Optimal Outcomes in Women's Health: Supporting the Postpartum Journey
Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Optimal Outcomes in Women’s Health:
Supporting the Postpartum Journey
Minnesota Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives
Third Annual Fall Conference
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
The Waterford Ballroom, Minneapolis Marriott West
8:20 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:00 Registration and Check-In
MN ACNM Affiliate Members: $200
Registered Nurses: $150
Registration Ends: October 2nd, 2014
+ $20 for same-day registration
(Registration pricing includes fees)
About the Conference:
This interprofessional conference focuses on improving maternal and newborn health through the use of current best evidence on postpartum care for women and families.
Topics will include
+ Keynote Presentation: Giving Birth to a Mother
Suzanne Swanson, PhD, LP
+ The Mother-Baby Relationship as the Focus of Support and Intervention
Helen Kim, MD
+ Complications in the Postpartum Period
Tanya Melnik, MD (Internal Medicine) & Sarina Martini, MD (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
+ Teaching Without Touching: A Hands-Off Approach to Breastfeeding Support
Liz Abbene, CD(DONA), LCCE, CBC, BDT(DONA), CLEC
+ Goodnight, Sleep Tight: How Sleep Affects Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Breastfeeding, and How You Can Help a New Mom Survive Sleeplessness
Sara Pearce, RN, CNM, IBCLC
+ Womb to the World: Providing Information and Support for Families of Infants
Renee Torbenson, MA and Karen Reisch, MS
+ Postpartum Physical Therapy: Getting Back into Shape
Gayla Pleggenkuhle, PT, PRC and Laurie Xiong, MPT
+ Breastfeeding on a Rollercoaster: Empowering Mothers in the NICU
Kathy Parrish, BSN, RN, MA, HNB-BC, IBCLC
+ Increasing Satisfaction with the Birth Experience Through a Focused Postpartum Debriefing Session
Jenna Johnson, DNP, WHNP
+ Postpartum Beliefs and Practices Across Cultures
+ Premier Presentation: Childbearing in the Social Context
Penny Simkin, PT
Featuring speakers from multiple disciplines including midwifery, nursing, internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, physical therapy, psychology, psychiatry, lactation, and doula care.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Suzanne Swanson, PhD, LP,is a psychologist and expert in perinatal mental health. Since 2006, she has been a Minnesota Co-ordinator for Postpartum Support International (PSI). She was Founding Director of Pregnancy and Postpartum Support of Minnesota (PPSM). Suzanne also serves on the board for Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth (PATTCh), an organization that helps bridge the birth and mental health worlds.Suzanne is the author of What Other Worlds: Postpartum Poems. She is the mother of three grown children, and grandmother to one small grandson.
PREMIER SPEAKER: Penny Simkin, PT, is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education since 1968. She estimates she has prepared over 12,000 women, couples, and siblings for childbirth. She has assisted hundreds of women and couples through childbirth as a doula. She is the author of many books on birth for both parents and professionals, including The Labor Progress Handbook; Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide; and The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions.
The conference has an interdisciplinary focus and is specifically tailored toward those who are involved in women’s health care: midwives, WHNPs, perinatal nurses, obstetrician/gynecologists, family medicine physicians, resident physicians, and doulas.
For more information and registration, please go to our web site:
This program has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing rules implementing mandatory continuing education, provisions of the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act. It is the responsibility of the individual to determine if the program meets Board of Nursing criteria. Since this program has been designed to meet the criteria for continuing education as defined by the Minnesota Board of Nursing, it may be approved by other health licensing boards or associations. It is the responsibility of the licensee to determine applicability of this program for licensing requirements for their profession.
ACNM specialty credit has been applied for.
What are my parking options?
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 lunch be provided?
A lunch is included with registration as well as coffee/tea and water.
What is the refund policy?
No refunds are available for this event.