Addressing Critical Knowledge Gaps in Newborn Health

International PREterm BIrth Collaborative (PREBIC)

International PREterm BIrth Collaborative (PREBIC)

Geneva, Switzerland

April 26, 2010 - April 28, 2010
9:00 AM
Meeting
Preterm Birth
PREBIC aims to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes and optimize infant health and long term development to assure optimal adult health. This will be accomplished by promoting and supporting key principles that include a world wide investigation into the causes and prevention of preterm birth (PTB) and low birth weight (LBW), as well as an evaluation of risk factors and biomarkers for identifying patients at risk for PTB and LBW, and creation of intervention strategies for prevention and management of pregnancies at risk for early medically indicated delivery. In collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international organizations such as March of Dimes, USA, PREBIC will expand the effort to promote an international focus to understand and prevent PTB and LBW, to improve pregnancy outcome and infant health, and to lessen the risk of childhood, adolescent and adult diseases.