The project “Happy Pregnancy” will bring top researchers in the field of reproductive health to Tartu
Top experts in the field of reproductive health of women and men will meet in the Centre of Gene and Biotechnology Omicum of the University of Tartu (Riia Str 23b, room 105) on 21 and 22 May. In addition to Estonian researchers and doctors, experts in reproductive (bio)medicine from the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Graz, Pittsburgh, London, Oslo, Barcelona, Turku and Copenhagen are going to participate in the international workshop of “Happy Pregnancy”.
Experts in the field of reproductive medicine from academic research institutions, clinics as well as centres for applied research and development are involved in the forum, which takes place already for the second year in succession within the framework of “Happy Pregnancy” research. During the two-day workshop, it will be possible to listen to the presentations of ten international and six Estonian experts. The lectures are targeted at doctors, researchers, students, and everybody interested in this topic.
On the first day of the workshop, 21 May, the topics to be handled have more clinical approach, they focus on complications of pregnancy, andrology and tumors of reproductive system. One of the international experts to give a lecture is Professor Christopher Redman form the University of Oxford, he is the European leading researcher-doctor in the field of diagnostics, prediction and treatment of one of the most frequent complications of pregnancy – pathogenesis of preeclampsia.
The presentations on 22 May focus more on basic scientific research: function of placenta, application of molecular and “omics” research in the field of reproductive medicine, carrying out retrospective and prospective research in reproductive medicine. Among other participants, Professor Ilpo Tapani Huhtaniemi, top researcher of London Imperial College and University of Turku, will give lectures. He is an expert, known all over the Europe, in male-related infertility problems and reproductive health of male, and the influence of the latter on aging and mortality.
The workshop will take place within the framework of “Happy Pregnancy” project (1 Sept 2012-31 Aug 2015), it is planned to involve about 6,000 Estonian people in the project under the leadership of the researchers of the University of Tartu. The aim of the research is to develop new medical solutions for assessment of complications of pregnancy and infertility of both sexes, and the risk of diseases related to the latter, and to improve possibilities in prevention and treatment of infertility.
More information about the project, workshop and international speakers is available on the webpage of “Happy Pregnancy“.
The project “Development of Novel Non-Invasive Biomarkers for Fertility and Healthy Pregnancy” (“Happy Pregnancy“), within the framework of which the workshop will take place, is funded by European Regional Development Fund through Archimedes Foundation.