2020 Annual Summit

February 27-28, 2020
AT&T Executive Conference Center
Austin, Texas

Register now for the 2020 Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies (TCHMB) Summit. This year’s Summit theme is “Making Quality Improvement Local.”

The goal of the Summit, which is the annual conference of Texas’s perinatal quality collaborative, is to provide Texas clinicians, hospitals, advocates and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn about issues and initiatives related to the health of mothers and babies, including maternal safety in Texas (please see attached draft agenda).

Last year’s Summit drew over 400 diverse participants from throughout the state. For more information on last year’s event read the impact report, or view recorded sessions at tchmb.org/2019conference.


This year’s Summit features an impressive slate of presentations and breakout sessions from a state and national leaders in maternal infant health, including Dr. Myra Wyckoff on neonatal resuscitation, Dr. Larry Shields on the Maternal Early Warning Systems (MEWS), and Barbara O’Brien, RN, on implementing the AIM hypertension bundle as Director of the Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative. For more, download the full agenda, which will be updated as the full schedule is confirmed.

Keynote Speaker: 


Michael C. Lu MD, MS, MPH, is the Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. A graduate of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, he has decades of expertise as a professor of public health as well as obstetrics and gynecology, a proven track record of academic and national executive leadership, and a deep-rooted passion for health equity and social justice. Dr. Lu worked as a professor and senior associate dean for academic, student and faculty affairs at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University. He also served as the director of the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) in the Obama Administration. Dr. Lu is best known for his research on racial-ethnic disparities in birth outcomes, and his leadership in developing, testing, and translating a unified theory on the origins of maternal and child health disparities based on the life course perspective.

Sponsorship and Host Opportunities

For more information on hosting or sponsoring this year’s Summit, read our Host Opportunities document or contact Sheena Abraham at sabraham@utsystem.edu.

Continuing Education Credits

The 2020 TCHMB will offer professionals and practitioners the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and exchange information on best practices, latest research and new trends in community health. We are working on providing continuing education credits for nurses, physicians, and social workers.