National Birth Defects Prevention Network Annual Meeting (2020)
3/9/2020 - 3/11/2020 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac Ave
Arlington, VA 22202
The National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) will hold its 23rd Annual Meeting from March 9-11, 2020 in Arlington, VA with a pre-conference training to be held on March 8, 2020. As the only national conference for population-based birth defects surveillance programs in the United States, participants are given an opportunity to learn about current advances and opportunities for birth defects surveillance, research, intervention, and prevention through sharing of best practices at state, local and national levels.
Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 1:00PM-5:00PM ET: Pre-conference Training Workshop
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:00AM – Wednesday, March 11 at 12:00PM: NBDPN Meeting
Wednesday, March 11 from 1:00PM-5:00PM: CDC Grantee Meetings
Topics covered include:
National standards for birth defects surveillance
Birth defects surveillance systems response to emerging health issues
Clinical sessions on disorders of the head and brain
Analytic methods for birth defects surveillance
Birth defects prevention strategies
National Birth Defects Prevention Study research projects
Responding to community concerns
The issues covered at this in-person meeting are vitally important to advance the work of birth defects surveillance.
Meeting registration (on or before February 14, 2020) is $350. Registration after February 14, 2020 will be $400. Registration for one-day attendees is as follows: Monday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 10 will be $160 each day; Wednesday, March 11 will be $80 . The pre-meeting training is an additional $50. There is a $50 cancellation fee if the cancellation occurs on or before February 14, 2020.Barring unforeseen circumstances, no refunds will be issued after this date. To register for the meeting or the pre-conference training click here. If you have questions about the meeting or the pre-conference training, please contact NBDPN at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NBDPN will host a social event on Monday, March 9, 2020. This year's social event is 'Monuments by Moonlight' a trolley tour of the major sites on the DC Mall including stops at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Iwo Jima Marine Memorial. The tour will also pass by the White House, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, and the Capitol. This is a fully narrated tour and will last approximately 3 hours. The cost to attend is $48. Register for this event here. If you have questions about the social event, please contact NBDPN at email@example.com.
Call for Poster Abstracts
Information about the "call for poster abstracts" is available at http://www.nbdpn.org/call_for_posters.php. The deadline for poster submission is January 10, 2020. Submitters will be notified of their acceptance no later than Friday, January 24, 2020. If you submit an abstract earlier, you will receive notice of acceptance earlier. For all accepted abstracts, a final abstract and PDF will be due no later than Friday, January 31, 2020. If a PDF copy of the poster is not received, the poster will not be eligible for awards. To submit your abstract(s) click here. If you have questions about the poster abstracts, please contact NBDPN at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Silent Auction is back! See how creative you can be coming up with items to donate. As always contributions of artwork, crafts, books (both academic and those for leisure reading), music, jewelry, and accessories are most welcome. Specialty foods, libations and baskets of goodies from your state, region or country are a big hit as well. Consider offering your home or vacation house as a weekend getaway, since these items boost the earnings from this great event. As you know, your donation is tax deductible and your participation in the event is appreciated. If you would like to donate one or more items to the silent auction please go here. The last day to submit an item to the silent auction is February 28, 2020. If you have questions about the silent auction, please contact NBDPN at email@example.com.
At every in-person NBDPN annual meeting, the Network acknowledges achievements of individuals, programs, and agencies. The Awards Presentation is always a shining moment for NBDPN members and others working in the field of birth defects. If you'd like to submit a nomination for award please click on the links below. Nominations for awards close on November 30, 2019. If you have questions about the awards, please contact NBDPN at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Godfrey P. Oakley, Jr. Award
This award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of birth defects. Since 2001, NBDPN has presented this prestigious award in Dr. Oakley’s honor. Submit a nomination for this award here.
Birth Defects Education & Prevention Award
This award honors an agency's or birth defects program's efforts to raise public awareness of birth defects through innovative and collaborative projects. Submit a nomination for this award here.