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Dr Liona Poon

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Medicine, King's College London

    2011
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Joint RCOG/RCR

    2008
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, King's College London

    2002

Professional Qualifications

  • MRCOG,

    2010

Biographical details

Liona Poon is a part-time Clinical Senior Lecturer in Women's Health at Division of Women's Health, King's College London, UK. She was awarded MB BS from King's College London, University of London, in 2002 and undertook her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in London (South Thames London Deanery). She gained a 3-year training fellowship from the Fetal Medicine Foundation (UK Charity) and during this time, established a major screening programme for early detection of pre-eclampsia, which led to a Doctorate of Medicine (Research) in 2011. She then undertook subspecialty training in maternal fetal medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with Mr TG Teoh and Professor Kypros Nicolaides as supervisors. 

Research interests

Her main research interests are in the prediction and prevention of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. These include developing screening models for the prediction of aneuploidies, preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, macrosomia, stillbirth and spontaneous preterm birth.

She was a co-applicant (with Professor Nicolaides) to help secure a grant from the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for the study entitled "Combined Multi-Marker Screening and Randomised Patient Treatment with Aspirin for Evidence-Based Pre-eclampsia Prevention (ASPRE)".

Participation in workshop, seminar, course

FMF Advances in Fetal Medicine

Liona Poon (Speaker)

2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Risk of preterm birth following treatment for cervical disease stakeholder meeting

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

FMF Advances in Fetal Medicine

Liona Poon (Speaker)

2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Down’s Syndrome Study Day, St George’s Hospital

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Manila Central University Annual Postgraduate Course in OBGYN Ultrasound and Master Course on First trimester Screening Scan

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

First Trimester Screening: Annual Australasian Update

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Advanced Course in First Trimester Screening

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

20112012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Editorial activity

Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Journal)

Liona Poon (Editor)

20132014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Participation in conference

19th International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

11th Asia-Pacific Congress in Maternal Fetal Medicine

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The 14th World Congress in Fetal Medicine

Liona Poon (Speaker)

2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

31st International Congress “The Fetus as a Patient”

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

11th ISUOG Outreach Course in conjunction with the 6th Scientific Congress of the College of O&G, Singapore Professional Development Conference

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The 8th International Symposium on Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic syndrome and Pregnancy

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Molecular Diagnostics Europe

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

10th Asia-Pacific Congress in Maternal Fetal Medicine

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

Aug 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

13th World Congress in Fetal Medicine

Liona Poon (Speaker)

Jun 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Association of Early Pregnancy Unit Conference

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

6th Asia Pacific Congress on Controversies in Gynecology, Infertility and Ultrasound

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology World Congress 2014

Liona Poon (Keynote/plenary speaker)

2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

XXIV European Congress of Perinatal Medicine 2014

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Chulalongkorn University Maternal Fetal Medicine Conference

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Building Consensus out of Controversies in Gynecology, Infertility and Perinatology (BCGIP-COGI)

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Conference on Fetal Growth

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2013 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI)

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Conference in Fetal Medicine

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

20112012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

ISUOG Outreach Course and College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Singapore Scientific Congress

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Annual Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Meeting Scientific Forum on Hypertension in Pregnancy

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Vietnam France Asia Pacific Conference in Reproductive Health

Liona Poon (Invited speaker)

20092011

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Asia-Pacific Congress in Maternal Fetal Medicine

Liona Poon (Speaker)

2009

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Down’s Syndrome Screening Group International Congress

Liona Poon (Speaker)

2008

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

World Congress in Fetal Medicine

Liona Poon (Speaker)

20072013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Faculty member

Liona Poon (Member)

2016 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

International Advisory Board

Liona Poon (Advisor)

2015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Publication peer-review

HYPERTENSION IN PREGNANCY (Journal)

Liona Poon (Peer reviewer)

2013 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy (Journal)

Liona Poon (Peer reviewer)

2013 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Journal)

Liona Poon (Peer reviewer)

2013

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Journal)

Liona Poon (Peer reviewer)

2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Prenatal Diagnosis (Journal)

Liona Poon (Peer reviewer)

2010 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Journal)

Liona Poon (Peer reviewer)

2010 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Educational Committee

Liona Poon (Member)

2014

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Quality Management Group Independent Clinician

Liona Poon (Reviewer)

2013 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

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