Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.


7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Exhibits and Continental Breakfast
Visit the exhibits, and learn about commercial products and educational materials in perinatal health.

8:10 – 9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Elizabeth Goetz, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FAAP
WAPC President

Plenary Session I: Reproductive Justice as Human Rights.

Ross Loretta
Loretta Ross, Author,
Educator, Activist,
Oakland, CA

Reproductive Justice is a concept and practice created by African American women in 1994 to address the structural causes of reproductive injustices based on the global human rights framework. Reproductive Justice moves beyond choice and access to abortion. It is a broader term that uses a human rights framework and also looks at reproductive oppression, sterilization abuse, immigration restrictions, gun culture, rape culture, the prison-to-school pipeline, etc. This presentation covers all aspects of Reproductive Justice.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Break, Exhibits, and Author-Attended Poster Session
Participate in the poster session, designed as an interactive activity between participants and authors. The poster session is offered on Monday at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Group Sessions

1A.  Reduction in C-Section Surgical Site Infections

Courtney Pickar, MS, RNC-OB, ACNS-BC, C-EFM, CNS LDRP & NICU,
ProHealth Care, Waukesha, WI

In Wisconsin, only 26 hospitals currently report surgical site infection (SSI) rates for C-Section. In October of 2015, ProHealth Care set out on a quality improvement project to reduce the number of SSIs occurring in C-Section patients. An interdisciplinary team analyzed internal data, reviewing multiple points in time during the perinatal period and how SSIs affected outcomes. The instructors will share three years of literature review, data, and experience during the session.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

1B.  It Can Happen To You: Coming Back to Work in the NICU After Life Altering Events

Maureen A. O’Reilly, DNP, NNP-BC, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Ascension Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI

Highly skilled professionals can prepare together for a colleague’s return to work after a life-altering event, now more frequent as baby-boomers age and experience heart disease, stroke, and treatment for cancer.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

1C.  Cue Based Feeding: Improving Consistency to Improve Outcomes

Cindy Lund-Hrdi, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, Assistant Professor, Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI

Improved consistency in identification of feeding cues is essential to supporting feeding development of preterm infants in the NICU and on through their transition to home and Birth-to-Three settings. Identification of specific feeding cues can lead to improved parent training protocols, which may lead to improved long-term feeding outcomes for this fragile population. Case examples and video clips will be used to supplement learning.

The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

1D.  Putting the "Vital" Back into Vital Signs: What Every Provider Needs to Know to Prevent Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

Dr. Angela Lang, DNP-CNS, RNC-MNN, IBCLC, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

The session will provide participants with a framework for quality improvement to improve perinatal outcomes. This framework aligns with WAPC's mission to promote, develop and coordinate systems of evidence-based, high-quality perinatal care in Wisconsin.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

1E.  One Size Does Not Fit All: How to Address Patients with Obesity from the Waiting Room to the Exam Room, and Beyond

Kathleen M. Antony, MD, MSCI, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Dentistry, Madison, WI

This presentation will address the concerns and discomfort providers may face when discussing obesity with patients. This session aims to increase provider comfort in discussing obesity and to provide tools for how best to open the conversation and motivate patients to make healthy lifestyle changes. The instructor will introduce useful tools, such as the "5 A's" and motivational interviewing techniques.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

1F.  Calling In the Calling Out Culture

Loretta Ross, Author, Educator, Activist, Oakland, CA

Fighting against oppression and injustice are the dues we pay for the privilege of being conscious and we are honored to be able to challenge it with great responsibility. We begin to build a unified and strategic human rights movement that weaves our strengths together, that uses our differences as a platform for modeling a positive future built on justice and the politics of love, rather than a return to the past based on the politics of fear and prejudice. However, to create this movement we need to make a commitment to recognize and support each other – Calling People In rather than Calling them Out. This group session will explore how we can transform the Calling Out Culture into a Calling In Culture in order to build a united movement for human rights.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

WAPC Regional Discussion Groups

The discussion groups are a time for members of each WAPC perinatal region to discuss work in interdisciplinary teams, employ evidence-based practice, and focus on quality improvement.

Please plan to participate.  If you have never been a member of WAPC, please attend the non-member discussion group listed below.  If you have been a member in the past, but your membership is not current, please attend the regional discussion group you belonged to previously and identify yourself as a past member.

Discussion Group Leaders:
Fox Valley Region – Kimberly Seeger Langlais, MD
Northcentral & Northwest Regions – Elizabeth Kujath, BSN
Northeast Region – Juli Novak, RNC, BSN, MS, CLS
Southcentral Region – Sally Norlin, RD, CD
Southeast Region – Jill Denson, MSW, APSW
Western Region – Keith Torgerud, RRT, MBA
Non-Member – WAPC Leaders

12:15 – 1:20 p.m.

