APR 21 - APR 22
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

ChildX Symposium

Designing Solutions for Maternal-Infant Health

The second annual ChildX symposium launches a four-year rotational Life Course program that focuses on a series of transdisciplinary topics aimed at improving health for expectant mothers and children.

This year’s program features speakers who will advance our understanding of human development from conception to birth, and the events during pregnancy that influence lifelong health and disease. Six transdisciplinary thematic sessions span topics ranging from stem cell biology, fetal development, prematurity, and innovative technologies to the evolving microbiome, pathogens that threaten the fetus, and how to thrive in a changing world.

Keynote presentations from internationally renowned leaders in Maternal and Child Health include:

Michael Lu, MD, MS, MPH

Associate Administrator, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, US Department of Health and Human Services

“Improving the Health of America’s Children and Families”

Peter Singer, MD, MPH - CEO of Grand Challenges
Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto; Foreign Secretary of the Canada Academy of Health Science

“Saving Brains: Innovations to Help Children Thrive”


Sponsorsed by Stanford Child Health Research Institute in collaboration with Stanford Medicine, Stanford Children’s Health, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health


Stanford University School of Medicine
291 Campus Dr, Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall
Palo Alto, CA 94305