Healthy Mother/Healthy Baby Thought Leadership Webinar Series

Delivering the clinical tools essential for healthy mother and baby outcomes

Siemens Healthineers is a trusted partner focused on the unique journey from pre-conception to pregnancy through neonatal care, delivering the clinical tools essential for healthy mother and baby outcomes. Explore our AACC Healthy Mother/Healthy Baby Thought Leadership Webinar Series.

Optimal Pregnancy Outcomes through Proper Infectious Disease Testing

Understanding the risks associated with infectious diseases during pregnancy and how to address them through proper diagnostic testing can ensure that pregnancy outcomes will lead to healthy mothers and healthy babies. This webinar focuses on the Zika virus, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, and HIV infections.

After this webinar, participants will:
• Understand the latest trends in Zika viral infection and testing in pregnancy.
• Know the current guidelines for infectious-disease testing in pregnant women.
• Understand the impact of proper infectious-disease testing on pregnancy outcomes.

Judith Monroe, MD,
is president and CEO of the CDC Foundation. Her career focus centers on the intersection of primary care and public health. While at the CDC Foundation, Dr. Monroe has focused on developing public-private partnerships to extend CDC’s lifesaving work, ranging from chronic and infectious disease prevention to health emergencies, such as the response to Zika virus.

Available: November 28, 2018
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Monitoring Pregnancy with Clinical Laboratory Test

During pregnancy, an anatomical and biochemical transition occurs. Laboratory testing from the time pregnancy is first considered through the initial days of the newborn's life offers an accurate view of mother and baby’s health and well-being. These tests can help identify conditions that may increase the risk of complications and are key components to improve the likelihood of a healthy outcome.

In this webinar, Dr. Alison Woodworth will describe the physiological changes associated with normal pregnancy. A variety of laboratory tests are available to determine the well-being of the mother as well as the fetus and to assess risk of complications. She will provide in-depth review of these clinical laboratory tests; what they are, when they should be used and how they provide valuable information.

After this webinar, participants will:

  • Recognize the role of biomarkers in the detection and monitoring of pregnancy related disorders
  • Know the structure, function and role of hCG and its relationship to maternal and fetal well-being
  • Understand the importance of laboratory tests in first and second trimester screening

Dr. Allison Woodworth, is Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Medical Director of Core Clinical Laboratory and Point of Care testing at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and currently serves as a director on the ABCC exam committee and Vice President of the credentialing committee. She is actively involved in teaching – having taught pathology residents, medical students, medical technologists, and endocrinology and maternal fetal medicine fellows.

Available: March 27, 2019

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