Saudi sponsored student, Nada Abdullah Altheyab has won RBWH Innovative Award for her project “Anthropometric Measurements Predicting Adiposity in Pre-term and Full-term Infants” presented at the 24th annual RBWH Healthcare Symposium held on 12 – 16 October 2015 in Brisbane, Queensland. The symposium was organized by RBWH Education Centre Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. The theme for this year symposium was: “Integrity and Integration in Healthcare Delivery”. 100 physicians and researchers participated in the symposium and competed for the award. Nada is enrolled in PhD Health & Medical Policy course at the University of Queensland.

The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital hosts this annual symposium to showcases the hospitals strengths in research and education, attract world renowned presenters, foster partnerships and reinforce the hospital’s commitment to providing development opportunities for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals.

Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Taleb, the Saudi Cultural Attaché to Australia has telephoned the student Nada, expressing his congratulations to her on her honorable achievement and valuing her academic and research efforts. He also confirmed that such scientific achievements are a cause for pride, and substantiate Saudi students’ ability to excel in all fields and specializations. Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Taleb wished success for her and all Saudi students in their academic and professional endeavors.