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Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference Workshops and Meetings

Wednesday -October 4, 2017

 7:00AM - 6:00PM

 

 Full Day Excursion: Resurrection Bay Cruise and Alaska Sea Life Center

8:30AM - 7:00PM

How to Start a Birth Center Workshop (day 1 of 2)


 

Thursday - October 5, 2017

 

8:30AM - 12:15PM

 

Pre-Conference Workshop - NRP Training

8:30AM - 5:00PM

 

How to Start a Birth Center Workshop (day 2 of 2)

9:00AM - 11:00AM

 

Pre-Conference Workshop - Getting Started with the PDR - Jennifer Wright and Susan Stapleton 

1:00PM - 5:00PM

 

Pre-Conference Workshop - Getting the Most from your PDR Data - Jennifer Wright and Susan Stapleton

1:00PM - 4:00PM

 

Birth Center Directors Network Meeting/Reception

2:00PM - 4:00PM

 

Pre-Conference Workshop - GBS: hands on session with IVs

4:00PM - 6:00PM

 

Small group meetings (committee, chapter, etc.)

AABC Birth Institute

Thursday -October 5, 2017

5:00PM - 6:00PM

First Timers Orientation

5:00PM - 7:00PM

 

Frontier Nursing University Reception

7:00PM - 8:30PM

 

Welcome Celebration: Parade of Families and Awards Presentation

8:30PM -10:00PM

 

Welcome Reception & Exhibit Hall Opening

 

Friday -October 6, 2017

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 - October 7, 2017

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 - October 8, 2017

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 - October 9, 2017

8:00AM - 3:00PM

AABC Board of Directors Meeting

 

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