ACNM Minnesota Annual Conference
Friday, November 2nd, 2018
The Waterford Ballroom, Minneapolis Marriott West
8:00am to 5:00pm
7:00am Registration and Check-In
5:00pm-7:00pm Birth Community Cocktail Hour
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:
+ Respectful Maternity Care: Giving Voice to Mothers
+ Who is a Doula?
+ Caring for Pregnant Women with Obesity
+ Caring for Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders
Numerous Break-Out Sessions to Include:
+ Care of the Transgender Person
+ Sustaining Culture around Intermittent Auscultation
+ Sex Positivity
+ Tips and Tools for Labor Support
+ Human Trafficking
+ Community Resources for Perinatal Substance Use
Featuring speakers from multiple disciplines including: midwifery, nursing, obstetrics & gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, sexual health, social work, and doula care.
MN ACNM Affiliate Members: $200
Registered Nurses: $150
(Lunch included in registration)
ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS: October 26, 2018
+$20 for same day registration
Call for Poster Presentations. Original Research/QI Projects. Enjoy $50 saving on registration. Please find details on website:
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Saraswathi Vedam RM FACNM MSN Sci D(hc)
Saraswathi Vedam is Lead Investigator of the Birth Place Lab, at the University of British Columbia. She has also been a clinician and educator for over 30 years. Her scholarly work includes the CIHR-funded Canadian Birth Place Study examining attitudes to home birth among maternity care providers, and Changing Childbirth in BC, a provincial, community-based participatory study of women’s preferences for maternity care. She leads the US Birth Place Mapping Study on integration of midwives across birth settings, and the Giving Voice to Mothers Study that explores maternity experiences among women of colour, and those who plan home births. To apply her findings to pragmatic tools that improve quality and safety, she developed MAPi, the Movement and Pulse index for assessment of fetal well-being, and the quality measures: the Mothers’ Autonomy in Decision Making (MADM) scale and the Mothers on Respect (MORi) index. Professor Vedam has been active in setting international policy on place of birth, midwifery education and regulation. She convened 3 national Home Birth Summits, and chaired the 5th International Normal Labour and Birth Research conference in Vancouver.