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Dear <<First Name>>,
 
We hope you are well, and hopefully have some nice things planned now it is possible to travel around, but do take care.

APEC staff continue to work from home but the office will be opening again from September and our events hopefully will resume in the next few months.

Fundraising has been high on our agenda to enable us to carry on our charitable objectives after so many cancelled events have taken their toll financially. 

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EDUCATION, RESEARCH and INFORMATION

APEC Expert Meeting 2020

APEC Expert Meeting 2020
Pre-eclampsia post the pandemic

We are absolutely delighted to tell you the Expert Meeting 2020 will now be going ahead, this year in a virtual format. For this reason we can accommodate more delegates, so all interested are welcome to register.
 
Date: 12th November 2020,
Time:1-5pm
Venue: Online - details to follow on booking
 
Speakers will include Kemi Badenoch MP, Professor Marian Knight, Professor Laura Magee and Professor Andy Shennan OBE. 
Book here
Can you help? A request from researchers 

 


Would you like to help design a study looking at pregnancy outcomes in women with pregnancy hypertension from BAME backgrounds?
 
At King’s College London, we are designing a study to look at pregnancy outcomes in women with pregnancy hypertension from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. We are looking for women with experience of high blood pressure in pregnancy, especially women from BAME backgrounds. We would like to work in partnership with you to design and carry out this study and then publicise the results.

If you would like to be involved or would like some further information, please contact the study investigator Dr Fran Conti-Ramsden by email on: fran.conti-ramsden@kcl.ac.uk.

 

Research priorities for pregnancy hypertension: a UK priority setting partnership with the James Lind Alliance has now been published online by BMJ Open.

APEC CEO Marcus Green and colleagues Alison Ho and Louise Webster are among the co-authors.

This is a really excellent piece of work and all involved should be very proud.

 

Read the paper

APEC launch brand new HELLP syndrome awareness video featuring Prof A. Pec

Thank you so much to APEC Trustee Prof Cathy Nelson Piercy for her input in the creation of this important film. We continue to work on ways to share information which are accessible and informative.
Our APEC FREE E-Learning course on Hypertensive Disorders of pregnancy now has CPD accreditation and is available to all.
Sign up for the E-Learning course here

Driving after eclampsia

Zoe Barber contacted APEC when her driver’s licence was suspended for six months after she suffered an eclamptic seizure following the birth of her twins.

This ban on driving was effective immediately, she wasn’t able to drive. As a mother of new twins, this was a devastating loss of independence.

Zoe has been supported by APEC in the long process to regain her licence.

Read Zoe's story

Covid 19 - a comprehensive collection of resources from Prof Jim Thornton

APEC colleague and friend Prof Jim Thornton of Nottingham has been collecting  primary sources about Covid-19 in pregnancy for the past few weeks.

His page is regularly updated and is well worth browsing if you are looking for collated information all in one place.

"No opinion, no reviews, no guidelines. Just the primary data sources."
View resources
Cradle VSA Blood Pressure monitors are back in stock for NHS Trusts to purchase

Due to supply issues, we have only been able to source a small amount, consequently we can only offer these to UK NHS trusts for the time being.The minimum order is 100, and they are priced at £40 each plus carriage. Please contact Marcus Green for more information.

Learn more

FUNDRAISING

LONDON MARATHON 2020

Our biggest fundraiser is the London Marathon and frustratingly for all concerned we still don't know if this will go ahead. Without this we will be in serious difficulties and are so grateful for the perseverance of our runners.
Virgin have now announced there will be a further update on August 7th so we have everything crossed. Once again, thanks to all involved for your unending generosity, support and patience.
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The work we do at APEC is essential, where we do it is less so. Therefore to keep the team as safe as possible staff are continuing to work from home.
 
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