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ABOUT THE EVENT

Please join the Utah Section of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN-UT) in learning together as we “seek clear vision for quality care of women and newborns in 20/20.” We are thrilled to once again present diverse, relevant, and engaging topics and speakers bringing you up-to-date on latest evidence and best practice.

ALL Women and Newborn Health workers and students (ie. Nurses, Midwives, Doulas, Physicians, Lactation Consultants, Childbirth Educators, etc.) are invited to attend!

CONFERENCE TOPICS & SPEAKERS

Thursday, March 19, 2020 PRE-CON:

In Focus: Maternal Mental Health

Amy-Rose White, MSW, LCSW & Gwen Latendresse, PhD, CNM, FACNM

The maternal mortality picture in Utah is unique. Accidental drug-related deaths and suicide, which are both associated with mental health conditions, are the leading causes of maternal death; it is estimated that greater than 90% of these deaths are preventable (Utah Department of Health, 2018). The Utah Women’s and Newborn’s Quality Collaborative (UWNQC) has united experts from across the state to assemble a Utah-specific toolkit outlining best practices for prevention, recognition, and response for both urban and rural settings. Come explore and discuss HOW to utilize resources to identify and get women the help they need, regardless of practice setting, with Gwen Latendresse, professor, midwife, researcher, and chair of the UWNQC Maternal Mental Health Committee, and Amy-Rose White, perinatal psychotherapist, Executive Director & Board Chair of the Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative, and Regional Coordinator for Postpartum Support International.  

Friday, March 20, 2020 CONFERENCE

The pH in pHysiology of Pregnancy

Cyndy Krening, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Increase your understanding of uteroplacental physiology and factors affecting umbilical cord pH with Cyndy Krening, AWHONN National President-elect. HOW do pregnancy comorbidities impact uteroplacental perfusion? What labor and birth practices influence pH and HOW do we respond as clinicians? HOW do we assess and interpret fetal acidosis?

Methamphetamine Use in Pregnancy & Lactation

Marcela Smid, MD, MA, MS

Methamphetamine (meth) use has risen in the United States since the late 1980’s and remains a large problem in Utah. Individuals seeking treatment for meth represent approximately 1/3 of all substance abuse treatment program admissions; of those in treatment, almost 75% are women and mothers (Utah Department of Health, 2019). Meth use in pregnancy endangers the health of the mother and increases the risk for low birth weight and small for gestational age babies and may increase the risk for neurodevelopment problems in children (ACOG, 2019). Learn with Dr. Marcela Smid HOW maternal meth use impacts your care plan for both mother and baby during pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum.  

Caring for the Caregiver

Bernice Tenort, BSN, RNC, MSWI

Compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary trauma lead to feelings of distress and negative professional quality of life (Kester & Wei, 2018). HOW do we develop and foster nurse resilience in today’s complex health system? HOW do we face adverse situations, remain focused, and continue to be optimistic? What resources are available when we, as caregivers, need care?

To Kegel or not to Kegel? That is the question.

Sara Reardon, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

There is so much more to pelvic health than Kegels! “We’ve been educated on how to care for our babies, but not educated on how to care for our bodies,” says board-certified women’s health physical therapist, Sara Reardon, also known as the “Vagina Whisperer.” At least 1/3 of women in the United States are affected by pelvic floor disorders. What can WE do to educate women we care for regarding pelvic health and available options? HOW can we impact long term outcomes related to the care we provide during pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum? “Postpartum starts on day one and does not stop at week twelve. Postpartum is forever” (Reardon, 2019).

NOWS: Updates & Best Practices

Bhanu Muniyappa, MD

Is NOWS (Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome) more than just “re-branding” of NAS (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome)? Is there a difference? Explore latest research and best practice for NOWS with pediatrician, Bhanu Muniyappa.  Dr. Muniyappa is part of the University of Utah’s NOWS clinical team and SUPeRAD (Substance Use in Pregnancy Recovery Addiction Dependence Clinic) Price initiative; she teaches NOWS care for opioid exposed infants.

Birth Trauma

Amy-Rose White, MSW, LCSW

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after childbirth can stem from events before, during or after the birth experience. Births often viewed as routine by providers can be perceived as traumatic by mothers. HOW do our actions and communication positively or negatively impact the birth experience? HOW do we help women not just survive birth, but thrive in birth? Explore perspectives, literature, and practice recommendations with Amy-Rose White, perinatal psychotherapist specializing in birth trauma.

References:
ACOG. (2019). Methamphetamine abuse in women of reproductive age. Retrieved from https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Health-Care-for-Underserved-Women/Methamphetamine-Abuse-in-Women-of-Reproductive-Age?IsMobileSet=false
Kester, K., & Wei, H. (2018). Building nurse resilience. Nursing Management, 49(6), 42-45.
Reardon, S. (2019). The vagina whisperer. Retrieved from thevagwhisperer.com
Utah Department of Health. (2018). Maternal mortality in Utah. Retrieved from https://mihp.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/PMR-Update-0718.pdf

SPEAKER BIOS

SCHEDULE

Conference Agenda

MAR 19Thursday
6:00-8:00 PM
Pre-Con Meeting & Dinner – “IN FOCUS: Maternal Mental Health”
MAR 20Friday
7:15 AM
Conference Check-in/Continental Breakfast/Exhibit Area Open
8:00 AM
Educational Program Begins
10:20 AM
Exhibit Break
11:05 AM
Educational Program Continues
12:20 PM
Lunch
1:20 PM
Educational Program Continues
3:20 PM
Break
4:45 PM
Adjourn

GOLD LEVEL INDUSTRY PARTNERS

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Email us at awhonn.ut@gmail.com for details!

