Say YES To Safe Sleep For Babies
Annual Competency Training
Friday, April 27, 2018 • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Days Inn Conference Center, Flatwoods
“Going Beyond the Safe Sleep Message”
Eileen Tyrala, MD, FAAP, Keynote Presenter
Please join us as we bring national, state, and local partners together to share the latest knowledge, tools, and best practices to reduce and prevent infant deaths in West Virginia from unsafe sleep and abusive head trauma. Our keynote presenter will be Dr. Eileen Tyrala, MD, FAAP, a board certified pediatrician and neonatologist who devotes her time and energy to spreading the infant safe sleep message at the local, state and national levels. She currently practices general pediatrics in Philadelphia, is a Professor of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine, and is the Medical Director for Cribs for Kids. In this role, Dr. Tyrala provides advice to parents on safe sleep as the author of a web-based forum, Ask the Pediatrician.
Dr. Tyrala is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a consultant to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Child Death Review Program, and is the executive producer and co-writer of the award winning educational video, “Safe Sleep for Your Baby, Right From the Start.”
Formerly, Dr. Tyrala was a Professor of Pediatrics at Temple University School of Medicine. She was also director of Neonatology at Temple University Hospital and director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She has contributed extensively to the peer reviewed medical research literature, as well as being the author of many chapters in noted text books in neonatology and pediatrics. Dr. Tyrala continues to lecture to both lay and professional audiences on the topics of safe sleep and pediatric advocacy.
Registration is Free and Details Will Be Sent in March!
Our Babies: Safe and Sound is a program of the TEAM for West Virginia Children, and is funded by the WV Department of Health and Human Resources and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. We are grateful for the partnership and support of the WV Perinatal Partnership as an additional sponsor of this training.
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Amy Tolliver, Director
West Virginia Perinatal Partnership
(304) 558-0530 ext. 5
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