Indiana Maternal Mortality Review

Indiana Maternal Mortality Review

Indiana Maternal Mortality Review: Insights from 2018 - 2021

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Thurs., Mar. 16, 2023
Noon – 1 p.m. ET




Members: Free
Nonmembers: $75

Registration required.

Program description:

When a mother or expectant mother dies, the ripple effects on families and communities are enormous. Fortunately, there are simple steps that all physicians can take to protect their pregnant patients and those who may become pregnant. In this webinar, Mary Pell Abernathy, MD, MBA, chair of the Indiana Maternal Mortality Review Committee, will discuss the committee’s work to gather data about and increase awareness of perinatal deaths, the disparities and other factors contributing to those deaths, and what physicians can do to safeguard patients of childbearing age.


At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Outline the findings of Indiana’s MMRC review.
  • Understand persistent population-level disparities that exist.
  • Enact many of the recommendations made to reduce maternal mortality throughout our state.


Mary Pell Abernathy, MD, MBA
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physician
Chair, Indiana Maternal Mortality Review Committee

About our speaker:

Dr. Abernathy, a maternal and fetal medicine physician, currently works with the Richard Lugar Center for Rural Health, a division of Union Health, to create a network of maternal and child health providers to serve women in the Wabash Valley. Her interests include maternal substance use disorder, preterm birth prevention and using innovative programs to decrease maternal and infant mortality.

Dr. Abernathy has collaborated with policymakers and legislators to reduce preventable maternal and infant mortality and increase access to contraception to decrease unplanned pregnancies. She also co-leads the Indiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative (IPQIC) women’s health task force to improve the health of Hoosier women throughout their lives.

CME information:

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Policy: In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any financial relationships with an “ineligible company” whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Statement:  No member of the CME Planning Committee or our speaker have any relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company to disclose.

If you have questions, contact ISMA Continuing Medical Education staff at 800-257-4762 or

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Mar. 16, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. ET


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3/16/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Live Webinar
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