May 27–28, 2014
Bolger Center, 9600 Newbridge Drive, Potomac, Maryland
The placenta is the least understood human organ and arguably one of the more important, not only for the health of a woman and her fetus during pregnancy but also for the lifelong health of both. To address this lack of knowledge, the NICHD believes a concerted effort, the Human Placenta Project, would make substantial inroads.
Initial goals of the Human Placenta Project are to:
This meeting assembles experts who study the placenta, and other creative thinkers who have never previously applied their approaches to the placenta, along with potential partners to help define the scientific opportunities and approaches, long-term goals, intermediate metrics and deliverables, and timetable of the Project.
Attendance at this meeting is by invitation only.
David Weinberg, PhD
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