June 2014: NCBDDD’s Division of Blood Disorders: Webinar Series on Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Topic:  Vitamin K and Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in Infants
Speaker: Lauren Marcewicz, MD
Date/Time: Thursday, July 10, 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

Lauren Marcewicz, MD, is a pediatrician and Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Division of Blood Disorders at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Marcewicz led a 2013 investigation of vitamin K deficiency bleeding in Tennessee, and subsequently contributed to the development of CDC educational materials and web content. She has also led efforts to educate clinicians and publicize this issue nationally.

In this webinar, Dr. Marcewicz will review how vitamin K works in infants, discuss the different classifications of vitamin K deficiency bleeding, and explain the origins of objections that some parents have raised when asked about administration of this important public health preventive measure for their baby.  For more information about this webinar, please contact Cynthia Sayers at cay1@cdc.gov.

Learn more here.

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