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Alaska Maternal Child Health & Immunization Conference to be held September 27-28

September 2, 2016

The 2016 Alaska Maternal Child Health & Immunization Conference will be held Sept. 27-28 at the Hilton Downtown Anchorage. The conference is held once every two years and provides an opportunity for rural and urban Alaska health professionals to come together to learn about best practices, tools, and surveillance data related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of women’s, children’s, and adolescent health issues in Alaska.

Plenary sessions include the opening plenary with Valerie “Nurr’araaluk” Davidson, Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS) Commissioner, presenting Priorities in Maternal Child Health and Immunization; Jordan H. Perlow, MD, presenting The Importance of Preconception Care: A View From the Trenches; Carrie L. Byington, MD, presenting Recognizing Vaccine Successes and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy; Mark Feinberg, PhD, presenting Integrated Perinatal Prevention: Targeting Parent Mental Health, Family Violence, and the Children’s Outcomes; and Jay Butler, MD, presenting The 21st Century Opioid Epidemic: How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go Now?

The Alaska MCH and Immunization Conference is organized by the ANTHC Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (EpiCenter) and the Alaska Division of Public Health, Section of Women’s, Children’s, and Family Health.

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