ACNM Minnesota Annual Conference

We are pleased to announce the fifth annual MN Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives conference!

Optimal Outcomes in Women’s Health: Pregnancy & Birth

Minnesota Affiliate of American College of Nurse Midwives

Fifth Annual Conference

Friday, October 28, 2016
The Waterford Ballroom, Minneapolis Marriot West
Minneapolis, MN

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. Registration, Check-In, and Continental Breakfast
5:00-7:00 p.m. Birth Community Cocktail Hour  

 *Please register individually*
Physicians/Midwives/APRNs/Providers: $225
MN ACNM Affiliate Members: $200
Registered Nurses: $150
Residents/Students/Doulas/Retired: $100
(Lunch included in registration)

Registration Ends: October 21st, 2015
+$20 for same-day registration
(Registration pricing includes fees)


 About the Conference:

This is an interprofessional conference for all stakeholders in maternity care with a focus on innovative, evidence-based practice to improve outcomes for women, newborns, and families.

Topics will include:
+ Management of Second Stage of Labor
+ Mood Disorders in Pregnancy: Diagnosis and Treatment
+ Intermittent Auscultation in Labor
+ Racial Disparity and Birth Outcomes

Numerous Break-Out Sessions to Include:
+ Team-based Collaboration and Care
+ Opiates in Pregnancy
+ Prenatal Influences of Confidence for Physiologic Birth
+ Tips and Tools for Labor Support
+ ACNM Reducing Primary Cesareans Project
+ Out-of-Hospital Birth to Hospital Transfer

Featuring speakers from multiple disciplines including: nursing, midwifery, obstetrics & gynecology, public health, and doula care.


Dr. Kane Low focuses her research on advancing evidence based care practices during childbirth that promote optimal outcomes for childbearing women and their families. She conducts clinical research aimed at answering significant questions about the ways in which women can best be cared for during the process of normal birth particularly during second stage labor to prevent pelvic floor injury. Currently, Dr. Low is involved in a number of NIH-funded and internally grant supported studies focusing on the process of care during childbirth including: Clinical and Non-Clinical Factors Influencing the use of Electronic Fetal Monitoring, the SCOR Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Women’s Pelvic Floor Health During Childbirth directed by Dr. John De Lancey, Promoting Optimal Outcomes to Prevent Prolapse with Dr. Dee Fenner, Defining Events during Second Stage Labor and a prevention and treatment series of projects focused on incontinence in childbearing women and older age women. She had worked with a model program called Doulas Care to provide volunteer Doulas for low income women and has conducted studies in Honduras aimed at the prevention of post partum hemorrhage. She also has extensive experience working with multi-stakeholder groups to develop and implement model practice and national guidelines focused on the provision of maternity care. She also works as a certified nurse midwife at the University of Michigan Health System.

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This program has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing rules implementing mandatory continuing education, provisions of the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act. RNs will be provided a document that specifies information to qualify for contact hours.

ACNM specialty credits are pending.
AAFP CME credits are pending.



What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Ample free parking is available.

Do I have to bring my printed registration to the event?

No, you do not need to have your printed registration.

Will there be space for lactation provided?

Yes, there will be a designated room for pumping.

Will lunch be provided?

A lunch is included with registration as well as a continental breakfast, coffee, tea, and water.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds are not available for this event.