Nutrition in Pregnancy

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Nutrition in Pregnancy logoThe Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness at Oregon Health & Science University is hosting a national Nutrition in Pregnancy conference. The meeting will gather leading scientists and clinicians to discuss 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.

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 detailing nutritional needs of pregnant women are lacking.

This conference will present an overview of current research, including what we know and what we need to know to make clear recommendations to women of reproductive age. The conference is appropriate for anyone who works with pregnant women or does research on the role of nutrition before and during pregnancy and early life development.


Date: May 2 - 3, 2019
Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.
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Conference details

Cost

Early-bird registration is available through Thursday, February 28, 2019 for $600.

After March 1 the price increases to $800.

 

Cancellations received before Sunday, April 14, 2019 are eligible for a refund of the registration fee, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds are available for cancellations received on or after April 15, 2019. All cancellation requests must be submitted via

Accommodation

Hotel reservations are on your own. We do not have reserved rooms.

The conference will be held at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Directions and transportation options from the three local airports are available on the hotel's website. 


Topics and Speakers

We are in the process of confirming speakers and specific topics. Below are the general session topics:

What is the evidence that nutrition in pregnancy is important? Highlights

Nutritional requirements of preconception and pregnancy

Major issues pertaining to nutrition in pregnancy

Adolescents and pregnancy

Lactation and infant nutrition

Nutrition of mothers with medical conditions

Health concerns related to diet

The way forward

 

 

Local Organizing Committee

Rachel Drake, M.D., Ph.D. Student

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

Joanne Rogovoy, Director of Maternal & Child Health, March of Dimes Oregon

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

 

National Advisory Board

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

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

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 

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

Roberto Romero M.D., Chief, Perinatology Research Branch; Director, Division of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Intramural Division, NICHD, NIH, DHHS

Ranjan Yajnik, M.D., F.R.C.P., Director, Diabetes Unit King Edward Memorial Hospital and Research Centre, Pune India

Sponsors

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