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Saving Babies Lives: Reducing Stillbirth and Implementing SBLv3

Confernece chair:

Prof Alexander Heazell

Prof Alexander Heazell

Professor of Obstetrics Maternal and Fetal Research Centre, University of Manchester, Clinical Director for Tommy’s Stillbirth Research Centre, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester


Alexander Heazell is Professor of Obstetrics and Director of the Tommy’s Stillbirth Research Centre, University of Manchester, UK. His research portfolio includes basic science, clinical and qualitative research studies to gain better understanding in order to understand the causes of placental dysfunction, to prevent stillbirth and improve care for parents after stillbirth or perinatal death. He has received over £3.7M of grant income and has published over 240 research papers. He was the lead investigator for the MiNESS case control study and national evaluation of Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle (SBLCB). He is currently leading a follow-up evaluation of Version 2 of the SBLCB. He is on the national steering group of the Perinatal Mortality Review Tool.

• Saving Babies Lives: national update

• learning from the Ockenden Report and implementing recommendations

• how do we achieve 50% reductions in stillbirth by 2025

• addressing inequitable outcomes associated with ethnicity and levels of deprivation

• SBLv3 – key changes and implementation

Prof Asma Khalil

Prof Asma Khalil

Consultant Obstetrician and Lead, Multiple Birth and Maternal Fetal Medicine Teams, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Asma Khalil is a Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine at St George’s Hospital, University of London. She gained her MD(Res) at the University of London in 2008. She also has a Masters degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and an MRC scholarship. She is a subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. Since 2008, she has maintained busy clinical (Obstetrics, Fetomaternal Medicine), research and teaching roles. Asma is the Lead for the Twin and Multiple Pregnancy service at St George’s Hospital. She also leads the Reproductive Health Research Group at St George’s Hospital.

Saving Babies Lives: Reducing Pre Term Births

• raising awareness of reduced fetal movement

• improving the prediction and prevention of preterm birth

• optimising perinatal care when preterm birth cannot be prevented

• understanding risk in multiple pregnancy

• improving information for women and promoting care seeking in pregnant women

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