2nd Annual Maternal Health and Perinatal Safety Symposium

Friday, November 1, 2019
7:30 am – 4:30 pm

The Clinton Inn
145 Dean Drive, Tenafly, NJ 07670

Hackensack Meridian Health
Online registration is now closed.  There are a limited number of on-site registrations available beginning at 7:30 am.

 

This program is designed to provide physicians, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare providers with an update on the current implementation of state-wide, national, and international initiatives that support maternal health and perinatal safety. Acclaimed experts will discuss the challenges around health equity, barriers, and access to medical care as a human right. Participants will build positive relationships between agencies, medical providers, and community members while improving outcomes and access to screening and care.

Agenda

7:30 – 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00

Opening Remarks & Introduction of Special Guests
Ilise Zimmerman, MS, MPH
President and CEO, Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Bonita Stanton, MD
Dean, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

9:00 – 10:00 International Perspectives on Prevention in Women’s Health
Gerard H. A. Visser, MD, PhD
Emeritus Professor Obstetrics, University Medical Center of Utrecht
10:00 – 11:00 Health Equity in Vulnerable Populations
Haywood Brown, MD
Vice President of Institutional Equity, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of South Florida
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:15 Break-Out Sessions (concurrent)  
 

Session 1  – Respectful Maternity Care: A Human Rights Issue
Lynn Freedman, JD, MPH
Professor of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University


Session 2

The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Women’s and Infants’ Health
Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP
Chief Medical and Health Officer, Senior Vice President, March of Dimes


Community Engagement in Prematurity Prevention
Melita Jordan, CNM, MSN, APRN C, CPM
Senior Executive Services Director, Community and Wellness, New Jersey Department of Health

12:15 – 1:00 Networking Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 And Then She Was Gone…
Charles S. Johnson, IV
Founder,  4Kira4Moms
2:00 – 3:00 Utilizing the Power of Collaboration to Improve Maternal Outcomes   
Elliott Main, MD
Medical Director, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative;
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Stanford University
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:15 Surviving the 1st Year of Life in New Jersey
Arthur James, MD, FACOG
Consultant to First Year Cleveland
Consultant/Evaluator to the Indianapolis Healthy Start Program
4:15 – 4:30

Wrap-up/Evaluations
Andrew Rubenstein, MD
Medical Chair, New Jersey Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Ilise Zimmerman, MS, MPH
President and CEO, Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Objectives

At the conclusion of this learning activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss global approaches to quality maternal health, access, and outcomes.
  • Discuss health equity and the impact on maternal health disparities.
  • Describe global developments in respectful and high-quality maternity care as a human rights issue.
  • Identify clinical and public health opportunities for improving health outcomes for mothers and children.
  • Address the issues of community trust, cultural beliefs, and language barriers in decreasing prematurity.
  • Explain how improved policies, procedures, and processes lead to saving lives while compassion has a positive impact on trust.
  • List the key principles used by perinatal quality collaboratives to improve health care at the population level.
  • Review New Jersey infant mortality rates by race and strategies to achieve the Healthy People goals.

Learning Outcome

Three months after attending the symposium, 75% of learners will be able to incorporate strategies for supporting maternal health and perinatal safety into their professional practice in order to provide improved patient care.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

Accreditation Statement: Hackensack University Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement: Hackensack University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours

This program has been awarded 6 contact hours. The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by NJSNA, an accredited approver, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider #P194-1/17/20. Provider approval is valid through January 2020.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education activities only and does not imply approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Social Work Credits

This symposium will increase knowledge by providing updates on the current implementation of state-wide, national, and international initiatives focused on supporting maternal health and perinatal safety. Social Workers will be able to articulate the challenges around health equity, barriers, and access to medical care as a human right. Practice changes will be discussed in relation to building positive relationships between agencies, medical providers, and community members while improving outcomes to access, screening, and care for maternal health equity. Social Workers will be able to articulate the concepts of respectful maternal care and best practices to reduce maternal care disparities. To earn 5 general social work continuing education, attendees must fully attend all five identified sessions below, complete each session’s evaluation and the overall conference evaluation. There will be a separate sign-in sheet for breakout session Respectful Maternity Care. Please be sure to sign in and out to ensure receiving full credit.

  • International Perspectives on Prevention in Woman’s Health
  • Health Equity in Vulnerable Populations
  • Respectful Maternity Care: A Human Rights Issue
  • Utilizing the Power of Collaboration to Improve Maternal Outcomes
  • Surviving the 1st Year of Life in New Jersey

This program is taught at a beginning level and is approved for 5 general social work continuing education hours by Seton Hall University at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health in accordance with New Jersey Administrative Code 13:44 G and recognized by The New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners. This accreditation is recognized by the United States Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education. Certificates will be handed out upon submitting the evaluations and attending all five sessions.

Public Health
Participants who successfully complete this educational program will be awarded 6.0 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).  The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of New Jersey Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

Contact

For accommodations, issues, or more information, please contact Amy Gole at (973) 268-2280 x 100 or click here to email.

Disclosures

The symposium planners do not have any conflicts of interest to report for this activity.

  • Haywood Brown, MD discloses he receives a royalty from Up to Date and that he is a consultant for Merck for Mothers.
  • Lynn Freedman, JD discloses that her research on respectful maternity care is funded through grants to Columbia University (her employer) from Merck for Mothers, an initiative of Merck & Co.
  • Gerard Visser, MD, PhD discloses that his travel to conferences in Vietnam and Malaysia has been paid by Health Care.

The remaining speakers do not have any conflicts of interest to report for this activity.

Successful Completion

To receive contact hours for this continuing education program, the registrant must sign-in on the sign-in sheet, attend the entire program, and complete and submit an evaluation form. At that time a certificate of completion will be awarded.

Recognition

This conference was generously funded in part by:

Platinum Supporters

  • Family Health Initiatives
  • Inserra Supermarkets, Inc. – ShopRite
  • The Nicholson Foundation
  • OBIX Clinical Computer Systems Inc.

Silver Supporters

  • Gauss Surgical
  • Rudy’s Inflight Catering/Sal’s Good Eats
  • Joseph M. Sanzari, Inc.
  • Sage Therapeutics
  • SEMA4

Friend of the Symposium

  • Fetal Medicine Foundation of America

 

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