Presented by: Joseph CL Merola, MD, MPH
Chairman Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
St. Luke’s University Hospital and Network
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Temple University School of Medicine
Objectives of the Session:
1. To identify the history, background and fullness of “prematurity” in general, and “Iatrogenic prematurity” in particular.
2. To recognize patterns of behavior that have largely led to pre-39 week “elective” delivery by both Cesarean Birth and the Induction of Labor and the specific adverse outcomes found in the 37/0 to 38/6 gestational age range.
3. To illustrate positive strategic and cultural changes, and practical actions, that have proven to be successful in reducing the broad “cost” of this problem.
“This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint-sponsorship of the Medical Society of Delaware and the March of Dimes. The Medical Society of Delaware is accredited by the ACCME to provide CME activities for physicians. The Medical Society of Delaware designates this live continuing medical education activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. It is the policy of the Medical Society of Delaware to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education. In keeping with these standards, all faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by the Medical Society of Delaware are expected to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation. Joint sponsorship of CME by the Medical Society of Delaware in no way implies endorsement or recommendation of any product or service offered by joint sponsor.
“This activity is not supported by commercial funding.”
Dr. Garrett Colmorgen, Dr. Joseph Merola, Dr. Kirsten Smith, Dr. David Paul, Dr. Matthew Hoffman, Donna Smith, Aleks Casper and Megan Hayes have nothing to disclose.