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    Womens Health Symposium

    Friday, November 16, 2012
    Time: 8:00 AM
    Registration Time: 7:00 AM
    Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino
    3700 W Flamingo
    Las Vegas, NV 89103

    The March of Dimes Women's Health Symposium: Striving to Give All Babies a Healthy Start program has partnered with AWHONN and High Risk Pregnancy Center to provide an educational forum for healthcare professionals in the fields of obstetrics and labor & delivery with top speakers from around Nevada and the United States to present on the latest topics on reducing/eliminating preterm birth and adverse birth outcomes. 

    Participants who attend will be able to:

    • Name three reasons why preterm birth is considered a public health risk.
    • Identify challenges to reducing preterm birth.
    • Discuss five preconception/interconception risk factors for prematurity, and link to appropriate interventions.
    • Explain why cultural competence is an essential journey for all healthcare providers.
    • Assess prevalence of perinatal medication use, misues, and abuse, and apply the benefits of proper documentation.
    • Compare between situations when a preterm birth is necessary and when it is not indicated. 

    Presenters include:

    • Janis Biermann, MS - March of Dimes National office
    • Stephen Wold, MD - High Risk Pregnancy Center in Las Vegas
    • Nathan Slotnick, MD - Northern Nevada Perinatologists in Reno
    • Merry-K Moos, MPH, RN, FAAN - University of North Carolina in Durham, NC
    • Birdie Meyer, RN, MA - Indiana University Health
    • Elizabeth Brewer, APN  - Southwest Medical Associates in Las Vegas, NV
    • Tracey Fremd, NP - Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento, CA

    Continuing education for nurses has been approved by Valley Health System Consolidated for 7.0 hours.  CME and social worker continuing education accreditation is pending.  It is anticipated that the symposium will be approved for approximately 7.0 hours.  Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    Cost to attend starts at $100 for nurses and $125 for doctors.  Price includes continuing education credits, continental breakfast, lunch, and breakout refreshments.  Early registration deadline is Monday, October 29th.  Add $25 for late registration.  Deadline for late registration is Thursday, November 9, 2012.  There is a limited number of scholarships available.  Call Michelle Gorelow at 702-690-0717 to check availability.  Cancellations or substitutions must be made in writing (email is acceptable) and received no later than Friday, November 9, 2012.  No refunds will be given after that date.  All refunds are subject to a $25.00 processing fee.  Notification of cacellation or substitution must be made to Michelle Gorelow at mgorelow@marchofdimes.com

    Make it a stay-cation and spend the night! At the Rio, every room is a suite with floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms, 32-inch TVs, and internet access.  Group rates are available through October 16, 2012.  Rates are $55.00 Thursday; $105 Friday/Saturday per night.  Call 1-888-746-6955 and use code SRMOD2.  You can also make your reservations online at www.totalrewards.com/hotel-reservations?propCode=RLV&groupCode=SRMOD2

    The March of Dimes will also be collecting donations for local programs that educate women on how to have a healthy pregnancy.  WHS participants are asked to donate baby items for the program.  A drawing ticket will be given for every item a participant donates.  Higher priced items may receive more than one ticket per the discretion of the Women's Health Symposium committee members.  Suggested items include diapters, wipes, layette items, shampoo/lotion, booties, etc.

    For sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, please contact Michelle Gorelow, MAEd at mgorelow@marchofdimes.com or call 702-690-0717.



    Location Map

    EBrewer Presentation

    JBiermann Presentation

    NSlotnick Presentation

    MKMoos Culture Presentation

    MK Moos Preventing Prematurity Presentation



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