Nutrition in Pregnancy Conference 2022

Registration closes Friday, May 27!

Development before birth is now known to be a critical time period in establishing later life chronic disease risk. Nutrition plays a vital role in this development, but specific guidelines and support for nutritional needs of pregnant women are lacking.

This issue crosses multiple disciplines. Obstetricians, family medicine practitioners, nurse midwives, dietitians, epidemiologists and developmental physiologists each understand a piece of the issue, but rarely have the opportunity to work together. The Moore Institute is working to spur these conversations.

In May 2019, the Moore Institute hosted the first Nutrition in Pregnancy Conference, gathering scientists, clinicians and nutrition advocates. Talks covered current research in the unique needs of women before and during pregnancy and lactation, and how those nutritional needs impact the lifelong health of the mother and her offspring. The resulting review is available from American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The second Nutrition in Pregnancy Conference will focus on community needs, current education, programs and policies. The conference will be held June 2-3, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

Dorothy Fink, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women’s Health; Director, Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services will provide the welcome. We have confirmed speakers from NIH, Yale, George Washington University, National WIC Association, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Howard University and several others.

The full schedule is now available.

Nutrition in Pregnancy logo of pregnant woman and baby

2022 conference details

Kimpton Hotel Monaco
700 F St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004

Hotel reservations available here.

Beginning May 2, the cost increases to $600.

Full agenda with talk titles and speakers.

DAY 1
Session 1: The importance of nutrition in early life
Session 2: Racial disparities and health
Session 3: Lactation and first foods
Session 4: Barriers to nutrition and diet modification
Session 5: Community health and pregnancy outcomes

DAY 2
Session 6: College representatives (AAP, AAFP, ACOG, ACNM) discussing nutrition training for practitioners
Session 7: Overview of pregnancy and nutrition policies, what's on deck?
Session 8:  Implementation: How will nutrition science impact future policy?
Session 9: Improving nutrition for women at a national level: Facilitated discussion to determine next steps in addressing maternal nutrition issues

The health and safety of all attendees is our primary concern.  OHSU meeting organizers and current Washington, D.C. regulations require that all meeting attendees be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required. Currently, this does not include a booster dose, but this requirement could change before the conference based on local regulations. We will follow all current guidance of the CDC and local Washington D.C. regulations during the conference.

Masks will be required in all areas of the hotel and meeting space.  Masks may only be removed when actively eating or drinking, or when presenting.

The meeting organizers will be monitoring COVID-19 prevalence and will reassess health and safety measures to comply with local regulations and CDC recommendations. 

Liana Haywood, M.P.H., Communications Manager, Bob & Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness

Scarlett Hopkins, R.N., M.A., Instructor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perinatology Division

Leslie Myatt, Ph.D., Bob and Charlee Moore Endowed Professor, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Associate Director for Women's Health, Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness

Christie Naze, R.D., C.D.E., Clinical Dietitian Specialist, Center for Women's Health

Jonathan Purnell, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Knight Cardiovascular Institute and Division of Endocrinology; Associate Director for Clinical Research, Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition &Wellness

Lisa Rhuman, Director of Operations, Center for Developmental Health, Knight Cardiovascular Institute and Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness

Diane Stadler, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., Associate Professor of Medicine; Division of Health Promotion & Sports Medicine, Director, Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition & Dietetic Internship; Director Curriculum Development, Lao American Nutrition Institute; Associate Director for Nutrition, Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness

Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., M. Lowell Edwards Chair, Professor Medicine, Director, Center for Developmental Health, Knight Cardiovascular Institute and Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness

Amy Valent, D.O., Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Linda Barbour, M.D., M.S.P.H., F.A.C.P., Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Divisions of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes and Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Medical Director OB Diabetes and High Risk OB Clinics; Co-Director Colorado Program for Nutrition and Healthy Development, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Darlena Birch, M.B.A., R.D.N., Senior Public Health Nutritionist, National WIC Association

Andrew Bremer, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.S., Chief, Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Patrick Catalano, M.D., Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology;Vice Chair of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mother Infant Research Institute, Tufts University School of Medicine 

Ella Daniels,  Senior Manager, Partnerships, Partnership for a Healthier America

Caron Gremont, Director, Early Childhood, Center for Best Practices, No Kid Hungry campaign

Nicole Marshall, M.D., M.C.R., F.A.C.O.G, Assistant Professor, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

Emily Oken, M.D., M.P.H., Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Lisa Rhuman Director of Operations, Center for Developmental Health, Knight Cardiovascular Institute and Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness, Oregon Health & Science University

Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., M. Lowell Edwards Chair, Professor Medicine, Director, Center for Developmental Health, Knight Cardiovascular Institute and Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness, Oregon Health & Science University

Kurt Wharton, M.D., Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine; Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beaumont Royal Oak Hospital

For questions, email Bernadette, or call 503-494-4238.

Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation: The School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.