The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute invites you to its third annual research symposium - as a VIRTUAL EVENT!

During these challenging times, we might not be able to come together in person, but we can stay connected. This year, we’ll be re-creating our annual research experience online. This annual research symposium will bring together faculty, trainees, students, and postdocs from Stanford and beyond to explore the latest developments and innovations in maternal and child health research.

Join us at the virtual research symposium on Friday, November 6, 2020!

Attendees will learn about the research funded by the Institute across campus, the programs and resources available to advance research in this area, and the researchers and scientists who are making an impact in the maternal and child health community. The symposium will include online poster sessions throughout the day where attendees will have opportunities to interact with presenters to learn about scientific ideas and innovations in maternal and child health research.

Now Accepting Abstracts!

We invite you to submit an abstract for the Virtual Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute Symposium, November 6, 2020! 

All abstracts will be reviewed for presentation at the virtual poster sessions of the symposium. They will also be viewable to the public in the week leading up to the event. Five abstracts will be selected from the submissions for oral presentations during the afternoon session of the virtual symposium. 

Research must be related to maternal or child health. We highly encourage ALL Stanford individuals to submit an abstract, whether or not you and the research were funded by MCHRI. MCHRI-funded faculty and trainees (past and current) are highly encouraged to submit an abstract. Read more.

Announcing Keynote Speaker!

David A. Williams, MD

Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Boston Children's Hospital

David A. Williams, MD, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital’s. He is a graduate of Indiana State University and Indiana University School of Medicine. After training in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Williams completed fellowship training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's. He completed his research training at Boston Children's and at the Whitehead Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then became a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Dr. Williams is an internationally-recognized pediatric hematologist and oncologist. His research is focused on the biology of blood stem cells, leukemia and gene therapy. Read more.