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

When:

  •  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

Where:

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 nichdconferences@nih.gov or to @NICHD_NIH on Twitter, using #MaternalHealthNICHD.

Meeting website: http://bit.ly/3ablkey

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 mbarnette@thebizzellgroup.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, mbarnette@thebizzellgroup.com

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

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