Start Date: January 1, 2012
Expiration Date: January 1, 2014

Intended Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and nurses who have an interest in topics relevant to reproductive issues, neonatal medicine and women's health concerns.

Activity Description
This educational activity consists of recorded presentations from Women’s & Infants’ Health Symposium: Medical Management Today for Healthy Living Tomorrow held in Chicago, Illinois on May 12-13, 2011.
This activity provides an educational forum for medical and payer professionals to interact with leaders who specialize in women's and children's health. This two-day conference will explore medical advances in perinatal, neonatal, and infant care, as well as address the continuum of care to meet the needs and improve the health of women. It is designed to focus on methods to help both women and their babies attain and/or maintain optimal health and encourage informed health care decisions.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to

  1. Identify advancements in treatment options in the management of infertility issues.
  2. State important factors that need to be identified and modified prior to conception that are linked to positive pregnancy outcomes.
  3. Describe the maternal, fetal, and infant implications of chronic health conditions—such as diabetes, obesity, and cancer—on pregnancy.
  4. Recognize strategies in preterm birth prevention and management, and discuss the appropriate care needed to maximize health benefits while minimizing health risks for these patient populations.
  5. Outline decision approaches for optimal therapies to maximize outcomes in women's health conditions, including postpartum depression and cancer.

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Diabetes and Pregnancy: Minimizing Risk for Mom and Baby
Kristin Atkins, MD
0.75 credits

The Impact of Cancer: Pregnancy and Infertility Issues
David P. Cohen, MD
1.0 credit

Pregnancy, Obesity, and Bariatric Surgery: Maternal, Fetal, and Infant Implications
Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD
0.75 credits

Postpartum Depressive Disorders
Mary Kenny, RN, MS
Aparna Sharma, MD
1.0 credit

Cord Blood Stem Cell Usage: Current and Future Applications in this Field
Mary J. Laughlin, MD
0.75 credits

Reducing Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Admissions With Single-Embryo Transfer
Eric D. Levens, MD, FACOG
0.75 credits

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for Menopausal Women—What’s the Story?
Cynthia A. Stuenkel, MD
1.0 credit

Early Identification of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD): Maximizing Outcomes
Gil Wernovsky, MD
1.0 credit

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Method of Participation
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this activity.
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Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the activity, which includes the following:

  • Completing the entire activity
  • Completing the Pre- and Post-Activity Assessments, Activity Evaluation, and Application for Certificate of Credit forms

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Sponsored By
This activity is sponsored by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial Support
This activity is supported by Allos Therapeutics, Amgen, Eisai, Novartis Oncology, Shire, Cephalon Oncology, Genentech, genzyme, Millennium, Novartis, Roche, sanofi aventis, National Marrow Donor Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and cord blood registry.

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