TED Theater, Soho, New York

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
New York, NY

The Event

As part of Global Goals Week, the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation are pleased to present We the Future: Accelerating Sustainable Development Solutions on September 21, 2017 at TED Theater in New York.
The Sustainable Development Goals, created in partnership with individuals around the world and adopted by world leaders at the United Nations, present a bold vision for the future: a world without poverty or hunger, in which all people have access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity, and where thriving ecosystems are protected. The 17 goals are integrated and interdependent, spanning economic, social, and environmental imperatives.
Incremental change will not manifest this new world by 2030. Such a shift requires deep, systemic change. As global leaders gather for the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in September, this is the moment to come together to share models that are transforming the way we approach the goals and equipping local and global leaders across sectors to accelerate achievement of the SDGs.




Together with innovators from around the globe, we will showcase and discuss bold models of systemic change that have been proven and applied on a local, regional, and global scale. A curated audience of social entrepreneurs, corporate pioneers, government innovators, artistic geniuses, and others will explore how we can learn from, strengthen, and scale the approaches that are working to create a world of sustainable peace and prosperity.


Meet the

Speakers

Click on photo to read each speaker bio.

Amina

Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations



Astro

Teller

Captain of Moonshots, X





Catherine

Cheney

West Coast Correspondent, Devex



Chris

Anderson

Head Curator, TED



Debbie

Aung Din

Co-founder of Proximity Designs



Dolores

Dickson

Regional Executive Director, Camfed West Africa





Emmanuel

Jal

Musician, Actor, Author, Campaigner



Ernesto

Zedillo

Member of The Elders, Former President of Mexico



Georgie

Benardete

Co-Founder and CEO, Align17



Gillian

Caldwell

CEO, Global Witness





Governor Jerry

Brown

State of California



Her Majesty Queen Rania

Al Abdullah

Jordan



Jake

Wood

Co-founder and CEO, Team Rubicon



Jessica

Mack

Senior Director for Advocacy and Communications, Global Health Corps





Josh

Nesbit

CEO, Medic Mobile



Julie

Hanna

Executive Chair of the Board, Kiva



Kate Lloyd

Morgan

Producer, Shamba Chef; Co-Founder, Mediae



Kathy

Calvin

President & CEO, UN Foundation





Mary

Robinson

Member of The Elders, former President of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights



Maya

Chorengel

Senior Partner, Impact, The Rise Fund



Dr. Mehmood

Khan

Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo



Michael

Green

CEO, Social Progress Imperative







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Professor Muhammad

Yunus

Nobel Prize Laureate; Co-Founder, YSB Global Initiatives



Dr. Orode

Doherty

Country Director, Africare Nigeria



Radha

Muthiah

CEO, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves





Rocky

Dawuni

GRAMMY Nominated Musician & Activist, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves & Rocky Dawuni Foundation



Safeena

Husain

Founder & Executive Director, Educate Girls



Sally

Osberg

President and CEO, Skoll Foundation



Shamil

Idriss

President and CEO, Search for Common Ground



Main venue

TED Theater

Soho, New York

Address

330 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013


Email

wtfuture@skoll.org

Due to limited space, this event is by invitation only.

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how accurate are ultrasound measurements for weight

