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Optimal Outcomes in Women's Health 2018

Minnesota Affiliate of American College of Nurse Midwives
Seventh Annual Conference

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
The Waterford Ballroom, Minneapolis Marriot West
Minneapolis, MN

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. Check-In & Continental Breakfast
5:00-7:00 p.m. Birth Community Cocktail Hour

*Please register individually*

Physicians/Midwives/APRNs/Providers: $225
MN ACNM Affiliate Members: $200
Registered Nurses: $150
Residents/Students/Doulas/Retired: $100
(Lunch included in registration)

Registration Ends: October 26, 2018
+$20 for same-day registration
(Registration pricing includes fees)

Call for Poster Presentations. Original Research/QI Projects. Enjoy $50 saving on registration. Please find details on website.

About the Conference: This is an interprofessional conference for all stakeholders in maternity care with a focus on innovative, evidence-based practice to improve outcomes for women, newborns, and families.

Topics will include:
+ Respectful Maternity Care: Giving Voice to Mothers

+ Who is a Doula?

+ Caring for Pregnant Women with Obesity

+ Caring for Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders

Numerous Break-Out Sessions to Include:

+ Care of the Transgender/Gender Non-conforming Person

+ Sustaining Culture around Intermittent Auscultation

+ Sex Positivity

+ Tips and Tools for Labor Support

+ Human Trafficking

+ Community Resources for Perinatal Substance Use Disorder

Featuring speakers from multiple disciplines including: nursing, midwifery, obstetrics & gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, sexual health, social work, and doula care.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Saraswathi Vedam RM FACNM MSN Sci D(hc)

Saraswathi Vedam is Lead Investigator of the Birth Place Lab, at the University of British Columbia. She has also been a clinician and educator for over 30 years. Her scholarly work includes the CIHR-funded Canadian Birth Place Study examining attitudes to home birth among maternity care providers, and Changing Childbirth in BC, a provincial, community-based participatory study of women’s preferences for maternity care. She leads the US Birth Place Mapping Study on integration of midwives across birth settings, and the Giving Voice to Mothers Study that explores maternity experiences among women of colour, and those who plan home births. To apply her findings to pragmatic tools that improve quality and safety, she developed MAPi, the Movement and Pulse index for assessment of fetal well-being, and the quality measures: the Mothers’ Autonomy in Decision Making (MADM) scale and the Mothers on Respect (MORi) index. Professor Vedam has been active in setting international policy on place of birth, midwifery education and regulation. She convened 3 national Home Birth Summits, and chaired the 5th International Normal Labour and Birth Research conference in Vancouver.

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This program has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing rules implementing mandatory continuing education, provisions of the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act. RNs will be provided a document that specifies information to qualify for contact hours.

ACNM specialty credits are pending.

AAFP CME credits are pending.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Ample free parking is available.

Do I have to bring my printed registration to the event?

No, you do not need to have your printed registration.

Will there be space for lactation provided?

Yes, there will be a designated room for pumping.

Will lunch be provided?

A lunch is included with registration as well as a continental breakfast, coffee, tea, and water.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds are not available for this event.

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