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    Perinatal Conference

    Friday, November 22, 2013
    Time: 8:00 AM
    Registration Time: 7:00 AM
    Courtyard by Marriott
    3301 Lemone Industrial Blvd,
    Columbia, MO 65201

    March of Dimes and the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) are pleased to present an all-day conference for the nursing and healthcare community.   


    7:00am – 8:00am

    Registration and Breakfast

    8:00am – 8:30am

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    8:30am – 9:45am

    Preterm Birth & Infant Mortality:  A Missouri Call to Action

    Venkata PS Garikapaty, MSc MS PhD MPH

    Lead Maternal & Child Health Epidemiologist

    Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

    9:45am – 11:00am

    Improving Perinatal Outcomes—National & Statewide Initiatives for Maternal Quality & Safety

    Elliott Main, MD

    Chairman & Chief of Obstetrics, California Pacific Medical Center

    Medical Director, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

    11:00am – 11:15am


    11:15am – 12:15pm

    Breakout Session #1

    Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit

    Kenneth E. Brown, MD MBA FACOG

    Medical Director, Woman’s Hospital (Baton Rouge, LA)

    Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease

    Cynthia Ortinau, MD

    Neonatologist, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

    Instructor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

    Becoming LARC Friendly

    Stacy Selbert, MSN WHNP-BC

    Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

    Clinician, The Contraceptive CHOICE Project

    12:15pm – 1:00pm

     Networking Lunch


    1:00pm – 2:00pm

    Breakout Session #2

    Care of Vulnerable Populations During Disasters: Pregnancy

    Dotti James, PhD

    Director, Talent Development and Optimization for Mercy Hospital

    Managing Narcotic Abstinence in the Newborn

    Robert Brooker, MD

    Neonatologist, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

    The Affordable Care Act: Health Reform & Insurance Coverage for Women

    Akeiisa Coleman, MSW

    Health Policy Associate, Missouri Foundation for Health

    2:00pm – 2:15pm


    2:15pm – 3:15pm

    Breakout Session #3

    Treating the Cardiac Effects of Amniotic Fluids Embolism

    Barbara Leighton, MD

    Professor of Anesthesiology and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

    Chief, Section of Obstetric Anesthesiology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

    The Baby-Friendly Initiatives to Promote Breastfeeding in the NICU

    Dr. Naomi Lauriello, MD 

    Neonatologist, Women’s & Children’s Hospital

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Health, University of Missouri School of Medicine

    Sarah Cammack, BSN RNC-NIC

    Staff Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    Women’s & Children’s Hospital, University of Missouri Health Care

    Jennifer Hanford, BSN RNC-NIC

    Staff Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    Women’s & Children’s Hospital, University of Missouri Health Care

    Preconception and Interconception Health:  A Life Course Approach to Improving Perinatal Outcomes

    Susan Kendig, JD MSN WHNP-BC

    Teaching Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis

    President, Health Policy Advantage LLC.

    3:15pm – 3:30pm


    3:30pm -4:45pm

    Using Our Collective Voices:  It Takes a Village to Safeguard the Health of Missouri’s Most Vulnerable Populations

    Dr. Michael Bleich, PhD RN NEA-BC FAAN

    Maxine Clark & Bob Fox Dean and Professor

    Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College




    For more information, contact Trina Ragain or call (314) 513-9963.

    Download the conference brochure.

    This activity has been submitted to the Missouri Nurses Association for approval to award nursing contact hours. The Missouri Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    For more information regarding contact hours, please call Jennifer Bliven at 816-347-5986

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    Thank you for your interest!

    By joining us, you help raise funds that protect babies in your community and beyond. Below you'll find other events to take part in.