COVID-19 in Pregnancy: webinar series

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Women's Health at the University of Birmingham and Elly Charity, are pleased to invite you to a series of online global learning events on evidence-based guidance for improving the management and care of pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in low- and middle- income countries.

Webinar Series COVID-19 in Pregnancy, organised by Elly, University of Birmingham IMSR, Who Collaborating Centre for Women's Health. #GlobalPregCovOver the coming weeks we will host a series of learning webinars. In each of these our panellists will discuss a range of topics including adapting services to care for pregnant and recently pregnant women during the pandemic, management of women with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, and the latest evidence in this area.

These webinars will explore strategies and share lessons learnt to minimise the risk of transmission and adverse outcomes for mothers, babies and healthcare professionals by harnessing the clinical and research expertise of our panellists. Help us spread the word using hashtag #globalpregcov

We are particularly keen to reach healthcare professionals in low and middle income countries.

Event Format

Speakers will give a short presentation about their experiences. This will be followed by a question and answer session Chaired by Professor Shakila Thangaratinam, co-Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Global Women's Health at the University of Birmingham. You will have an opportunity to submit questions as part of the registration process and on the day itself. We will try our best to answer as many questions as possible during the allocated time.

Please note: Seminars may be recorded and may be later made publicly available. By registering you are consenting to this and to potentially being recorded if your video is shown.

We are limited to 300 participants on Zoom (first come, first served), however we will be providing all registered attendees a chance to join us live via a live-stream link on YouTube or Facebook.

Future Events

Future sessions are outlined below

  • Webinar 4: Women’s Health Research during the COVID-19 pandemic, 3 October 2020, 13:30-15:30 BST. Find out more and register on the eventbrite web page.

In this fourth webinar, our focus will be on women's health research within the context of the COVID-19. We will provide researcher and healthcare professional insights into the care of pregnant and recently pregnant women during the pandemic and what research is currently underway in this area. We will also hear from a range of lived experience perspectives to better understand what pregnancy is like first-hand during this global pandemic. If you use Twitter, please tweet along with us using our hashtag #GlobalPregCov

Please contact info@elly.org.uk if you would like to be kept informed of the dates of these future events or sign up to our mailing list during the registration process. For more information about Elly Charity visit Elly.org.uk

Recordings of Previous Events

Webinar 1: Antenatal Care during the COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 20 June 2020
Meeting Recording

Webinar 2: Intrapartum Care during the pandemic
Date: 11 July 2020
Meeting Recording

Webinar 3: Postnatal and neonatal Care during the COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 1 August 2020
Meeting Recording

Webinar 4: Women’s Health Research during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date: 3 October 2020
Meeting Recording