9th International Conference on Birth Defects and
Disabilities in the Developing World
Health for All: Accelerate Efforts for Birth Defects Prevention and Care
23-26 October 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka
9th International Conference on Birth Defects and
Disabilities in the Developing World
Health for All: Accelerate Efforts for Birth Defects Prevention and Care
23-26 October 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka
9th International Conference on Birth Defects and
Disabilities in the Developing World
Health for All: Accelerate Efforts for Birth Defects Prevention and Care
23-26 October 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka
9th International Conference on Birth Defects and
Disabilities in the Developing World
Health for All: Accelerate Efforts for Birth Defects Prevention and Care
23-26 October 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka
9th International Conference on Birth Defects and
Disabilities in the Developing World
Health for All: Accelerate Efforts for Birth Defects Prevention and Care
23-26 October 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka
9th International Conference on Birth Defects and
Disabilities in the Developing World
Health for All: Accelerate Efforts for Birth Defects Prevention and Care
23-26 October 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka
9th International Conference on Birth Defects and
Disabilities in the Developing World
Health for All: Accelerate Efforts for Birth Defects Prevention and Care
23-26 October 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka
9th International Conference on Birth Defects and
Disabilities in the Developing World
Health for All: Accelerate Efforts for Birth Defects Prevention and Care
23-26 October 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka
9th International Conference on Birth Defects and
Disabilities in the Developing World
Health for All: Accelerate Efforts for Birth Defects Prevention and Care
23-26 October 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka
9th International Conference on Birth Defects and
Disabilities in the Developing World
Health for All: Accelerate Efforts for Birth Defects Prevention and Care
23-26 October 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka
9th International Conference on Birth Defects and
Disabilities in the Developing World
Health for All: Accelerate Efforts for Birth Defects Prevention and Care
23-26 October 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka
9th International Conference on Birth Defects and
Disabilities in the Developing World
Health for All: Accelerate Efforts for Birth Defects Prevention and Care
23-26 October 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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About ICBD 2019

About the conference
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
Bogotá D.C., Colombia (2017), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania (2015), Cebu, Philippines (2013); Lodz, Poland (2011); New Delhi, India (2009); Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2007); Beijing, China (2005); Johannesburg, South Africa, (2001).

Who should attend?
Health care providers, policymakers, researchers, donors, parent-patient organizations, other NGOs and youth volunteers from across the world interested in strengthening reproductive, maternal, newborn and child and adolescent health, with a focus on the prevention of birth defects, preterm birth and associated disabilities.

Important Dates

Call for abstracts

February 1, 2019

Deadline for abstracts submission

April 30, 2019

Conference registration starts

May 1, 2019

Abstract acceptance notification

June 30, 2019

Early registration deadline

August 15, 2019

Regular registration deadline

September 30, 2019

Late registration

October 1, 2019

ICBD 2019 conference starts

October 23, 2019

ICBD 2019 Topics

  1. Life course approaches for prevention of birth defects, stillbirth and preterm birth by addressing lifestyle, infections, nutrition and contraception
  2. Counting birth defects: Surveillance, newborn screening, pathological evaluations and ensuring data quality
  3. Programs and services for improving the health of women and girls before, during and after pregnancy
  4. Diagnostic strategies, including genetic testing for birth defects, across the life cycle
  5. Treatment options and care arrangements for individuals with birth defects and disabilities
  6. Ensuring continuation of services from pediatric to adult care for individuals with birth defects
  7. Reorienting healthcare system to integrate prevention and care of birth defects
  8. Use of information and communication technology, media and social networking for improving birth outcomes
  9.  The role of civil society, parent/patient organizations for birth defects prevention, advocacy and services
  10. Education of healthcare workers for improving the quality of maternal and newborn health services
  11. Networking and partnerships for birth defects related research, prevention and care
  12. National policies and programs for the birth defects prevention and care
  13. Strategies to reduce mortality and improve physical and developmental outcomes of children with birth defects
  14. Eliminating stigma and discrimination against persons with birth defects and disabilities
  15. Policy and practice implications of recent scientific and epidemiologic research related to birth defects and preterm birth
  16. Food fortification policies and programs for prevention of birth defects
  17. Addressing maternal and newborn health in humanitarian settings for improving birth outcomes
  18. Reducing exposure to harmful and teratogenic substances, including alcohol, drugs and medications for improving birth outcomes

ICBD 2019 Committees

Scientific Committee

Co-Chairs
Prof Vajira Dissanayake – Sri Lanka
Dr Salimah Walani – USA

Members
Dr Navoda Attapattu – Sri Lanka
Dr Hannah Blencowe – UK
Dr Manjula Danansuriya – Sri Lanka
Dr Ernawati Darmawan – Indonesia
Ms Lasanthi Daskon – Sri Lanka
Dr Ruwangi Dissanayake – Sri Lanka
Dr Boris Groisman –
Dr Paula Hurtado – Colombia
Dr Madhulika Kabra – India
Dr Vijaya Kancheria – USA
Prof Dhavendra Kumar – UK
Dr Nishani Lucus – Sri Lanka
Dr Saqib Mahmood – Pakistan
Dr Cara Mai – USA
Dr Rajesh Metha – India
Dr Lahiru Prabodha – Sri Lanka
Dr Rathna Puri – India
Prof Raj Ramesar – South Africa
Dr Nirmala Sirisena – Sri Lanka
Dr Samanmali Sumanasena – Sri Lanka
Dr Nilam Thakur – Nepal
Dr Sarah Verbiest – USA
Dr Saraji Wijesekara – Sri Lanka

Conference Venue

ICBD Registration

2019 ICBD Registration Fees

Registration Fee includes: Access to all the conference programs, conference bag and materials, coffee breaks and lunch on conference days, and a certificate of attendance.

 Conference registration starts April 30, 2019

 

Deadline

High-income Countries

Low or Middle-income Countries

Sri Lankan Participants

Early Registration Fee

August 15, 2019

US$400
Rate for professionals

US$250
Rate for students

US$150
General rate

US$100
Rate for students and professionals affiliated with a not-for-profit institution from a low- or middle-income country

US$75
General rate

US$50
Professionals employed by the government, academic institutions or  not-for-profit organizations

US$25
Students of health professions: Total of 150 first come, first serve basis

Regular Registration Fee

from September 30, 2019

US$450

US$200

US$100

Late Registration Fee

From October 1, 2019

(including onsite registration)

US$500

US$275

US$125

 

Notes:

  • For a list of country income level classifications, check here
  • The registration fee may be waived for some presenters. If you are eligible, you will be notified with your abstract acceptance letter.
  • Students will be required to show a valid student identification card at the on-site registration desk.
  • Organizational and country information will be verified by the conference organizers as needed.

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