2019 Miami-Dade Prematurity Symposium

In Florida, 22,680 babies were born too early in 2018. The preterm birth rate among Black women in Florida is 50% higher than the rate among all other women. The 2019 Miami-Dade Prematurity Symposium aims to reduce preterm birth rates, increase equity, and improve outcomes for premature infants through discussion of known causes, potential and evidence-based interventions, and best practices.

Thanks to Aetna, this event is completely free to all! Click Here to register.

2019 Miami-Dade Prematurity Symposium Topics and Presenters

Please click on each presentation title below to download a PDF of the PowerPoint, 1-slide per page or click on handout to download a PDF of the PowerPoint handouts.

High-Risk Obstetrics Leading to Preterm Birth Handouts
Presented by: Michael J. Paidas, MD
Professor and Chair Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and
Reproductive Sciences, Miller School of Medicine; Chief of Service,
University Health Tower, University of Miami; Chief of Service,
Jackson Health System

Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative: An Opportunity to Improve Care –  Handouts
Presented by: William Sappenfield, MD, MPH
Director, Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers &
Babies, University of South Florida

Caring for the Medically Complex Newborn Following Discharge Handouts
Presented by: Olunwa Chisara Ikpeazu, MD, MBA, FAAP
Medical Director, Aetna Better Health of Florida

Managing High-Risk Pregnancies in the Home –   Handouts
Presented by: Linda Newgent, RNC, BSN
Director of Training and Development, Women’s and Children’s
Division, Optum Healthcare

Social Determinants of Health: Why They Matter and What We Can Do About ThemHandouts
Presented by: Carol Brady, MA
Maternal, Infant and Child Health Consultant

Cultural Competency and Addressing Health Equity in Public HealthHandouts
Presented by: Venise White, MPH, MHPE
Grants Writer & Community Programs Manager, Office of Health
Promotion and Education, The Florida Department of Health in
Seminole County