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WISH & EOCD International Women's Day Conference 2021
To mark WISH and EOCD’s Inaugural International Women’s Day, we have planned an online International Women’s Day Conference 2021 to be held on 11th March 2021. Building on the momentum we have generated from the Trilogy Webinar series 2020 as well as incorporating International Women’s Day theme #ChooseToChallenge, we have assembled a panel of distinguished guests to share their personal journeys and discuss institutional and national efforts to improve workplace inclusivity and equality.

Join us for the online symposium to explore these issues and changes required in individual workplaces and nationally to create a more equitable future for all.

The mission of Women in Science and Healthcare (WISH) and Equal Opportunities & Career Development (EOCD) is to create an environment and shape a culture that advances gender equality.

Mar 11, 2021 09:00 AM in Singapore

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Professor Kathryn Maitland
Professor of Paediatric Tropical Infectious Diseases at the Faculty of Medicine and Director @ICCARE Centre at the Global Centre of Health Innovation, Imperial College, London
Over the last 20 years Professor Maitland has been based full-time at the East Africa, where she leads a research group that have highlighted the unique importance of emergency-care research, previously poorly appreciated as an area for specific funder or policy investment, as a highly targeted and cost-effective means of tackling childhood mortality in resource-limited sub-Saharan Africa. Her most notable work, as the principal investigator, was the landmark fluid resuscitation trial – the largest and only controlled trial ever undertaken (FEAST trial). FEAST demonstrated that fluid boluses resulted in increased mortality in African children with severe febrile illness and excess mortality was largely a result of cardio-vascular collapse.
Mrs Sarah Huggett
Business Development Director @Open Science Solutions for Asia-Pacific (APAC), Elsevier Singapore
As Business Development Director, Mrs Sarah Huggett partners with government agencies, funding bodies, and academic institutions to help them realise their open science ambitions. In her previous role as Head of Analytical Services for APAC at Elsevier, she led a team analysing research performance to offer insights and recommendations to research leaders planning for the future. Previously, she worked in Elsevier’s Research & Academic Relations team in Oxford, UK, which gave her expertise in using data to inform strategic planning. She has a particular interest in new developments in open science and research evaluation. After completing a Bachelor’s then Master’s degrees at the University of Grenoble, France, Sarah moved to the UK to teach French at the University of Oxford, prior to joining Elsevier in 2006.