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409 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2188
Phone: (202) 863-4990
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Major Initiatives > Maternal Health Conference: Expecting Something Better

Expecting Something Better:
A Conference to Optimize Maternal Health Care

May 18th and 19th, 2005
Westin Grand Hotel
Washington, DC

When:                    8:00 am Wednesday, May 18 to 5:00 pm Thursday,

                             May 19, 2005

 

Where:                   Westin Grand Hotel

                             2350 M Street, NW

                             Washington, DC

 

Who should attend:   Maternal health care researchers and providers, public health officials, industry representatives, insurance providers, maternal and child health organizations, policymakers, health industry professionals, provider and hospital organizations.

 

Conference Focus:    Maternal health in the context of a woman’s life span

The content of prenatal care

Understanding morbidity and mortality

Disparities in maternal health

 

Selected speakers:   Vivian Dickerson, MD, President of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Associate Clinical Professor, Division Director Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of California, Irvine

 

Gwyneth Lewis, MD, MSc, MRCGP, MRPHM, Principal Medical Officer, Women’s Health Department, United Kingdom

  

Registration Information:     $199 before April 15

                                      $235 after April 15

 

Housing Information:           We have reserved a block of rooms at the Westin Grand Hotel.  To take advantage of the conference rate, register through the Westin’s website by April 15.  To access conference hotel site click here.

 

Transportation Information:  For driving directions, see the Westin site (click here).  For those flying to Washington, Reagan Washington National Airport is closest to the conference site.  Local transportation can also be arranged from Dulles International and Baltimore-Washington International airports.

 

To register for the conference click here.

The Expecting Something Better Conference will be a national meeting of maternal health experts and researchers, maternal health care providers, public health officials,  hospital and provider organizations, insurance providers and industry representatives to discuss and develop recommendations on:

  • Maternal health in the context of a woman's life span
  • The content of prenatal care
  • Our understanding of morbidity and mortality
  • Disparities in maternal health

The conference will begin with the presentation of papers commissioned in these four areas followed by panel discussions and break-out sessions.

 

Conceiving of pregnancy in the context of a woman’s life span

 

Paper presenters:

  • Holly Grason, Director, Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center, Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Dawn Misra, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Panelists:

 

Mary Applegate, MD, MPH, Department of Health Policy, Management & Behavior, University at Albany (SUNY) School of Public Health

Michele G. Curtis, MD, MPH, Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Kay A. Johnson, MPH, EdM, Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Dartmouth College

Annette Phelps ARNP, MSN, Director, Division of Family Health Services, FL Department of Health

Wanda Nicholson, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

W. Allen Schaffer, MD, Sr. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CIGNA HealthCare

Carol Weisman, PhD, Professor of Health Evaluation Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Penn State College of Medicine

 

The content of prenatal care

 

Paper presenters:

  • Timothy R.B. Johnson, MD, FACOG, Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Michigan Medical Center
  • Stephen S. Entman, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Kimberly D. Gregory, MD, MPH, Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Women’s Health Services Research, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Clark T. Johnson, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Panelists:

 

Vivian Dickerson, MD, President of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Kevin Frick, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Gwyneth Lewis, MD, MSc, MRCGP, MFPHM, Principal Medical Officer, Women’s Health, Department of Health, United Kingdom

Magda G. Peck, ScD, Professor and Associate Chair for Community Health, Chief, Section on Child Health Policy, Department of Pediatrics, and Senior Advisor, CityMatCH at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

Deanne Williams, CNM, MS, Executive Director, American College of Nurse-Midwives

 

Understanding of and definitions for morbidity and mortality

 

Paper presenters:

  • Cynthia Berg, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Stacie Geller, PhD, Director of the University of Illinois National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health

Panelists:

 

Trude Bennett, MSW, MPH, DrPH, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina

Pierre Buekens, MD, PhD, Dean, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Angela Nannini, FNP, PhD, Co-Director of Massachusetts Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Study, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, School of Nursing

Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH, Director of Programs, Maternity Center Association

Michael W. Varner, MD, University of Utah, School of Medicine

 

Disparities in maternal health

 

Paper presenters:

  • Paula Braveman, MD, MPH, Director, Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco
  • Sylvia Guendelman, PhD, MSW, Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley
  • Nedra Whitehead, PhD Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Panelists:

 

Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, MD, MSc, PhD, Senior Advisor on Women’s Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Diana Cheng, MD, Medical Director, Women’s Health, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Vijaya K. Hogan, DrPH, Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Curriculum on Health Disparities, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina

Sanders Korenman, PhD, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College

Scott Ransom, DO, MBA, MPH, Associate Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology, Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

For more information, contact Susan Halebsky Dimock, Ph.D. at 202.863.4990 or .

The meeting will be held at the Westin Grand Hotel in Washington, DC. For more information about the hotel, room rates, and booking online, please click below:

Expecting Something Better Conference (click here or cut/paste the following into a browser)
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=0409158834&key=BB2B8

For information on sponsoring the Conference, either alone or in conjunction with the Awards Luncheon, please download this document. You can return this form or contact the Jacob Institute for more information.

This event is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from CIGNA HealthCare.


To register for Expecting Something Better: A Conference to Optimize Maternal Health Care, please complete the following form:

Fees are as follows: $199 if register by April 15; $235 if register after April 15.


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