WHAT TO EXPECT
Maternal mortality and significant morbidity continue to persist at unacceptable levels in our country. As many as 50% of these cases are felt to be preventable with timely and appropriate intervention. Similar opportunities exist to improve fetal and neonatal outcomes. This year at the OB Challenges conference we endeavor to equip obstetrical providers with the tools and background evidence for timely interventions that will improve both maternal and fetal/neonatal outcomes. This includes areas such as obstetrical hemorrhage, hypertensive emergencies, sepsis and stillbirth. At the conclusion of the conference attendees should be able to bring back immediately applicable best first steps to improve both maternal and fetal/neonatal outcomes.