European Perinatal Epidemiology Network (EPEN)

The European Perinatal Epidemiology Network is for researchers and clinicians working in Europe in perinatal epidemiology and the evaluation of maternity and neonatal care, including issues related to their wider and long term impact. It holds meetings every 1 to 2 years to discuss what has been achieved in recent collaborative projects and identify questions for future research at a European level. We also have an email group.

Our meetings are held alongside European perinatal or epidemiology conferences. Meetings generally include scientific presentations and an open session for researchers to present on-going or future European collaborations. Past meetings were held in Bordeaux 1999, Oxford 2001 (International Association of Epidemiology - IAE), Oslo 2003 (European Association of Perinatal Medicine - EAPM), Oxford 2003 (NPEU), Porto 2004 (IAE), Sienna 2005 (European Society for Paediatric Research - ESPR), Cork 2007 (IEA) and London 2009 (Euro-Peristat project meeting), Granada 2010 (EAPM).

The collaboration was begun by a group whose members included Sophie Alexander (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels), Gérard Bréart (INSERM, Paris), Alison Macfarlane (City University, London) and Jennifer Zeitlin (INSERM, Paris). Jennifer Zeitlin and Alison Macfarlane currently organize the activities of the network. For more information, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.