At the end of the symposium, participants will be able to:
- Explain the current status of preterm birth in North Carolina.
- Describe three clinical Pathways to preterm birth prevention.
- List three strategies for reducing disparities in preterm birth.
- Describe at least one new preterm birth prevention strategy they will introduce into their practice.
The UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health and the Pregnancy Medical Home program of Community Care of North Carolina invites all prenatal care providers and their teams to learn and apply evidence-based strategies to improve birth outcomes in North Carolina. Click here to register now.
Live Webcast: There will be a separate registration process for those that are unable to attend the North Carolina Preterm Birth Prevention Symposium in person and would like to join by live webcast. We will not broadcast all sessions, however we plan to record all sessions and archive them online following the event.
Any updates to the agenda, as well as additional information about this event will be posted on this website. Please contact Katherine Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-962-7924 with any questions.
Registration – Breakfast available
Welcome – Kate Menard, MD, MPH
Preterm Birth in North Carolina: When, Why and Where – John Allbert, MD
Health Equity and Preterm Birth – Allison Bryant, MD, MPH
Panel Discussion: Perinatal Health Equity in North Carolina – Allison Bryant, MD, MPH; Brandon Locklear, MD; Belinda Pettiford, MPH
NC Strategies for Preterm Birth Prevention: Alignment with National Priorities – Kate Menard, MD, MPH
Best Practices in Postpartum Care: Increasing the Postpartum Visit Rate and Access to Highly Effective Contraception in the Postpartum Period – Matthew Zerden, MD, MPH; Kate Berrien, RN, BSN, MS
Keynote Address – Preterm Birth and Infant Mortality: A Top Health Priority for North Carolina – Randall Williams, MD
Session A. Management of Multifetal Gestation – William Goodnight, MD, MSCR
Session B. Progesterone Therapy for Preterm Birth Prevention – David Stamilio, MD, MSCE
Session C. Management of Obesity in Pregnancy – R. Phillips Heine, MD
Opioid Use, Tobacco Use and Pregnancy – Eric Morse, MD; Erin McClain, MA, MPH
Putting Innovations into Prenatal Care Practice – Caryn Ward, PhD
Closing Remarks – Kate Menard, MD, MPH
- A block of rooms has been set up at the Hampton Inn & Suites downtown Chapel Hill / Carrboro with a special rate of $134. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online visit www.
chapelhillcarrborosuites. hamptoninn.com and use the Group Code PBP. To reserve a room by phone call the hotel @ 919 969 6988, press 0 and provide the Group Code PBP. To receive the special rate reservations must be made no later than May 5, 2016.
- A block of rooms has been set up at the Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill with a special rate of $104. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online visit www.chapelhillsuites.
hamptoninn.comand use the Group Code PBP. To reserve a room by phone call the hotel @ 919 403 8700, press 0 and provide the Group Code PBP. To receive the special rate reservations must be made no later than May 5, 2016.
- A block of rooms has been set up at the Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill with a special rate of $94. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room please click the link NC Preterm Birth Prevention Symposium. To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919 489 7555 and provide the name “NC Preterm Birth Prevention Symposium. To receive the special rate reservations must be made no later than May 5, 2016.
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education is located at 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517. Directions to the Friday Center as well as a map are available on the website. Guest parking is available on location, and a map is available on the Friday Center website.
Conference Materials & Handouts