Hologic is proud to support the 2014 Preterm Birth Prevention Workshop, taking place on March 31, 2014 through April 2, 2014, in Geneva Switzerland at the World Health Oganisation Headquarters.
Each year, PREBIC brings together scientists, clinicians and clinical academics from around the world to focus on the problem of preterm birth. This group of dedicated collaborative members identify gaps in the current knowledge base, and devise ways of addressing these areas for improvement. During workshops, collaborative members focus on key areas such as genetics, bio-markers, and systems biology. The consortium aims to draw upon the multinational resources available through it’s members, develop global partnerships, and foster multinational projects to address the global problem of preterm birth.
This year’s workshop is focused on developing protocol to fill knowledge gaps in the following areas; epidemiology, pathways, genetics and epigenetics, animal models of pregnancy, systems biology science in pregnancy, microbiome and biomarkers of pregnancy and global prevention strategies in preterm birth.
Mario Merialdi, MD, PhD, Program Officer WHO
Ramkumar Menon, PhD university of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Leslie Myatt, PhD, UT, San Antonio
David Olson, PhD, University of Alberta, Canada
Craig Pennell, MD, PhD, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Marian Kacerovsky, MD, PHD – University of Hradec Krolove, Czech republic
Hanns Helmer, MD – University of Austria, Vienna
For more information, please check out http://www.prebic.org/.