Professional Development

Maternal Health & Safety Symposium

Thursday, November 1, 2018
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Maternal Health & Safety Symposium

This program is designed to provide physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare providers with a review of current issues impacting maternal health and perinatal safety in New Jersey and nationally. Renowned national and international acclaimed experts will address factors contributing to perinatal morbidity and mortality and propose prevention strategies that direct and enhance hospital obstetrical care for both patients and providers.


At the conclusion of this learning activity the participant should be able to:

  • Explain the epidemiology of maternal opioid dependence and program elements of comprehensive maternal treatment program.
  • Describe the meaning and outcomes of mindful based parenting to prevent intergenerational trauma and improve the quality of life for mothers and their children.
  • Review mood disorders and the impact of psychiatric medication taken during pregnancy.
  •  Evaluate screening and treatment options for postpartum depression.
  • Describe the current fetal monitoring process, identify problems and solutions.
  • Explain the racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal mortality and morbidity.

Last Updated: 09/10/18