ICBD 2020


The 9th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World has been postponed and will now be held from 23-26 February 2020 in Colombia, Sri Lanka. The theme of the conference is “Health for All: Accelerate Efforts for Birth Defects Prevention and Care”.

Recognizing the need to build capacity in lower-income countries for the prevention of birth defects and preterm birth and improve care of those affected, the goal of these biennial conferences has been to provide specific practical tools and approaches that developing country participants can use to implement and strengthen surveillance and health care delivery and influence policy and funding in support when they return to their respective countries.

Who should attend?
Health care providers, policymakers, researchers, donors, parent-patient organizations, other NGOs and youth volunteers from across the world interested in strengthening reproductive, maternal, newborn and child and adolescent health, with a focus on the prevention of birth defects, preterm birth and associated disabilities.