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Optimizing Nutrition for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

October 21-23, 2020*
*Program is in development and subject to change


Maternal undernutrition leads to adverse pregnancy outcomes and poor fetal growth. Together, maternal and child undernutrition are responsible for nearly half of all child deaths globally. The first 1,000 days, including fetal life and early infancy, are key periods of growth and organogenesis. Nutrient availability during this time influences growth, development, and metabolic programming which also has implications for health and disease in later infancy and childhood. Despite the clear biological importance of maternal and newborn nutrition, our understanding of the basic biology linking nutrition to healthy growth and development is poor. Furthermore, research into innovative approaches to improving maternal nutrition and enhancing nutrition for vulnerable infants and newborns is lacking. This Keystone Symposia conference brings together population health scientists, clinical trialists, placental and breastmilk biologists, and experts in modern molecular and metabolic methods to address the unique nutritional challenges of women and infants in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)s. This conference will encourage interdisciplinary research in maternal/fetal, newborn, and early infant nutrition, an area which has been understudied. It will also connect global nutrition and molecular nutrition experts for future collaboration. Finally, this conference is part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Program is intended for scientific researchers and clinical audiences.

Join us for this landmark virtual event, brought to you by Keystone Symposia.

Pricing:

Regular Registration Rate: $275 USD
Student Registration Rate: $150 USD

Deadlines:

Financial Aid: October 5, 2020
Deadline for Short Talk Consideration: September 22, 2020

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Financial Aid Opportunities

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as individuals from low- and middle- income countries (all career stages) working in science and medicine related fields, are eligible to apply for a FREE registration code.

Find out more about financial aid opportunities here!





Program Details



Speaking at this eSymposia


Seth Adu-Afarwuah

University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana


Bosede Bukola Afolabi

University of Lagos, Nigeria


Tahmeed Ahmed

ICDDR, Bangladesh


Lindsay H. Allen

USDA, Agricultural Research Service, USA


Ranadip Chowdhury

Society for Applied Studies, India


Valerie Flaherman

University of California, San Francisco, USA


Farhad B. Imam

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA


Anura V. Kurpad

St. John's Research Institute, India


David J. Kyle

Evolve BioSystems, USA


Paula P. Meier

Rush University, USA


Martha Mwangome

KEMRI – Wellcome Trust, Kenya


Balakrishnan Siddartha Ramakrishna

SRM Institutes for Medical Science, India


Yoel Sadovsky

Magee-Womens Research Institute, USA


Katherine E. Semrau

Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA


Emily R. Smith

George Washington University, USA


Buffy Stahl

DuPont, USA


Christine P. Stewart

University of California, Davis, USA


Christopher Sudfeld

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA


Alecia-Jane Twigger

University of Cambridge, UK


Jian Yan

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA


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