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About the Conference
This event allows for the important dissemination of new and emerging clinical
practice standards as well as an opportunity to discuss health-related issues
affecting the perinatal community. This one day conference will occur on
June 1, 2017 and will address many of the most pressing perinatal
issues in the healthcare community focusing on current neonatal and
obstetrical topics. The program is designed for perinatal nurses, pediatricians,
obstetricians, neonatologists, hospital administrators, social workers, health
educators and other professionals responsible for the care of mothers and/or
newborns. Topics presented will explore areas of rapid change and significant
influence on the practice of perinatal and neonatal care, with an emphasis on
optimizing outcomes for mother and infant.
2017 Conference Presentations
- Opportunities for Collaborations to Improve Perinatal Outcomes, Diana Ramos, MD, MPH
- The Buzz on Zika and Pregnancy: An Update for Clinicians, Neil Silverman, MD
- The Impact of Marijuana on Pregnancy, the Fetus, and the Neonate, Margaret Lynn Yonekura, MD
- Caring and Peer Support: Investment in Wellbeing, Melodee Bartel, BSN, RN and Mr. Shannon Black
- Controversies in Neonatal Hypoglycemia, Priya Jegatheesan, MD Neonatologist
- Communication: Using Proven Aviation Principles in 21st Century Healthcare, Captain Stephen Wilkinson
- List three current Public Health Collaborative programs contributing to improved Maternal and Neonatal outcomes.
- Describe the current Zika research and recommendations.
- Identify effects of the Marijuana on the fetus and the newborn. Understand the implications of legalization of marijuana and the hospital staff role.
- Implement techniques and tools to build a support system for the staff post traumatic events.
- Explain controversies in newborn hypoglycemia and use of Glucose gel, based on the latest research.
- Employ enhanced communication techniques to motivate the clinical team to adopt safe patient care.
Registration and Breakfast
Dr. Diana Ramos, MD, MPH
Opportunities for Collaboration to Improve perinatal Outcomes
Diana Ramos, MD, MPH
The Buzz on Zika and Pregnancy: An Update for Clinicians
Neil Silverman, MD
Break and Exhibits
The Impact of Marijuana on Pregnancy, the Fetus, and the Neonate
Margaret Lynn Yonekura, MD
Compassionate Care: Supporting Staff After a Crisis
Melodee Bartel, BSN, RN
Mr. Shannon Black, Ventura Fire Department
Poster Session and Exhibits
Controversies in Neonatal Hypoglycemia
Priya Jegatheesan, MD, Neonatologist
Communication: Using Proven Aviation Principles in 21st Century Healthcare
Captain Stephen Wilkinson
Door Prizes and Closing
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Institute
for Medical Quality/California Medical Association’s CME Accreditation Standards
through the Perinatal Advisory Council: Leadership, Advocacy and Consultation
(PAC/LAC). PAC/LAC is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California
Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing education for physicians.
PAC/LAC designates this education activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category
1 Credit. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent
of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA
Certification in Continuing Medical Education.
The Perinatal Advisory Council – Leadership, Advocacy and Consultation (PAC/
LAC) is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider
CEP 5862. This course is approved for 7.0 contact hours of continuing education
LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, and LEP:
PAC/LAC is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
to sponsor continuing education for LCSW, LMFT, LPCC and LEP. PAC/LAC
maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course is approved
for 6.0 continuing education units. PAC/LAC’s provider number is 128542.
This activity is sponsored by the Perinatal Advisory Council: Leadership, Advocacy,
and Consultation (PAC/LAC), a designated provider of continuing education
contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health
Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education
Specialists (CHES) to receive up to 6.0 total Category 1 continuing education
PAC/LAC 2016 Annual Conference
On May 20, 2016, more than 100 perinatal providers attended PAC/LAC’s 20th Annual Conference: Quality of Life for Families XX: Promoting a Culture of Safety in the Family Centered Care Model, hosted at the California Endowment in Los Angeles, CA.
2016 Conference Presentations
- Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Fact, Fiction and Clinical Practice in 2016, Cheryl A Milford, Ed.S.
- How to Make Safety Sexy: Patient Safety and Documentation Dilemmas, Lawrence D. Lurvey MD, JD
- Cultural Humility: Working with Families of Different Cultures, Katie Balderas, MPH, CLEC
- Antibiotic Stewardship Panel Discussion: Ramifications for Baby, Mother, and Family,
- David Braun, MD, Linda Goodman, NNP, MSN, Kurlen S. Payton, MD
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program – Updates, Gil Martin, MD, FAAP
- Nurturing Your “Work Family:” Building Support and Trust in the Clinical Team, Teresa McKee, MS
PAC/LAC 2015 Annual Conference
On June 4, 2015, more than 200 perinatal providers attended PAC/LAC’s 19th Annual Conference: Quality of Life for Families XIX: Perinatal Action Towards Quality Care for Mothers and Babies hosted at the California Endowment in Los Angeles, CA.
Conference Presentations & Agenda
How Family Centered is Your Care? Implementing Family Centered Care presented by Susan G. Hawkes, MSN
Embracing Change: Working as a Clinical Team to Reduce C-Section Rates. It is Not Rocket Science, It is Behavioral Science presented by Timothy A. Leach, MD, FACOG
Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Feeding Regimens for Premature Babies at Risk for NEC presented by Jae Kim, MD, PhD
Born this Way? Prenatal Origins of Adult Obesity presented by Michael Ross, MD, MPH
Mock Trial presented by Gilbert Martin, MD
PAC/LAC 2014 Conference
The Quality of Life for Families XVIII: Improving Pregnancy Outcomes conference was held on May 29, 2014, at the California Endowment; more than 150 perinatal health professionals were in attendance. The conference included the following presentations:
- Safety Concerns When Caring for the Extremely Obese Patient
presented by Cherie A. Lowre, MD, Pamela D. Moseley, RN, MN, CNS, MBA
- Tools to Improve the Outcome of Perinatal Transports
2014 TRIPS Calculations from Neonatal Transport Form
Sample 2014 TRIPS Calculations from Neonatal Transport Form
2014 Transport Data Reports Request
presented by D. Lisa Bollman, MSN, RNC-NIC, CPHQ
- Preterm Assessment Toolkit: Turning the Dial to Decrease Preterm Births
presented by Manuel Porto, MD
- Radical Response-Ability: The Key to Well-Being and Success
presented by Teresa McKee, B.S.B.A, M.S.(c)
- Safety Concerns When Caring for the Extremely Obese Patient