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Schedule

 

Conference Schedule

 

Pre-Conference Workshops and Meetings

Wednesday -October 4, 2017

8:00AM - 8:00PM

 

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 - 6:00PM

 

Pre-Conference Workshop - NRP Training - Time and details still tentative and subject to change

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, MA and Susan Stapleton, DNP, CNM 

1:00PM - 5:00PM

 

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

1:00PM - 4:00PM

 

Birth Center Directors Network Meeting/Reception

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

7:00AM - 8:15AM

 

Networking Breakfast

8:30AM - 9:30AM

 

Keynote Address - "Surviving to Thriving: Transforming Intergenerational Cycles of Violence, Risk, and Vulnerability" - Mickey Sperlich, PhD, MSW, MA, CPM

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: "Best Practices in Water Birth" - Susan Stapleton, DNP, CNM; Tara Elrod, CDM; Amy Johnson-Grass, ND, LN, LM, CPM; and Tammy Witmer, CNM

10:00AM - 11:30AM

 

Administrative Breakout: TBA

12:00PM - 1:00PM 

 

Networking Lunch

1:00PM - 3:00PM

 

Exhibit Hall Open; Dessert in the Exhibit Hall 1:00 - 1:30

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

1:00PM - 2:00PM 

 

Committee meetings

1:00PM - 2:00PM

 

Legislative Forum - hosted by the Government Affairs Committee

2:00PM - 3:00PM

 

Open Forum

3:15PM - 5:15PM 

 

Clinical Breakout: "Emergency Drills - Best Practices"

- Maternal: Postpartum Hemorrhage

- Newborn: Assessing newborns that are "not normal"

3:15PM - 5:15PM 

 

Administrative Breakout: "Ethical and Advanced Billing for Birth Centers"

5:15PM - 6:15PM 

 

Committee Meetings

6:00PM

 

 Birth Center Tour & Progressive Dinner

 

Saturday - October 7, 2017

6:30AM - 7:30AM

 

Morning yoga or meet-up for morning walk

8:00AM - 10:15AM

 

AABC Business Meeting of Members (continental breakfast served)

9:00AM - 12:00PM

 

 

Exhibit Hall Open; Exhibit Hall break 10:15 - 11:00AM

11:00AM - 12:00PM

 

General Session: Cultural Competency - Father Michael Oleksa

12:00PM - 1:00PM 

 

Networking Lunch

12:00PM - 2:00PM 

 

AABC Foundation Board Meeting

1:00PM - 2:00PM

 

Exhibit Hall Open; Dessert in Exhibit Hall 1:00 - 2:15PM

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

1:00PM - 2:00PM 

 

Committee Meetings

2:15PM - 3:45PM

 

Clinical Breakout: "Adverse Childhood Experiences 101 & Trauma-informed Care for Midwives" - Laura Norton-Cruz, LMSW and Mickey Sperlich, PhD, MSW, MA, CPM

2:15PM - 3:45PM 

 

Administrative Breakout: "Women's Health Care in Uncertain Political Times" - Jill Alliman, DNP, CNM; Steven Hall, CPA; Laura Faye Gephart, MD; and Christine Haas, MS

4:00PM - 5:30PM 

 

Clinical Breakout: "Risk Management and Risk Criteria: What's the Evidence? 

4:00PM - 5:30PM

 

Administrative Breakout: "Open vs Closed Staff Models: Benefits and Challenges"

7:00PM - 11:00PM 

 

2017 Foundation Gala to Grow Birth Centers - All Aboard!

 

Sunday - October 8, 2017

6:30AM - 7:30AM

 

Morning yoga or meet-up for morning walk

7:00AM - 8:15AM

 

Networking Breakfast

8:30AM - 9:30AM

 

General Session: "Shared Decision-Making" - Hermine Hayes Klein, JD

9:45AM - 10:45AM

 

General Session: Research Panel - Jill Alliman, DNP, CNM; Susan Stapleton, DNP, CNM; Nancy Niemczyk, PhD, CNM; and Diana Jolles, PhD, CNM

11:00AM - 12:30PM

 

Clinical Breakout: "Urogynecology Across the Lifespan" - Laura Gephart, MD and Melissa Sundberg, PT, DPT

11:00AM - 12:30PM

 

Administrative Breakout: "Communicating the Value of Working in a Birth Center"

12:45PM - 2:15PM 

 

Closing Session (luncheon): "System Complexity and the Challenge of Too Much Medicine" - Neel Shah, MD, MPP

2:15PM - 3:15PM 

 

Committee Meetings

2:30PM - 4:30PM 

 

Foundation Board Meeting II

2:30PM - 6:00PM

 


How to Champion Birth Centers: Stories and Advice from the Field

The Industry Relations Committee presents a hands-on workshop.

2:30PM - 6:00PM

 

Breastfeeding Symposium

2:30PM - 6:00PM 

 

Half-Day Excursion: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Byron Glacier Trail Hike

6:00PM - 7:00PM 

 

Meet the Boards Reception

 

Monday - October 9, 2017

8:00AM - 3:00PM

AABC Board of Directors Meeting

12:30PM - 4:30PM

 

Half-Day Excursion: Flattop Mountain Hike

 

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