About WAPC

About WAPC

The Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care is the premier multidisciplinary association providing leadership, advocacy, and education to improve perinatal health outcomes of women, infants, and their families.

Our mission is to improve perinatal outcomes by:

  • Leading collaborative efforts that promote, develop, and coordinate systems of evidence-based high quality perinatal care
  • Advocating for perinatal health
  • Providing and supporting education and information exchange that focus on the continuum of perinatal care
  • Valuing and engaging the talented and diverse perinatal health care community

The 2018 conference is funded in part by the Perinatal Foundation, State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services Title V MCH Block grant, CDC WisPQC grant, DHS Opioids grant, and corporate and non-profit sponsors.

Conference Schedules

22 Apr, 2018
# Session Speaker(s) Time Room
1 Fetal Monitoring Certification Review Course Jan McIntosh, Jeanne Rosendale, Anne Kuschel 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2 Simulation Drills #1: Shoulder Dystocia and Postpartum Hemorrhage Joel Henry 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3 Diabetes Management in Pregnancy April Eddy, Jennifer Krupp 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
4 Bridging the Gap from Hospital to Home: Transition Planning for Infants Michael Hoffman, Josie R. Kilde, Sarah Walder, Anne Weinfurter 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5 Simulation Drills #2: High-Risk, Low-Frequency Events in Obstetrics Nancy Patrick, Paul Boeder 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
6 Filling the Gap: What Families Need, What Providers Need. Moving toward comprehensive care for women and infants affected by opioids Kathleen M. Elertson, Mary Rolloff 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
7 Risk -Based Care: Top Ten Reasons Why Your Institution Should Participate in the WAPC Levels of Care Review Kate H. Gillespie, Chris VanMullem 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
8 Simulation Drills #3: Shoulder Dystocia and Postpartum Hemorrhage Joel Henry 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
9 Wine and Cheese Reception for All and Exhibits ..... 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
10 The Perinatal Foundation and WAPC will host a special event to celebrate Executive Director, Ann Conway’s retirement. ..... 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
23 Apr, 2018
# Session Speaker(s) Time Room
1 Registration ..... 7:30 AM - 5:45 PM
2 Exhibits and Continental Breakfast ..... 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
3 Welcome and Introduction Cresta Jones 8:10 AM - 9:30 AM
4 Plenary Session I:
Intuition Told me I Would die. No One Believed it Would Save my Life.
Stephanie Arnold 8:10 AM - 9:30 AM
5 Break, Exhibits, and Author-Attended Poster Session ..... 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
6 Group Session:
1A. Labor Pain Management in Pregnant Women with Substance UseDisorder: Compassionate Care
Sreevalli Atluru 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
7 Group Session:
1B. What Is New in VTE?
Kara Hoppe 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8 Group Session:
1C. Maternal Mortality and Morbidity: Where We've Been and Where We're Going
Kate H. Gillespie, Angela Rohan 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9 Group Session:
1D. Perspectives on Burnout in Health Care Providers
Kristen Sharp 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10 Group Session:
1E. First Breath Training- Perinatal Smoking Cessation Referral Program
Chelsea Tibbetts 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11 Group Session:
1F. Critical Congenital Heart Disease: A Positive Screen? What Does That Mean?
Elizabeth Goetz 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12 WAPC Regional Discussion Groups ..... 11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
13 Lunch and WAPC Business Meeting ..... 12:15 PM - 1:20 PM
14 Group Session:
2A. Appreciating and Integrating the Cultural Aspects of Safe Infant Sleep
Carola A. Gaines, Nan Peterson, Daniel Stattelman-Scanlan 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
15 Group Session:
2B. Immediate Postpartum Contraception: Moving from Recommendation to Action
Deborah Ehrenthal 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
16 Group Session:
2C. Overview of Medicaid Coverage Policies for Perinatal Care
Rachel Currans-Henry 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
17 Group Session:
2D. Asking One Key Question® to Improve Woman and Infant Health in Milwaukee, WI
Allison Amphlett 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
18 Group Session:
2E. Telehealth for Postpartum Hypertension
Kara Hoppe 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
19 Group Session:
2F. Fundamentals of Crisis Intervention and De-escalation
Thomas P. Luzinski 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
20 Break, Exhibits, and Author-Attended Poster Session ..... 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
21 Plenary Session II: What’s Bugging You? ..... 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
22 Perinatal Foundation Silent Auction ..... 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
23 Pre-Banquet Reception ..... 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
24 2018 WAPC Awards Banquet ..... 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
24 Apr, 2018
# Session Speaker(s) Time Room
1 Registration ..... 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2 Continental Breakfast
Introduction to the Thomas A. Leonard, MD, Memorial Lecture
Chris VanMullem 7:45 AM - 8:50 AM
3 Plenary Session III:
Human Trafficking and Pregnancy: Improving the Health Care Response Where Vulnerabilities Collide
Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos 7:45 AM - 8:50 AM
4 High Voltage Rapid-Fire Series ..... 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
5 Break ..... 10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
6 Group Session:
3A. Glucose Gel to Keep Babies and Moms Together
Courtney Pickar 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7 Group Session:
3B. The Periscope Project: An Approach to Improving Access to Specialized Psychiatric Care in the Perinatal Period
Christina L. Wichman 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8 Group Session:
3C. Doing What’s Best: Applying Quality Improvement to Promote Human Milk Feeding
Staci Bohling, Angela Chivers, Lisa Lokken, Deborah Schumacher 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9 Group Session:
3D. Modern Family: Navigating Surrogacy, Adoption, and Other Family Options
Amy Farley, Heather Pauls 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10 Group Session:
3E. Screening Strategies and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in the NICU
Luke Lamers 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11 Group Session:
3F. Updates on Hypertension in Pregnancy
Anna McCormick 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12 Lunch and Concluding Presentation Elizabeth Goetz 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
13 WAPC Conference Adjourns ..... 2:15 PM - 2:15 PM

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