2020 NBDPN Annual Meeting

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
(703) 413-1300
2800 South Potomac Ave
Arlington, VA 22202
United States

The National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) will hold its 23rd Annual Meeting from March 9-11, 2020 in Arlington, VA with a pre-conference training to be held on March 8, 2020. As the only national conference for population-based birth defects surveillance programs in the United States, participants are given an opportunity to learn about current advances and opportunities for birth defects surveillance, research, intervention, and prevention through sharing of best practices at state, local and national levels.

  • Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 1:00PM-5:00PM ET: Pre-conference Training Workshop: Quality control: from abstraction to database management
  • Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:00AM – Wednesday, March 11 at 12:00PM: NBDPN Meeting
    • Monday, March 9
      • 8:00AM-12:00PM Welcome and Opening Plenary
      • 12:00PM-1:30PM Lunch and Selected Committee Meetings
      • 1:30PM-3:00PM Breakout Session A
        • Community Concern: Investigation and response looking at birth defects and environmental exposures
        • Record Linkage: Its Role in Birth Defects Surveillance
        • A Different Look at NTD Prevention
      • 3:30PM-5:00PM Breakout Session B
        • Round Table Program Managers Session
        • Data Analysis Methods and Communication: Small data, Significant challenges
        • Common Challenges Among Birth Defects Abstractors
      • 5:00PM-6:00PM Mentoring Session
      • 6:15PM Social Event
    • Tuesday, March 10
      • 8:00AM-12:00PM Godfrey Oakley Award Presentation and Clinical Plenary
      • 12:00PM-1:30PM Lunch and Selected Committee Meetings
      • 1:30PM-3:00PM Breakout Session A
        • Challenges in identifying birth defects in pregnancies that do not result in a live birth
        • Abstraction of head/skull syndromes
        • Critical Partnerships for Birth Defects Programs
      • 3:30PM-5:00PM Breakout Session B
        • Infant and child mortality
        • Research from the Centers for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (CBDRP)
        • Communications Strategies for underserved populations
      • 5:00PM-7:00PM Poster Session
    • Wednesday, March 11
      • 9:00AM-12:00PM Plenary on Emerging Threats to Mothers and Babies and Inspirational Story
  • Wednesday, March 11 from 1:00PM-5:00PM: CDC Grantee Meetings

Registration Information

Meeting registration (on or before February 14, 2020) is $350. Registration after February 14, 2020 will be $400. Registration for one-day attendees is as follows: Monday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 10 will be $160 each day; Wednesday, March 11 will be $80 . The pre-meeting training is an additional $50. There is a $50 cancellation fee if the cancellation occurs on or before February 14, 2020. Barring unforeseen circumstances, no refunds will be issued after this date. To register for the meeting or the pre-conference training click here. If you have questions, please contact NBDPN at nbdpn@nbdpn.org.

Hotel Reservations

A block of rooms at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View (NBDPN 2020 Annual Meeting) has been reserved at the prevailing rate of $239/night plus occupancy taxes (13.25%). Hotel room reservations can be made online, or call Marriott reservations at (703) 413-1300 and reference event name "NBDPN 2020 Annual Meeting."

If you have any questions about conference registration or hotel reservations, please email NBDPN@nbdpn.org.

Call for Poster Abstracts

Information about the "call for poster abstracts" is available at http://www.nbdpn.org/call_for_posters.php. The deadline for poster submission is January 10, 2020. Submitters will be notified of their acceptance no later than Friday, January 24, 2020. If you submit an abstract earlier, you will receive notice of acceptance earlier. For all accepted abstracts, a final abstract and PDF will be due no later than Friday, January 31, 2020.  If a PDF copy of the poster is not received, the poster will not be eligible for awards.

Submit your abstract(s) online here. If you have questions, please contact NBDPN at nbdpn@nbdpn.org.

Social Event

The NBDPN will host a social event on Monday, March 9, 2020. This year's social event is 'Monuments by Moonlight' a trolley tour of the major sites on the DC Mall including stops at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Iwo Jima Marine Memorial. The tour will also pass by the White House, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, and the Capitol. This is a fully narrated tour and will last approximately 3 hours. The cost to attend is $48. Register for this event here. If you have questions, please contact NBDPN at nbdpn@nbdpn.org.

Silent Auction

The Silent Auction is back! See how creative you can be coming up with items to donate. As always contributions of artwork, crafts, books (both academic and those for leisure reading), music, jewelry, and accessories are most welcome. Specialty foods, libations and baskets of goodies from your state, region or country are a big hit as well. Consider offering your home or vacation house as a weekend getaway, since these items boost the earnings from this great event. As you know, your donation is tax deductible and your participation in the event is appreciated. If you would like to donate one or more items to the silent auction please go here. The last day to submit an item to the silent auction is February 28, 2020. If you have questions, please contact NBDPN at nbdpn@nbdpn.org.

Awards Nominations

At every in-person NBDPN annual meeting, the Network acknowledges achievements of individuals, programs, and agencies.  The Awards Presentation is always a shining moment for NBDPN members and others working in the field of birth defects. If you'd like to submit a nomination for award please click on the links below. Nominations for awards close on November 30, 2019. If you have questions, please contact NBDPN at nbdpn@nbdpn.org.
  • The Godfrey P. Oakley, Jr. Award
    This award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of birth defects. Since 2001, NBDPN has presented this prestigious award in Dr. Oakley’s honor. Submit a nomination for this award here.
  • Birth Defects Education & Prevention Award
    This award honors an agency's or birth defects program's efforts to raise public awareness of birth defects through innovative and collaborative projects. Submit a nomination for this award here.
  • State Leadership Award
    This award honors an outstanding contribution (or leadership) by a state birth defects program. Submit a nomination for this award here.

Quick links for the 2020 NBDPN Annual Meeting
Meeting Registration | Social Event Registration | Poster Abstract Submission | Silent Auction | Godfrey P. Oakley Jr Award | Birth Defects Education and Prevention Award | State Leadership Award