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Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference Workshops and Meetings

Wednesday - September 21, 2016
8:30AM - 7:00PM
How to Start a Birth Center Workshop (day 1 of 2)

 

Thursday - September 22, 2016

 10:15AM - 12:15PM

  Pre-Conference Workshop - NRP Training
 8:00AM - 1:00PM   Chapter Meetings
 8:30AM - 5:00PM
  How to Start a Birth Center Workshop (day 2 of 2)
 1:00PM - 5:00PM
  Birth Center Directors Network Meeting/Reception
 1:00PM - 5:00PM
  Breastfeeding Symposium
 5:15PM - 6:15PM   Post-Symposium Reception with refreshments

AABC Birth Institute

Thursday - September 22, 2016

5:00PM - 6:00PM First Timers Orientation
5:00PM - 7:00PM   Frontier Nursing University Reception
7:00PM - 8:15PM   Welcome Celebration: Parade of Families and Awards Presentation
8:30PM -10:00PM   Welcome Reception & Exhibit Hall Opening

 

Friday - September 23, 2016

6:30AM - 7:30AM Morning yoga or meet-up for morning walk or run - relax, recharge and rejuvenate!
7:00AM - 8:30AM   Networking Breakfast
8:45AM - 9:45AM   Keynote Address: "American Birth Centers: The Ultimate Bridge between Evidence and Practice" - Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN
9:30AM - 12:00PM    Exhibit Hall Open; Exhibit Hall breaks: 9:30 - 10:00 and 11:30 - 12:00
10:00AM - 11:30AM   Clinical Breakout: "Building a Bridge between Low-risk and High-risk" (Panel) - Daniel Edelstone, MD; Janice Anderson, MD FAAFP, Suzanne Shores, CNM; Ann McCarthy, CNM, MSN (Moderator)
10:00AM - 11:30AM   Administrative Breakout: "Marketing and Social Media" Jeannette McCulloch; Amber McCann, IBCLC
12:00PM - 1:00PM    Networking Lunch
1:00PM - 3:00PM  

Exhibit Hall Open; Dessert in the Exhibit Hall 1:00 - 1:3

Poster Presentations in the Exhibit Hall 1:00 - 2:00

1:00PM - 2:00PM    Committee meetings
1:00PM - 2:00PM   Legislative Forum
2:00PM - 4:00PM   Clinical Breakout: "Expecting the Unexpected" Emergency DrillsMaternal: Julie Cristol, CNM & Meghan King, RN, BSN;  Neonatal: Dr. Melissa Riley, MD
2:00PM - 4:00PM    Administrative Breakout: "Establishing and Maintaining Ethical and Effective Billing" - Amy Johnson Grass, ND, LN, LM, CPM; Joani Slager, DNP, CNM, CPC, FACNM
4:15PM - 5:15PM    General Session: Building Bridges to Communities - LGBTQ Panel - Rayden Sorock, BA; Lizzie Anderson, CD, MSW, LSW; Aya de Chellis, RN, BSN, CD(DONA), SNM
5:45PM - 10:00PM    Birth Center Tour of The Midwife Center & Dinner
9:00PM - 10:15PM   Film Screening: Dark Side of the Full Moon

 

Saturday - September 24, 2016

6:30AM - 7:30AM   Morning yoga or meet-up for morning walk or run - relax, recharge and rejuvenate!
7:00AM - 8:15AM   Continental Breakfast
 7:00AM - 8:15AM   Open Forum
8:30AM - 10:30AM   AABC Business Meeting of Members
9:30AM - 12:00PM   Exhibit Hall Open; Exhibit Hall break 10:30 - 11:00
11:00AM - 12:00PM   General Session: Strong Start - What's Next? - Jill Alliman, CNM, DNP
12:00PM - 1:00PM    Networking Lunch
12:00PM - 2:00PM    AABC Foundation Board Meeting
1:00PM - 4:00PM  

Exhibit Hall Open; Dessert in Exhibit Hall 1:00 - 1:30, Exhibit Hall break 3:30 - 4:

Poster Presentations in the Exhibit Hall 1:00 - 2:00

1:00PM - 2:00PM   

Committee & Chapter Meetings - Membership Committee; Research Committee; Industry Relations Committee; Arizona State Chapter 

2:00PM - 3:30PM   Clinical Breakout: "Appropriate Charting in Risk Management" - Olga Ryan, MS-NL, RN
2:00PM - 3:30PM    Administrative Breakout: "Customer Service & Effective Communication" - Marlene Boas, PhD, LPCC, BCC
4:00PM - 5:30PM    Clinical Breakout: "Caring for Victims of Domestic Violence"Cynthia Flynn, CNM, PhD, FACNM
4:00PM - 5:30PM   Administrative Breakout: "Human Resources - Employee handbooks and other legal issues"Marie Rivera Johnson, JD
7:00PM - 11:00PM    2016 Foundation Gala to Grow Birth Centers

 

 Sunday - September 25, 2016

6:30AM - 7:30AM   Morning yoga or meet-up for morning walk or run - relax, recharge and rejuvenate!
7:00AM - 8:15AM   Networking Breakfast
8:30AM - 9:30AM   General Session: "The Ethics & Realities of Forced Cesarean Surgery" - Jen Kamel, BA
9:30AM - 12:00PM  

Exhibit Hall Open; Coffee Break 9:30 - 10:00

10:00AM - 11:30AM   Clinical Breakout: Research Panel -  Heather Thompson, PhD, CPD, CLE; Marieke Hermus, MS; Cecilia Jevitt, CNM, PhD, FACNM; Jill Alliman, CNM, DNP
10:00AM - 11:30AM   Administrative Breakout: Staffing Panel - Hiring & Scheduling for a Balanced Work/Life - Cynthia Flynn, CNM, PhD, FACNM; Ginger Breedlove, PhD, CNM, APRN, FACNM; Kim Pekin, CPM
12:00PM - 1:00PM    Networking Lunch
12:00PM - 1:00PM    Joint Boards Meeting (Lunch)
1:00PM - 2:00PM    Foundation Board Meeting II
1:00PM - 2:00PM   Committee & Chapter Meetings - Government Affairs Committee; Standards Committee; State Chapter Leaders
2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Clinical Breakout: "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation" - Heather Thompson, PhD, CPD, CLE; Debra Bogen, MD; Raman Venkataramanan, PhD, FCP, FAAPS

2:00PM - 4:00PM    Administrative Breakout: "Building Bridges to Insurers through Employers and Coalitions"Linda Davis, BSN; Fran Schwartz, JD; Harold Miller
4:15PM - 5:15PM    Closing Address: Bridges to the Future - Communities Matter  - Kimberly Seals Allers, MS
5:30PM - 6:30PM    Meet the Boards Reception
7:00PM - 8:15PM   Film Screening - Dark Side of the Full Moon

 

Monday - September 26, 2016

8:00AM - 3:00PM AABC Board of Directors Meeting

 

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