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VENUE

The AWHONN-UT 2020 Conference will be held at the University Park Marriott Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. The University Park Marriott is located at 480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108.

  • Room Reservations: We invite you to stay onsite with us! We have secured an AWHONN-UT room block at a discounted conference rate of $105/night + taxes/fees. Book before February 22, 2020 to secure your room rate.
    • You can book by clicking here or by calling the Marriott at 1-800-228-9290 or 801-581-1000.
    • Please email us at awhonn.ut@gmail.com if you need assistance securing your room reservation.
  • Parking: Complementary onsite parking is available for hotel guests and conference attendees.

University Park Marriott Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah

Address: 480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Phone: 1-800-228-9290

PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION: BUY TICKETS!

ALL Women and Newborn Health workers and students (ie. Nurses, Midwives, Doulas, Physicians, Lactation Consultants, Childbirth Educators, etc.) are invited to attend!

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEES

*Available until JANUARY 31, 2020 @11:30PM*

REGISTRATION FEES

February 1- MARCH 13, 2020 @11:30PM

OR when sold out

  • Early Bird Member FRI only: $70
  • Early Bird Member THURS only: $40
  • Early Bird Member Combo THUR & FRI: $100
  • Early Bird General FRI only: $90
  • Early Bird General THURS only: $45
  • Early Bird General Combo THUR & FRI: $125
  • Member FRI only: $90
  • Member THURS only: $40
  • Member Combo THUR & FRI: $115
  • General FRI only: $110
  • General THURS only: $45
  • General Combo THUR & FRI: $140

*Member Registration is for current AWHONN members only, and will require your AWHONN membership number.

*General registration is available for prospective members and all other professionals.

Students (Undergraduate Nursing):

  • Student FRI only: $40
  • Student THURS only: $30
  • THURS & FRI Combo: $70

 

Due to generous support from our industry partners, THURSDAY registration includes:

  • Buffet dinner
  • Continuing professional development contact hours
  • Conference materials 

Due to generous support from our industry partners, FRIDAY registration includes:

  • BOTH continental breakfast and lunch
  • Continuing professional development contact hours
  • Conference materials
  • Swag bag

COMBO Registrations include ALL of the above!

REGISTER EARLY! Last year, conference registration sold out earlier than anticipated. Seating is limited for both Thursday evening and Friday sessions.

Ways to SAVE:

  • Discounted registration for all “Early Birds” registering BEFORE JANUARY 31, 2020 at 11:30PM – Save $20- $30!
  • Discounted registration is available for current AWHONN members – Save $20- $30!
  • COMBO Registration! Save$10 – $15 per registration by registering for BOTH Thursday and Friday educational opportunities
  • Discounted registration is available for undergraduate nursing students

How to Register:

Click on the appropriate ticket icon below. Click “Add to Cart.” Click “Proceed to checkout.” Complete the billing details section.

NOTE: IF you’re purchasing registrations for multiple attendees, please enter the names and emails of ALL conference participants for their conference badges and confirmations in the “Additional Information” section. 

Click “Proceed to PayPal.” Click the grey button labeled “Pay with Debit or Credit Card.” Complete the PayPal Guest Checkout information and then click “Pay Now.”

We are able to accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover Card. We are NOT able to accept American Express due to additional fees. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

You will receive a payment confirmation from PayPal AND a registration confirmation from awhonn.ut@gmail.com.

IF you are unable to register online, you can register with a check. Please email us at awhonn.ut@gmail.com for details.

AWHONN-UT Cares 

Once again, we want to encourage caring for both the community AND the caregiver. We’ll be hosting a diaper drive for the Utah Diaper Bank. For every 10 diapers donated, you will be given a raffle ticket. Raffle winners will be awarded self-care prizes!

http:// www.utahdiaperbank.org/about.html

Diaper Need: Safety-net programs such as the Food Stamp Program and WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) do not cover the cost of diapers. An adequate supply of diapers can cost over $100 per month.

Most people living in poverty do not have affordable access to washing facilities, and most coin-operated laundromats do not allow customers to wash cloth diapers for health and sanitary reasons.

In poor and low-income families, a baby can spend a day or longer in one diaper, leading to potential health and abuse risks.

AWHONN-UT EXCELLENCE IN NURSING AWARDS

The Awards of Excellence recognize AWHONN members who have made a significant or outstanding contribution to the specialties of women’s health, obstetric and/or neonatal nursing in one of the following areas:

  • Practice
  • Education
  • Leadership

The candidates demonstrate excellence through modeling professional behavior, being visionary in the delivery of care, inspiring excellence in others and passionately advocating for the health promotion of women and newborns.

Nominee Eligibility:

  1. Currently licensed as a registered nurse
  2. A full AWHONN member for at least a year prior to the nomination

Nomination Process:

Submit the following via email to Tiffany Hanson, selection committee member at Tiffany.Hanson@imail.org NO LATER than February 1, 2020.

  1. Nomination form: Download HERE
  2. A SHORT letter explaining HOW the candidate demonstrates excellence in practice, education, or leadership
  3. One letter of recommendation supporting the nominee

Nominees will be recognized and award winners will be announced at the AWHONN-UT Conference.