hall on campus in Edgbaston. Check out the pictures!
Professor Arri Coomarasamy, Conference Chair, explained: “Using research to find what works and what doesn’t is a fundamental need, as it allows everyone to make wise decisions about where to invest to have the maximum benefit. I urge everyone to consider how they can contribute.”
Ammalife and the GLOW team would like to thank all the delegates of the event for giving so freely of themselves to create such a memorable and successful occasion. The friendships made and understandings developed can only contribute to the vibrancy of research to improve women’s healthcare in the future.
The next event will be held in London in 2014. See you there!