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New Jersey 2021 Maternal Health Awareness Day

Virtual events are hosted by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; RWJBarnabas Health; The Tara Hansen Foundation; and the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

Virtual Meetings | Jan 23-29, 2021

Schedule

Saturday, January 23, 2021

  • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Special Session: Having a Healthy Pregnancy during a Pandemic

    Get answers to your pregnancy and delivery concerns during COVID-19 in this virtual event. The seminar also features a discussion of signs that you may be experiencing anxiety or depression after the birth of your child, resources available, and self-care tips, as well as community health workers' role in educating and advocating for women.

    This session will be led by Todd Rosen, MD, associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, and director of maternal-fetal medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Suzanne Spernal, DNP, APN-BC, RNC-OB, vice president of women's services at RWJBarnabas Health.

     

    Register for this event.

     

Monday, January 25, 2021

  • 1:00-2:00 p.m.
    What's Data Got to Do with It? Understanding Maternal Child Health and Data-Driven Decision Making

    Cheryl A.S. McFarland, PhD
    Director of Data and Evaluation
    Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
    Carly Worman Ryan, MA
    Senior Planning and Evaluation Specialist
    Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

    Hosted by Central Jersey Family Health Consortium. Please see www.cjfhc.org for a link to this event.

     

  • 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Managing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in a Global Pandemic

    Lisa Tremayne, RN, CBC, CPPD
    Founding Director, Center for Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, and
    Childbirth Education Manager
    Monmouth Medical Center

    Hosted by RWJBarnabas Health. Please follow this Zoom link to register for this event.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

  • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Doula Presentation
  • 1:00-1:30 p.m.
    Improving Maternal and Fetal Outcomes through the Use of the Midwifery Model of Care

    Anne Lawson, BN, MS
    Director of Midwifery
    Jersey City Medical Center

    Hosted by RWJBarnabas Health. Please follow this Zoom link to register for this event.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

  • 2:55-5:00 p.m.
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Maternal Health Awareness Day

    Prevention of Maternal Morbidity, Mortality and Disparities through Maternal Health Awareness Day Virtual Meeting

    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
    Department Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Health
    Newark, New Jersey

    Moderators:

    Joseph J. Apuzzio, MD
    Professor and Vice Chair
    Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Health

    Lisa Gittens Williams, MD
    Professor, Patient Safety Officer
    Director of Obstetrical Services University Hospital
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Health

    2:55 - 3:15 p.m.: Welcome

    Mark Einstein, MD
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Health

    Shereef Elnahal, MD MBA
    President & CEO University Hospital
    Newark, New Jersey

    Honorable Joseph F. Vitale
    Senator-District 19 Chair – N.J. Senate Health and Human Services Committee

    3:15 - 3:30 p.m.: Call to Action to Prevent Maternal Morbidity

    Dr. Jerome Adams
    United States Surgeon General Vice Admiral

    3:30 - 3:45 p.m.: National Priorities for Maternal Health Care

    United States Senator Cory Booker

    3:45 - 4:05 pm The Equity Birth Plan

    Lisa Gittens Williams, MD

    4:05 - 4:50 p.m.: Strategies for Successful Care for Pregnant and Postpartum Women of Color

    Joia Crear Perry, MD, FACOG
    CEO National Birth Equity Collaborative

    4:50 - 5:00 p.m.: Recent Trends from the New Jersey Maternal Mortality Review Committee

    Joseph J. Apuzzio, MD

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting URL: https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/97634443611?pwd=RFdFRGN2TjlMNVlVU0VtUDdITWVaUT09
    Meeting ID: 976 3444 3611
    Password: MFM2021

  • 12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Stop-Look-Listen Campaign: Why This Is SO Important to Maternal Health

    Robyn D'Oria, MA, RNC, APN
    Chief Operating Officer
    Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

    Hosted by Central Jersey Family Health Consortium. Please see www.cjfhc.org for a link to this event.

  • 1:00-2:00 p.m.
    Building Trustworthy Systems for Childbirth

    Neel Shah, MD, MPP
    Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
    Harvard Medical School
    Founding Director, Delivery Decisions Initiative
    Ariadne Labs

    Hosted by RWJBarnabas Health. Please follow this Zoom link to register for this event.

     

Thursday, January 28, 2021

  • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Post-Birth Warning Signs Education: Not Just a Discharge Checklist

    Patricia D. Suplee, PhD, RNC-OB, FAAN
    Director of Professional Education & Research
    Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
    Associate Professor
    Rutgers School of Nursing--Camden

    Hosted by Central Jersey Family Health Consortium. Please see www.cjfhc.org for a link to this event.

  • 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Management of Pregestational Diabetes in Pregnancy

    Dyese C. Taylor, MD, FACOG
    Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

    Hosted by RWJBarnabas Health. Please follow this Zoom link to register for this event.

Friday, January 29, 2021

  • 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Event

    7:30 - 7:40 a.m.: Introductions

    Mark Sauer, MD, MS
    Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Todd Rosen, MD
    Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
    Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    7:40 - 8:30 a.m.: Personal Reflections on a COVID Emergency

    Johana Mendoza
    Patient, Sharing Her Story

    Shelley Dolitsky, MD
    Administrative Chief Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    William MacMillan, MD
    Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
    Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Carla J. Boyle, BSN, RNC-OB
    Director, Perinatal Services
    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

    Linette Ruiz-Arias, BSN, RN, CBC
    Labor and Delivery Nurse
    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

    8:30 - 9:30 a.m.: Grand Rounds - The Heart of the Matter: Pre-eclampsia and Cardiovascular Disease

    Karen L. Florio, DO
    Saint Luke's Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists
    Kansas City, MO

    9:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: NJ Maternal Health Update & Panel Discussion

    IntroductionCharletta Ayers, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical Services
    Director, Division of General OB/GYN
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Services
    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    NJ Maternal Health Update: Lisa A. Asare, MPH
    Assistant Commissioner
    N.J. Department of Health

    Panel Discussion and Q&A: Addressing Maternal Health of Women of Color—A Public Health Crisis
    Moderator: Charletta Ayers, MD, MPH

    Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical Services
    Director, Division of General OB/GYN
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Services
    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Panelists:
    Lisa A. Asare, MPH, Assistant Commissioner, N.J. Department of Health
    Omar Young, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialist. Atlanta Perinatal Associates
    Michelle Gabriel-Caldwell, PhD, Doula and Childbirth Educator, Shelby Pitts, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC, Perinatal Services. RWJBarnabas Health
    Jatesha "Jaye" Madden-Wilson, LPN, Melinated Moms

    All Friday sessions listed above are hosted by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. To access the Friday events, which will be held via Webex, please visit the Webex site at the time of the session.
     
    Participants may also join at webex.com by using:
    Event # 120 379 6250
    Password # Robert 4444

    For an audio-only session, dial: 1-650-429-3300
    Enter event # 120 379 6250 as the access code.

  • 12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Myths versus Reality: The Truths behind Perinatal Anxiety and Depression

    Kathy Donaldson, MSN, APN, C, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, CPLC, C-EFM
    Program Coordinator, Perinatal Mood Disorders Initiative
    Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

    Hosted by Central Jersey Family Health Consortium. Please see www.cjfhc.org for a link to this event.