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Innovative Approaches to Improve Maternal Health Workshop

In-person and virtual
May 08-09, 2023

Join NIH on Monday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 9, from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET for a free hybrid event that brings together technology developers, medical device experts, small business innovators, implementation scientists, researchers, and academic, industry, and community-based partners to address technological gaps in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity (MMM).

The goal is to connect the research community with small businesses that are developing new approaches to improve MMM and its associated health disparities. Hosted by the NHLBI and sponsored by the NIH IMPROVE Initiative along with six other NIH institutes and offices, the workshop will be held in the Main Auditorium of the Natcher Conference Center in Building 45 on the NIH campus and will be videocast.

Topics include technology, clinical implications, community engagement, implementation, regulatory considerations, government funding, payors and investors, and more. 

Don't miss these sessions on May 9 to hear from NIH SEED leaders and entrepreneurs in residence:

HHS Small Business Program Lead Stephanie Fertig

Government Funding Panel


 9:50 a.m. ET


Innovator Support Team Lead and Senior Regulatory Specialist Chris Sasiela

Navigating the Regulatory Path for Maternal Health Solutions

 1:00 p.m. ET

NIH Entrepreneur in Residence Anna Zornosa

Introducing Innovations for Maternal Health: The Role of Payors

 2:10 p.m. ET

NIH Entrepreneur in Residence Ethel Rubin

Creating Maternal Health Solutions - The Investors' Perspective

 4:30 p.m. ET

Also, attend live pitch sessions to hear selected small business entrepreneurs share their innovative maternal health solutions with industry experts.

The workshop will be held in the Main Auditorium of the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) on the NIH campus and will be videocast.

Time: 9:00AM EDT - 6:00PM EDT