OUR EVENTS

Here you can find past and future events organised or sponsored by the Cambridge University Femtech Society.  

Women's Health Innovation Summit Europe

26-27/04/2023, Basel (Switzerland)

We're partnering with #WHIS Europe! Building on the success of the Women’s Health Innovation Summit Europe 2022, the conference is returning to Switzerland to drive the mission of improving the access to and quality of healthcare for women across the globe
 
The summit will offer the opportunity for connection and partnership, bringing together the leaders and innovators from Europe and Israel, from large pharmaceutical companies and biotechs to start-ups, investors, and service providers, to collectively drive forward the women’s health market.
 
Join us in Basel to help drive this change through sparking innovation, sharing research and forging essential partnerships. Use code CFTS10 for 10% off your ticket price!

Learn more about it here!

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Maternal Health Tech - part 2 of Oh my ovaries! event series

22/11/2022

Featuring Prof Michelle Oyen, an engineering expert in developing methods to prevent, diagnose and intervene in preterm birth, Dr Macarena Staudenmeier from Thriva, a blood-test startup focused on patient-centred healthcare, and Cordelia Chuku from Elvie, a health and lifestyle brand which develops female-first technology products like silent wearable breast pumps and kegel trainers, this event brings together perspectives from leaders in both academia and industry.  

Sign up for free here!

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PPP: Periods, Puberty and Pain - part 1 of Oh my ovaries! event series

16/11/2022

In this first event, we will explore the boundaries between normal and abnormal period pain and how pain can be related to overlooked yet prevalent conditions such as endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome and chronic pelvic pain.

We will do so with three incredible speakers Jen Moore - women health advocate and campaigner, Dr Claudia Chisari - vulvodynia expert and founder & CEO of Femspace, and Em Radyte - co-founder and CEO of Samphire. The event will be moderated by Femtechnology Founder and Producer Oriana Kraft.

Sign up for free here!

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It's about bloody time! Empowering women's voices in healthcare

02/11/2022

It’s about bloody time we seriously talked about women’s health and especially research on periods and endometriosis.
Join us to for an insightful seminar and fireside chat with Dr Sharon Dixon, practising GP specialised in women healthcare and research at the University of Oxford, and Rebekah Lloyd, tireless women’s health advocate and founder of This Independent Life.

Sign up for free here!

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Venture Creation Programme

13-14/05/2022

Join us at the Venture Creation: Femtech programme organised in collaboration with the Judge Business School and supported by Bayer! 

Sign up here!

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Mind the Research Gap - Conference

28/04/2022

Join us for the concluding event of our Mind the Research Gap project - an afternoon-long online event where we will take a deep dive into the existing gaps in female health research and health care! 

Register here! 

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The Future of Family Planning

05/04/2022 - 6-7.15 pm BST

Join us and Cambridge Reproduction for a cross-disciplinary webinar on the latest technologies which aim to revolutionise contraception and family planning! The webinar will feature a panel of researchers from the University of Cambridge and founders of companies focused on women’s health. Our panel will unpick gaps in existing contraception and fertility technologies and present the opportunities for new products and services.

Register here! 

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Mind the Research Gap - Competition

09/03/2022 - 08/04/2022

Are you a BSc, MSc or PhD studying in the UK? Do you have a good idea to address one of the many unmet needs in female health research or health care? 

We want students to think creatively about an existing research gap in relation to female health research and/or health care, and write an essay or create a piece of art to describe what the unmet need is and how it could be addressed! CLICK HERE to find out everything about our Student Competition!

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Mind the Research Gap - Launch Event

08/03/2022 - 5-6 pm GMT

Join us for an overview of the research gap and the importance of investing funds and resources in addressing the unmet needs in female health! Carolee Lee, founder and CEO of WHAM, will be presenting their pivotal findings on the societal impact of potential funding aimed at closing the research gap in cardiovascular disease, dementia, and auto-immune conditions. Prof Sanne Peters will be telling us all about her research on sex differences in the prevention, presentation, management, and outcomes of chronic disease, mainly cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Register here!

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Past, Present and Future of Contraception

10/02/2022 - 2-3.45 pm GMT

In this forum co-organised with Cambridge Reproduction we will explore from a historical, sociological and scientific perspective the origins and methods of contraception. 

Register here!

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Breast Cancer Research Talk & Pink Quiz

09/02/2022 - 6.30-7.30 pm GMT

Join us for a mini talk given by Dr Jean Abraham, Professor of Precision Breast Cancer Medicine, Director Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit, and ​Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology, followed by a fabulous pink quiz on breast cancer awareness and important figures in the history of breast cancer advocacy!

Register here!

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Femtech Careers & Entrepreneurship

26/01/2022 - 6-7 pm GMT

Join us for a panel discussion on new industry insights and guidance to students, researchers and professionals who have an interest in female health and technology!

Register here!

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Blockchain meets Femtech

21/01/2022 - 5-6 pm GMT

Join us for a talk with Wei Escala (Eggschain), Doro Unger-Lee (Algorand) and Julie Sigles Robert (CU Blockchain Society) where we will review blockchain fundamentals, learn about how blockchain can be applied to the tracking of materials for in vitro fertilisation and discuss the opportunities for women to get involved in blockchain-powered innovation.

Register here!

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Investing in Femtech: the VC perspective

24/11/2021 - 5-6.15 pm GMT

Join us for a panel discussion with four expert venture capitalists who will talk about current opportunities for financing ventures focusing on women’s health!

Register here!

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SexTech: overcoming the taboo, understanding the need and capturing the potential

15/11/2021 - 6-7 GMT

Join us for a panel discussion on trends in the SexTech industry with Terri Harris (Femtech Lab), Lea Moser (Kohe Lele) and Glenise Kinard-Moore (SkiiMoo Tech). 

Register here!

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Femtech 101 with Kathrin Folkendt

19/10/2021 - 6pm BST

Join us for a fireside chat on trends and challenges in the Femtech industry

and find out how to best get involved in Femtech!

Register here!

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Meet the CU Femtech Society

11 & 12/10/2021 - 7.30-8.30 BST

Drop in to meet the committee, find out about our upcoming events and discover how to be involved in the society!

Register here for Monday 11/10/2021

Register here for Tuesday 12/10/2021

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