Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Gaps in Knowledge and Opportunities for Research

October 17-18, 2016

Sponsor/Co-Sponsor(s)

Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch (PPB), Division of Extramural Research (DER), NICHD

Location

6700A Rockledge Drive
1ST floor Conference Room
Bethesda, MD 20892

Purpose

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a type of lung disease that affects premature infants. Extremely preterm infants may require long-term use of oxygen and mechanical ventilation as life-saving measures. However, these procedures may lead to the development of BPD.

This workshop will bring together researchers, health care providers, and others from various disciplines to discuss the definition, diagnosis, prevention, early intervention, and treatment for BPD. Participants also will identify knowledge gaps and outline research priorities to advance care for infants with BPD.

The meeting is open to the public, but registration is required. To register, email Rosemary Higgins.

More Information

Contact:

Rosemary Higgins, PPB, DER, NICHD
Email: higginsr@mail.nih.gov