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Agenda: Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Surgeon General’s Conference on the Prevention of Preterm Birth

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Welcome
Moderator: Peter C. Van Dyck, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Administrator, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration
8:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.Plenary Session
Moderator: Yvonne Maddox, Ph.D., Deputy Director NICHD
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Biomedical Research Report
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Epidemiological Research Report
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Psychosocial and Behavioral Considerations Report
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.Discussion and Comments for Workgroups 1-3
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Break
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Professional Education and Training Report
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Public Communication and Outreach Report
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Quality of Care & Health Services Report
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Discussion and Comments for Workgroups 4-6
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Cross-Cutting Issues: Integrating the report (Panel Discussion)
Moderator: Alan Fleischman, M.D., Senior Vice President and Medical Director, March of Dimes Foundation
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Cross-Cutting Issues Discussion and Comments
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Lunch
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Prevention of Preterm Birth Program Highlights
Michele Kiely, Dr.P.H., NICHD 

Moderator: Vivian Pinn, M.D., Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health, NIH

  • McKenzie Brodnick – Founder, Pennies for Preemies
  • Scott Berns M.D., M.P.H.- Senior Vice President, Chapter Program March of Dimes National Office
  • José Cordero, M.D., M.P.H. – Dean, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico
  • Ruth Ann Shepherd, M.D.- Director, Division for Child Health Improvement, Kentucky Department of Public Health
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Break
3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Presentation to the Surgeon General
3:15 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.Welcome and Opening: Duane Alexander, M.D. (Moderator)
3:25 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.Biomedical Research Report
3:35 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.Epidemiological Research Report
3:45 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.Psychosocial Research Report
3:55 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.Professional Education and Training Report 
4:05 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Public Communication and Outreach Report 
4:15 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.Quality of Care & Health Services Report
4:25 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.Commentary on Cross-Cutting Issues: Integrating the Report: Alan Fleischman, M.D.
4:35 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.Public Comment Period
5:35 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Break
6:00 p.m.Response from the Surgeon General

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