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Surgeon General's Conference on Preventing Preterm Birth (Day 1)

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Air date: Monday, June 16, 2008, 8:00:00 AM
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Description: Preterm birth remains one of the most complicated and difficult research and public health issues in obstetrics and pediatrics. Nearly 12 percent of all babies born in the United States are born preterm, and this rate continues to rise. To underscore the importance of this problem, the U.S. Congress passed the Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who Deliver Infants Early (PREEMIE) Act (P.L. 109-450), which was signed by the President in December 2006.

In addition to encouraging more research on this topic and working to establish an evidence-based standard of care for pregnant women at risk of preterm labor, the PREEMIE Act also mandates a Surgeon General’s conference to address the growing problem of preterm birth. In 2007, the Office of the Surgeon General named the NICHD as its scientific lead for this Conference on the Prevention of Preterm Birth.

The two-day conference will be held on June 16-17, 2008, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The Office of the Surgeon General and the NICHD have invited experts from the nation’s scientific, medical, public health, public policy, and community sectors to collaborate on developing a national agenda and action plan aimed at preventing preterm birth.

At the first day of the conference, June 16, 2008, invitees in workgroups will collaborate to develop a draft national agenda and action plan. The second day of the conference is open to interested members of the public and will focus on gathering input and suggestions on the draft agenda and plan. The conference will end with a formal presentation of the final national agenda and action plan to Rear Admiral Steven K. Galston, M.D., M.P.H., Acting Surgeon General of the United States.

For more information, visit
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/external.cfm?theURL=https://secure.palladianpartners.com/SurgeonGeneralPrivate
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NLM Title: Surgeon General's Conference on Preventing Preterm Birth [electronic resource] / NICHD.
Author: Surgeon General's Conference on Preventing Preterm Birth
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.)
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Abstract: (CIT): Preterm birth remains one of the most complicated and difficult research and public health issues in obstetrics and pediatrics. Nearly 12 percent of all babies born in the United States are born preterm, and this rate continues to rise. To underscore the importance of this problem, the U.S. Congress passed the Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who Deliver Infants Early (PREEMIE) Act (P.L. 109-450), which was signed by the President in December 2006. In addition to encouraging more research on this topic and working to establish an evidence-based standard of care for pregnant women at risk of preterm labor, the PREEMIE Act also mandates a Surgeon General"s conference to address the growing problem of preterm birth. In 2007, the Office of the Surgeon General named the NICHD as its scientific lead for this Conference on the Prevention of Preterm Birth. The two-day conference will be held on June 16-17, 2008, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The Office of the Surgeon General and the NICHD have invited experts from the nation"s scientific, medical, public health, public policy, and community sectors to collaborate on developing a national agenda and action plan aimed at preventing preterm birth. At the first day of the conference, June 16, 2008, invitees in workgroups will collaborate to develop a draft national agenda and action plan. The second day of the conference is open to interested members of the public and will focus on gathering input and suggestions on the draft agenda and plan. The conference will end with a formal presentation of the final national agenda and action plan to Rear Admiral Steven K. Galston, M.D., M.P.H., Acting Surgeon General of the United States.
Subjects: Health Policy
Pregnancy, High-Risk
Premature Birth--prevention & control
Prenatal Care--methods
United States
Publication Types: Congresses
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NLM Classification: WQ 330
NLM ID: 101478252
CIT Live ID: 6770
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