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When and Where
  • 10/1/2023 5:00 PM EDT
  • 10/3/2023 4:15 PM EDT
  • Pacific Time
  • Kitsap Conference Center
  • Bremerton
  • Washington


2023 Fall Conference

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Kitsap Conference Center - Bremerton, WA


Conference Schedule

Sunday, October 1

1200-1300 Pre-conference registration & check-in

1300-1630 4-hour pre-conference session: A View From the Trenches: Common OB Nursing Issues in Litigation - Elizabeth Leedom, JD & Jennifer Crisera, JD

1400-1600 2-hour pre-conference session: The Hidden Curriculum: Tips and Tricks for Creating Engaging Learning Environments - Kimberly Patamia, MSN, NPD-BC, RNC-OB, C-EFM

1600-1800 Main conference registration and check-In

1630-1830 Vendor reception - No host bar and appetizers provided by vendors.

1830-1835 Welcome - Michele Kulhanek, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM AWHONN WA Section Chair

1835-2000 Keynote speaker - Shakira Henderson, PhD, DNP, MS, MPH, RNC-NIC, IBCLC (AWHONN President) “So You Want to be a Leader in Today’s World?”

2000-2015 Wrap-up and announcements

Monday, October 2

0715-0745 Registration and check-in

0700-0800 Vendor exhibits

0755-0800 Welcome

0800-0900 Dana Nelson-Peterson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC (Vice president of nurse operations Virginia Mason Franciscan Health) “Bridging the Gaps in Healthcare Today: What You Might Find Interesting to Know"

0900-1000 Shakira Henderson (AWHONN President) “Breastfeeding Supercharged: The Science and Strategy of Support”

1000-1030 Break and vendor exhibits

1030-1130 Deidre Miller, MSN-Ed, RNC-NIC, C-ONQS (The Nurses Miller) “Neonatal Case Review: Merging the Art and Science of Resuscitation”

1130-1215 Dixie Weber, MS, BSN, RN (Family to Family Support Network) “Respectful Care: Planning for Surrogacy and the LGBTQIA Community)

1215-1315 WA AWHONN Business Meeting and Luncheon

1315-1400 Monica McLemore, RN, MPH, PhD (University of Washington) – “Moving Beyond Implicit Bias: Skill Building to Disrupt Racism in Real Time.”

1415-1445 Break and vendor exhibits

1445-1615 Kathleen Brookfield, MD & Lacey Miller, DNP, CNS, APRN, RNC-OB, C-EFM – “Magnesium Sulfate for Eclampsia Prevention/Neuroprotection: Dosing for OB Indications”

1615-1645 Vendor parade and door prizes

1645-1700 Wrap-up and announcements

1930-2130 Dance Party

Tuesday, October 3

0715-0745 Registration and check-in

0745-0750 Welcome

0750-0800 Group photo

0800-0900 Bettina Paeck, MD, MBA – “Tune Up your Labor Positioning Skills”

0900-1000 Kate Dewey, CD/CDT(BAI), CLE, CBE & Penny Simkin, PT, CCE, CD (DONA): Hands-On Workshop/Skills

1000-1015 Break

1015-1115 Implementing Quality Improvement Projects - Blue band program, NICU bereavement, mobile education carts, reducing infant falls

1115-1145 Margie Bridges, DNP, ARNP-BC, RNC-OB - “OB Sepsis 101”

1145-1245 Carol Decker “Moments That Impact Our Lives”

1230-1330 Lunch

1330-1500 Joseph Gundlach, MSN, RN-BC – “Stranded after Crisis: Surviving Burnout”

1500-1515 Wrap-up, door prizes