CANADIAN SURVEILLANCE OF COVID-19 IN PREGNANCY: EPIDEMIOLOGY, MATERNAL AND INFANT OUTCOMES Rapid Response Maternal-Infant Clinical and Biospecimen Access Platform, Canada
Objective: As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, robust evidence in priority populations is urgently needed to guide clinical care and public health policy. However, there are substantial gaps in knowledge regarding the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on pregnant women and their infants. For example, placental dysfunction and how the infection impacts fetal development is not well understood. Even if SARS-CoV-2 does not transmit transplacentally, fever alone can influence fetal development and placental function leading to adverse fetal and neonatal outcomes. Moreover, the maternal-newborn population requires unique consideration and care due to increased vulnerability to respiratory infections and to medical interventions used to treat infection. Access to maternal and infant biological material is therefore imperative for gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the burden of SARS-CoV-2 on a pregnant population.
|Registered Biobank Name||CANADIAN SURVEILLANCE OF COVID-19 IN PREGNANCY: EPIDEMIOLOGY, MATERNAL AND INFANT OUTCOMES Rapid Response Maternal-Infant Clinical and Biospecimen Access Platform|
|Biobank Leader||Tiffany Reeve|
|Email for biobank email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator||Dr. Deborah Money|