2018 NBDPN Annual Meeting

2018 National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) Annual Meeting
March 11-14, 2018

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta, Georgia
The National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) will hold its 21st Annual Meeting from March 11-14, 2018 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, GA.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 1:00-5:00PM ET: Training Workshops: 1) Scientific Writing; 2) Medical Record Abstraction
Monday, March 12, 2018 at 8:00AM – Wednesday, March 14 at 12:00PM: NBDPN Meeting
Wednesday, March 14 from 1:00-5:00PM: CDC Grantee Meetings (CBDRP and State Birth Defects Surveillance)

A variety of plenary and breakout sessions is scheduled to appeal to a diverse audience and cover birth defects surveillance, research, and prevention issues.  Featured sessions include:
  • Birth Defects Surveillance Systems Respond to Emerging Public Health Issues
  • Disorders of Sexual Development: Embryology and Fetal Development, Epidemiology, & Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Electronic Health Records and Informatics
  • Multi-state Data Collaborative Projects
  • Impact of Coding Changes to Birth Defects Surveillance
  • Quality Evaluation and Improvement of Birth Defects Surveillance Data
  • NBDPS Research Projects 
  • Critical Congenital Heart Defects
  • Substance Exposed Newborns
Also on the agenda are sessions designed to encourage information sharing and networking, such as poster presentations and exhibits. On Sunday, March 11, 2018, we will offer two concurrent hands-on training opportunities focusing on scientific writing and medical record abstraction.
Call for Poster Abstracts

Information about the "call for poster abstracts" is available at http://www.nbdpn.org/call_for_posters.phpThe extended deadline for poster submission is February 7, 2018.

The Conference Poster Committee will review the abstracts and notify submitters no later than February 9, 2018 of their acceptance.   If you submit an abstract earlier, you will receive notice of acceptance earlier.  Changes can be submitted after the February 7, 2018 initial submission deadline.  A final abstract will be due no later than Wednesday, February 21, 2018. 
Submit your abstract(s) online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018AM_posters.  If you have questions, please contact Vinita Leedom at posters@nbdpn.org.
Registration Information

To register for the meeting, go to https://www.regonline.com/2018_NBDPN.

Meeting registration (on or before February 26, 2018) is $300.  Registration after February 26, 2018 will be $350.  Registration for one-day attendees is $100.  The pre-meeting training is an additional $50.  There is a $25 cancellation fee if the cancellation occurs before February 26, 2018. Barring unforeseen circumstances, no refunds will be issued after this date.

A block of rooms at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center (NBDPN 2018 Annual Meeting) has been reserved at the prevailing federal per diem rate, currently $148/night plus occupancy taxes (16.8%) and $5 Georgia state fee per night. To reserve a room, call Marriott reservations at (404) 261-9250 and reference event name "NBDPN 2018 Annual Meeting" (hotel code "nbd"). You can also reserve a room on-line.

If you have any questions, please contact nbdpn_am@nbdpn.org.