October 22-24, 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.
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Regular Registration Rate: $275 USD
Student Registration Rate: $150 USD
Scholarships: September 1, 2020
Abstract Submission: September 22, 2020
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 discounted registration code.
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Speaking at this eSymposia
University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
Lindsay H. Allen
USDA, Agricultural Research Service, USA
University of California, San Francisco, USA
Farhad B. Imam
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
University of California, San Diego, USA
Anura V. Kurpad
St. John's Research Institute, India
David J. Kyle
Evolve BioSystems, USA
Paula P. Meier
Rush University, USA
Balakrishnan Siddartha Ramakrishna
SRM Institutes for Medical Science, India
Magee-Womens Research Institute, USA
Katherine E. Semrau
Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Emily R. Smith
George Washington University, USA
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
University of Cambridge, UK
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
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Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13AI150086-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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