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 firstname.lastname@example.org or to @NICHD_NIH on Twitter, using #MaternalHealthNICHD.
Meeting website: http://bit.ly/3ablkey
NIH Videocast links:
- Day 1: https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=36359&bhcp=1
- Day 2: https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=36363&bhcp=1
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 email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about the workshop, contact Nahida Chakhtoura, M.D., Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch, Division of Extramural Research, NICHD, email@example.com