Welcome to the MacDonald Obstetric Medicine Society
Welcome to the website of the MacDonald Obstetric Medicine Society (the UK obstetric medicine society). We aim to support clinicians across all disciplines to improve pregnancy outcomes for mothers with medical problems. This website seeks to provide guidance and resources, as well as a forum for discussion to encourage the formal expansion of this exciting specialty.
We are pleased to announce the MOMS Annual Conference 2022
16th November 2022
Come join us at Millenium Point, Birmingham for the exciting Annual MOMS meeting.
This will be a joint meeting with the BMFMS and there is complimentary access to the maternal medicine morning on 17th November included.
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Abstract submission is now open and we especially welcome early career researchers / midwives/ PhD / Students to submit abstracts.
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Next Webinar: 20th June ’22 20:00 BST
Haematological Conditions in Pregnancy 20th June 2022 20:00 BST
Professor David Williams, Professor of Obstetric Medicine, Inaugural Lecture
Professor David Williams, Professor of Obstetric Medicine in the Department of Maternal & Fetal Medicine at the at EGA Institute for Women’s Health/UCL, would like to invite you to his Inaugural Lecture on ‘Obstetric Medicine: 9 months of care for the sick mother giving a lifetime of health for the family’.
Thursday 5th May at5.30 pm, Darwin Building, B40 Lecture Theatre, University College London
This will be followed by a drinks reception in the South Cloisters, Wilkins Building from 6.30 pm.
Professor David Williams Inaugural Lecture
‘Obstetric Medicine: 9 months of care for the sick mother giving a lifetime of health for the family’
Professor David Williams is a consultant obstetric physician who specialises in the medical care of pregnant women. His research group investigates the causes and treatment of pregnancy syndromes.
In his clinical role he leads multi-disciplinary obstetric clinics with specialists from neurology, rheumatology, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. His particular expertise is in the management of pregnant women with kidney disease and hypertension.
His research team investigates the causes and treatment of gestational syndromes including pre-eclampsia and acute fatty liver of pregnancy, and placental inflammation causing recurrent pregnancy loss. He has developed the concept that pregnancy syndromes unmask future health disorders in the mother and her family. His group are funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), UCL/UCLH Biomedical Research Centre, Wellbeing of Women and the Rosetrees Trust.
Professor Williams led the NICE guidelines for the management of medical disorders during childbirth and hypertension in pregnancy. He is chairman of the Wellbeing of Women Charity Research Advisory Committee that annually awards over £1million of grant money for women’s health. He is a member of the UK Independent Advisory Group on maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.
Most recently he has worked as part of a national team to implement new clinical maternal medicine networks throughout the UK. Locally, he leads the North Central London maternal medicine network. Most importantly, he trains obstetric physicians of the future.