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NPEU Senior Health Economist at Royal Statistical Society

NPEU Senior Health Economist Oliver Rivero-Arias gave a talk in a series on Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in Health Economics at the Royal Statistical Society on 18th June.  His seminar focused on mapping non preference to preference-based outcome measures, explaining the most common statistical approaches used and outlining guidance recently developed to promote clarity, transparency and completenesss in mapping studies.  Read Oliver's RSS presentation

Abstracts accepted for 10th Normal Labour & Birth Conference

NPEU researchers Jen Hollowell, Rachel Rowe and Jane Henderson will all be at the 10th Normal Labour & Birth Conference in Grange over Sands next month presenting their work.  On the first day of the conference Rachel will be talking about her new programme of work setting up the UK Midwifery Study System (UKMidSS), a new national reporting and research system for midwifery units. Also on the Monday, Jane will be presenting findings on changes over time in women's experience of maternity care, using data from the National Maternity Surveys. Finally, on the Wednesday, Jen will be talking about outcomes for women at 'higher risk' of complications who plan birth in midwifery-led settings, findings from further analysis of the Birthplace cohort data. Come and say hello!

Professor Marian Knight giving Inaugural Lecture

Marian Knight, Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health, will be giving her inaugural lecture - Maternal Sepsis: The Past or the Future? - on Monday 20th April at 5pm in the Richard Doll Lecture Theatre.  All welcome! 

Abstracts accepted for 2015 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting

NPEU Senior Statistician Louise Linsell will be presenting her work on prognostic factors for poor development in children born very preterm at the 2015 Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego later this month.  If you can't wait, or won't be in San Diego, you can hear the results first hand at our seminar on 14th April - Prediction of developmental outcomes in children born very preterm: Two decades of research – what do we know?

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