News Release

January 26, 2001

Infant Mortality conference scheduled Feb. 7

Contributing factors and medical interventions that help reduce the toll of birth defects, pre-term labor and perinatal HIV on infant mortality rates will be the focus of a conference sponsored by the Houston Department of Health and Human Services.

Infant Mortality and Morbidity: Influencing Factors and Interventions is scheduled Feb. 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, 7737 Southwest Freeway.

The conference will provide updates on research and the management of pregnancy problems and inform participants about local community resources that help parents improve birth outcomes.

Professionals who will benefit from the conference include obstetricians, pediatricians, family practitioners, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives ob/gyn nurses, social workers and health educators.

The UT-Houston Medical School designated the program as a three-hour, category 1 CME while the UT-Houston School of Nursing designated it as a three-hour CNE, category 1. The program also will provide three hours of continuing education units to social workers through the University of Houston.

Registration fees are $25 for physicians; $20, nursing professionals and $15 for students and the public. For more information or to register, call 713-794-9335.