CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION WEEK
This week (26st -31st January) is dedicated to cervical cancer; its causes, its symptoms, and its prevention.
In 2012, 9 women in the UK were diagnosed with cervical cancer every day and 27% of these women lost their lives as a result. It is only by increasing our knowledge of the disease through medical research, that we can change this outcome.
Wellbeing of Women has funded many ground-breaking research projects into cervical cancer, which have had a huge impact on women across the UK and beyond. One particularly successful project paved the way for the HPV vaccine to be offered across the world, dramatically reducing instances of certain types of cervical cancer.
For more information on the symptoms and treatment of cervical cancer, please click here.
Get involved with us during this Cervical Cancer Prevention Week by:
- Organising an event to raise money for us so we can continue to fund cervical cancer research across the UK
- Like/Following us on Twitter and Facebook – and share our tweets and updates
SANCTUARY SPA SCRUBS UP IN SUPPORT OF WELLBEING OF WOMEN
We are extremely proud to be partnering with P Z Cussons Beauty Sanctuary Spa.
Until the end of February the full RRP (11.50) from the sale of every Ultimate Salt Scrub on sanctuary.com will be donated to support our womb cancer research project at St. Barts Cancer Institute, London.
WOMEN'S LUNCH 2015
Our annual Women's Lunch was held last week at the stunning Royal College of Physicians. The event saw 200 guests joined by 17 of our researchers, Dame Mary Archer, Kay Burley and the whole Wellbeing HQ team!
Dame Mary Archer gave a keynote speech about superspecialisation in medicine which was followed by lively table debates on several topics. More information and photographs of the event can be found here.
Grants For Midwives
Wellbeing of Women and the Royal College of Midwives are delighted to announce research grants available in 2015 for midwives
Entry-Level Research Scholarships are to provide ‘pump-priming’ funds to enable trainees to be exposed to a research environment, or to obtain pilot data for bids for definitive funding. Applicants will normally be within the first few years of graduation, and would not previously have been involved in substantial research projects. The Midwives International Fellowship Award is to enable midwives to further develop research interests in midwifery, maternity services, pregnancy, childbirth and women’s health from an international perspective. The applicant(s) may be experienced researchers or new to the research discipline. Both awards are up to £20,000 and opento RCM midwives who hold full membership status and current registration with the NMC. Read more and apply here.
The Annual Cambridge Lunch in Aid of Wellbeing of Women
Held annually in March. This year The Cambridge Lunch will be held on Monday 2nd March 2015 at The Hilton Doubletree, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RT.
We welcome Sir Marcus Setchell to speak about medical advances in his lifetime and give us insight into his facinating career.
Tickets cost £35 and can be bought here.
2015 RESEARCH GRANT CALL NOW OPEN
We invite applications for projects in basic science, clinical or translational research in the areas of Pregnancy and Childbirth, including pre-term birth, miscarriage and fertility, Quality of Life issues such as menopause, incontinence and prolapse, sexual health, menstrual disorders and endometriosis and Gynaecological Cancers.
This year we have two special calls: one for research into the menopause and one for research into amniotic fluid embolism. We have dedicated funding which will only be spent in these two areas.
This does not impact on our general grant call, which is open as normal. Full details of how to apply can be found here.