Preconception Care Research: Improving Birth Outcomes and Reproductive Health Workshop

Date: 2/14/2008 - 4/15/2008
Location: Natcher Conference Center, NIH Campus

Sponsors(s): Reproductive Sciences Branch (RSB), Center for Population Research (CPR), NICHD; Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, NICHD; Office of Rare Diseases, Office of the NIH Director; Office of Research on Women's Health, Office of the NIH Director; National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; March of Dimes; Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine; DHHS Office on Women's Health; American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Purpose: The purpose of this workshop is to bring together a broad spectrum of scientific experts to define a multidisciplinary framework for developing a research agenda in preconception care research by addressing the current state of knowledge, identifying emerging issues or continuing gaps in knowledge, and exploring future opportunities for research. The focus is on establishing those factors that compromise reproductive and long-term health outcomes. To address the full spectrum of research from basic science to behavioral and clinical applications, the meeting will examine the diverse components of preconception care research to determine their influence on improved birth outcomes and maternal health.

Contact:Dr. Estella Parrott, RSB, CPR, NICHD
Tel: (301) 496-6515
Fax: (301) 496-0962

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