Pregnancy at high altitude Scientific Meeting

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On 16 – 17 September 2024, the Royal Society will host a scientific discussion meeting at Old Divinity School, St John’s College, Cambridge, on the topic of pregnancy at high altitude.

This meeting will be led by Professor Graham J Burton FMedSci FRS, Professor Dino A Giussani and Professor Andrew J Murray from the University of Cambridge, and Professor Lorna Moore from the University of Colorado.

Hypobaric hypoxia, a condition of low oxygen experienced at high altitude, places additional stress on the mother and her fetus during pregnancy.

In this meeting, speakers and participants will explore the contrasting physiological adaptations in different ethnic populations at high altitude. Specifically, the discussion will focus on those adaptations that help maintain fetal oxygen delivery, sustaining growth and long-term health.

Attendees will also consider how insights from high altitude populations can inform interventions to mitigate fetal hypoxia at sea level, caused by complications in pregnancy.

There will be posters displayed for the duration of the meeting. Attendees can apply to present a poster.

This meeting is free to attend and is intended for researchers in relevant fields. Please note that this discussion meeting will be taking place in Cambridge and not at the Royal Society in London.

Advance registration is essential. In-person and online attendance is available.

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