2024 PRS Annual Meeting

Sept 13-15, 2024 | Providence, Rhode Island

Sept 13 to 15 Providence Renaissance Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island

The PRS Annual Meeting travels east to Providence, Rhode Island, September 13-15, 2024. Mark your calendar to attend this stimulating scientific meeting in favorite East Coast historic city. Invited internationally renowned speakers will lead the annual three-day event. Intentionally a smaller meeting, scientific discussions between all levels of perinatal investigators are encouraged throughout the weekend.

concrete bridge with brick buildings and trees in the background

Providence offers the charm of a quaint New England town with the “hip sophistication of a big city.” It has revitalized its downtown and earned the nickname of The Creative Capital because of its creative arts scene. So, whether you are passionate about history, an art or museum enthusiast, love to walk and hike, or just want to join the multitude of leaf “peepers,” there are plenty of reasons to save the date for PRS 2024!

The Renaissance Providence Hotel will be the location of the 54th meeting and is a striking example of Providence’s unique architecture. The conveniently located, downtown hotel dates back to the 1920s, and once served as a Masonic Temple. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Providence has a number of worthwhile sites to visit, including the “Mile of History“ with its charming old homes, churches, and businesses, Ivy League’s Brown University,  and the award-winning WaterFire sculpture installation on three downtown rivers. Nearby trips of interest include visiting the Roger Williams Park ZooNewport’s Cliff Walk, and Mansions’ tours as well as numerous state beaches.

fire on the river at night in Providence, Rhode Island

Providence also offers a wide assortment of cuisines. It is perhaps best known for Italian specialties in its Little Italy neighborhood, seafood favorites: Rhode Island-style calamari and clam chowder, and clam cakes. In addition, the city is home to Johnson & Wales University – a global leader in culinary education – whose innovative graduates can be found in many local restaurants.

For additional information about Providence, visit GoProvidence – Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Traveling to Providence is easy with Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport a convenient 10-15 minute drive to the Renaissance hotel. If you choose to fly into Boston’s Logan International Airport, the drive takes approximately an hour and there is also the option to take an Amtrak train.

PRS member discussion at annual meeting
2024 president and member
PRS member discussion at annual meeting

News & Updates

Save the date, September 13 – 15, 2024, in Providence, RI!


In addition, PRS NIH-Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition Young Investigator Workshop is a two-day pre-meeting, September 11-13, 2024 with successful applicants also attending the Annual meeting, September 13-15. The workshop utilizes immersive, active-writing, and active-oral presentation design, with one-on-one feedback from NIH-funded faculty-mentors drawn from the PRS membership. Applications for the program are due May 31. See the Young Investigator Program page for more information.

advisor discussing grant proposal writing with young investigator
young investigator talking at workshop
Providence, Road Island Capital and Renaissance Hotel at night

Photographers Credits: Providence in the Fall: Sloat Daniel; WaterFire: Joe King; Washington St Bridge, Providence River: Billy Wilson; Rhode Island Capital: Tony Kent; Providence Anthenaeum Interior: Kenneth C. Zirkel; Providence Renaissance Hotel: Marriott.