Purpose and Goals of the New England Perinatal Society

The New England Perinatal Society was formed in the early 1970's by a group of perinatologists and neonatologists from the New England States. These physicians wanted to create a forum for presenting and discussing research in the field of perinatal biology and medicine. A particular goal was to provide an opportunity for less-experienced investigators and clinicians to present their work in a friendly, supportive atmosphere, and for senior and junior investigators to interact in a positive environment. The Society meets annually in February or March at a New England location convenient to all medical centers with good qualtiy meeting accommodations.

Presentations at the New England Perinatal Society are selected from abstracts submitted for the meeting. The Society encourages the submission of work related to perinatal and neonatal biology, both clinical- and basic science- oriented. Physicians in training, junior faculty, senior faculty, and related professions such as Nursing are all strongly encouraged to submit abstracts. The Program Committee selects the best abstracts from junior and from senior investigators to provide a balanced program. The program consists of three sessions of oral presentations and two poster walk sessions. Each year recognitions are given to individuals in training for the best oral poster presentations, as judged by the Program Committee.

To help foster the careers of young investigators, the Society has annually supported the cost of meeting attendance for individuals in training who are presenting their work at the meeting. The ability of the Society to provide this support comes from the valuable support of our sponsors.