ANZPRA Online Mini-Satellite 2020 - Save the Date
We were sad to have to cancel our original Satellite Meeting in Christchurch. But we know how much you all miss hearing about placentas, so would like to give you a heads up that we're planning an online mini-satellite on Thursday the 22nd October. We'd like to use this opportunity to promote the work of our ECRs in particular, who are impacted heavily by reduced opportunities like this due to Covid. More details to follow....
ANZPRA ECR Award
***Please note the closing date for this award will be in late 2020 to mitigate for Covid travel bans and difficulties planning collaborative exchanges at this time, further details will be announced at the ANZPRA Online Satellite in October, and posted online at the same time.***
The ANZPRA ECR Award is aimed at enabling our younger members to visit other laboratories to foster collaborations and learn new techniques. Awards are valued at up to $1000AU, and open to ANZPRA members who are within 5 years of obtaining their PhD (or highest degree).
We are pleased to announce the inagural winner of the ANZPRA ECR award - Ashley Meakin from the University of Queensland. Ashley will use his award to visit collaborators in US after SRI in March 2020. We wish Ash all the best with his trip and look forward to hearing about it.
The award will be open for applications again in 2020, and we encourage all ECRs to apply. Visit the awards page for full details.
Placenta - the official journal of IFPA
Placenta is the International forum providing up to the minute information on all scientific and clinical investigations pertaining to placental research and their applications. The journal includes full length and mini reviews, original articles, book reviews, announcements and reports, abstracts of important meetings and scientific letters to the Editor. http://www.journals.elsevier.com/placenta
IFPA 2020 - Amsterdam, 2-5th September.
Please note that this meeting has been postponed to 2021. Please visit http://www.ifpa2021.org for full details.
The theme of the meeting will be “Next Generation of Placental Research”. This theme has a twofold aim; firstly, it is chosen to emphasize the research performed by young investigators and give them a large platform to present their work. Secondly, the theme is to highlight all aspects of the large variety of next generation techniques present today or in the near future.
Centre of Research Excellence in Stilbirth
The Stillbirth CRE is a national collaboration addressing the neglected tragedy of stillbirth. Through a priority driven program, the Stillbirth CRE aims to reduce the rate of stillbirth and improve care for parents and families whose baby is stillborn. It brings together parents, parent advocates, health care professionals, researchers, professional colleges, and policy makers, to reduce stillbirths and improve the quality care for women and families after stillbirth. The Stillbirth CRE work program focuses on research that translates into improved maternity care and better health outcomes for women and their babies. For full details, including information on their mission to develop an Australasian database of placental samples to promote and facilitate collaborative placental research, please visit our dedicated resources page, or the Stillbirth CRE website.