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Physicians Report on New Strategies to Reduce Infant Mortality and Improve Outcomes at NYHQ

Cynthia Bacon  (718) 670-2515
Camela Morrissey (718) 670-1065

New York Hospital Queens is hosting a multidisciplinary symposium on ways to reduce potential health issues and increase survival rates in pre-term infants. This educational program is designed for medical specialists who care for pregnant mothers and pre-mature newborns.

Nearly one in 10 of the world’s babies is born prematurely, according to a recent report conducted by the March of Dimes, an international non-profit organization focusing on pregnancy and baby health. Africa and Asia lead in numbers of premature births with North America close behind.

Children’s health experts from New York Hospital Queens developed the program. Topics include nutritional care for infants before and after leaving the hospital, insights into newborn pulmonary hypertension and antifungal medicine therapies.

New York Hospital Queens
Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Center for Research and Education Auditorium
56-45 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

Thursday, October 15, 2009
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The symposium is available for continuing medical education credit for physicians. New York Hospital Queens is accredited by the Medical Society of New York State to sponsor continuing medical education. For registration for the program, visit the Web site: http://www.nyhqcme.org/.

New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is an affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Note to Journalists:  While these forums are geared toward medical professionals, and are not open to the general public, the information delivered will be valuable content for consumer-focused educational stories on this topic.

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