ChildX 2016 conference

Stanford Video provided the video production and the live webcast feed for this two-day conference, as well as the edited individual talks delivered for YouTube.

Keynote speaker Michael Lu discusses ways for every child and family to have a fair shot at reaching their fullest potential at the 2016 Childx Symposium. Childx is a dynamic, TED-style conference designed to inspire innovation that improves pediatric and maternal health.

The second Childx symposium was held in April 2016. It launched a four-year rotational Life Course program that focuses on a series of transdisciplinary topics aimed at improving health for expectant mothers and infants. The program featured speakers who advanced our understanding of human development from conception to birth, and the events during pregnancy that influence lifelong health and disease. Six transdisciplinary thematic sessions span topics ranging from stem cell biology, fetal development, prematurity, and innovative technologies to the evolving microbiome, pathogens that threaten the fetus, and how to thrive in a changing world. The Childx Symposium is hosted by the Stanford Child Health Research Institute with support from the Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Children’s Health, and Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.