NIH Pregnancy and Maternal Conditions that Increase Risk of Morbidity and Mortality Workshop LIVESTREAM, May 19-20

Join the NIH for a virtual workshop on clinical causes of maternal mortality (deaths related to pregnancy and giving birth) and maternal morbidity (short- and long-term health problems related to pregnancy and giving birth) in the United States.

The workshop will examine the landscape of maternal morbidity and mortality to develop a research agenda on understanding clinical causes. Participants, researchers, and healthcare experts will discuss: 1) why women die from certain conditions (such as postpartum bleeding, high blood pressure, heart disease, and infection); 2) what healthcare providers can do to identify women who are at risk; and 3) what types of interventions may reduce a woman’s risk. Other session topics include mental health and postpartum depression, pregnancy in women with physical or intellectual disabilities, and substance use disorders.

Hosted by: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD); Office of Research on Women’s Health, Office of the Director (OD), NIH; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); Office of Disease Prevention, OD, NIH


  •  Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
  •  Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET


This is a virtual meeting. Registration is closed, but the workshop will be livestreamed for the general public through NIH Videocast. Non-registered viewers can submit questions in advance to or to @NICHD_NIH on Twitter, using #MaternalHealthNICHD.

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NIH Videocast links:

Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Monica Barnette at the Bizzell Group at TTY users, please call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

To learn more about meeting details, contact Monica Barnette, CMP, The Bizzell Group,

To learn more about the workshop, contact Nahida Chakhtoura, M.D., Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch, Division of Extramural Research, NICHD,

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