5th National Cribs for Kids Conference

Join safe sleep experts in Pittsburgh, PA, April 25-28, 2017 for the 5th National Cribs for Kids® Infant Safe Sleep Conference: “Beyond the Safe Sleep Message – Cultivating Community Collaborations”.   This conference addresses the need to further reduce infant mortality rates locally and nationally by: targeting and utilizing existing program resources; creating partnerships through community leadership collaborations; providing organizations with the tools needed for a unified infant safe sleep effort.

Those who may be interested in attending include Cribs for Kids® partners; social service agencies; pediatricians; nurses from the newborn and Neonatal Intensive Care Units of hospitals; social workers; childcare workers; Department of Public Health Maternal Child Health Personnel; Department of Health & Human Services personnel; members of Child Death Review Teams; medical examiners; coroners; police, paramedics and any other professionals who are interested in saving babies’ lives through a safe sleep initiative.


GOLD SPONSOR:                        SILVER SPONSOR:



Rachel Y. Moon, MD – Division Head, General Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine,  AAP Task Force on SIDS

Michael H. Goodstein, MD, FAAP – Attending Neonatologist, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Penn State U.), Director, York County Cribs for Kids Program, York Hospital Office of Newborn Medicine, AAP Task Force on SIDS

Fern R. Hauck, M.D., M.S. –  Dr. Hauck is the Spencer P. Bass, MD Twenty-First Century Professor of Family Medicine and Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia

Anita Haataja, Senior Researcher, PhD, Adjunct Professor at Kela The Social Insurance Institution of Finland  – Dr. Haataja oversees Qualitative Social Research and Quantitative Social   Research regarding the Finnish Box and will explain why one must “Think Outside the Box” to see the true reason why Finland has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world, and why public health and medical innovations are a key factor.

Carrie Shapiro-Mendoza – Senior Scientist, Maternal and Infant Health Branch, Division of Reproductive Health at the Centers for Disease Control

Theresa Covington, MPHSenior Program Director, National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths

Michael Warren Deputy Commissioner for Population Health at Tennessee Department of Health, Maternal Child and Health

Lena Camperlengo – Health Scientist, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Sudden Death in the Young Case Registries at CDC
Erich Batra, MD – Asst. Professor, Pediatrics and Family & Community Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine; Chair, AAP section on Child Death Review
DATE:  April 25, through Friday, April 28, 2017 (Tuesday evening, Apr. 25th VIP Reception; conference begins morning of Apr. 26th)

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
Group room rate @ $165 per night.  Ends 3/10/17)

COST: Full Conference – $400; One Day – $200
After 3/31/17: Full Conference – $450; One Day – $225

$500 ($250 with a paid conference registration) 
© Copyright Cribs for Kids - Website Sponsored by PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH