On Wednesday, May 12, at 2 p.m., the Health Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee is holding a hearing on "Prematurity and Infant Mortality: What Happens When Babies are Born Too Early?"
Dr. Alan Fleischman, Medical Director for the March of Dimes, will testify about the long-term consequences of being born too soon and promising interventions. The March of Dimes will also be asking Members of the Subcommittee to support reauthorization of the PREEMIE Act to set the stage for increased funding for prematurity related research, education and demonstration projects.
To watch the webcast, go to the Energy and Commerce Committee websiteat 2p.m. and click on the title of the hearing.