The Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM)

  • When Feb 14, 2018 to Feb 17, 2018 (America/Vancouver / UTC-800)
  • Where Banff, AB
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The Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM) features stellar international speakers, and creates a unique interface between obstetrical and neonatal, clinical and bench research, bringing to light antenatal decisions leading to better postnatal outcomes, and generating a better understanding of maternal health, parturition, newborn physiology and early life origins of disease. The theme is the unbroken thread: following the connections between maternal physiology, fetal and newborn physiology, and the development of adult health and disease. The highlight will be the intersectional plenary sessions – crossing disciplines from obstetrics to neonatology, from clinic and ICU to cell biology. Each internationally renowned plenary speaker has been invited with the novel task to delineate a portion of the plenary topic, and then to toss the ball into the hands of the next speaker. The result will be a continuum of intellectual discourse developed over the course of the meeting. We are expecting 400+ researchers, clinicians, nurses, trainees and policymakers at the Banff Centre in February 2018.  The meeting also features sixteen thematic research sessions with incisive keynote speakers, platform presentations by trainees, two broad-ranging research poster sessions and eleven workshops by national experts, ranging from cutting edge technologies, to how to conduct a clinical trial, to engagement of indigenous communities in research, to translation of research toward public policy.