Exploring Shoulder Dystocia and Neonatal Brachial Plexus Injury: Updates on Prevention and Treatment

Sep 9 2012 (All day) - Sep 10 2012 (All day)

Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Thomas B. Turner Building
Baltimore, Maryland

About the Event:

The Kennedy Krieger Institute Multidisciplinary Brachial Plexus Clinic and Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Neurosurgery and Biomedical Engineering present Exploring Shoulder Dystocia and Neonatal Brachial Plexus Injury: Updates on Prevention and Treatment. This interdisciplinary symposium is designed to create an open environment for education, debate, and improved communications among a diverse community of professionals impacted by the problem of shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injury through didactic sessions and small group discussions by world-renowned speakers.

This symposium is designed for obstetricians, family practitioners, pediatricians, neonatologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, plastic surgeons, orthopaedists, occupational therapists, physiatrists, physical therapists, midwives, nurse practitioners, nurses, and hospital administrators. Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe shoulder dystocia, neonatal brachial plexus injury (NBPI) and the relationship between them.
  • Identify and assess potentially critical determinants of temporary and permanent injuries including the birth process and the obstetric management of shoulder dystocia.
  • Recognize and evaluate comparative effectiveness of different obstetric maneuvers to reduce the risk and severity of NBPI following shoulder dystocia.
  • Formulate and explain the evaluation, prognostication and management of neonatal brachial plexus injury, including operative and rehabilitative interventions.
  • Identify areas of consensus and controversy concerning obstetric and pediatric management of shoulder dystocia- related NBPI.

Event Directors:

Robert H. Allen, PhD
Associate Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Allan J. Belzberg, MD, FRCSC
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

Edith D. Gurewitsch Allen, MD
Associate Professor, Gynecology and Obstetrics

Glendaliz Bosques, MD, FAAPMR
Instructor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Bronwyn Slobogean, PA
Physician Assistant, Department of Neurosurgery

Jennifer Wingrat, ScD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury

For More Information:

To register, please visit the event web site, call (410) 502-9634, or fax (866) 510-7088.

If you would like additional information about this event, please call (410) 955-2959 or email cmenet@jhmi.edu.