PGPR's eighth symposium was held May 4, 2009 in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS). This three-part symposium focussed on the critical issue of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in developing countries. Parts 1 and 3 were comprised of expert presentations providing an overview of the problems, issues and instances of work that is being done. Part 2 featured platform presentations from selected abstracts on this, and other, global child health topics.
A report of the symposium and workshop proceedings as well as the expert presentations (see list below) will be available on this site shortly.
Also see Workshop Information for details on the follow-up workshop held on May 5, 2009.
At the follow-up workshop on May 5 colleagues from high-, mid- and low-income countries met in order to examine the critical issues and establish clear plans for collaborative study of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in developing countries. One of the goals of the workshop was to discern the next research steps that should be taken.