Before You Were Born – Public Engagement Event, Saturday 2nd September
On the Saturday afternoon of our IFPA meeting we are planning a public engagement event titled ‘Before You Were Born’. The idea is to inform the general public about the placenta and to tell them about the research on the placenta that is happening in Manchester and across the world.
There will be 5 concurrent sets of activities:
We hope that you will join us for this free event. To find out more and register your interest in attending please visit: https://bywb.eventbrite.co.uk
If you would like to be involved in delivering this public engagement event please contact Michelle Desforges (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Art exhibition: Still Born
During’ Before You Were Born’ and throughout the IFPA conference we will also be hosting Still Born. This art exhibition by UK based Dutch born artist Adinda van ‘t Klooster shows sculptures and drawings on the theme of stillbirth. Globally there are 2.6 million stillbirths a year and in the UK alone there are ten stillbirths a day. Many of these stillbirths are caused by placenta related complications. If stillbirth was discussed more openly it could help avoid at least some of the preventable deaths and would ease the alienation felt by those who suffer it. This exhibition aims to help break the taboo on stillbirth and is supported by funding from the Arts Council England, Northern Print and NIHR.