Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Advocates
Connect with survivors, volunteers, leaders and other like-minded champions for change in maternal health.
Learn to adapt how you share your story to influence health care practices.
Celebrate the successes that have been made thus far, and honor the affected families we work so hard for.
Use the tools from Summit to ignite a fire of change in your community
LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER!
Jonathan Webb, MPH, MBA
Jonathan joined AWHONN in April 2021 as their new chief executive officer. Jonathan has spent more than 15 years in the public health space promoting community health outcomes; addressing the social determinants of health; and tackling a number of epidemics including childhood obesity, diabetes, and CVD.
Dr. Kerry O’Brien is a faculty member in the Division of Laboratory Medicine in the Department of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, as well as an Assistant Professor in Pathology at
Harvard Medical School. She is the Medical Director of the BIDMC Blood Bank, the Clinical Pathology Residency Program Director and the BIDMC Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program Director.
Dr. Ann Green, PhD
Ann E. Green is a professor of English at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia where she teaches courses in service-learning, writing and the medical humanities. She teaches a course called “Hospital Stories,” a service-learning course in narrative medicine. She is interested in slow medicine, patient and caregiver narratives of trauma and healing, and flash creative nonfiction. She has published in the Huffington Post; BLARB, the Blog of Los Angeles Review of Books, and American Rivers. Most recently she has published personal narratives on caregiving in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Patient Safety, a journal of the Patient Safety Authority in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Elizabeth Kukielka, PharmD
Liz Kukielka is a patient safety analyst on the Data Science and Research team at the Patient Safety Authority in Pennsylvania. She performs analyses of patient safety data and authors articles about these analyses. Previously, she has published articles on the topics of in-hospital newborn falls, swallowed dentures, and self-injury among adolescents in inpatient psychiatric hospitals. Before joining the PSA, she was a promotional medical writer for numerous publications, including Pharmacy Times and The American Journal of Managed Care. She has an interest in writing for the patient audience as well and helping them learn to tell their own stories.
The Houston Marriott CityPlace at Springwoods Village is easily accessible from both George Bush International Airport - IAH (10 miles) and Hobby Airport - HOU (31 miles) as well as from all major expressways.
Airport transport is available by taxi, Super Shuttle, or private car service.
From IAH, estimated one-way fares: Taxi, $35, SuperShuttle $29 (reservation required), Uber/Lyft $27.
From HOU, estimated one-way fares: SuperShuttle $51 (reservation required), Uber/Lyft $43.
Self and valet parking in attached garage at a daily rate. Overnight self parking is included in room rate. Event parking for the day is $8 per vehicle.
Houston Marriott CityPlace at Springwoods Village
Reservations can be made online by clicking the button below. Guests can also make reservations by calling (800) 228-9290 or (281) 350-4000 and reserving dates from October 1 - 5, 2021, under the Champions for Change room block.
You will receive a group rate of $129/per night for standard rooms. Rooms are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so reserve early.
Guests are encouraged to make reservations prior to August 1, 2021 as this is the cutoff date for the room block.
We admire the efforts of all who work to bring a voice to maternal mortality and morbidity and especially those who do so in spite of considerable personal obstacles. In this spirit, we offer a limited number of scholarships to cover registration cost for those facing financial need, but still wishing to attend. While we wish we could serve every need, our resources are limited but we do want to try and meet those we can.
If you are in need of a scholarship, please complete the questionnaire below.
We will fulfill as many scholarships for virtual registration as we are able to until funds are depleted.
Q: What are the Covid guidelines for in-person attendees?
A: Please refer to our Covid Guideline document.
Q: Are you offering scholarships for travel?
A: No, there are no scholarships for travel. For this year, we are only offering virtual registration scholarships.
Q: What time zone is the agenda listed in?
A: Central time zone, since that is where our in-person location will be held.
Q:Which airport is best to fly into?
A: George Bush (IAH) is the closest and all major carriers fly into there except Southwest. Southwest flies into Hobby (HOU) that is on the opposite side of Houston.
Q: Will my swag be mailed to me if I am coming in person?
A: No, it will be available for pickup on location.
Q: What if I need to change my location from in-person to online (or vice versa)?
A: We understand that circumstances might change unexpectedly. We are flexible with changing your registration from in-person to online or vice versa, just please let us know so we can adjust your swag box. Also, if you make hotel reservations, please contact the hotel directly to change your reservation.
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