2021 Global Pregnancy Collaboration Workshop
Inequities in adverse pregnancy outcomes: What next for research?
October 4 and 5, 2021


The Global Pregnancy Collaboration (CoLab) holds an annual workshop to promote research areas directed at improving the health of pregnant women and their infants that we believe are understudied (a list of prior meetings can be found here). The 2021 virtual workshop addressed inequities in the impact of adverse pregnancy outcomes in at risk populations. We assembled a distinguished group of speakers from around the world to give an overview of the issue but, also, to consider how research strategies can be directed to address these inequities.

We have usually made these recommendations through published position papers and as part of proceedings of the meetings; however, we held the 2021 workshop as a virtual meeting. We invited investigators to attend our meeting to observe presentations and discussions. To facilitate discussion among our assembled experts these attendees did not participate in the general discussion although a chat room was made available for questions and suggestions. All questions were answered when possible during the meeting, otherwise they were addressed after the meeting.

There was no charge for attending the meeting.

This was one of several CoLab approaches toward facilitating pregnancy research through collaboration and sharing of data, ideas and biological samples. We are particularly committed to achieving these goals in low-resource settings. Towards this end we have 16 centers from low-resource areas. Specifically, CoLab investigators work with investigators from these low resource centers to obtain external funding and assist as advisors on funded projects. Thus far we have generated over two million dollars in external funding for these centers.

CoLab is a self-supporting group. We depend on external funding to achieve these goals. We have set up a fund at Magee-Womens Research Institute to support this critical work. Donations at any level are appreciated. Please click here for the donation page.

Donations related to the meeting will receive the following in gratitude for contributions:

  • Donations of $50 or over will receive the meeting slides.
  • Donations of over $200 will receive a recording of the two-day workshop of October 4-5, 2021 (a recording of this session is available at no charge for low-resource investigators).

If you are an investigator in a low-resource setting and would like recording of the meeting or if you have questions or need further information, contact Margaret Armstrong: armstrongmj2@upmc.edu.