Welcome Message

Prof. Mamoru Tanaka

Welcome to The Symposium of Preterm Birth International Collaborative Australasian 2020, PREBIC-AA 2020, which is being held in Tokyo, Japan, from Saturday, November 28 to Sunday, November 29, 2020. This will be the third Annual Meeting of PREBIC-AA, which builds on the previous successful meetings in Korea and China.

PREBIC-AA is composed of leading researchers, clinicians, and clinical academics from Asia and Australia. The vibrant and collegial nature of the annual meeting and workshops leads to open, dynamic, and innovative discussions regarding current limitations and problems in preterm birth research, and identifies new solutions to these issues. By bringing together basic scientists, statisticians, clinicians, and policymakers at one place, PREBIC-AA is able to draw upon a unique knowledge base to create solutions that work from “the bench to the bedside.” The core beliefs of PREBIC-AA are to advance scientific knowledge to prevent preterm birth through open, global, and collaborative research based on the principles of open communication, trust, and honesty. Through its mission and vision, PREBIC-AA aims to optimize newborn health and long-term development for mothers and children.

This year PREBIC-AA is co-hosting a program with the 56th Congress of the Japanese Society of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine (JSPNM) and the 21st Congress of the Federation of Asia Oceania Perinatal Societies (FAOPS). We hope that new exchanges will be created for all participants by co-hosting with different international societies.

We have developed an outstanding program that includes distinguished lecturers and a new Investigator Session. We have an exciting program including not only lectures but also group discussions dedicated to the exciting topic of preterm birth.

On behalf of the Program Committee and Staff, I thank you all for attending the outstanding meeting that we have planned for you. So, celebrate and connect with your colleagues and friends at PREBIC-AA. We hope that you have time to relax and enjoy the wonderful cultural delights of Tokyo.

Prof. Mamoru Tanaka

Mamoru Tanaka
President of PREBIC-AA 2020

Jun Takeda
Secretary General of PREBIC-AA 2020