The Preconception Health Network – A Productive First Year

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

The Preconception Health Network (PHN) has had a very productive first year. In July, we held our inaugural meeting. Since then, members of the team have collaborated to complete a scoping review, a systematic review, a Delphi process to identify priorities in preconception care, and several invited papers for Seminars in Reproductive Medicine’s Preconception Special Edition. Well done to everyone!

On Wednesday 1 December, 2021, we conducted our final meeting for the year. We discussed a policy brief that was sent out to all invitees. Thank you to those who provided feedback, either at the meeting or via email. We will finalise the policy brief for dissemination in the lead up to the next federal election.

So what can you expect in 2022? We will have our first meeting of the year in March (invite to be sent closer to the date). We are looking forward to hearing from you regarding how we can collaborate and support your work/practice to improve preconception health in Australia.

For those who have expressed an interest in collaborating with Dr Karin Hammerberg in the One Key Question research, the guidelines with Professor Kirsten Black, or the clinical indicators and data mapping with A/Prof Jacqueline Boyle, there will be other meetings set up early in 2022 as well.

If you are interested in finding out more and/or joining the Preconception Health Network please email us at and visit our page on the CRE HiPP website:

Wishing you all a healthy, safe and restful Christmas and New Year break.

Yours truly,

Associate Professor Jacqueline Boyle, Academic Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, Monash University

Professor Kirsten Black, Speciality of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, University of Sydney