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When and Where
  • 10/12/2023 7:30 AM EDT
  • 10/12/2023 4:30 PM EDT
  • Eastern Time
  • The Venue at Portwalk Place
  • Portsmouth
  • New Hampshire


Optimizing Outcomes: Using Evidence to Support & Empower Birthing People


Date: Thursday October 12, 2023

Location: The Venue at Portwalk Place: 22 Portwalk Place, Portsmouth, NH 03801 *Hotel accommodations can be made at the Hampton Inn in downtown Portsmouth (walking distance to the conference venue). Blocked room rates available at $279: Reserve your room today!

Cost: AWHONN Members: $150 | Non-members: $175 | Students $75

Lunch and continental breakfast are provided

Description: Join us for a day during Perinatal Nurse’s Week to learn and grow while hearing from a variety of speakers. Informational sessions will include education on state and national patient safety initiatives, trauma informed care and the art of the physiologic coping during labor and delivery.


7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibitors

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM Welcome, Opening Remarks

8:10 AM – 8:55 AM NH Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Prevention Efforts

8:55 AM – 10:10 AM AIM: National and Local Patient Safety Initiatives

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM Break/Exhibitors

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Trauma-Informed Care

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch/Exhibitors

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Physiologic Coping

2:00 PM – 2:20 PM Break/Exhibitors

2:20 PM – 3:30 PM Physiologic Coping

3:30 PM – 4:15PM Remembering Your Mission

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Raffle and Final Remarks

Contact hours: 7.0 contact hours will be awarded. This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Speakers will include:

  • Sara Lavonne, RNC-OB, BSN, PHN, ICCE, CLEC: Founder and CEO of Bundle Birth
  • Justine Arechiga, RNC-OB: Executive Director of Bundle Birth Nursing
  • Mandy Irby, RNC-OB, BSN, C-EFM, LCCE: Founder and CEO of The Birth Nurse
  • Courtney Keane, MS: Administrator, Newborn Screening Programs, NH Maternal Child Health
  • Kim Fallon, BS, ABMDI: Chief Forensic Investigator for the State of NH
  • Members of the NH AWHONN Coordinating Team