PTBi Annual Symposium


Each year, PTBi hosts a symposium to unite colleagues from all six of our California and East Africa geographies, in order to showcase PTBi's work over that year, present the latest prematurity research, and facilitate the exchange of ideas and discussion amongst investigators and stakeholders within the PTBi network.

The program of events includes the monthly PTBi Collaboratory, moderated panel discussions, as well as lectures by PTBi investigators, PTBi fellows, and other renowned scientists and health policy experts.

The physical venue alternates each year between one of PTBi's California or East Africa locations. 2016 marked the first annual PTBi Symposium, held September 21st-23rd, at the dusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, in partnership with Aga Khan University. The event was picked up by media outlets allAfrica and Capital FM News in Kenya.

The 2017 Symposium will be held in San Francisco the week of November 13th in honor of Word Prematurity Day. To stay informed about the upcoming Symposium, please join our mailing list by emailing