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NNEPQIN Spring Meeting

Please join us at the NNEPQIN Spring Meeting, an event designed to address the challenging obstetrical and neonatal issues facing the entire multidisciplinary team. This conference has important clinical significance for the entire Perinatal Team, from prenatal care through to neonatal discharge. Bring your team to help optimize your outcomes!

Activity Details
Start Date: June 6, 2019
End Date: June 6, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Auditoria E & F
Lebanon, NH
Download: Event Flyer

Registration for this event has closed. There is still space available. If you would like to attend, you may register as a walk-in the day of the conference. For walk-in registration questions, please e-mail NNEPQIN@hitchcock.org.

Registration is online and by credit card only.

The registration fees are as follows:

  • NNEPQIN Members (Live Steam or In Person): No Charge
  • Others - In Person: $100
  • Others - Live Stream: $50

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. There will be no refunds after the registration deadline has been reached. A $25 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds requested before the registration deadline. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome and Opening Remarks and an Update on the Impact of Rural Maternity Unit Closures
~ Timothy J. Fisher, MD, MHCDS
8:45 am - 9:45 am Fundamentals of the I-PASS Handoff Program & Strategies for Local Implementation
~ Amy J. Starmer, MD, MPH
9:45 am - 10:45 am Background & Implementation Strategies for the Plan of Safe Care: The New Hampshire & Vermont Experience
~ Erin Collins, RN
~ Daisy Goodman, DNP, CNM, CARN-AP
~ Michelle Shepard, MD, PhD
10:45 am - 11:00 am Move to Concurrent Sessions
11:00 am - 2:15 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS:

Obstetrical Track:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Providing Excellent Care for the Pregnant Obese Patient: Risks and Realities for both Provider & Patient
~ Linda Havey, DNP, RNC-OB

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Postpartum Depression
~ Gerry Mitchell, MSW, LICSW

Obstetric/Neonatal Simulation Track:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Are You Ready? Prepare for the Unexpected through Simulation!
~ Madge E. Buus-Frank, DNP, APRN-BC, FAAN
~ Linda McNamara, MSN, APRN
~ Petrice DiDominic, RN 

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Can’t we all just get along? Simulation Communication for a Gentle Cesarean
~ Janet Perkins, MD
~ Kathie Routhier, RN

Prenatal Addiction Treatment Track:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
False Positives and False Negatives: Interpreting Toxicology Results in Perinatal Substance Use Treatment
~ Julie Frew, MD

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Introducing the 3rd Edition of the ESC Care Tool & Implementation Toolkit
~ Bonny Whalen, MD
~ Farrah Deselle, RN, MSN
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Break and Return to General Session
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm From Vermont’s Lake Champlain to the Rocky Coast of Maine: What does the PRAMS Data Tell Us About Mothers and Babies in Northern New England?
~ Sara Riordan, MEd, RN
~ John Davy, PhD
~ Anne Rogers, M.Ed., CHES
Moderator: Kelley Bowden, MS, RN
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Making Change Happen in your Clinical Setting!
~ Kate B. Hilton, JD, MTS
4:30 pm Wrap-up and Adjournment
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to incorporate improved handoff strategies, simulation activities, and best practice guidelines in order to enhance care of obese women and women with postpartum depression symptoms in the clinical setting.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 6 contact hours.

Receiving Credit

The follow steps must be completed in order to receive credit for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s). A credit tracking sheet will be provided.
  • Complete the online evaluation - Must be submitted within 30 days after the activity

    Accessing the Online Evaluation (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

  • Log onto https://ce.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/login.aspx
  • Click on the My Activities link in the left side menu. Then click on the name of the activity you attended.
  • Click on the Resume button.
  • Click the Continue button until the Evaluation tab is active, and then click the Launch button.
  • Fill out the evaluation and then click submit. Credits will then be applied to your transcript. You can view your updated transcript by clicking on the "View Transcript" button.

View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

For questions or technical support, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email NNEPQIN@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

Parking - In order to accommodate and best serve our patients’ parking needs, we request that all weekday conference and meeting attendees park in Lot 9 and use the Lot 9 shuttle service. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes - please allow enough time to accommodate this. For weekend meetings and conferences, onsite parking is permitted. View directions & map to Lot 9.

DHMC Floorplan - Please visit the DHMC Floor Maps page for specific directions on locating the conference room. If your room is not shown, please stop at the information desk for directions.

Area Accommodations - For a list of lodging options in the vicinity of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center please visit our lodging page.

Type:     Live Activity
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