Minnesota Perinatal Organization’s Planning Committee invites you
to join us November 6-7, 2017 for our

43rd Annual Fall Conference

Tentative Agenda - speakers and times subject to change.

This unique multidisciplinary conference provides an opportunity for perinatal healthcare providers from a variety of settings to meet and increase their knowledge and skills.

Monday, November 6th

3:30pm Registration Desk opens

4:00-5:30pm Plenary Session I: What If? Can we change the brain?
Join presenter, Jeanne D Mrozek, MD, to discuss the fetal and neonatal brain. The fetal and neonatal brain is very susceptible to influence, both positive and negative. How much influence do we, as healthcare providers, have?

5:30-5:50pm Break - visit with Sponsors

5:50-7:30pm Plenary Session II: Race, Racism, and Health Inequity: What can we do about it?
Keynote Presenter, Stephen C Nelson, MD, states "This presentation is born out of my work as a physician and the recognition of the impact of racism and provider bias on racial disparities in health care. I have been studying, researching, and training on this content extensively for the last five years and, with Dr. Heather Hackman, have been conducting racial justice trainings for physicians, nurses, students, and others in the Upper Midwest and nationally. As a result, I have accrued a body of information regarding the transformation of racial disparities and will share that content in this presentation."

Tuesday, November 7th

7:30am Registration Desk Opens, Breakfast, Visit with Sponsors
8:00-9:00am Plenary Session III: Motivational Speaker Romila "Dr. Romie" Mushtaq, MD joins us to share practical and useful ways to improve our work-lives and rejuvinate our spirits.
9:00-9:30am Break - Visit with Sponsors
9:30-10:30am Breakout Session A
A1: 17P - increasing use, better access, and improving outcomes
A2: Communicating with Bereaved Parents presented by Dr. Suzanne Pullen
10:40-11:40am Breakout Session B
B1: Communicating with Bereaved Parents presented by Dr. Suzanne Pullen (repeat session)
B2: Shoot - this baby is sick - what do I do now? presented by Jeane D Mrozek, MD. Sick babies can be hard to differentiate from well babies, causing emotional distress for caregivers. Learn what to do in three common scenarios.
11:40am-12:40pm Lunch - Visit with Sponsors
12:40-1:40pm Breakout Session C
C1: Maternal Sepsis presented by Sandra Hoffman, MS, RN, CNS, BC
C2: Oxygen Toxicity presented by Carol Trees, NNP
1:50-2:50pm Breakout Session D
Maternal Sepsis presented by Sandra Hoffman, MS, RN, CNS, BC (repeat session)
D2: Nutrition
2:50-3:10pm Break - Visit with Sponsors
3:10-4:15pm Plenary Session IV Nutrition
7am-8am Registration - Breakfast, visit with exhibitors
8am-9am Plenary Session II
Motivational Presentation - Feel Good About What You Do!

Breakout A1: Antenatal Screening.
Presenter: Tracy Prosen, MD

Breakout A2: Nitrous Oxide Implementation
Presenter: Sandra Hoffman

Breakout A3: Prenatal Infections from A to Z
Presenter: Amanda M. Moen, MD

10:10am-10:40am Break - visit with exhibitors

Breakout B1: Nitrous Oxide Implementation (repeat session)
Presenter: Sandra Hoffman

Breakout B2: Labor Epidural: A Dynamic Picture and Process
Presenter: Anne-Cecile Malle-Barlow, APRN, CRNA

Breakout B3: Neonatal Encephalopathy Case Studies
Presenter: Nicole Williams Doonan, MD

11:40am-12:30pm Lunch - visit with exhibitors

Breakout C1: Best Practices in Human Milk Administration
Presenter: Janelle R Samuelson, RN, BSN, MBA

Breakout C2: Hot Topics in Fetal Monitoring
Presenter: Laura A. France, MD

Breakout C3: Neonatal Nuggets: What Every Non-Neo Needs to Know
Presenter: Jeanne D. Mrozek, MD


Breakout D1: Opioid Use Identification
Presenter: Amy E. Langenfeld, MS, RN, PHN, APRN, CNM, SANE-A

Breakout D2: Pain management in opioid exposed women during delivery

Breakout D3: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Inpatient and Outpatient Care
Presenters: Barb Symalla, RN, CNS and Lorraine Victor, MS, APRN-CNP

2:40pm-3:00pm Break - visit with exhibitors
3:00pm-4:00pm Plenary Session III
Panel Q&A w/multidisciplinary experts
4:00pm Closing



**Sessions and presenters subject to change. Sessions will be updated as information becomes available; please check back.

Continuing Education:
RNs - This educational offering is designed to meet MN Board of Nursing requirements for up to 11.1 contact hours (3.8 hours on Monday, 7.3 hours on Tuesday).
Physicians - This educational offering will be submitted to AAFP for approval of 9.25 Prescribed CME credits (3.0 credits on Monday, 6.0 on Tuesday).

We encourage you to take advantage of this chance to get away and reenergize yourself while learning new and emerging information in maternal and child health.


Have you booked your hotel room? You may do so by booking online with our customized reservation link or by contacting Marriott reservations at 877.303.1681 or 763.536.8300. When booking by phone, be sure to identify yourself as a participant of Minnesota Perinatal Organization.

Bonnie Hansen

Business Manager

Minnesota Perinatal Organization

Minnesota Prematurity Coalition

18024 Turtle Court, Cold Spring MN 56320




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