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Prematurity Disparity: Epidemiology, Intervention, Prevention
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Prematurity Disparity: Epidemiology, Intervention, Prevention


This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development.


Med-IQ      Duke Medicine

Released:
6/30/17
Expires:
6/29/18
PDF:

Maximum Credits:

0.25

Webcast Webcast
Released:
6/30/17

Expires:
6/29/18

PDF:

Maximum Credits:
0.25
Webcast Webcast

Released:
6/30/17
Expires:
6/29/18
PDF:


Maximum Credits:
0.25


Overview: Idiopathic preterm birth has a complex epidemiology shrouded in social determinates as well as biological, genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. In this Webcast, recorded live at the 2017 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, an expert faculty member reviews strategies for treating preterm labor and preventing recurrent preterm birth. The racial disparities of preterm birth and its effect on infant mortality and long-term morbidity are also explored.

CME Information:

Faculty
Haywood L. Brown, MD
F. Bayard Carter Professor
Chair Emeritus, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC
 
Activity Planners
Julie Blum, PhD
Senior Clinical Content Manager
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Stephanie Stowell Wenick, MPhil
Manager, Educational Strategy and Content
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Amy Sison
Director of Continuing Medical Education
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the complex epidemiology and racial disparity of preterm birth and their impact on treatment, prevention, and long-term health
Target Audience
This activity is intended for gynecologists and obstetricians.
 
Series Overview/Statement of Need
Prematurity, or preterm birth—defined as less than 37 completed weeks of gestation—is a leading cause of infant mortality and long-term morbidity in the United States. Even more alarming is the significant disparity in preterm birth and infant mortality for non-Hispanic blacks compared with whites, especially for births before 33 weeks’ gestation. To combat preterm birth and improve long-term health outcomes, research must focus on epidemiology and the complex interplay of biological and social determinants that affect disparity.

Accreditation/Designation Statements
This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development.

Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity will receive a Statement of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.
 
Instructions to Receive Credit
To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, watch the Webcast, and complete the evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.
 
Initial Release Date: June 30, 2017
Expiration Date: June 29, 2018
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 15 minutes
 
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Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation. 
 
Haywood L. Brown, MD, has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

The peer reviewers and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

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