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 ce.byu.edu/cw/mnch .
The event is co-sponsored by Thrasher Research Foundation, MountainStar Healthcare and the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.
Writer: Angela Fischer