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2018 ASM London Tea


Lansdowne Club, London

Beyond the Cranial Vault: Imaging the Foetal Brain with Ultrasound

In glorious surroundings, with a sumptuous spread of tea, sandwiches and scones, we will have the very great pleasure of hearing about the important work of Dr Ana Namburete, our award-winning Engineering Fellow.

Sure to be of interest to Medics, Students, Engineers and anyone with an enquiring mind, Dr Namburete will tell us about her ground-breaking research: "Beyond the Cranial Vault: Imaging the Foetal Brain with Ultrasound".

In collaboration with clinicians at the John Radcliffe Hospital and in Kilifi (Kenya), Dr Namburete was awarded a Grand Challenge Explorations Grant (Round 14: Exploring New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age) from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She served as the Principal Investigator on that project, which was geared towards the development of a computational tool that identifies physical features of the foetal brain from a routine ultrasound image to automatically, and more accurately, estimate gestational age at any stage of pregnancy.

In 2016, Dr Namburete was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship to pursue machine learning-based methods for analysing neurosonographic data, at which time she started the Ultrasound NeuroImage Analysis Group. She has also been awarded funding from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to work on research themes of relevance to developing nations.

This really will be a fascinating talk, of particular value to anyone in or pursuing a medical career, bringing us right up-to-date with the latest innovations in this field and enlightening us to the vital work being done in attempt to solve global health and development challenges. So do join us for what is sure to be a very special event.

Please note that there is a dress code for the Club: Jackets and collared shirts for gents, smart dress for ladies. No denim or trainers.

GCSE and A Level students are more than welcome.

Alumnae and Guests: £20

Alumnae concessions (for those who matriculated in 2008 and after, or in 1968 and before): £18

Book ASM London Tea Tickets. Booking deadline: midnight 06/03/18.