Course Detail: CN-17-FIMRF - FIMR Conference on Race and Infant Mortality
Since 2010, Kansans have collaborated in finding ways to improve our infant mortality rate-a key indicator of community health. And we've made progress. In September 2016, the state reported a record-low infant mortality rate. However, our babies of color continue to die before their first birthday at a much higher rate-Hispanic babies half as much more often, and African American babies twice as much.

We believe all babies deserve to reach their first birthdays. Come learn with us from nationally renowned speakers, local community leaders, and research experts and how to make your Fetal and Infant Mortality Review program more robust and how you can be an instrument for change to help more babies thrive in Kansas.

Hotel Information:
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Topeka Capital Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, and a link on the registration site will allow you to make your room reservation at the Conference's negotiated conference rate. The Conference will cover the hotel room and tax for the night of October 18. Participants must make their own hotel reservations and guarantee the room with a credit card. Once your attendance is confirmed at the conference, the Conference will pay the hotel for your room rate and tax. If you register and are unable to attend the conference, you are responsible for canceling the room reservation with the hotel and canceling your conference registration by contacting the WSU Conference Office at Failure to cancel your reservation with the Topeka Capital Plaza Hotel and Convention Center will result in you being responsible for the hotel charges. Rooms will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Additional rooms beyond the initial reservation can be purchased by attendees at the regular hotel rate. To reserve your room please visit

If you are experiencing issues with online registration please contact the WSU Conference Office at 316-978-6493 and we can register you over the phone.

 Session Detail:  CN-17-FIMR
Schedule: Every day, starting on 10/18/17 and ending on 10/19/17
Times: 08:00am - 08:00pm
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Price: Complimentary : $0.00

Opening Keynote Presentation with Dr. Renaisa Anthony (01:00pm-02:00pm)
Kansas Data on Race and Infant Mortality (02:15pm-03:30pm)
Race and Health Disparities (02:15pm-03:30pm)
Intersectionality of Race and Social Determinants of Health (02:15pm-03:30pm)
H.E.A.T Report (03:45pm-05:00pm)
Zero to One Project (03:45pm-05:00pm)
Being a Minority Mother in a Majority Culture (03:45pm-05:00pm)
Panel Presentation: Addressing Racism through FIMR (05:30pm-06:30pm)
Keynote Presentation with Dr. Rachel Moon (08:10am-09:10am)
Maternal and Infant Mental Health (09:25am-10:40am)
H.E.A.T Report (Repeat of Session 2.1) (09:25am-10:40am)
FIMR and Collective Impact (09:25am-10:40am)
Safe Sleep and Cultural Practices (09:25am-10:40am)
Epidemiology of Race and Infant Mortality (10:55am-12:10pm)
Zero to One Project (Repeat of Session 2.2) (10:55am-12:10pm)
Maternal and Infant Mental Health (10:55am-12:10pm)
Effective Community Engagement (10:55am-12:10pm)
Closing Keynote Presentation with Dr. Arthur James (01:05pm-02:05pm)

Facility Detail
Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel
1717 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612