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A message from our
conference chairs

about our theme

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How Perinatology can be a Leader in Equitable Care
from Public Health to Rare Diseases

We believe that everyone has the right to high-quality, respectful care. And we believe that the perinatal period is the time when we can build a foundation for a lifetime.


We know that the care we deliver during the perinatal period has the potential to change lives.

When we help people preserve their reproductive health, have healthy pregnancies, and care for themselves postpartum, we help empower them to take agency of their own health and wellbeing.

When we invest in care for newborn dyads, infants, and children, we build healthier communities.

We believe that perinatology is at its best when we both:

  • address the unique health care needs of each patient, parent, and infant to improve the lives of individuals and families

  • serve the public health needs of our community to improve our collective health and wellbeing.

We honor everyone who is working to deliver equitable care, advocate for social justice, and improve health outcomes for our diverse communities.

We invite you to JOIN US at our April 2023 conference!

Respectfully -


Patti Bridges, MSW, LCSW


Chavis Patterson, PhD

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Our 2023 Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses in applying public health data across diverse populations in the perinatal period.

  • Apply the skills and experience gained from identifying, treating, and counseling about rare diseases to a broader population, from preconception to the newborn.

  • Navigate the medical, ethical, and social boundaries in legislating public health initiatives while respecting individual patient autonomy and reproductive justice.


We invite you to JOIN US at our April 2023 conference!


2023 Conference Committee

  • Chavis Patterson, PhD

  • Patti Bridges, MSW, LCSW

  • Viveka Prakash-Zawisza, MD, MS, MBA

  • Tiffany Moore, RN, PhD

  • Pamela A. Geller, PhD

  • Heather Cohen Padratzik, MHA, JD

  • Angela Patterson, MD, FAAP

  • Erika Goyer, BA

  • Kristy Love, NPA Executive Director

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