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  • 4/13/2023 8:00 AM EDT
  • 4/14/2023 5:00 PM EDT
  • Mountain Time
  • The Antlers Hotel
  • Colorado Springs
  • CO
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2023 AWHONN Colorado Section Conference

Climbing to New Heights

April 13th and 14th 2023

Join over 200 nursing colleagues from across the state for our annual event. Held at the beautiful Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs April 13th-14th, 2023.

Meet us Thursday evening for our vendor reception, followed by moderated dinner conversations on hot topics held at local restaurants. Friday is an all day conference with vendors, posters, keynotes and breakout sessions. 



Members - $140

Non-Members & E-Members - $190

Upgrade or join today - https://www.awhonn.org/membership/

Student $50 - Student rate is for unlicensed students

Hotel Information

Hotel accommodations are at a discount rate $135/night. Available 2 days before and 2 days after. Call 719-955-5600 or 866-299-4602 to reserve or this link: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndham/colorado-springs-colorado/the-antlers-a-wyndham-hotel/rooms-rates?&checkInDate=04/13/2023&checkOutDate=04/14/2023&groupCode=041323AWH


7:00 - 8:00: Registration, continental breakfast and vendors

8:00 - 9:00: Keynote

Cheryl (Larry-Osman) Bellamy DNP, APRN, CNM, CNS-C, Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist Henry Ford Hospital Detroit MI, AWHONN 2023 President-elect

9:00 – 9:45: Surviving an AFE and inspiring a new way to combat maternal mortality

Nicole Hall RN

9:45 - 10:15: Break: Visit vendors and meet poster presenters

10:15 – 11:15: Putting the 'OB' in Sepsis

Amy Dempsey, DNP, RNC-OB & EFM, OB Nursing Professional Development Specialist

Cyndy Krening, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM Clinical Nurse Specialist AWHONN 2021 President

11:15 – 12:00 Firestorm….Lessons From Within

Melisa Moore, BSN, RNC, Avista Clinical Manager

Lisa Hermes, BSN, RNC, Avista Assistant Nurse Manager

Annica Dino, MSN, RNC, Avista Assistant Nurse Manager

12:00 – 12:15: AWHONN Updates/Diaper Drive/

Raffle Prizes/Outstanding Nurse


12:15 – 13:30: Lunch/Visit vendors/View posters

13:30 – 14:30: Breakout Session #1:

·        Physiologic Birth- Cheryl (Larry-Osman) Bellamy DNP, APRN, CNM, CNS-C

·        Colorado MOMs (Maternal Overdose Matters) Initiative: Hospital-Based Naloxone Distribution to Pregnant and Postpartum Patients and Families- Rachael Duncan, PharmD Co-Chair, Colorado Naloxone Project

·        Dangerous Things we used to do in Neonatology- Catherine Witt, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC Dean Loretto Heights School of Nursing

14:30 – 14:40 Break: Visit vendors and view posters

14:40-15:40: Breakout Session #2:

·        Rights of the childbearing family and the role of the labor and delivery nurse- Amy Burgess CNM

·        Hyperbilirubinemia- Alison Gilliland, MD Pediatric Hospitalist

·        Legislative Update- Isabelle Campanella MSN, RNC

15:40-16:00: Break/Visit Vendors/View Posters

16:00 – 17:00: Closing Session: 

Finding Our Way Together: AIM for New Heights as We Climb

Deborah L. Center, PhD, MSN, RN, CNS, CTA-CC Chief Program Officer Executive Coach Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence