Annual PAC/LAC Conference
Quality of Life for Families XXIV: Support & Empowerment in Perinatal Nursing
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 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. Conference Brochure.
Agenda is subject to change at any point before and during the conference. Agenda
Call for Abstracts
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
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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.
This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical
The Perinatal Advisory Council – Leadership, Advocacy and Consultation (PAC/
LAC) is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider
PAC/LAC is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
to sponsor continuing education for LCSW and LMFT. PAC/LAC
maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
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.
Virtual Conference : Registration link coming soon.
Please join us Congratulating the 2019 Recipients:
Barry Halpern Champion of Causes Award: Leslie Kowalewski
William Ginsberg Integrity Award: Victor Pozos
Ellen R. Silver for Nurse Leadership Award: Carmen Rezak
Mitchell Goldstein Dedication to Community Award: Eynav Accortt & Margaret Lynn Yonekura
PAC/LAC 2019 Annual Conference
On June 13, 2019, more than 200 perinatal providers attended PAC/LAC’s 23rd Annual Conference: Quality of Life of Families XXIII: Improving Care for Patients Across Generations and Cultures, hosted at the California Endowment in Los Angeles, CA.
2019 Conference Presentations
- Leslie Kowalewski: State Initiatives to Close the Black: White Infant Mortality Rate
- Michelle Collins: “Gas and Air;” The Utility of Nitrous Oxide in Childbirth
- Martha Dominguez: Cannabis Education and Information Campaign
- Wenonah Valentine: Making It Real: Data and Life Stories on Black Maternal and Infant Health
- Patricia Lirio, Jeff Mackenzie & Josephine Dutton: Successful Reduction of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity, Utilizing Simulation
- Angelina Spicer: Post-Partum Mood Disorders, My Personal Story
- Ann Fulcher: UCSD Medical Center’s Volunteer Doula Program: The Role of Hospital-based Doulas Improving Maternal and Neonatal Health Outcomes
On May 31, 2018, more than 100 perinatal providers attended PAC/LAC’s 22nd Annual Conference: Quality of Life of Families XXII: Changing World in Perinatal Care, hosted at the California Endowment in Los Angeles, CA.
2018 Conference Presentations
- Marc Richard Moeller: Lingual Inspection Protocol for Infants
- Dr. Eynav E. Accortt: Postpartum Depression Screening Education and Referral Program
- Dr. Barbara Ferrer: Disparities and Premature Births: Closing the Gaps ; Handouts: Reframe Using Health Equity Lens; Los Angeles County Health Agency Center for Equity and A Pathway to Equity: A Framework to Close the Black-White Gap in Infant Mortality
- Holly Gibbs: Taking a Stand Against Human Trafficking
- Claire Hagan: Perinatal Legal Risks: Tips on Staying Out of Court
- Gwen McMillin: The Scoop on Biological Testing for Detecting or Confirming Drug-Exposed Newborns-what, when and how?
- Shannon Enochs: Caring for the LGBTQ Patient: Creating a Culture of Sensitivity
PAC/LAC 2017 Annual Conference
On June 1, 2017, more than 100 perinatal providers attended PAC/LAC’s 21st Annual Conference: Quality of Life of Families XXI: New Frontiers in Quality Care for Mothers and Babies, hosted at the California Endowment in Los Angeles, CA.
2017 Conference Presentations
- Dr. Diana Ramos: Opportunities for Collaboration to improve Perinatal Outcomes
- Dr. Neil Silverman: The Buzz on Zika and Pregnancy: An Update for Clinicians
- Dr. Margaret Lynn Yonekura: The Impact of Marijuana on Pregnancy, the Fetus, and the Neonate
- Ms. Melodee Bartel and Mr. Shannon Black: Compassionate Care: Supporting Staff After a Crisis
- Dr. Priya Jegatheesan: Controversies in Neonatal Hypoglycemia
- Captain Stephen Wilkinson: Communication: Using Proven Aviation Principles in 21st Century Healthcare
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