Message from the Programme DirectorFeatures To Enhance Beauty.

The World Health Organization estimates indicate that every year 15 million infants are born preterm and this number is rising incessantly. Complications associated with preterm births are the leading cause of mortality among children aged <5 years. About three-quarters of these deaths can largely be prevented through multifaceted interventions. Adequate nutrition is imperative for improving growth and survival in preterm infants and avoiding short- and long-term consequences of undernutrition. However, there are considerable unmet needs in the area of preterm nutrition that require special attention.

The University of Western Australia (UWA), in association with King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH), is delighted to offer you an innovative and invigorating “International Program on Preterm Nutrition” that provides an excellent opportunity to promote education and explore recent updates in preterm healthcare.

This programme offers the essentials of preterm nutrition, with special emphasis on recent developments in this field.

We look forward to your active participation in this programme and hope you find it an enriching experience.

Warm Regards

Programme Director
Prof. Dr Karen Simmer
Professor of Newborn Medicine and Director,
Centre of Neonatal Research and Education, University of Western Australia
Co-director, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)–Centre of Research
Excellence for Preterm Infants
Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Units, King Edward Memorial Hospital and
Perth Children’s Hospital, Perth, Australia.