HeLa Symposium Agenda

Friday, September 28, 2018

Continental Breakfast & Conference Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Welcome and History of HeLa Conference
Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, President and Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine
Roland Pattillo, MD, HeLa Conference Founder, Morehouse School of Medicine
Stacey Stewart, President of the March of Dimes 
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Defining the problem: Epidemiology and Statistics on Maternal & Infant Mortality
Wanda Barfield, MD, Director of Reproductive Health, CDC
9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.

Life Course Science and Maternal and Infant Mortality
Michael Lu, MD, Professor, George Washington University
9:25 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Focusing on solutions to African-American maternal and infant mortality
Richard Migliori, MD, CMO of United Healthcare
9:50 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Mary Langley, PhD, MPH, RN, Morehouse School of Medicine
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Roundtable: Advocates and Communities Advancing Solutions
Moderator: Stacey Stewart, March of Dimes
Monica Mallampalli, PhD, Healthy Women
Natalie Hernandez, PhD, MPH, Morehouse School of Medicine
Angela Aina, MPH, Black Mamas Matter Alliance
Linda Blount, MPH, CEO of the Black Women's Health Imperative
10:40 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

The Role of the Aim Safety Bundle: focusing on Reduction of Peripartum Racial/Ethnic Disparities
Deidre McDaniel, ACOG
11:30 p.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Luncheon: The Family’s Perspective
Moderator: Gracie Bonds Staples, AJC
Charles Johnson
Wanda Irving
Sherri Martin Kinard
12:00 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.

Roland Pattillo Lecturer: Research in Women’s Health with a focus on Maternal Mortality and Morbidity
Janine Clayton, MD, Director, NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Afternoon welcome: Mental Illness, Substance Use and Misuse in Maternal Infant Health
Yasmin Tyler-Hill, MD, Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine
2:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Depression & Mental Illness
Maternal Screening
Nicola Chin, MD, Assistant Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine
Marietta Collins, MD, Psychologist and Associate Professor, Director of Behavioral Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine
2:05 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Breastfeeding
Jennifer M. Nelson, MD, MPH FAAP, Medical Epidemiologist, Nutrition Branch, CDC
2:30 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Stephen Patrick, MD, Vanderbilt University
2:55 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Public Policy on Maternal and Infant Health
Patrice Harris, MD, AMA President
3:20 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.

3:35 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Cervical Cancer Disparities
Carol Brown, MD, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
3:45 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

Closing the Gap on the Disparity: Expert Panel Discussion
Moderator: David Satcher, MD
Janine Clayton, MD
Carol Brown, MD
Michael Lu, MD
Patrice Harris, MD
4:10 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Roland Matthews, MD, Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine
4:50 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.

Agenda Subject to Change