Maryland Maternal Mortality Review Symposium

Social Causes of Maternal Death in Maryland



While the MMR Workgroup is a state mandated program that review maternal death cases throughout Maryland; the findings and recommendations are not formally presented to medical providers in the related fields (Ob/GYN, nurse midwives, MFM, social workers).  The data is published annually; however, without noting trends in the social influences of maternal deaths. This program will address these social influences and discuss possible interventions.


Jennifer L. Payne, M.D.                                                Andreea A. Creanga, M.D., Ph.D.

                               Director, Women’s Mood Disorder Center                                            Assistant Professor

                                                    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine                                                              Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Clark T. Johnson, M.D., MPH

Chair, MMR Workgroup

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics


Friday, May 19, 2017

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM


MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society

The Historic Osler Hall

1211 Cathedral Street

Baltimore, MD 21201


This is a FREE Event!

Click here to register or contact the Center at 410-539-0872/800-492-1056 ext. 3337.

You can also download the PROGRAM FLYER and fax it to 410-649-4131.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity the physician will be able to

  • Identify two risks of untreated psychiatric illness during pregnancy;
  • Define the term “confounded by indication;”
  • Quantify the risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension in antidepressant exposed newborns;
  • Relate recent trends in substance use in pregnancy;
  • Describe the role of obstetricians in providing clinical care to substance-using pregnant women; and
  • Recognize opportunities for research related to substance use in pregnant and postpartum women.

CME Accreditation Statement

“This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, The Center for Healthy Maryland and Behavioral Health System Baltimore. MedChi is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Designation Statement

MedChi designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”