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Pre-Conference Workshops & Meetings

Wednesday - October 3, 2018

8:00AM - 7:00PM   β€”   How to Start a Birth Center Workshop (Day 1 of 2)

8:00AM - 5:00PM   β€”   Pre-conference Workshop - NRP for Out-of-Hospital Providers 🎫 - Julie Moon, CNM;  Olga Ryan, MS-NL, RN


Thursday - October 4, 2018

8:00AM - 4:00PM   β€”   How to Start a Birth Center Workshop (Day 2 of 2)

9:30AM - 12:30PM  β€”   Pre-conference Workshop - Billing & Coding for Beginners  🎫 - Marnie Cabezas

9:00AM - 12:00PM  β€”   Arizona Chapter Meeting - RESCHEDULED to Friday Breakfast (7:00 - 8:15AM)

9:00AM - 12:00PM  β€”   Texas Chapter Meeting

1:00PM - 5:00PM     β€”   Birth Center Directors Network Meeting  πŸŽ« 

AABC Birth Institute

Thursday - October 4, 2018

5:00PM - 6:00PM   β€”   First Timers Orientation

5:00PM - 6:30PM   β€”   CPM Reception

5:00PM - 7:00PM   β€”   Frontier Nursing University Reception

7:00PM - 8:30PM    β€”   Welcome Celebration & Awards Presentations

8:30PM - 10:00PM  β€”   Welcome Reception & Exhibit Hall Opening


Friday - October 5, 2018

7:00AM - 8:15AM    β€”   Networking Breakfast

8:30AM - 9:30AM   β€”   Keynote Address: Cultural Inclusivity, Where All Grow and ThriveShafia Monroe, DEM, CDT,  MPH

9:45AM - 10:45AM   β€”   General Session: Diversity is Aching to be Born at Birth Centers: Embrace It! Maria Valentin-Welch, CNM, DNP, MPH, CDP, FACNM

10:45AM - 11:30AM   β€”   Exhibit Hall Open;  Morning Coffee Break 10:45AM - 11:15AM

11:30AM - 12:30PM   β€”   Open Forum

12:45PM - 1:45PM    β€”   Networking Lunch

1:45PM - 2:45PM     β€”   Affinity Group Meetings

1:45PM - 3:30PM     β€”   Exhibit Hall Open;  Afternoon Dessert Break 1:45PM - 2:30PM;  

1:45PM - 2:45PM     β€”   Legislative Forum - Hosted by the Government Affairs Committee

2:00PM - 3:00PM    β€”   Poster Presentations in the Exhibit Hall

2:45PM - 4:15PM     β€”   Clinical Breakout: Informed Consent and Evidence-Based Practice in the Perinatal Period - Kim Bookout, DNP, RN, CPNP; Ashley Musil, LM, CPM

2:45PM - 4:15PM     β€”   Administrative Breakout: What do birth centers need to know to get in payer networks? Hear from an insurer, employer and employee benefit design strategist! - Karen Shea, RN, MSN;  Lee Lewis;  Kim Pekin, CPM;  Kendra Wyatt, BS

4:30PM - 6:00PM    β€”   Clinical Breakout: Professional Liability Claims for Out of Hospital Birthβ€”Allegations, Causes, and OutcomesAnn Geisler, CPCU, AU, AAI; Dave Pulley, MSM in RMI, CPCU, RPLU

4:30PM - 6:00PM    β€”   Administrative Breakout: Contracting & CredentialingMarnie Cabezas; Chris Dominguez; Glenda Pearson

        6:15PM            β€”   Birth Center Tour & Dinner  πŸŽ« 


Saturday - October 6, 2018

8:00AM - 10:15AM   β€”   AABC Business Meeting of Members; continental breakfast served

9:00AM - 12:00PM   β€”   Exhibit Hall Open; Morning Coffee Break 10:15AM - 11:00AM

11:00AM - 12:00PM  β€”   General Session: A Midwife for Every Body: Integrating LGBTQ Inclusive Practices for the Benefit of All Clients - Jaqxun Darlin, CPM, LDM

12:00PM - 1:00PM    β€”   Networking Lunch

12:00PM - 2:00PM   β€”   Foundation Board Meeting I

1:00PM - 2:00PM     β€”   Affinity Group Meetings

1:00PM - 2:00PM     β€”  NRP for Birth Centers Working Group

1:00PM - 2:15PM      β€”   Exhibit Hall Open; Afternoon Dessert Break 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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

2:15PM - 3:45PM     β€”   Clinical Breakout: Smooth Transitions: Enhancing the Safety of Hospital Transfers from Planned Community-Based Births - Audrey Levine, LM, CPM (retired); Ali Lewis, MD, FACOG

2:15PM - 3:45PM     β€”   Administrative Breakout: Birth Center Programs for Students and Recent GraduatesAnn McCarthy, MSN, CNM; Donnellyn Dominguez, LM, CPM; Gina Cardona, CNM, MSN

4:00PM - 5:30PM    β€”   Clinical Breakout: Perinatal Pharmacology Potpourri - Mary Brucker, CNM, PhD, FACNM

4:00PM - 5:30PM    β€”   Administrative Breakout: Maximizing Relationships in the Digital Age: From Start to Forever - Tyler Hixson, Casey Messmer, Judith Nowlin

7:00PM - 11:00PM    β€”   AABC Foundation Gala to Grow Birth Centers: Boots & Bling  πŸŽ«


Sunday - October 7, 2018

7:30AM - 8:30AM     β€”   Networking Breakfast

8:45AM - 9:45AM     β€”   General Session: Research Panel - Jill Alliman, CNM, DNP, FACNM; Rebecca Costello, MPH, IBCLC; Diana Jolles PhD, CNM; Sabrina Wood, DHA, PMP

10:00AM - 12:00PM  β€”   Clinical Breakout: Emergency Drillsβ€” Neonatal NRP Drills - Julie Moon, CNM  ;  Maternal Shoulder Dystocia and Postpartum Hemorrhage - Shannon DaSilva, DNP, CNM

10:00AM - 12:00PM  β€”   Administrative Breakout: The Billing Gameβ€”May the Codes Be Ever in Your Favor - Abigail Lanin Eaves, CNM, MSN; Erica Deerinwater, CPC

12:15PM - 1:45PM       β€”   Closing Address & Luncheon: Encouragement for the Future - Sister Angela Murdaugh, CNM, MSN, FACNM

Post-conference Workshops & Meetings

Sunday - October 7, 2018

2:15PM - 4:15PM   β€”   Foundation Board Meeting II

2:15PM - 5:30PM   β€”   Post-conference Workshop: PDR Workshopβ€”Doing More with Your Data  🎫 - Jennifer Wright, MA

2:15PM - 5:30PM   β€”   Post-conference Workshop: CBA Skills Assessment Instructor Training  🎫 - Rosanne Gephart, MSN, CNM, IBCLC; Barbara Norton, MS, CNM, APRN

6:00PM - 7:00PM   β€”   Meet the Boards Reception


Monday - October 8, 2018

8:00AM - 3:00PM   β€”   AABC Board of Directors Meeting