PAC/LAC Conference

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 occurs on May 31, 2018 and addresses 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.


Agenda is subject to change at any point before and during the conference. Download the 2018 Conference Agenda

Call for Abstracts – Deadline Extended to April 30, 2018

Abstract submissions are currently being accepted. Download the Abstract Guidelines now for more information: Abstract Guidelines

Award Nominations – CLOSED

Please join us in congratulating our esteemed 2018 Awardees

Ellen R. Silver Award for Nurse Leadership Awardees
Carolyn Arnold, MSN, RN, Maternal Child Director, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and  Aída Cáceres Rodríguez, MSN, NNP, RNC, IBCLC, NICU-CNS at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

Mitchell Goldstein Dedication to Community Awardee
Asuncion Williams, RN, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Coordinator, Perinatal Services Coordinator, CHDP Supervisor, Department of Public Health, San Bernardino County

William Ginsberg Integrity Awardee
Steven Chin, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine
Regional Director of Neonatology Section Head, Quality and Performance Improvement
Fetal and Neonatal Institute
Division of Neonatology | Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information on how to exhibit at the conference or become a sponsor, please download the prospectus: Exhibitor / Sponsorship Prospectus
Ready to become an exhibitor or sponsor? Please download the registration form here (Exhibitor & Sponsorship Registration Form) and mail your completed form and payment to:

    1010 N Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91202

If you would like to pay by credit card, please complete the credit card authorization form and email it along with the Exhibitor & Sponsorship Registration Form to

Exhibitor and Sponsor Shipping

As an exhibitor or sponsor, if you have materials that you or your organization would like to ship ahead of time, please download form here and mail packages to the following address:

     The California Endowment
     1000 N. Alameda St.
     Los Angeles, CA 90012
     ATTN: Sergio Sanchez/CHC

Continuing Education 

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

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
contact hours.


The California Endowment, Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Center for Healthy Communities Los Angeles

Past Conferences

PAC/LAC 2017 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.

2017 Conference Presentations

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

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

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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: