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Optimizing Nutrition for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Growth and Development (S7)

Scientific Organizers: Emily Smith, Anura Kurpad and Farhad Imam


October 21—24, 2020

Le Meridien New Delhi, New Delhi, India


Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


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** Registration opens in January 2020 **



Discounted Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is )

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is )

Discounted Registration Deadline: August 20, 2020

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1045.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Wednesday, October 21 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Saturday, October 24 with a closing plenary session from 14:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Sunday, October 25 in order to fully experience the meeting.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/21/2020

Rajiv Bahl†, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Global Maternal, Fetal, and Newborn Nutrition: The Challenges and Opportunities

09:00—11:15
Maternal (Intrauterine) Nutrition and Fetal Growth
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/21/2020

Emily R. Smith, George Washington University, USA
Maternal Nutrition, Gestational Weight Gain, and Adverse Birth Outcomes

Coffee Break

Speaker to be Announced

Shinjini Bhatnagar†, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, India
Genomic, Epigenomic, Proteomic, and Microbial Correlates of Preterm Birth in India

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

14:30—16:30
Workshop 1

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Human Breastmilk: What's in It? How Does It Affect Infant Health?
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/21/2020

Lindsay H. Allen, USDA, ARS, USA
What’s Normal? Global Reference Values for Human Milk (MILQ Study)

Shikha Pundir†, University of Auckland, New Zealand
The Role of Bioactives in Human Milk

Alecia-Jane Twigger†, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
Novel Methods for Characterizing Human Milk (Development of a Mammary Organoid for Human Lactation Research; Characterizing Breastmilk using a Single Cell RNA Approach)

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Feeding Vulnerable Infants: Considerations for Preterm and Low Birthweight Newborns
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/21/2020

Katherine E. Semrau, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Feeding Vulnerable Infants - Global Evidence, Policy, and a Call to Action

Paula P. Meier†, Rush University, USA
Health and Nutrition Impacts of Donor Human Milk for Vulnerable Infants: Implications for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Coffee Break

Mandy Brown Belfort†, Children's Hospital Boston, USA
Nutrition and Neurocognitive Consequences for Vulnerable Infants

Martha Mwangome, KEMRI – Wellcome Trust, Kenya
The Role of Breastmilk in Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Infants Aged Below 6 Months

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Innovative Breastmilk Supplements for Newborns
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/21/2020

* Farhad B. Imam, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Victoria Niklas†, Prolacta Bioscience, USA
Research and Development for Next-Generation Human Milk Products

Daniel Roth, Hospital for Sick Children / University of Toronto, Canada
Synbiotics for Preventing Newborn Sepsis

Speaker to be Announced

David J. Kyle, Evolve BioSystems, USA
Historical Overview of the Role of B. Infantis in Breastfeeding Infants

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Optimal Nutrition Older Infants and Young Children
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/21/2020

Seth Adu-Afarwuah, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
Lipid Nutrient Supplements (LNS) – Who Benefits? Big Data for Precision Public Health

Christine P. Stewart†, University of California, Davis, USA
Eggs and Egg Products as Complementary Food for Growth

Coffee Break

Anura V. Kurpad, St. John's Research Institute, India
Amino Acid Digestibility

Christopher Sudfeld, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Nuerocognitive Benefits of Childhood Nutrition Interventions

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:00—16:00
Microbiome-Nutrient interactions
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/21/2020

* Farhad B. Imam, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Mohit Jain, University of California, San Diego, USA
Microbiome-Metabolome Interactions in Health and Disease

Balakrishnan Siddartha Ramakrishna, SRM Institutes for Medical Science, India
Iron Supplementation in Pregnancy and the Gut Microbiome

Buffy Stahl†, DuPont, USA
Landscape of Microbial Products and Therapeutics (L. Plantarum, etc)

Tahmeed Ahmed, ICDDR,B, Bangladesh
Microbiota Directed Complementary Foods for the Treatment of Childhood Malnutrition

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—18:45
Cutting Edge Clinical Trial Results
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/21/2020

Nita Bhandari, Society for Applied Studies, India
Women and Infants Integrated Growth Study (WINGS): Early Observations

Speaker to be Announced
Speaker from Aga Khan University

Anne Shee CC Lee†, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
ENAT Clinical Trial Results

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/21/2020

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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