I am, for the next few hours, in Sydney Australia, at the end of a productive trip. We had 2 workshops, 1 on the current status of probiotics, the other on the question of consent for perinatal trials, focusing on the SUPPORT trial.
Both were productive I believe. And we will try and produce a report of each, and also another document which will be our recommendations. One of the best parts of the workshops was the involvement of several parents. Their contributions were the most important, and the use of social media by Melinda Cruz, the CEO and founder of the Australian Miracle Babies foundation allowed others to be involved in the discussion who weren’t even there… the wave of the future, or maybe of the present!
After it was over I took a ferry ride across Sydney Harbor, and on the way back a cruise liner was pulling out of the harbor behind the Opera House. It was a long exposure on a moving boat, but this is the least blurry of the shots that I got.