Despite recent reports that show improved maternal healthcare worldwide, Amnesty International and The Lancet have found the standard of care dropping in the United States. PeriGen Knowledge Summit’s speakers will discuss why, and what can be done to correct this problem.
--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A new study in The Lancet claims that maternal mortality rates around the world are going down. That should be good news in the debate over U.S. healthcare costs, except that the U.S. has an appalling record for maternal and infant mortality.
Amnesty International issued its own condemnation of U.S. maternity care, citing an infant mortality rate far above countries with fewer doctors, outdated technologies and primitive pre-natal care.
How can that be?
Come hear for yourself at the maternal-fetal medicine knowledge summit next Thursday, April 22 and Friday, April 23 at the Fairfax Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, D.C. The agenda for these meetings will address the maternal fetal medicine state of crisis: global and national maternity care; trends in healthcare information technology; and healthcare reform.
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|Nan Strauss, J.D. of Amnesty International will address global maternal-fetal morbidity and mortality rates, as well as clinical issues and trends and how the U.S. can improve its position as one of the lowest-ranked industrialized nations in terms of maternity care.|
Dr. Peter Pronovost, an intensive care specialist and professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Pronovost is an internationally acclaimed leader in patient safety, whose "checklist" concept dramatically reduced the rate of hospital-acquired infections after surgery.
|Dr. Dan O’Keefe, Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist, Chief Medical Officer for PeriGen|
|Thursday, April 22 and Friday, April 23, 2010|
|Fairfax Embassy Row|
|2100 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.|
|Washington, DC 20008|
Anyone interested in attending should contact: Brian Hegarty, Media Specialist, karma, 230 South Broad Street, Suite 1500, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 215-790-7847, [email protected].
Brian Hegarty, 215-790-7847
KEYWORDS: United States North America District of Columbia
INDUSTRY KEYWORDS: Health Hospitals Baby/Maternity Consumer General Health Managed Care