HPV Educational Webinar: “You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention”
Join the webinar “You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention” Understanding the Burden of HPV Disease and the Importance of the HPV Vaccine Recommendation on December 18th, 12:00 – 1:00 pm.
This program will be presented by Jill Roark, MPH, Health Communication Specialist, Carter Consulting Inc. for the Health Communication Science Office, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Program objectives are:
◾To express the importance of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention and the rationale for vaccinating at ages 11 or 12;
◾To demonstrate concrete knowledge of all indications for HPV vaccine for girls and boys;
◾To provide useful and compelling information about HPV vaccine to aid parents in making the decision to vaccinate;
◾To provide tips and time savers for talking with parents about HPV vaccine.
To register, visit: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/324073815.
The 2013 theme for World AIDS Day is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.” To find ways to promote this day, visit AIDS.org. For more facts about AIDS, visit the CDC website.
For the first time, Georgia earned a passing grade on the March of Dimes’ 2013 preterm birth report card. In 2012, Georgia lowered its preterm birth rate to 12.7 percent from 13.2 percent, according to the report.
Georgia’s “C” is the highest grade given to the state in the six years March of Dimes has been issuing its preterm birth report cards. The nation as a whole also scored a “C”. Babies born before 37 weeks of completed pregnancy are considered preterm.
The state’s significant improvement comes after Georgia’s public health officials and the March of Dimes worked in recent years to ensure doctors made newborn health a priority when deciding whether to deliver before a pregnancy reaches full term.
For additional information about Georgia’s improvement on preterm birth rates, visit the GA DPH website or the AJC’s article.
Support World Prematurity Day, November 17, to raise awareness for babies born too soon. Georgia received a D rating on the 2012 March of Dimes’ Premature Birth Report Card because of its 13.2% premature birth rate. Georgia has pledged to reduce its premature birth rate by 8% by 2014. Visit the March of Dimes for more information. Also, check out “The Impossible Hug” video by Bliss.org.uk for World Prematurity Day.
The Impossible Hug
Doctors Without Borders will be holding a recruitment information session on Tuesday, November 19th, from 7pm to 8:30 pm at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC), 351 Peachtree Hills Ave NE, Presentation Room – First Floor Atrium, Atlanta, GA 30305.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) requires skills of diverse medical and non-medical personnel in all fields especially obstetricians, gynecologists, nurse-midwives and midwives. If you or your colleagues are interested in future international humanitarian work, this would be a great opportunity to meet the MSF staff in person!
For information and registration, visit
For additional information, contact Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) by phone: +1-212-763-5763 or visit
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. Encourage women to practice regular self-breast exams to identify any changes and schedule regular visits and annual mammograms with their healthcare provider. The third Friday in October each year is National Mammography Day to encourage women to make a mammography appointment.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel &
3405 Lenox Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Make your room reservation soon! Room block rate of $119/night effective through November 6. Call 1-888-855-7741 for reservations.
Seminar highlights include: ICD-10 CM for OB Services & OBGyn Coding Updates for 2014, ICD-10 CM for Genitourinary and Other Primary Care Services, Risk Management and Patient Safety for the Medical Office, and Understanding and Implementing the Affordable Care Act.
See the 2013 CPT Coding Flyer for full details.
Use the 2013 CPT Coding Registration Form to fax or mail seminar registration or call 770-904-5293 to register.
The March of Dimes-Georgia Chapter is launching its first ever statewide Prematurity Awareness Summit in partnership with the Department of Public Health, the Medical Center of Central Georgia and AWHONN. The Summit will be held on Tuesday, November 5th at MCCG’s Payton Anderson Center in Macon. Following an in-depth overview of the perinatal landscape in Georgia and the unveiling of the March of Dimes 2013 Premature Birth Report Card by Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald, there will be a series of discussions highlighting strategies to collaboratively improve preterm birth rates and infant mortality in Georgia – including Centering! To register, visit https://marchofdimesnoty.wufoo.com/forms/march-of-dimes-prematurity-summit-2013/