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Improving Birth Outcomes: What's Next on Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation

WEBINAR

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FREE

for Members

Improving Birth Outcomes: What's Next on Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, New York City, USA

Presented By

Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation in Pregnancy Technical Advisory Group

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science

 

Many women around the world in low- and middle-income countries struggle to meet the increased dietary demands for a health pregnancy through diet alone—leading to heightened risk of diminished health and even death for millions of women and children. In 2016, the World Health Organization established antenatal care guidelines recommending iron-folic acid supplementation but advised that countries with high rates of nutritional deficiencies could consider MMS instead. At the time, outstanding questions remained on the benefits, risks, and cost-effectiveness of MMS. To help countries determine whether to implement MMS, the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science convened a task force to review and interpret the latest evidence on MMS in pregnancy. This free webinar will present the task force’s findings, which have been recently published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

This webinar will have two sessions:

Session One: 10:30 am-11:30 am is for policymakers and program implementers

Session Two: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm is for researchers and clinicians

Register just once and you will be given access to both sessions; you may choose to attend one, or both.


Scientific Papers

  1. Review of the evidence regarding the use of MMS in low‐ and middle‐income countries
  2. Replacing IFA with MMS among pregnant women in Bangladesh and Burkina Faso: costs, impacts, and cost‐effectiveness
  3. The upper level: examining the risk of excess micronutrient intake in pregnancy from antenatal supplements
  4. Benefits of MMS supplementation in pregnancy

Registration

Individual
$0

Speakers

Robert Black, MD, MPH
Robert Black, MD, MPH

Johns Hopkins University

Emily R. Smith, ScD, MPH
Emily R. Smith, ScD, MPH

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Reina Engle-Stone, PhD
Reina Engle-Stone, PhD

University of California, Davis

Alison Gernand, PhD
Alison Gernand, PhD

Penn State University

Megan Bourassa, PhD
Megan Bourassa, PhD

The New York Academy of Sciences

Gilles Bergeron, PhD
Gilles Bergeron, PhD

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presenting Partner

Tuesday

June 25, 2019

Session 1: For Policy Makers & Program Implementers

10:30 AM

Welcome and history of the task force

Speaker

Gilles Bergeron, PhD
The New York Academy of Sciences
10:35 AM

Micronutrient status and the benefits of MMS on birth outcomes

Speaker

Robert Black, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University
10:50 AM

Task force conclusions and guidance on MMS in pregnancy

Speaker

Megan Bourassa, PhD
The New York Academy of Sciences
11:00 AM

Outputs of the task force and future directions of the technical advisory group

Speaker

Gilles Bergeron, PhD
The New York Academy of Sciences
11:05 AM

Q&A

Speaker

11:25 AM

Conclusion

Speaker

Gilles Bergeron, PhD
The New York Academy of Sciences

Session 2: For Research Scientists and Clinicians

12:00 PM

Welcome & Introduction

Speaker

Gilles Bergeron, PhD
The New York Academy of Sciences
12:03 PM

Overview of the clinical trials and their results, adherence info and adverse birth outcomes

Speaker

Emily R. Smith, ScD, MPH
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
12:15 PM

The upper level: examining the risk of excess micronutrient intake in pregnancy from antenatal supplements

Speaker

Alison Gernand, PhD
Penn State University
12:25 PM

Cost-effectiveness analyses of replacing iron and folic acid with MMS during pregnancy

Speaker

Reina Engle-Stone, PhD
University of California, Davis
12:37 PM

Q&A

Speaker

12:57 PM

Conclusion

Speaker

Gilles Bergeron, PhD
The New York Academy of Sciences
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