2017 Conference Schedule


Monday, May 1, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Registration
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

Lisa Lokken, MSN, RNC-OB,C-EFM, CNS-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Ascension | St. Joseph & Elmbrook Memorial, Milwaukee, WI
WAPC President

Plenary Session I:

Overcoming Barriers in the Treatment of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Michael W.
O'Hara, PhD
Michael W. O'Hara, PhD, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Director of Clinical Training, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Dr. O'Hara will describe some of the barriers that interfere with uptake of services among women with perinatal mental health problems. He will discuss interventions aimed at overcoming these barriers, as well as systems-oriented approaches and emerging research.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflict 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 Session

1A. Oxytocin-The good, the bad, and the ugly

Laura Jacques, MD, Assistant Professor, UW Madison, Madison, WI

The presentation will include an overview of current literature and recommendations surrounding safe methods of induction with oxytocin.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflict of interest.

1B. Acute Kidney Injury in Neonates: From premature 'arrested development' to 'breaking bad' outcomes

Matthew W. Harer, MD, Neonatologist, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

This talk will focus on kidney development and acute kidney injury in premature and term infants. It will examine the epidemiology, incidence, prevention, treatment, and long term outcomes in this critical and at risk population.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflict of interest.

1C. NRP 7th Edition Updates: Strategies for a Successful Transition

Debra Kenzler, MS, RNC-NIC, Professional Development Specialist, Ascension Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Teresa Lass, BSN, RNC-MNN, Professional Development Specialist, Ascension WI, Milwaukee, WI

Looking for strategies to improve communication and teamwork between the obstetric and neonatal teams as your facility implements the NRP 7th Edition updates? Join us to learn how to transition to the updated NRP guidelines and engage in a high-risk newborn resuscitation simulation.

The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

1D. Cord Clamping and Severing the Umbilical Cord: What's the Rush?

Dennis T. Costakos, MD, Physician, Neonatologist, and Faculty, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic -La Crosse campus, La Crosse, WI

Delaying umbilical cord clamping for at least a minute after birth allows more time for blood to move from the placenta to the newborn. What is the evidence that the delay improves health of a baby? What are the risks and costs for the infant and mother?

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflict of interest.

1E. Necrotizing Enterocolitis: What's New?

Adam S. Bauer, MD, Neonatology Fellow, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI

Tiffany Zens, MD, General Surgery Resident, University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

Join this presentation to learn about current medical and surgical treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis.

The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

1F. Screening for Perinatal Depression and Anxiety: How much is enough?

Michael W. O'Hara, PhD, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Director of Clinical Training, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

There is controversy in the literature about the advantages and disadvantages of screening for perinatal depression and anxiety. The speaker will review some of the major elements of the controversy and suggest a framework for resolving major issues.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflict 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 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 – Amy St. Laurent, MSN
Northcentral & Northwest Regions – Sarah Walder, MSN, APNP, NNP-BC
Northeast Region – Juli Novak, RNC, BSN, MS, CLS
Southcentral Region – Elizabeth M. Goetz, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FAAP
Southeast Region – Jill Denson, MSW, APSW
Western Region – Lynn Dahlen, BSN, RNC-NIC
Non-Member – WAPC Leaders

12:15 – 1:20 p.m. Lunch and WAPC Business Meeting
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Group Sessions

2A. Empowering A Woman's Choice: Non Pharmacological Management of Labor and Birth

Eileen Nyholt, BSN, MSN, CNM, Certified Nurse Midwife, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

MaryAnne Scherer, BS, MSN, CNM, APNP, certified nurse midwife, Aurora Midwifery and Wellness Center, Milwaukee, WI

Explore multiple alternative, complementary, and integrative modalities for non-pharmacological pain management for labor and birth. The presenters will discuss approaches and the obstacles surrounding education of patients and staff to include modalities in practice. Join the session for demonstrations and audience participation of such modalities as position changes, use of doulas, hydrotherapy, massage, acupuncture, and silent or quiet bedside support.

The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

2B. Trisomy 18 as a Life-limiting Condition

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

Recent medical and ethical discussions surrounding treatment options and outcomes for infants with Trisomy 18 include prenatal diagnosis, counseling and choices made by families, broader national outcomes data from NCIU's, as well as long term neurodevelopmental outcomes reported. This presentation will provide up- to- date information to support practitioners in appropriate counseling of families.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflict of interest.

2C. The Lifespan Implications of Young Women's Weight Self-Management Choices

Jennifer M. Ohlendorf, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

This presentation will explore the evidence regarding the long-term implications of overweight and obesity, as well as dietary and physical activity practices in young women. Case studies will demonstrate effective strategies providers can use to promote healthy behaviors in young women, with a special emphasis on generational and cultural perceptions of weight, diet, and physical activity.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflict of interest.

2D. The Journey with Centering Pregnancy® in Racine

Teresa S. Johnson, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Margaret Malnory, MSN, RN, Administrative Director, Ascension Wisconsin- All Saints, Racine, WI

The implementation of CenteringPregnancy® into a health care system occurred over several years in a community with a high infant mortality rate and racial disparities. The presenters will discuss barriers to integrating CenteringPregnancy® into the model of prenatal care and celebrate pregnancy, birth, and infant outcomes that resulted from changes in this community.

The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

2E. Meaningful Debriefings

Stacy McNall, MSN, RN, IBCLC, Director Family Birth Center, SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Janesville, Janesville, WI

Learn about a multi-disciplinary, non-punitive approach to meaning debriefings after both tough cases and great cases.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflict of interest.

2F. Respond or React: Improving Effectiveness in the First 20 Minutes of a Code

Anne Kuschel, RN, BSN, Staff RN, Facilitator of OB Expert Team and Unit Practice Group, Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare, La Crosse, WI

This presentation will include drill scenarios to improve staff response in common obstetrical emergencies such as postpartum hemorrhage, emergency Cesarean, maternal codes, and shoulder dystocia.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflict of interest.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Break, Exhibits, and Author-Attended Poster Session
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Plenary Session II:

The Great Debate

This interactive session gives conference participants an opportunity to publicly deliberate and weigh the costs and consequences of varied responses to contemporary perinatal issues.  Experts will present contrasting views on each topic. The three debate topics are:

  • Universal drug testing in labor
  • Introducing allergens in infancy
  • Ethics of terminating patient-provider relationships
5:15 – 7:00 p.m. Perinatal Foundation Silent Auction
The Perinatal Foundation invites you to participate in its 15th 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.
7:00 – 8:45 p.m.

Awards Banquet

The gala event is a time to recognize individuals who represent the volunteer spirit of WAPC. The program includes recognition of those who have 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.

Jeffery S. Garland, MD

WAPC is pleased to honor Jeffery S. Garland, MD, SM, the recipient of the 2017 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.

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