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Wednesday Oct. 11, 2017
Broward Health and March of Dimes to Cohost Prematurity in Broward Symposium

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- Broward Health and March of Dimes will host "A Call to Action to Reduce Prematurity in Broward Symposium" a free event, on Wednesday, October 11th from 9:00 - 4:00 pm, which will be located at The Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, Davie, Florida.

The primary educational objectives of the “A Call to Action to Reduce Prematurity in Broward Symposium” consist of the following:

  • Describe current perinatal quality collaborative projects
  • Discuss quality improvement efforts in Ohio that are working to reduce premature births
  • List three evidence-based interventions to prevent preterm births
  • List three component parts of the Florida Prematurity Prevention Partnership
  • Understand significant contribution to racial disparity and infant mortality is man made
  • Understand importance of addressing social determinants as a means of decreasing disparity
  • Identify reasons why birth spacing is essential for reducing preterm births
  • Discuss cultural implications of promoting healthy birth spacing in high risk communities

Renowned physicians will be providing in-depth, evidence-based strategies that can equip attendees with additional tools to prevent the onset of pre-term births in South Florida’s high risk-populations. Physicians who will be in attendance include: Dr. Karen E. Harris, OB/GYN Program Director from North Florida Regional Medical Center; Dr. Arthur R. James, an Associate Professor from Ohio State University; Dr. Michael Marcotte, Director of Quality and Safety with TriHealth and Dr. Lisa F. Waddell, SVP Maternal & Child Health Impact & Deputy Medical Officer.

“Our special emphasis on preventing preterm births allows Broward Health and March of Dimes to become proactive toward reversing this particular trend, locally,” said Linda Welp, manager, maternal child programs, Broward Health Community Health Services. “This symposium will help us understand that we can improve health outcomes by fully understanding man-made social determinants and risk factors, directly associated with high risk populations.”

To register for this educational symposium visit and follow the online registration instructions under the “A Call to Action to Reduce Prematurity in Broward Symposium.  For additional assistance, contact Deziree McAllister at [email protected] or 954.473.7037. Physicians will receive CME (continuing medical education) credits.


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