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These conceptual models were endorsed by the researchers, and suggestions for improving them were made, including adding specific risk factors such as maternal diabetes, placental abruption, maternal smoking and maternal age.
There was healthy and robust debate, both between the presenters and the attendees and between the researchers themselves, which brought a richness to the meeting. Alongside the energy and passion to see a real change in the devastating number of babies that die before birth, there was a moderating voice from a number of the researchers for the need for robust, peer reviewed evidence to be generated before significant recommendations for change in practice, or public health campaigns are launched.
We thank the Star Legacy Foundation who organised and funded the meeting. We also sincerely thank the many parents who attended. They ensured the meeting had energy and focus, and reminded us that stillbirths cause so much grief. Professor Ed Mitchell is supported in part by Cure Kids.
Star Legacy Foundation ~ 11305 Hawk High Court * Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Organising committee: Sherokee Ilse, Shauna Libsack and Lindsey Wimmer
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