Recognizing the need to build capacity in lower-income countries for the prevention of birth defects and preterm
birth and care of those affected, the goal of these biennial conferences has been to provide specific practical
tools and approaches that developing country participants can use to implement and strengthen surveillance
and health care delivery and influence policy and funding in support when they return to their respective countries.
Previous conferences: Cebu, Philippines (2013); Lodz, Poland (2011); New Delhi, India (2009); Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2007); Beijing, China (2005); Johannesburg, South Africa, (2001)
Health care providers, policy makers, researchers, donors, parent-patient organizations, other NGOs and youth volunteers from across the world interested in strengthening reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, with a focus on the prevention of birth defects, preterm birth and associated disabilities.
ICBD7 (2015) will be organized around the following topics, with the focus of each being on the presentation of successful best practices/models of prevention and care of birth defects and premature birth in East Africa and around the world:
Special rates have been agreed for accommodation at the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel (the conference location) as well as the Holiday Inn Dar es Salaam (within walking distance of the conference site). To book your hotel, please contact the hotel directly by email or phone and indicate that you are participating in the "ICBD 2015 conference being hosted by The Aga Khan Hospital".
Tel: +255 22 2112416
|Executive Ocean Room||1-2||$251.50|
*Participants receiving support for accommodation will be housed at this hotel. We will reserve your room for you after you have been notified of your abstract acceptance.
Tel: +255 222139250
Tel: +255 2117050/51
|Club Room (Pool Facing)||1||$136.50|
|Club Room (Pool Facing)||2||$150|
|Club Room (Ocean View)||1||$140|
|Club Room (Ocean View)||2||$160|
Tel: +255 779 11 22 33 /+255 789 110 044
Fax: +255 222135309
For information about additional hotels and rates:
Registration fees include the following:
Limited funding may be available to provide support with waiver of the registration fee and hotel accommodation for a small number of participants with accepted abstracts. To qualify for this support, the presenter must be affiliated with an organization whose headquarters are based in a low- or middle-income country. The provision and amount of this support will depend on the availability of funds.
We are now accepting abstracts for the 7th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World to be held on 21-24 September 2015 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Submission Deadline: Abstracts will be accepted until June 22, 2015.
Notification of Abstract Acceptance:All authors will be notified via email by June 30, 2015. Please make sure your email address is correct and up-to-date.
Registration:Once your abstract is accepted, the presenting author must register for the conference by July 30, 2015.
Participation Support: Limited funding may be available to provide support withwaiver of the registration fee and hotel accommodation for a small number of participants with accepted abstracts. To qualify for this support, the presenter must be affiliated with an organization whose headquarters are based in a low- or middle-income country. The provision and amount of this support will depend on the availability of funds.
Professionals, policy makers, researchers and students working in the areas related to the theme and topics of this conference are invited to submit abstracts for consideration. The conference will be organized around the following topics, with the focus of each being on the presentation of successful best practices/models of prevention and care of birth defects and premature birth in East Africa and around the world:
Abstracts may be submitted for one of the following forms of presentation: