March of Dimes 2015 Prematurity Prevention Conference

March of Dimes 2015 Prematurity Prevention Conference

Panel 1 – The Science of Prematurity: What We Know and What We Need to Do

Moderator: Edward RB McCabe, MD, PhD, March of Dimes

Fighting for the Next Generation: Addressing the Challenge of Prematurity 
Speaker: Edward RB McCabe, MD, PhD, March of Dimes

Science of Preterm Birth
Speaker: Catherine Y Spong, MD, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

In Search of Answers: The Value of Transdisciplinary Research
Speaker: Deborah A Driscoll, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania

Panel 2: Collaborations to Prevent Prematurity

Moderator: Wanda D Barfield, MD, MPH, CAPT, USPHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Perinatal Quality Collaboratives: Lessons from Two Different States 
Speakers: Elliot K Main, MD,California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative
Barbara O’Brien, RN, MS Perinatal Quality Improvement, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 

Texas’ Collaborative Initiatives: Working Towards Better Birth Outcomes 
Speaker: David L Lakey, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Population Health, University of Texas System


Panel 3: Roadmap to Reducing Prematurity 

Moderator: Paul Jarris, MD, MBA, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Quality Improvement as an Essential Tool to Achieve the 2030 Goal 
Speaker: Erin S Dupree, MD, FACOG, Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

Commentary about Quality Improvement 
Speaker: Sean C Blackwell, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston


Panel 4: Roadmap to Reducing Prematurity 

Moderator: Diane M Ashton, MD, MPH, March of Dimes

Promoting Health Equity and Preventing Prematurity 
Speakers: Arthur R James, MD, Obstetrics/Geynecology, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Diana E Ramos, MD, MPH, Reproductive Health, Los Angeles County Public Health

Global Initiative Addressing Prematurity 
Speaker: Judith Robb-McCord, MAAS, MPH, Every Preemie-SCALE, Project Concern International


Interventions to Prevent Prematurity

Birth Spacing and Interconception Care 

Speakers: Merry K Moos, BSN, (FNP), MPH, FAAN March of Dimes
Stephen D. Ratcliffe, MD, MSPH, Lancaster General Family Medicine Residency

Daniel Frayne, MD, MAHEC, Family Medicine Residency Program, Asheville, NC
National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative

Jessica Brubach, IMPLICIT Network (Interventions to Minimize Preterm and Low birth Weight Infants through Continuous Improvement Techniques) UPMC McKeesport, Shadyside, & St. Margaret Family Health Centers

Prenatal Risk Reduction Strategies: Screening for Short Cervices and Access to 17P (17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate) 

Speakers: Ellen Pliska, MHS, CPH, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Allison Bryant, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital
Rita W Driggers, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine