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 support clinical and translational research in maternal and child health, and the researchers and scientists who are solving the greatest health challenges facing pregnant women and children. 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.

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. 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.


Session Speakers

Maternal & Child Health Sessions

Hear from Stanford experts on the latest innovation and research in maternal and child health, including:

  • Emerging stem cell and gene therapies
  • Scientific advances in diversity, health equity, and social justice
  • The COVID-19 pandemic and innovations in school-age learning
  • And groundbreaking research from rising scientists!


Learn more about speakers.

Virtual Poster Presentations

Online Poster Viewing, November 2-6
Interactive Poster Sessions, November 6

Join us at the interactive Virtual Poster Sessions on November 6 to hear about the latest research in maternal and child health, learn from experts in the field, and connect with your colleagues. Virtual posters will be available for online viewing November 2-6. Read more.