The Human Placenta Project (HPP) Sixth Annual Meeting

May 11-12, 2020

Sponsor/Co-Sponsor(s)

NICHD

Location

NIH Main Campus, Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), Bethesda, Maryland

Purpose

The placenta is the least understood human organ and arguably one of the more important organs in the body, not only for the health of a woman and her fetus during pregnancy but also for the lifelong health of both. NICHD's HPP is a collaborative research effort to understand the role of the placenta in health and disease. HPP aims to develop new tools to study the organ in real time to learn how it develops and functions throughout pregnancy.

The goals of this HPP meeting, titled Understanding Human Placental Structure and Function in Real Time: Current Progress and Future Directions, are to:

  • Bring together a group of multidisciplinary experts and broad thinkers, including computer scientists, engineers, placental biologists, clinicians, and patients, to discuss how to achieve the HPP goals
  • Highlight the progress to date of HPP-funded projects through presentations, posters, and demonstrations
  • Engage in active discussions together to envision HPP’s next steps

More Information

Contacts

For questions about meeting logistics:
Monica Barnette, Project Manager, Conference Services
Phone: 301-459-0100, extension 119
Email: mbarnette@thebizzellgroup.com

For questions about the meeting content or HPP:
Dr. David Weinberg, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, Division of Extramural Research, NICHD
Phone: 301-435-6973
Email: david.weinberg@nih.gov

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