We are pleased to announce the November session of Public Health Grand Rounds, “Meeting the Challenges of Measuring and Preventing Maternal Mortality in the United States.”This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday, November 14, at 1:00 p.m. (ET). Open captions are provided.
Women in the United States are more likely to die from childbirth or pregnancy-related causes than other women in high-income countries. More evidence is needed to understand the actual causes of death better, but research suggests that half of these deaths may be preventable. Racial disparities persist. The risk of pregnancy-related deaths for black women is three to four times higher than those of white women.
Join us for this session of Grand Rounds to learn about efforts to analyze and prevent future deaths. Hear our speakers discuss the effects maternal deaths have on the family and on the community. You will also learn about how CDC has collaborated and intervened through public-private partnership efforts to prevent deaths associated with childbirth and pregnancy.
CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:
“Meeting the Challenges of Measuring and Preventing Maternal Mortality in the United States”
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
Global Communications Center (Building 19)
Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium
Eleni Z. Tsigas
Chief Executive Officer
“Maternal Mortality Beyond the Numbers”
William M. Callaghan, MD MPH
Chief, Maternal and Infant Health Branch
Division of Reproduction Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“Accounting for Maternal Deaths: Action Requires Better Data”
Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force
Baylor College of Medicine
“Policies and Practices to Protect Lives of Pregnant Women, Mothers and Mothers-to-Be”
Mary-Ann Etiebet, MD MBA
Merck for Mothers
“Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Generating Evidence for High Impact Solutions”
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Our sessions are open to the public:
A live webcast will be available on our website. The link will be live five minutes before the presentation. View our sessions on our archive page at your convenience. Sessions are archived 3-4 days after each presentation.
For non-CDC staff who want to attend in person:
Non-CDC staff must have prior security clearance. US citizens must submit a request to the Grand Rounds Team. A US state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, US passport) is required.
Non-US citizens must submit their requests 20 days prior to the session to the Grand Rounds Team, and additional information will be required.
For individuals requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored events. Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please e-mail the request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Grand Rounds is available for continuing education.
All continuing education credit for Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) is issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, you can email Learner Support or call them at 1-800-41-TRAIN (1-800-418-7246). Those who view PHGR and wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Continuing education will be available for up to 2 years and 1 month after the initial offering. The course code for all PHGR sessions is PHGR10.
Target audience: physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, and others.
- List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
- Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
- Identify one key prevention science research gap.
- Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.
CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE credits obtained through the TCE Online system will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals in fulfilling the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.
Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.