Herbert H. Greene, M.D., Annual Commemoration: Maternal Health Inequities

Miami, FL US
May 22, 2024

Hybrid Conference | 1.5 Cat. 1
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Baptist Hospital, Auditorium / Zoom

Despite the ambition to end preventable maternal deaths by 2030, the world will fall short of this target by more than 1 million lives with the current pace of progress. According to the WHO, almost all global maternal deaths can be prevented by ensuring that women have access to quality, respectful and equitable maternity care. 

Join us as at this fourth annual tribute to Dr. Greene as we advance health equity at Baptist Health South Florida. We will explore barriers in the healthcare system that increase health inequities. Both health professionals and the healthcare system can contribute to reducing these inequities by considering them at the individual and structural levels, with the aim of contributing to changes favoring their reduction, thereby helping to achieve health equity.

About Herbert H. Greene, M.D.

When Herbert H. Greene joined Baptist Hospital’s Emergency Department on May 27, 1964, he was a pioneer –– not only the first Black physician in the hospital, but also the first south of Flagler Street.  

In 2021, Baptist Health’s Board of Trustees designated May 27 as a day to reflect and recommit to the professional and humanitarian values that Dr. Greene personified. 

Every year at the Herbert H. Greene, M.D., commemoration program, we remind ourselves of all that he accomplished and of all the unfinished work that remains. Dr. Greene's enduring impact is his influence on our culture. The lives he touched as a physician and the hearts and minds he opened as a healer and colleague provide an everlasting cornerstone of our organization and purpose.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:

  • Recognize critical disparities in maternal mortality, including the variable mortality rates at the national, state, and local level for patients by race/ethnicity and the factors underlying the disparities.
  • Explain the role of implicit bias in healthcare disparities.
  • Implement evidence-based recommendations to reduce maternal healthcare disparities.

Who Should Attend

Physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, students, pharmacists, administrators, and other healthcare professionals interested in participating.

Registration and Fees

This conference is offered free of charge.

Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/22/2024 - 5:30pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/22/2024 - 7:30pm EDT


5:30 p.m.Why Baptist Health Honors this Day
Marcus St. John, M.D.
5:40 p.m.Opening Prayer
Chaplain Guillermo Escalona
5:45 p.m.Welcoming Remarks and Introductions of Distinguished Guests
Jack Ziffer, Ph.D., M.D. and William Ulbricht
5:50 p.m.Announcing the Herbert Greene, M.D. Physician of the Year Award
Sergio Segarra, M.D.
5:55 p.m.Physician of the Year Award Recipient
Ricardo Queiro, M.D.
6:05 p.m.Remarks from the Greene Family
Jeffrey Greene
6:10 p.m.Maternal Health Inequities
Theresa Buckson, M.D.
7:00 p.m.Questions and Answer
Moderator: Yvonne Johnson, M.D.
7:15 p.m.Closing Remarks
Agueda Hernandez, M.D.
7:30 p.m.Adjourn

NOTE: Schedule subject to change.

Baptist Hospital 5 MCVI Conference Room / Zoom
8900 N Kendall Dr.
Miami, FL 33176
United States


Jack Ziffer, Ph.D., M.D. 
Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Baptist Health 


Theresa Buckson, M.D.
Director, Obstetrical Emergency Department
South Miami Hospital

Agueda Hernandez, M.D., FAAFP
Vice President, Medical Education
Chief Health Equity Officer
Baptist Health Academics

Invited Guests

Ricardo Queiro, M.D. 
Emergency Medicine Physician 
Baptist Hospital of Miami  

Chaplain Guillermo Escalona
Director, Pastoral Care Services
Baptist Health

Sergio Segarra, M.D. 
Vice President, Medical Affairs 
Baptist Hospital of Miami 

Disclosures And Resolution Of Conflict Of Interest

Theresa Ann Buckson, M.D., faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.*

*Ineligible companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for a total of 1.5 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-1201910, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1.5 credit for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists and Techs and Respiratory Therapists. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts CEs accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


Baptist Health South Florida presents this CME activity for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Opinions, perspectives and information presented by the faculty represent their ideas and views, and participants should carefully consider all available scientific data before acting on knowledge gained through this activity. Additionally, participants should consult the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approved uses prior to prescribing medications or utilizing medical devices discussed in this activity.

While Baptist Health makes reasonable efforts to ensure that accurate information is presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. Participants should rely on their own clinical judgment, knowledge and experience before applying information acquired to their professional use.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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