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2024 AK Visiting Lecture Series 04

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

photos of Dr. Caroline Mitchell and Lynne Sykes

Provided by: MGH Center for Faculty Development & Mass General Brigham

2024 Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series 04
“The future of vaginal microbiome interventions”
“Targeting the immune response at the cervicovaginal interface to prevent preterm birth”

12:00 – 1:00 pm EST (4:00 – 5:00 pm GMT)

The Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series was created to support and advance the careers of women. These lectures bring together faculty from institutions that have hosted Anne Klibanski Scholars with MGH scholars, on topics that overlap both research areas.

Dr. Mitchell presented on “The future of vaginal microbiome interventions.”
Dr. Sykes presented on “Targeting the immune response at the cervicovaginal interface to prevent preterm birth.”

Learning Objectives for Dr. Mitchell’s talk:
Upon completion of this activity, participants were able to:

  • Participants will be able to identify gaps in the field of treatment for vaginitis.
  • Participants will be able to describe novel treatments under development.
  • Participants will be able to describe barriers to development of novel treatments.

Learning Objectives for Dr. Sykes’ talk:
Upon completion of this activity, participants were able to:

  • Appreciate the association between the vaginal microbiome and risk of premature birth.
  • Be aware of the changes in the immune response at the cervicovaginal interface in women with an adverse vaginal microbiome and who deliver preterm.
  • Acknowledge the potential new strategies for spontaneous preterm birth prediction and prevention.

Caroline M. Mitchell, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MGH/HMS
Dr. Mitchell is a faculty member in the Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and is the Director of the Vulvovaginal Disorders Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Lynne Sykes, PhD, Parasol Foundation Clinical Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics at Imperial College London
Dr. Sykes is an Honorary Consultant Obstetrician at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust where she is Clinical Lead for Preterm Birth Prevention Services at St Mary’s and Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospitals, London. She looks after women who are at a high risk of having an early birth and offers preventative treatments to help maintain a successful pregnancy.

Target Audience: This activity is intended for faculty and faculty trainees.
Course Director: Darshan H. Mehta, MD, MPH, Office for Well-Being; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsoring of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. 1 Continuing Education (CE) credit is awarded.


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