Lunch and WAPC Business Meeting

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Group Sessions

2A.  The Hospital’s Role in Supporting Breastfeeding

Kelli Stader, MPH, RD, CLS, Nutrition Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Madison, WI

Jen Ortner, MS, RDN, CLC, State WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator, Division of Public Health, Madison, WI

Jessie Richardson, RN, BSN, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant, Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield, WI

This session will discuss how hospitals can play a key role in providing evidence-based maternity care that supports breastfeeding, while also collaborating with outpatient clinics and community partners, like WIC, to ensure continuity of care and consistent messaging to families. The Wisconsin Coffective Initiative aims to support these efforts and has been providing resources, materials, and technical assistance to hospitals and WIC agencies since 2016. Marshfield Medical Center will share their experiences in improving practices within their hospital, implementing consistent messaging and prenatal education in their outpatient clinics, and collaborating with partners in their community, particularly WIC, to improve the continuity of care that families receive throughout the perinatal period.

The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

2B.  Making a Difference as a Global Volunteer: Finding Sustainable Projects

Nancy H. Comello, DNP, CNM, RCN-OB/MNN, C-EFM, Professional Development Specialist-Obstetric Outreach, UnityPoint Health-Meriter, Madison, WI

Karen Klemp, RN, BSN, MA, NICU, UnityPoint Health Meriter, Madison, WI

This session will review the challenges of volunteering globally, the goals for quality projects, and describe the Helping Mothers and Babies Survive programs as an example of sustainable educational projects.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

2C.  Infant Outcomes at Marginally Viable Gestational Ages: Clinical and Ethical Considerations in Counseling

Steven R. Leuthner, MD, MA, Professor of Pediatrics and Bioethics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, WI

With newer NICHD guidelines and the recent literature on earlier gestational age infants surviving, it is valuable that obstetrical and neonatal providers actually know the data, and are on the same page in their counseling strategies. This presentation will review the guidelines and recent outcome data. The instructor will also review the clinical and ethical information important for prenatal counseling and decision-making.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

2D.  An Update on Fetal Arrhythmia Assessment

Janette Strasburger, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Neenah, WI

Sara Creighton, MD, Assistant Professor in Pediatric Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Neenah, WI

Gretchen Eckstein, RN, BSN, Clinical Research Nurse, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Participants will hear three perspectives on fetal arrhythmia detection and assessment: Echocardiographic findings; new monitoring techniques and fetal magnetocardiography research findings; and the nursing perspective of caring for pregnant patients with a fetal arrhythmia, including the FAST trial for fetal tachycardia. New insights into cardiac causes of fetal demise will also be reviewed.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

2E. Safety Decision Making Regarding the Substance Exposed Infant

Laura Baker, CSW, Initial Assessment Supervisor of the Drug Affected Infant/Unborn Child Abuse Unit, Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services, Milwaukee, WI

Amy Friesema, MSW, APSW, Lead Social Worker, Aurora West Allis Medical Center, West Allis, WI

The point of intervention regarding a substance exposed infant is at the time of birth. The relationship and communication between the hospital social worker and the child protection agency is critical in determining the course of action regarding the safety of the infant. This session will provide participants with a framework for the decision making processes involved when caring for substance-exposed infants.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

2F. Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse

Nina Menda, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

The objective of this presentation will be to: -Define sudden unexpected postnatal collapse (SUPC) -Describe the incidence of SUPC -Identify risk factors for SUPC -Share strategies to prevent SUPC.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Break, Exhibits, and Author-Attended Poster Session

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Plenary Session II:  Poster Extravaganza

Did you enjoy the poster session but wish you could learn more details about certain projects? Join six poster session authors as they give podium presentations of their work.

5:15 – 7:00 p.m.

Perinatal Foundation Silent Auction
The Perinatal Foundation invites you to participate in its 17th Annual Silent Auction.  Bid on a variety of useful and unique items, and help support the Foundation's programs and projects.
Visit the Silent Auction gallery to see some of the many items.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Pre-Banquet Reception
Take the opportunity to support the work of the Perinatal Foundation and network and socialize while you bid on Silent Auction items and prepare for the Awards Banquet. You can also buy raffle tickets.

7:00 – 8:45 p.m.

2019 WAPC Awards Banquet

The gala event is a time to recognize individuals who represent the volunteer spirit of WAPC. The award program includes recognition of those who made major contributions to WAPC in the last year.

WAPC concludes the banquet with the Callon-Leonard Award, the highest honor awarded by the association.

Sue Kannenberg

WAPC is pleased to honor Sue Kannenberg, the recipient of the 2019 Callon-Leonard Award. This annual award, first presented in 1976 in recognition of WAPC founders Helen F. Callon, RN, CNM, and Thomas A. Leonard, MD, celebrates the efforts of an individual to improve the health of mothers, infants, and families in Wisconsin.