Updates on the Global Maternal Health Conference 2010: Website Launched, Abstract Submissions Open

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Global Maternal Health Conference Website Launched
Check out our new Conference websitewww.gmhconference2010.com!  All the news and information currently available about the Global Maternal Health Conference 2010 is now online.  This is where you’ll learn about registration, abstract submission, the conference program, and all the logistics you’ll need to attend the first ever global conference devoted exclusively to maternal health. Be sure to bookmark this site and visit it often – it will be continually updated as the conference nears.

Abstract Submission Now Open
Submit your abstract for a poster or a presentation at The Global Maternal Health Conference 2010 now!  The deadline is April 30th and all the details are available here.

A 20-person Conference steering committee has been hard at work identifying the themes and sub-themes that will by the focus of the 3-day conference. The themes are

• Maternal Health Interventions and Programs

• Underlying Factors Affecting Maternal Health

• Measurement–Trends and Methods

• Reproductive Health

• Health Systems

• Policy and Advocacy

More information about the themes and sub-themes is available here.

The steering committee is looking for abstracts that fall within the three organizing parameters of the Maternal Health Task Force: Evidence, Programs, and Policies and that are germane to the themes outlined above.

Submissions will be accepted for single abstracts and pre-formed panels.  Scholarships are available for participants from developing countries whose abstracts are accepted. To submit an abstract click here.

Conference Registration Opens in May
Global Maternal Health Conference registration is set to open mid-May.  Given the space limitations at the Conference venue, it is anticipated that open registration will be limited.  A majority of registration spots have been reserved for participants whose abstracts are accepted and who are on the conference program.

To ensure you secure a place at the conference we encourage you to submit an abstract. In addition, scholarship priority will be given to those from a developing country who have had an abstract accepted.  For more on Conference registration, click here.

Your colleagues at the Public Health Foundation of India and the Maternal Health Task Force look forward to your input and participation to make this Conference a turning point in global efforts to improve maternal health!

Stay tuned here for the most up to date information on the conference!