Maternal Medicine CSG
This CSG is currently sponsored by the MacDonald UK Obstetric Medicine Society (MOMS) with administrative support provided by the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS)
Professor Laura Magee of Kings College, London is chair. The CSG has about 20 executive members. Meetings are held every 3-4 months. Minutes are available (see links below).
Aims of the Maternal Medicine-CSG are
- To develop and oversee an approved portfolio of studies in Maternal Medicine
- To propose and develop well designed studies including trials
- To consider studies proposed by members of the group and others
- To provide specific advice to investigators
- To ensure consumer involvement
Current clinical projects include the StAmP trial, an RCT of statins in pre-eclampsia (MRC funded: Professors D Williams and A Ahmed); UpBeat, an RCT of a complex intervention in obese pregnant women (NIHR funded: Professor L Poston); PELICAN; PIGF for differential diagnosis of pre-eclampsia (commercial funding ALERE; Professor A Shennan); Spot urinary protein:creatinine ration in hypertensive disease (HTA funded; Mr J Waugh); CHIPS; Control of Hypertension in Pregnancy (Canadian funded; UK CI Professor J Thornton).
The CSG has developed into an excellent forum for discussion of clinical trial design and for support of new investigators wishing to develop trial protocols.
If you are developing a trial in Maternal Medicine, would like to find centres for your trial or wish to help in trial design please contact Professor Louise Kenny.