The 5th Annual Perinatal Conference: Improving Outcomes for Mother and Baby.
This conference is designed for maternal-infant healthcare providers will update your knowledge and enhance your skills related to the clinical management and care of pregnant women and their newborn babies. It features the latest evidence-based practices and tools applicable to both inpatient and ambulatory perinatal practices.
The Virtual Conference will be held on October 22, 2020 from 8:00 am to 4:15 pm Central Time.
The On-Demand Conference Sessions will be available for viewing from October 26, 2020 until December 24, 2020
Session 1. Caring for Mother-Infant Dyad Affected by Substance Disorder in a Resource Limited Community
Participants will learn how to care for mother/baby dyads to improve outcomes among this high-risk population. Learners will explore what barriers exist in resource limited settings, and how to overcome these limitations. The importance of using a Substance Use Disorder screening tool for mothers/baby dyads, non-pharmacologic care, and functional based assessment tools for the care of the neonate will be reviewed.
Presenters: Kimberly Spence, MD and Mary Hope, BSN, RN
Session 2. Toxic Stress & Trauma in Pregnancy
This session will explore the disparities that exist when toxic stress and trauma occur in pregnancy. The impact on Mom and baby will be identified. The learner will explore interventions to mitigate the negative sequela to improve outcomes.
Presenter: Heidi L. Strickler, PhD, LCSW-S, CEDS-S, CART, CTLS
Session 3: An Overview of Rural Perinatal Opioid Use in the US
Opioid use and misuse during the perinatal period have been linked to negative maternal and child health outcomes. This presentation will explore what is currently known about the contributing factors and maternal characteristics of rural perinatal opioid use/misuse. Implications of the research-based findings to health care will be explored
Presenter: Jamie Morton, MSN, RN
Session 4: Missouri Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review: 2020 Report – Data to Action
This presentation will cover the recent PAMR report including the causes of and contributing factors in pregnancy associated and pregnancy-related deaths in Missouri. The speaker will share prevention strategies that can be integrated into practice to reduce these deaths. Participants will explore potential biases they may have that contribute to poor outcomes. Walk away with a feeling of hope that your help does make a difference.
Presenter: Ashlie Otto, BSN, RN
Session 5: Update on COVID-19 in Pregnancy: Opportunity to Participate in Research
In this session, the state of what is currently known (and still unknown) regarding COVID-19 and pregnancy will be discussed. This will include the effect of COVID-19 on pregnancy outcomes, the risk of maternal-fetal transmission, and the effect of pregnancy on COVID-19 disease. We will conclude with a discussion of a research project on COVID-19 that is being conducted at the University of Missouri.
Presenter: Albert L. Hsu, MD & Megan Burnam, DNP, FNP-C, NP-C, IBCLC
Session 6: How We Birth and Why it Matters to Us All
In this presentation, the history and evidence behind different prenatal care models will be shared. Etiology of racial disparities as it relates to maternal-fetal outcomes will be explored. Participants will recognize how prenatal care, birth and pregnancy outcomes, present unique opportunities to positively influence the health of women, their children and even their communities.
Presenter: Courtney L. Barnes, MPH, MD
Session 7: Intimate Partner Violence: Assessment and Intervention in the Health Care Setting
Participants will receive a general overview of Intimate Partner Violence. Discussion will include assessment, assessment tools, and do’s and don’t for providers. Learn how to effectively provide intervention for IPV in the health care setting. Available resources and tips for self-care for providers will be shared.
Presenters: Shauna Hess, MSN, RNC, WHNP-BC
Mary Killday, MSW
Whitney Krueger, MSW, LMSW
Both of our conferences are being offered entirely online. There are some minimal technology requirements needed for participation.
For either of these conference formats you will at least need to have all of the following:
- A computer, laptop, and/or mobile device
- A stable Internet connection
- A modern web browser
- Access to Canvas Learning Management Software
- A keyboard/text input (external or built-in)
- Headphones or speakers (external or built-in)
For the Virtual Conference Only, you will need to have all of the following:
- Access to Zoom Video Conferencing Software
To excel in this conference, you should have these incoming skills:
- The ability to effectively use peripheral computer components, including speakers, webcams, and microphones.
- The ability to download and install software on your personal computer and/or install apps on your mobile devices.
For both types of formats, the ability to perform a variety of functions within Canvas, including but not limited to:
- access Canvas and migrate through the Conference information.
- opening files within the LMS for on-screen viewing.
- updating your Account information (e.g. profile/bio, notification preferences, contact information).
Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, offers a Canvas Student Guide for more information on using Canvas if you need further assistance.
For the Virtual Conference format:
- The ability to perform a variety of functions within Zoom.
Zoom has a Help Center webpage that contains tutorial videos to help guide you through the set up and use process.
If you have questions or need additional help, please email Customer Support.
We value the voice of every student in this course. We embrace our diversity as a group—in race, gender, age, sexual orientation and gender identity, religion, language, ability, culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic and veteran status, —is an asset, resource and strength that is critical to our learning experience. As a result, we are committed to designing inclusive lessons and assignments that encourage diverse perspectives to be recognized and respected, while providing you with the opportunity to speak and be heard, explore your own understanding, and engage with one another.
(Adapted with permission from MU Teaching for Learning Center’s Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom)
We all learn differently, and we want every participant to succeed. If you have a learning need or disability, please contact us as soon as possible so we can provide you with appropriate accommodations.