October 2023: His Excellency the Honourable Chris Dawson, Governor of Western Australia, and Raine Study Patron, opened the Symposium on Thursday, 26 October at the University Club of Western Australia.
Drawing on the theme “Family”, guest speakers reflected on the fact that our history-making Generations follow-up is underway, helping make the Raine Study the world’s first three-generation pregnancy cohort study.
Raine Study researchers, participants, partners and stakeholders alike learnt about new research findings, future research pathways and innovations.
Congratulations to the Raine Medical Research Foundation Prize winners, Lizz Hill and Roshan Ananda, for best oral presentation.
Other highlights included hearing original investigator Fiona Stanley take part in a Q&A panel of Raine Study participants.
Founder John Newnham explained how the Australian Pre-Term Birth Alliance has built on his work with the Raine Study, while long-term Raine Study collaborator Lawrie Beilin shared memories and key learnings from his 25-year involvement.
Renowned consumer advocate Anne McKenzie spoke about cohort consultation best practice.
Senior researchers, special interest group leaders, student and early research career presenters discussed the impact of their research findings in vision, genetics, cardiovascular health and more, demonstrating the breadth of opportunities the Raine Study can offer researchers at all stages of their careers.
A special thanks to all our presenters and attendees in particular, our participants who make it all possible.