Welcome to the Perinatal Research Society

The Perinatal Research Society was established in 1969 to foster scientific interchange among people whose research interests are in the area of perinatal medicine and developmental biology.

The original and continuing purpose of the Society is to encourage communication and collaboration between young investigators and those more established, and to provide active and productive interchange between scientists of different disciplines who share a common research interest in perinatal biology through the organization of an annual scientific meeting.

Today the wisdom of that focus has been made very clear by the recent discovery that many adult diseases have their origins in the development of the child even before it is born. A clear understanding of what goes right in a healthy pregnancy, and what can go wrong is the key to the future of public health. To that end we run an annual meeting to present lectures on current developments in the field followed by active discussion periods. These lectures are presented by nationally and internationally renowned scientists at the forefront of research activities in their respective areas. Informal interaction of young investigators with senior established investigators is also a high priority of the annual Perinatal Research Society meeting. To that end we invite those still in training and seeking independence to join us at the meeting in the Young Investigator program, and also offer a training workshop to teach trainees how to secure funding for independent research.