12th International Maternal Childhealth Handbook conference

On behalf of the International Committee, we are delighted to invite you to attend the 12th International Maternal Childhealth Handbook conference, to be held July 8 – 10, 2020 at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The MCH Handbook conference is a biannual International conference. From more than 40 countries in the world professionals will attend the conference and share their knowledge. Cross-learning between countries is the key. It offers excellent opportunities to learn from the latest research and practice, to network with experts and colleagues from different countries and to expand your professional horizons in the field of preventive public health care for children and their parents (to be).

Every child in the world deserves the best possible start and this will be the overall theme of this conference, because it should not be a case where you are born in the present world. Every child should be entitled for an advantageous start to grow to a healthy and happy adult.

Every pregnant women and partner needs information to ensure the best possible growth for their child, and moreover, to grow up healthy. Also, professionals are needed to support parents and help them whenever possible or to direct them to additional care. But how can we reach all parents? For example, those who are less educated or illiterate?

With pleasure, I invite every professional that can contribute or those who work with parents (to be). To researcher, professional, healthcare worker, or policy-maker, we are all needed to support the parent-to-be as good as we can to ensure the child will get that advantageous start!

Abstracts will be invited for workshops, single presentations and poster presentations about all areas of preventive care research, practice and policy. Abstract submission will open in December 2019.

We are also pleased to announce that the MCH Handbook Conference will take place in one of the most stunning cities in the world, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Amsterdam is a safe, modern, multicultural city with vibrant local arts and culture scenes.

We look forward to welcoming you to Amsterdam in July 2020

Professor Yahuside Nakamura
Chairman of the International Committee on MCH Handbook
Osaka University, Japan

Anneke Kesler-Koppe
Chair of the Organising Committee
Member of the International Committee on MCH Handbook
Public Health Services Amsterdam, the Netherlands