The art and science of twins.
Meeting report in full
A joint meeting of the Section of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Forum on Maternity and the Newborn of the Royal Society of Medicine, Tuesday 20th March 2007.
Chair, morning session: Professor Lewis Spitz, President of the Section of Paediatrics & Child Health, RSM
Chair, afternoon session: Dr. Luke Zander, retired General Practitioner and teacher and founder of the Forum
SECTION 1 OF REPORT:
Twin registries and their value.
Dr Catherine Derom, Department of Human Genetics, Leuven
The fascination of twins.
Dr Lynn Cherkas, Twin Research Unit, King's College London, St Thomas' Hospital Campus
The importance of twin studies in research.
Caroline Edmonds (CE), Research Fellow, MRC Childhood Nutrition Research Centre, Institute of Child Health
SECTION 2 OF REPORT:
The work of the Multiple Births Foundation
Mrs Jane Denton, Director, The Multiple Births Foundation, Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea Hospital, London
Iatrogenic multiple pregnancy and its consequences.
Dr Alastair G Sutcliffe, Senior lecturer in child health, Institute of Child Health, University CollegeL, London
Bringing up twins - A parent's view.
Ms Clare Rees, Specialist registrar (Paediatric Surgery), formerly research fellow, Institute of Child Health, London
SECTION 3 OF REPORT:
Managing twin pregnancies.
Professor Kypros Nicolaides, Professor of fetal medicine, The Harris Birthright Centre for Fetal Medicine, King's College Hospital, London
Neuro-developmental outcomes in twins.
Professor Richard Cooke, Liverpool Women's Hospital
The death of a twin.
Ms Barbara Read, NNU Counsellor, Neonatal Unit St George's Hospital, London
NOT IN REPORT:
Separating conjoined twins.
Professor Lewis Spitz, President of the Section of Paediatrics & Child Health, RSM