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Study design: This prospective study included 481 term pregnancies. Concordance correlation coefficients were used to estimate accuracy of these measurements. To get the best results, measure to … The aim of the study was to investigate the accuracy of ultrasound-derived estimated fetal weight (EFW) and to determine its impact on management and outcome of delivery. Uterine size, endometrial thickness and ovarian volume were measured ultrasonically and the results compared with caliper measurements made shortly afterwards at the time of total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo‐oophorectomy. Shepard formula is used to ultrasound estimate of fetal weight using BPD and AC parameters (Biparietal Diameter of your baby’s head and Abdominal Circumference) Log 10 (fetal weight) = -1.7492+ 0.166BPD +0.046AC – 2.646(ACBPD)/1,000 These parameters are considered to be more accurate and simpler than others. The results establish the validity of ultrasound measurements. RESULTS: 981 records were reviewed, of those 364 met inclusion criteria. The *guess* on weight was 5 pounds 12 ounces. The calculations required to estimate your baby's weight will most likely by done by a doctor or ultrasound technician. In this single-center cohort analysis, women with a singleton term pregnancy in the beginning stages of labor were included. Being that I’m scheduled for a c section in 3 weeks, babys estimated weight is about 7.5lb on delivery. Average weight of the uterus was 454.04 gm (+/-475.27). Later in the pregnancy, the obstetrician or midwife uses measurements of the expectant mother's abdomen. In some studies, ultrasound has been shown to determine the weight of the Yes, the measurements that are obtained during the ultrasound are used to calculate an estimated weight, but is that truly the correct size of the baby? The earliest measurement of gestational age taken in pregnancy should usually be accepted as the definitive assessment, subsequent examinations reflecting only fetal growth in the intervening period. 11 Patients should remove shoes, heavy outer clothing, and items from pockets. The ultrasound combined with the hormone levels and the date of the woman's last period give an accurate estimation, especially if all of the methods give a similar time frame. Women with immediately antepartum EFW (N = 492) were compared to women without ultrasound … 8, 10 8, 11, 12 Consistently measure weight to the nearest half pound if using a standing balance scale or to the nearest tenth of a kilogram if using an electronic scale. Crown-Rump Length (CRL) and femur length) should be measured across the axis. Accuracy of prediction of birth weight by fetal ultrasound. The best an ultrasound exam can do is estimate weight. The accuracy within 10% of actual birth weights was 69.5% and 72% for both clinical estimation of fetal weight and ultrasound, respectively, and the difference was not statistically significant . Accurate determination of fetal weight prior to delivery can have a significant bearing on the management decision in labour, thereby markedly improving perinatal outcome. OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy of prediction of birth weight by fetal ultrasound. However, Plus Size Pregnancy reports that in many cases, ultrasound fetal weight estimates are no more accurate than those provided by a doctor 1. Using these measurements, the sonographer uses various equations to come up with a weight estimate of your baby. Ultrasound is often regarded as sufficient for making accurate EFWs, and is a widely available tool and a skill that all obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) residents need to acquire. ultrasound values ( = 0.87 to .) As you reach the end of your pregnancy, you may be eager to know exactly how big your baby will be at delivery. He was born on Saturday (two days later) and weighed 5 pounds 9 ounces. The accuracy of an ultrasound test can vary based on factors such as the stage of the pregnancy, the quality of the machine, the skill of the technician, and the position of the baby in your womb. An ultrasound scan was performed within 3 days of delivery in 2296 pregnancies, including 606 preterm (<37 weeks) and 1690 term deliveries. The Fitnescity online Body Fat Calculator can be used to estimate your total body fat based on specific body measurements. They aren’t completely accurate because they get the weight based on the measurements of baby’s head, stomach and legs. Borkan et al. Introduction The most accurate measurement for dating is the crown-rump length of the fetus, which can be done between 7 and 13 weeks of gestation. We analysed a total of 2296 pregnancies where an ultrasound scan was performed within 3 days of delivery, including 606 preterm (<37 weeks) and 1690 term deliveries. 