National Birth Defects Prevention Network 23rd Annual Meeting, March 9-11, Arlington, VA

The National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) is pleased to invite all our colleagues in the area of birth defects research and prevention to the NBDPN 2020 Annual Meeting! NBDPN’s 23rd Annual Meeting will be held from March 9-11, 2020 in Arlington, VA with a pre-conference training on March 8, 2020.

As the only national conference for population-based birth defects surveillance programs in the United States, participants are given an opportunity to learn about current advances and opportunities for birth defects surveillance, research, intervention, and prevention through sharing of best practices at state, local and national levels. The issues covered at this in-person meeting are vitally important to advance the work of birth defects surveillance!

Session topics will include:

  • National standards for birth defects surveillance
  • Birth defects surveillance systems response to emerging health issues
  • Clinical sessions on disorders of the head and brain
  • Analytic methods for birth defects surveillance
  • Birth defects prevention strategies
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Study research projects
  • Responding to community concerns

Additional activities will include committee meetings, a juried poster session, silent auction fundraiser, and social event.

Meeting registration (on or before February 14, 2020) is $350. Registration after February 14, 2020 will be $400. Registration for one-day attendees is as follows: Monday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 10 will be $160 each day; Wednesday, March 11 will be $80. The pre-meeting training is an additional $50. There is a $50 cancellation fee if the cancellation occurs on or before February 14, 2020. Barring unforeseen circumstances, no refunds will be issued after this date. To register for the meeting or the pre-conference training (click here). If you have questions about the meeting or the pre-conference training, please contact NBDPN at


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