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Program Overview

The International Maternal Newborn Health Conference (IMNHC) 2023 will bring together experts to share best practices to accelerate progress in maternal and newborn health.  To ensure an engaging and robust conversation, the program will include abstract programming, drawing from science and evidence, and concurrent thematic sessions content, drawing from programmatic experience and lessons learned in atypical session formats.  Additionally, there will be official satellite events as well as a technical marketplace.

Program at a glance

Program at a glance
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Please note that the program will start at 8:00 am SAST 8-11 May, and conclude at the following times:

  • Monday, 8 May: 3:00 pm SAST
  • Tuesday, 9 May: 5:00 pm SAST
  • Wednesday, 10 May: 5:30 pm SAST
  • Thursday, 11 May: 2:00 pm SAST.  Following the program on 11 May, there are invite only official country delegation meetings through Friday, 12 May

During these windows of time, all events must be officially programmed events, driven through the submission process.  Official events include Official Satellite Events, Concurrent Thematic Sessions, the Technical Marketplace, and Abstract Programming

Outside of the official program, organizations are welcome to organize and fund their own unofficial side or satellite events.  These could take place Monday before 3:00pm SAST, before 8:00am SAST Tuesday-Thursday, after the conclusion each day, or on Friday.

Explanation of Sessions

Presentation FormatConsiderations
Regular Abstract and pre-formed panelsFormat: Least flexible, format currently noted on website
Previously Presented Data: Strong rationale required
Description: Describe research, programs, or policy implementation. Opportunity to submit 3-4 abstracts around a common topic for a pre-formed panel
Official SatelliteFormat: Flexible
Previously Presented Data: Permissible
Description: Open to all registrants, including technical consultations, capacity building, and evidence
Concurrent Thematic SessionsFormat: Flexible
Previously Presented Data: Permissible
Description: Innovative opportunities to showcase new reports, storytelling, country experiences, and roundtable conversations
Technical MarketplaceFormat: Exhibition/demonstration style during designated marketplace time
Previously Presented Data: Permissible
Description: Exhibit of different solutions: products, process innovations, skills building, AI, digital tools, new medications, new approaches

Proposals are encouraged from across the maternal and newborn health community.  Abstract and pre-formed panel submissions are due 30 September, and Satellite Events, Technical Marketplace, and Concurrent Thematic Session applications are due 11 October 2022.

Video Resources

Applications and submissions for programming are done on the Dryfta event platform. Learn more about how to engage in IMNHC 2023 by viewing the videos below.

Abstracts and Pre-formed Panels

Official Satellites, Technical Marketplace & Concurrent Thematic Sessions

Official Country Delegations

AlignMNH is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development.


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