On Thursday, May 7 DCP3 editors and authors participated in a side event at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Partners Forum in Seattle, WA. The session was an opportunity to present early findings from the first few DCP3 volumes. RMNCH volume editor Dr. Robert Black summarized the main advances in the area of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and presented preliminary findings from the volume, particularly around essential intervention packages. Essential Surgery volume editor Dr. Charles Mock presented key messages from the Surgery volume relevant to RMNCH.
Additionally, volume editor Dr. Donald Bundy provided a preview of the Child & Adolescent Development volume (expected spring 2016) and Cancer chapter author Dr. Edward Trimble discussed potential implementation science research emerging from the DCP3 series.
The event concluded with a discusion about DCP3's influence at the global, country, and donor level with series editors Drs. Rachel Nugent and Dean Jamison, DCPN liaison to WHO-EMRO, Patrick Papania, and DCPN Senior Program Officer Damian Walker.