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International Women’s Day event highlights innovations in women’s health

8 Mar 2024

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) marked this International Women’s Day by hosting an event at its offices at Union Street and for hundreds joining virtually around the world, celebrating the innovations transforming women’s healthcare. 

The event brought together clinicians, health sector partners, tech innovators and most importantly the women and patients whose health and wellbeing they collectively work to improve to explore advances in global gynaecology care.

Built around the International Women’s Day 2024 theme of ‘DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality', thought-provoking presentations and panel discussions explored how technology and education in the digital age are driving healthcare advances and empowering women and girls across the world. 

Led by an incredible panel of speakers from around the world, sessions included the use digital technology to support pelvic floor health across an entire ICS pathway, innovative uterine fibroid treatment approaches and the transformative power of femtech and gynaecological healthcare in low and middle income countries. 

Dr Ranee Thakar, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said: “It was inspiring to hear from passionate clinicians and innovators at our International Women’s Day event, showcasing the incredible digital and technology advances we have at our disposal. The College is committed to supporting the development and adoption of these within the O&G speciality, as part of our mission to improve the health of women and girls across the world.

“Listening to and involving women and people in designing future health innovations, championing digital inclusivity and developing non-biased technology were highlighted as critical issues for us to place at the heart of our future work in this space.”

Recordings of our International Women's Day 2024 event can be accessed here for the next six months.

A photo of people sitting on stage at the RCOG
Professor Asma Khalil, RCOG Vice President for Academia and Strategy, chairing a Q&A session with our shortlisted femtech innovators
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