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Global Maternal, Child Health Conference at BYU March 20

The Brigham Young University Colleges of Health and Human Performance and Nursing will host the Global Maternal and Child Health Conference, "Countdown to 2015: Acting Now, Working Together to Improve Mother, Newborn and Child Survival," at the BYU Conference Center Friday, March 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Following opening remarks by BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson, keynote speaker Socorro Gross-Caliano, assistant director of PAHO/WHO, will discuss "Pan-American Partnership for Nutrition, Health and Development."

Other speakers include Christopher P. Howson, vice president for Global Programs, The March of Dimes Foundation; Indira Narayanan, senior technical advisor, Newborn Health at BASICS/USAID; Stephen Wall, senior newborn health research advisor, Saving Newborn Lives; Jennifer Staple, founder, CEO, and president, Unite For Sight; and Robert B. Clark, president, Children’s Medical Mission.

The conference will include panel discussions and breakout sessions presented by health care professionals. Registration fees are $95 for professionals, $35 for students and $125 for exhibitors. Plenty of free parking is available near the Conference Center, located northeast of the Marriott Center.

Fees include attendance at all of the conference sessions and a box lunch. Walk-in registration will be available on Friday. For more information, call (801) 422-8925 or visit

The event is co-sponsored by Thrasher Research Foundation, MountainStar Healthcare and the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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