PGPR's eleventh symposium was held May 2, 2011 in conjunction with the joint meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) and the Asian Society for Pediatric Research. The symposium focused on the critical issue of program implementation in developing countries and featured expert talks and platform presentations from abstracts selected following an international call. The featured symposium presentations can be viewed below:
Also see Workshop Information for details on the follow-up workshop held on May 3, 2011.
This is the introductory presentation given by Alvin Zipursky, Chair and Scientific Director, The Programme for Global Paediatric Research (PGPR) where he welcomes all symposium attendees and presents the 2011 PGPR Award.
Presentation by 2011 PGPR Award recipient César Gomes Victora, Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universadade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
Presented by Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Presented by Robert Goldenberg, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Presented by Shoo K. Lee, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Presented by Shershah Syed, Koohi Goth Women's Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
Presented by William Keenan, International Pediatric Association
Presented by Kaosar Afsana, BRAC, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Presented by Jean Chamberlian, Save the Mothers; McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Presented by Chandy C. John, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
As a follow-up to the symposium, the workshop on May 3, 2011 brought colleagues together to advance the dialogue and information regarding implementation of global maternal-child health programs. Workshop participants included the symposium presenters, representatives from NGOs, government agencies, paediatric societies, as well as paediatric and obstetric clinicians and researchers. All these groups are involved in implementation of maternal-child health programs and their input during and after the workshop are most important. At the completion of the workshop, working groups were charged with the task of continuing to work together after the workshop on the matters they have defined.
Presented by César Victoria, 2011 PGPR Award recipient
Presented by Ann Lucia Garces, M.D., M.P.H.
Presented by Stephen Wall, MD, MS, MSW, Senior Advisor, Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children, Washington, DC