The Twelfth Annual Lawton Chiles International Lecture & Symposium on Maternal and Child Health in the Americas

The Healthy Start Coalition Staff is excited to participate in this upcoming, informative event! Please read below for more information:

Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Time: Breakfast at 8:00 am, adjourn by 2:30 pm

Venue: College of Public Health, University of South Florida – 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. (almost corner of Bruce B. Downs and Fletcher Ave.)

RSVP: Lisa Sleek at by Oct. 20th


In your RSVP email, please include the following:

  • 1.       Name
  • 2.       Title
  • 3.       Organization
  • 4.       Whether or not you attend the Chiles Center luncheon
  • 5.       Whether or not you need a Visitor’s Pass for parking (we have a small amount available)

Event Schedule:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Time Event
8:00 am Continental Breakfast & Registration in the USF COPH Atrium;Presentations in the Sam Bell Auditorium 1023-C
Preterm Birth Prevention and the Role of Obstetrical Management in the Late Preterm Period
8:30 am Welcome & Introductions Donna Petersen, ScD, MHSJohn Curran, MD 

Charles Mahan, MD

8:45 am Overview of Preterm Birth in the United States William Callaghan, MD, MPH, Acting Chief; Maternal and Infant Health Branch, Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease  Prevention and Health Promotion
9:30 am The Changing Face of Preterm Birth: Social, Economic and Iatrogenic Causes Cecilia Jevitt, PhD, CNM, Associate Professor; College of Nursing, College of Medicine, University of South Florida
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Birthing of the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative: Longer than 9 Months William Sappenfield, MD, MPH, State MCH Epidemiologist; Division of Family Health Services, Florida Department of Health
10:45 am Current Florida Activities – Hospital Training Toolkit for 39 Week Rule Robert Yelverton, MD, Chief Medical Officer; Women’s Care Florida
11:15 am Consumer Perspective Shannon Mitchell
11:35 am Open Discussion with Panel and Audience
12:00 pm Lunch at The Lawton & Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies
Twelfth Annual Lawton Chiles International Lecture on Maternal and Child Health in the Americas
1:15 pm Welcome & Introductions Steven Klasko, MD 

Charlotte Catz, MD

Implementation Research in Maternal and Perinatal Health Care Fernando Altheba, MD, Director; Departamento de Investigación en Salud de la Madre y el Niño, Institute de Efectividad Clinica y Sanitaria (IECS), Buenos Aires, Argentina
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