Workshop on Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS): Present and Future

June 10-11, 2024 (8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.; 8 a.m.-Noon ET)


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


Virtual/in-person hybrid for Day 1 only; no virtual participation will be available for Day 2
6710B Rockledge Drive, First Floor Conference Rooms 1425/1427, Bethesda, Maryland 20817


PAS, a condition when the placenta fails to detach from the uterine wall during delivery, poses a serious risk of morbidity and mortality for pregnant individuals. Timely and accurate diagnosis of PAS, along with effective management strategies such as determining the right time for delivery, preoperative planning, intraoperative approach, and postoperative care are essential steps to improve maternal outcomes. However, the field must address significant research gaps in knowledge to achieve consensus on best practice for managing.

This workshop convenes experts, health care providers, and stakeholders, including representatives from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the Pan-American Society for the Placenta Accreta Spectrum, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, to collaborate on shaping future research in the field of PAS. The goal of the meeting is to generate concrete and actionable insights that will lead to consensus on important PAS topics.

Goals of the event include the following: 

  • Identify gaps in knowledge regarding the screening and diagnosis of PAS.
  • Highlight promising clinical and research opportunities in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management of PAS, with a focus on enhancing patient outcomes.
  • Enhance understanding of patient needs and support to better inform clinical research efforts.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations to participate in this activity should contact Lynette Queen at or 301-246-6250 at least 5 days in advance.

More Information


For program-related questions:
Monica Longo, PPB, DER, NICHD
Phone: 409-789-8264

For workshop logistics and registration questions:

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