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NIH Consensus Development Conference on
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean:
New Insights

March 8–10, 2010
Bethesda, Maryland

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Planning Committee

 

The planning committee was comprised of the conference panel chairperson, representatives from the sponsoring NIH Institute (the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NICHD), the Office of Medical Applications of Research, the contracting Agency for the conference systematic evidence review (the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, AHRQ), and other related Federal entities. Additionally, recognized non-Federal key experts in the field were also invited to serve on the planning committee, to accomplish the following six functions:
 

 

Planning Committee members listed below provided their input at a meeting held August 12–14, 2008. The information provided here was accurate at the time of that meeting.


Planning Chair
Duane Alexander, M.D.

Director
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute
of Child Health and Human Development
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland


Planning Chair
Caroline Signore, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical Officer, Obstetrics
Program Scientist, PASS Network
Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch
Center for Developmental Biology and
Perinatal Medicine
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute
of Child Health and Human Development
Bethesda, Maryland


Lisa Ahramjian, M.S.
Communications Specialist
Office of Medical Applications of Research
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland


Shilpa Amin, M.D., M.Bsc., FAAFP
Medical Officer
Evidence-Based Practice Centers Program
Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, Maryland


David J. Birnbach, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor
Departments of Anesthesiology, Obstetrics
and Gynecology, and Public Health
Executive Vice Chairman, Department of
Anesthesiology
Director Center for Patient Safety and
Associate Dean
Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami
Miami, Florida

Beth Collins Sharp, Ph.D., R.N.
Director
Evidence-Based Practice Centers Program
Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, Maryland


Paul A. Cotton, Ph.D., R.D.
Program Director, Health Behavior and
Minority Health
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland


F. Gary Cunningham, M.D.
Panel and Conference Chairperson
Beatrice and Miguel Elias Distinguished
Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor, Obstetrices and Gynecology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Center at Dallas
Dallas, Texas


Lucky Jain, M.D., M.B.A.
Richard W. Blumberg Professor and
Executive Vice Chairman
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Luella Klein, M.D.
Charles Howard Candler Professor
Director, Regional Perinatal Center
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia


Barnett S. Kramer, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Director for Disease Prevention
Director
Office of Medical Applications of Research
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Mark B. Landon, M.D.
Professor
Director, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, Ohio


Hal C. Lawrence, M.D.
Vice President, Practice Activities
American College of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists
Washington, District of Columbia


Mona Theresa Lydon-Rochelle, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Clinical Associate Professor
Departments Global Health and Health Services
University of Washington
Bainbridge, Washington


George A. Macones, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Chairman
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri


Kelli K. Marciel, M.A.
Communications Director
Office of Medical Applications of Research
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland


Howard Minkoff, M.D.
Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology
SUNY-Brooklyn; Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York


Lata S. Nerurkar, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor for the Consensus
Development Program
Office of Medical Applications of Research
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland


Judith P. Rooks, C.N.M., M.P.H., M.S.
American College of Nurse-Midwives
Portland, Oregon

Susan C. Rossi, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Director
Office of Medical Applications of Research
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland


James R. Scott, M.D.
Editor-In-Chief
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor and Chair Emeritus
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Utah Medical Center
Salt Lake City, Utah


Robert M. Silver, M.D.
Professor, Division Chief of Maternal-Fetal
Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Salt Lake City, Utah


Catherine Y. Spong, M.D.
Chief
Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch
National Institute of Child Health
and Human Development
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland


Linda J. Van Marter, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts




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