Welcome to the Perinatal Research Society

The Perinatal Research Society was established in 1969 to foster scientific interchange and communication among neonatologists, obstetricians and basic scientists whose research interests were in the area of perinatal medicine and developmental biology.

The continuing purpose of the Society is to encourage active and productive exchange and collaboration between young investigators and those more established through the organization of a yearly scientific meeting.

To that end the PRS hosts an annual meeting to present lectures on current developments in the field, followed by dynamic 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.

PRS 2020 Annual Meeting Announcement

It is with great regret that the 2020 Perinatal Research Society meeting in Portland, Oregon September 11-13 has been cancelled due to safety concerns around COVID-19. 

Importantly, we do plan to have our Young Investigators meeting virtually - as we believe it is critical to the mission of PRS. The remote meeting will include both streamed didactics and one-on-one grant writing/mentoring. Thanks to directors, Lisa Joss-Moore and Kurt Albertine.


Our next planned in-person meeting is at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida, September 10-12, 2021. 

Perinatal Research Society Membership Information