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Special Events


Thursday - September 22nd 

Birth Center Directors Network Meeting/Reception

Thursday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Open only to Birth Center Owners, Clinical Directors, and Administrative Directors
Registration required ($40 Members / $60 Non-Members)

Breastfeeding Symposium

Thursday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The Breastfeeding Symposium will feature experts and local organizations who will present on different aspects and topics related to breastfeeding.  

Featuring presentations on:

  • The Pittsburgh Black Breastfeeding Circle

  • Bed-sharing and breastfeeding

  • The Three Rivers Milk Bank

  • 1,000 Days in Gap City: Can reducing the breastfeeding gap help shrink the word gap?

Registration required ($100 AABC Members / $125 Non-Members)

First Timers Orientation

Thursday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
An orientation session for first-time attendees (and anyone else who wants to know how to get more out of the conference)

Frontier Nursing University Reception

Hosted by Frontier Nursing University
Thursday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
All alumni, preceptors, faculty, students and friends of Frontier Nursing University are invited.

Welcome Celebration and Reception

Thursday: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Join us as we continue our tradition of celebrating the families of our local birth centers and the presentation of the AABC Achievement Awards. Followed by a reception in the Exhibit Hall.


Friday - September 23rd

Legislative Forum 

Friday: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The AABC Legislative Committee will be hosting the Legislative Forum.

Birth Center Tour & Dinner

Friday: 5:45pm - 10:00pm
Tour Pittsburgh's The Midwife Center and enjoy a night out. Tour the birth center and take a hard-hat tour of their new 6,000 square foot addition. Enjoy a buffet Middle Eastern dinner with complimentary wine and beer and listen to a presentation about The Midwife Center's planned facility and program expansion.  Participants also have the opportunity to tour of the Three Rivers Milk Bank down the street (optional). Dinner and transportation provided. Space is limited.
Registration required ($50 AABC Members / $65 Non-members)

Film Screening - Dark Side of the Full Moon

Friday: 9:00PM - 10:15PM

View this groundbreaking documentary that sheds light on the state of maternal mental health in the U.S.  The film interviews survivors, doctors, midwives, scholars, lawyers, and more, and highlights policy, research, and treatment for postpartum depression.  Learn more here.


Saturday - September 24th

AABC Business Meeting of Members

Saturday: 8:30am - 10:30am
All members are invited to attend

AABC Foundation Gala to Grow Birth Centers "A Red Carpet Event"

Saturday: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
We invite you to join us at the 2016 Gala to Grow Birth Centers, the AABC Foundation's annual fundraising event.
Ticket required ($125 before Birth Institute / $150 on-site)


Sunday - September 25th

Meet the Boards Reception

Sunday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hosted by the boards of the American Association of Birth Centers, the AABC Foundation, and the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers.

Film Screening - Dark Side of the Full Moon

Sunday: 7:00PM - 8:15PM

View this groundbreaking documentary that sheds light on the state of maternal mental health in the U.S.  The film interviews survivors, doctors, midwives, scholars, lawyers, and more, and highlights policy, research, and treatment for postpartum depression.  Learn more here.

 


 

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