Pregnancy at high altitude

16 - 17 September 2024 09:00 - 17:00 Old Divinity School, Cambridge Free Watch online
Peruvian mother walking with child

Discussion meeting organised by Professor Graham J Burton FMedSci FRS, Professor Dino A Giussani, Professor Lorna Moore and Professor Andrew J Murray

Hypobaric hypoxia experienced at high altitude places additional stress on the mother and her fetus during pregnancy. We will explore contrasting physiological adaptations in different ethnic populations to this experiment-of-nature that help maintain fetal oxygen delivery, sustaining growth and long-term health. Insights generated will inform interventions to mitigate fetal hypoxia caused by complications of pregnancy at sea level.

Poster session

There will be posters displayed for the duration of the meeting. If you would like to present a poster, please submit your proposed title, abstract (up to 200 words), author list, and the name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Friday 31 May 2024.


The programme, including the speaker biographies and abstracts, will be available soon.

Attending the meeting

This event is free to attend and intended for researchers in the field. Please note that this meeting will be taking place in Cambridge and not at the Royal Society.

  • Both virtual and in-person attendance is available, but advance registration is essential. Registration will open soon.
  • Lunch is available on both days of the meeting and is optional. There are plenty of places to eat nearby if you would prefer to purchase food offsite.

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

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