The Human Placenta Project: Placental Structure and Function in Real Time


Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, Maryland

3rd Annual Meeting: The placenta is the least understood human organ and arguably one of the more important organs in the body, not only for the health of a woman and her fetus during pregnancy but also for the lifelong health of both. The goals of this meeting, which is free and open to the public,  are to bring together a group of broad thinkers that includes technical subject matter experts, placental biologists, and clinicians to 1) identify scientific processes that with non invasive monitoring will allow understanding of placental development and function, 2) identify new and emerging technologies and imaging methods to achieve HPP goals, 3) develop partnerships between subject matter and technology experts, and 4) leverage this breadth of expertise and perspective to inform the broader project roadmap and prioritize next steps.