3rd International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World

Sunday, June 17, 2007- Friday, June 22, 2007
Location: Gramado, near Porto Alegre, Brazil

The conference will focus on medical prevention and care, establishing international networks for research and service, capacity building, and public education for effective prevention and care of birth defects and disabilities. Calling for Abstracts! The conference is organized around five central topics:

  1. Surveillance, monitoring and needs assessment;
  2. Care of neonates and children with birth defects and disabilities;
  3. Prevention of birth defects and disabilities;
  4. Local, regional and global networks to strengthen the quality of health service delivery and promote community awareness; and
  5. Clinical genetics in its broad sense, including dysmorphology, metabolic disorders, genetic predisposition to common chronic illnesses, etc.

The deadline for abstracts is February 17, 2007. Please visit the Conference Website for instructions. Should you have any questions about the submission process, please email the conference organizers by clicking the "Contact Us" button on the home page. The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation is the main sponsor of this event, with the substantial help from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NCBDDD, CDC) and the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (NICHD, NIH).