About ConcePTION

ConcePTION is a project funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative, a private public partnership. The project was launched in April 2019.

We believe that we have an important societal obligation to radically and rapidly reduce uncertainty about the effects of medication used during pregnancy and breastfeeding to benefit women in making informed decisions about medications used before, during and after pregnancy.

Reporting medicine use in pregnancy

Did you use any medicines when you were pregnant? Here is how you and your health care provider can report what we call an exposure.

Ten principles for stakeholder engagement in the ConcePTION project

The ConcePTION project is building much-needed knowledge for women and health care professionals. To achieve our goal of building an ecosystem for medicine safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding, we need to engage with women, their partners, their doctors, pharmacists, midwives and nurses, the companies that develop medicines and the authorities that approve them and decide what becomes available to patients. Our goal is to work in an open and inclusive way, with the spirit of mutual respect and trust. Here is how we engage with stakeholders in an ethical way.


The ConcePTION project is developing a data quality pipeline to evaluate whether observational healthcare data are fit to generate evidence on use and safety of medicines and vaccines. Earlier this year, members of the ConcePTION data pipeline team presented results at the Make Health Data Latam conference on 11-13 January held in Valparaiso, Chile, sharing experiences with researchers and innovators from Latin America regarding the use and interoperability of healthcare records, artificial intelligence, and local solutions to the challenges in the region based on data sciences. | READ MORE >>
The ConcePTION project is designing and building a lasting ecosystem of data collections, methods, people and infrastructures, that allow generation and dissemination of evidence on medicine safety in pregnancy and lactation. Addressing a knowledge gap for mothers and health care professionals, impacting more than 5 million women across the European Union that get pregnant every year. Join us on 15 February at 15:00 CET to learn how the ConcePTION is bridging this gap in an efficient, systematic and ethically responsible way!  | READ MORE >>
Postpartum depression is surprisingly common, affecting some 10-15% of new mothers. Antidepressants are often prescribed, which raises questions about how safe it is to breastfeed while undergoing medical treatment. This is of course a concern for parents, who want to know if their baby will suffer any adverse effects. But nurses, midwives, pharmacists and doctors rarely have the evidence needed to help women make an informed choice between breast and bottle. An editorial in the Pharmaceutical journal raises this and other questions that parents often do not ask, but where health care professionals could provide both answers and support to parents.  | READ MORE >>


Missed the #MakeHealthLatham conference last month? Constanza Andaur Navarro from the real-world data team at @juliuscenter presented the ConcePTION data quality pipleline.

Want to know more? 👉 https://www.imi-conception.eu/news-details/?news_id=1051

The ConcePTION consortium

The project unites an unprecedented 88 organizations from 22 countries, including the European Medicines Agency, drug manufacturers, academia, public health organizations, and teratology networks to innovate new solutions to a decades-long public health issue.


The ConcePTION project has received funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 821520. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and EFPIA.