Maternal Health Crisis to Top First Distinguished Speaker Event

June 27, 2018

Physician Experts to Address Texas’ Maternal Deaths, Illness

  • WHAT: Top physician experts will address Texas’ maternal death and illness crisis in the first in a series of distinguished speaker events, The State of Maternal Health in Texas. The Texas Medical Association (TMA) will host the inaugural presentation of its Distinguished Speaker Series designed to inform Texas legislators and their staff members about urgent health issues in Texas.
  • WHEN: TOMORROW, Thursday, June 28, 11:45 am-1:15 pm
  • WHERE: Texas Medical Association building, 401 W. 15th St., Thompson Auditorium, first floor
    • 11:45 am — Welcome/Introduction
      • John Carlo, MD, chair, Texas Public Health Coalition; CEO, Prism Health North Texas
    • 11:50 am — Overview of Maternal Health Issues in Texas
      • Carla Ortique, MD, vice chair, Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force; obstetrician-gynecologist, Texas Children’s Hospital
    • 12:10 pm — Panel Discussion: Why Maternal Mortality Is a Problem in Texas
      • Moderated by Dr. Carlo 
      • Dr. Ortique and Amy Young, MD, chair, Women’s Health; Professor, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin
    • 1:05 pm — Closing Remarks 
      • Dr. Carlo

TMA’s Distinguished Speaker series is supported by the TMA Foundation, TMA’s philanthropic arm. TMA Foundation raises funds to support the public health and science priority initiatives of TMA and the family of medicine. To learn more, visit the TMA Foundation website.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 51,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.


Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email:
Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org

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June 27, 2018