Seminar at ISA in Cork 2017

The International Stillbirth Alliance Conference 2017 (ISA) was for the first time held in Ireland at the University College Cork (UCC) from 22nd to 24th September 2017. Over 380 delegates from all over the world participated in this conference aiming at challenging healthcare professionals to constantly strive for excellence in stillbirth awareness, research and bereavement … Read more

Prof Louise Kenny short listed for the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards

IMPROvED Coordinator Prof Louise Kenny has been short listed for the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards 2015. Congratulation! The  Awards are designed to recognise women whose successes have gained public praise together with those women who have tirelessly worked to improve the lives of others. Lifetime achievement is also recognised in the Hall … Read more

SCOPE study links antenatal depression with preeclampsia and SGA in obese women

Based on the findings of the SCOPE study (Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints), predecessor of IMPROvED, researchers were able to make the link between antenatal depression and preeclampsia and SGA in obese women.  Stress and mental disorders during pregnancy have been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes; however little is known about how psychological factors interact with … Read more

IMPROvED Team in Stockholm

Karolinska Institutes hosted this year’s annual consortium meeting 11-12 May 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. Over the two days, top-class obstetric clinicians, midwives, scientists and industry partners from 8 European countries met to discuss the progress and the challenges in IMPROvED.

IMPROvED Team in Stockholm

Karolinska Institutes hosted this year’s annual consortium meeting 11-12 May 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. Over the two days, top-class obstetric clinicians, midwives, scientists and industry partners from 8 European countries met to discuss the progress and the challenges in IMPROvED.

New national preeclampsia day launched

A new national awareness day for preeclampsia was launched in Ireland today.Ms Eleni Tsigas, Executive Director of The Preeclampsia Foundation in the US and chair of the IMPROvED PAB, is in Ireland this week celebrating the first Irish Preeclampsia Awareness Day. She will also visit INFANT at Cork University tomorrow to give a speech and … Read more

Metabolomic Diagnostics Completes €0.75 Million Investment Round

We are pleased to announce that IMPROvED Partner Metabolomic Diagnostics has secured €750,000 in venture funding through a syndicate of investors including SOSventures Ireland Fund, AIB Seed Capital Fund and Enterprise Ireland.   Metabolomic Diagnostic’s innovative solution has the potential to revolutionise pre-natal care with its breakthrough blood test “PrePsia” for early detection of women … Read more

1st patient recruited at Cork

Congratulations! The first participant enrolled in the IMPROvED clinical study at the Irish recruitment center, University College Cork. The event was widely covered in the national and local media, among them in the Irish Times, the Medical Independent as well as on leading Irish online health portal irishhealth.com. The help of first-time mothers is vital … Read more