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BYU’s Mother, Newborn, and Child Health Conference

Posted by chads on February 20, 2008

Looks like a great conference! I hope to see many participants. Details can be found at the above link; here is a summary:

April 4, 2008
BYU Conference Center

The purpose of the Mother, Newborn, and Child Health Conference at BYU is to provide students, faculty, professionals, and volunteers with an outstanding opportunity to understand successful evidence-based interventions for improving global health. This year the conference will specifically focus on family-based solutions to health challenges, and feature key officials from the Pan American Health Organization.

Conference Theme: Addressing Global Mother, Newborn, and Child Health Issues through a Family Perspective: Looking at Evidence-Based Solutions

Tenative Schedule

Morning Session
8:30 – 8:35 a.m. Welcome
8:36 – 8:44 a.m. Symposium Introduction
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Gina Tambini, M.D.: How Can Family-Focused, Evidence-Based Solutions to Mother, Newborn, and Child Health Issues Be Translated in International Settings? Challenges and Opportunities
Area Manager, Family and Community Health
Pan American Health Organization
World Health Organization
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Christopher Drasbek, MPH: Why a Family Perspective to Global Health Issues? Research, Program, Policy, and Practical Implications
Regional IMCI Advisor
Child and Adolescent Health
Family and Community Health
Pan American Health Organization
World Health Organization
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Padmini Murthy, M.D., MPH, MS: Women’s Rights and Health Issues: Barriers, Solutions, Progress
Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health
International/Global Health Program Director
New York Medical College–School of Public Health
11:15 a.m. – noon Panel Discussion
* Presenters are subject to change.
Afternoon Session
Best Practices and Methods: Lessons from the Field and Mother, Newborn, and Child Health Studies
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. What women know, believe, and practice: impact of culture and lifestyle on health outcomes Untapped partnerships in international mother, newborn, and child health promotion: family, public, and private sectors Topic: Family health and the family health history as a prevention tool
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Millennial development goals and improving mother, newborn, and child health by 2015: research findings and lessons from the field Mother, newborn, and child health and the ongoing challenge of AIDS and infectious diseases Addressing mother, newborn, and child health gaps in research, policy, and implementation for adolescent health
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Thirty years after the Alma-Ata Declaration: what is the impact of primary health care on women, newborns, and children? Improving health outcomes in resource-challenged settings: teaching newborn resuscitation Family health history implications for global communities: research findings and lessons from the field
4:30 p.m. Adjourn
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3 Responses to “BYU’s Mother, Newborn, and Child Health Conference”

  1. Michele Elia said

    Chad, I’m working for the MNCH Conference and am excited to see that we have your support! We are definitely trying to get the word out as it is coming soon. Thanks for your help and I hope to see you there!

  2. chads said

    Frankly, Michele, I’m thrilled that you and the rest of the folks at BYU are sponsoring this conference, and I hope it becomes an annual event. I will be there, and will do what I can to get the word out.

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