1. How accurate are ultrasound measurements? Despite this, some measurements (e.g. Knowledge of expected birth weight is attractive to clinicians as it is an important variable affecting perinatal mortality 1 . Since they are trying to guess weight based on physical size it's not entirely accurate, but it's usually within a 1-1.5 lbs either direction. Measurements in the beam axis are more accurate than those made across the axis. The difficulty goes both ways, low and high. on symphysis–fundal height measurements and gestational age tend to be unreliable1. Male sex and delivery by vacuum extraction had an influence on reduced ultrasound accuracy. Accuracy of the EFW is reported to be best when examinations are performed within 7 days before delivery [38]. The accuracy of fetal weight estimation using Dare’s formula is comparable to ultrasound estimates for predicting birth weight at term. included dates and measurements of ultrasound scans and the date and weight of the baby at birth. Method The data were derived from a regional database of routinely collected information from 19 regional maternity units, and included dates and measurements of ultrasound scans and the date and weight of the baby at birth. Many researchers have attempted to estimate fetal weight using single or combined ultrasound measurements of the fetus. Aims: This study aims to predict the estimated FW and GA using the FFL in 26–40 weeks' gestation on antenatal ultrasound. I went yesterday at exactly 36 weeks and baby weighs 6lb 1oz. Accurate knowledge of fetal weight (FW) and GA assist Clinicians in the evaluation of fetal growth and predict neonatal outcomes. Scales need to be calibrated twice a year according to manufacturer's recommendations to ensure accurate weight measurement. The type of fetal presentation did not affect the ultrasound measurement error, but the difference increased with gestational age. The study showed significant underestimation with ultrasound HC measurements in comparison with the postnatally measured HC. The ultrasound shows many critical pregnancy structures and embryo measurements—eight essential features are described below. Ultrasounds can be off by multiple pounds in predicting the weight and overall size of a baby. were marginally lower than caliper measurements ( = 0.98 to .). But ultrasounds are not 100% reliable for everything they measure. They said he was measuring 3 pounds 14 ounces, which is big for 31 weeks! So, for that child the ultrasound guess was pretty close. []measured siteswithcalipersandultrasound.Skinfold correlated better with fat weight, as measured by potassium- counting, than did ultrasound, and they concluded that skinfolds were a better measure of subcutaneous fat than ultrasound. It is accepted that the exam is not good for predicting low birth weight, and estimates vary on assessing babies that are oversize. So yes, ultrasound weight measurements are not accurate in that sense, but the parameters measured, taken as a whole, will give the doctor a fairly accurate picture as … Not a scale. The aim of the present study was to find the most accurate method to measure head circumference for fetal weight estimation. The resolution of images at that time did not in general allow for very accurate measurement of the fetal trunk. The accuracy of ultrasound estimated fetal weight has improved in the last decade, though a lack of consistency remains evident. With my second, I had an ultrasound on Thursday. Thompson also introduced the idea of fetal weight estimation basing on the TC and estimates were found to be accurate to within 300 grams in 52% of patients. It also depends on how good your tech is because if they are off by a bit it can change the measurements for the equation they use. Urologists and radiologists are essentially equally proficient in estimating prostate weight with TRUS. I’m curious how accurate the measurements are by ultrasound. The result might not be accurate as the one you would get from an actual body composition test, but it can give you an estimate. Gestational sac (GS) The gestational sac (GS) is a structure that surrounds an embryo and is likely the first pregnancy structure that can be seen on ultrasound in early pregnancy, usually by 6 gestational weeks of the pregnancy. The measurement had an accuracy of +/- 3cm in 90% of the patients. Key sources of inaccuracy included difficulties obtaining accurate fetal measurements in late gestation; the remainder were operator dependent, including lack of experience and insufficient training and audit. At 31 weeks 1 day, I got an ultrasound and they said my son is measuring at 33 weeks. One study found prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of prediction of birth weight to be no more accurate than maternal or clinical predictions of infant birth weight [39]. Bland-Altman plots were used to compare the weights from clinical exam and ultrasound to the actual pathology weight. You may have heard that these growth ultrasounds are not incredibly accurate, and the truth is that even when the measurements are extremely precise, the estimated weight can be different from the baby's true size by +/- 1 lb. Transrectal ultrasonography is a reliable technique to estimate prostate weight and accuracy to within 20% of the pathological weight. And if the tech is off by one mm on any of the measurements it throws it off. In the third trimester, ultrasound can be used to measure various parts of your baby's body to estimate his size and weight and ensure that everything is progressing as expected. A new 3D ultrasound system developed by scientists provides an effective, noninvasive way to estimate blood flow that retains its accuracy across different equipment, operators and facilities. Inclusion criteria were a singleton pregnancy and ultrasound examination with complete fetal biometric parameters within 3 days of delivery, and an absence of structural or chromosomal malformations. Sonographic estimation of fetal weight in utero was performed in 167 live-born fetuses examined within one week of delivery. 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