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Registration open for annual Maternal and Child Health Research Institute symposium

Stanford scientists, clinicians and others with an interest in maternal and child health are invited to attend the free symposium on campus Nov. 15.

Registration is now open for the second annual Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute Symposium, which will highlight the latest research from across campus in maternal and child health. The event, scheduled for Nov. 15 at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, is free and open to the public. 

“The symposium aims to catalyze long-lasting research collaborations and share new insights for improving the health of mothers and children around the world,” said Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, professor of dermatology and co-director of the MCHRI.

This year’s keynote speaker is Diana Bianchi, MD, director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and head of the prenatal genomics and therapy section of the medical genetics branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute. Bianchi earned her medical degree at Stanford and is an expert in neonatal and perinatal medicine. 

The event will also feature Stanford investigators who have been funded through MCHRI programs, as well as poster sessions and networking opportunities. Conference registration is available online.

The conference is currently accepting abstracts focused on maternal and child health research for presentation during its poster sessions. Submissions from those who have received MCHRI funding are especially encouraged. Abstracts are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 1 and can be submitted online.

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