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NNEPQIN Virtual Fall Conference

This program is designed to support implementation of best practice guidelines related to perinatal safety, trauma informed care, telemedicine, OB emergencies and neonatal resuscitation. We will also address disparities in the care of the pregnant woman and her newborn.

Please note: The virtual conference meeting access link will be emailed to registered participants 24-48 hours prior to the start of the activity.

Activity Details
Start Date: November 13, 2020
End Date: November 13, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Location: Virtual Conference - Live Stream
Download: Event Flyer

Registration is online only. There is no registration fee, but advance registration is required for planning purposes. 

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Preregistration required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
~ Timothy J. Fisher MD, MHCDS
9:15 am - 10:00 am COVID-19 in Pregnancy: Epidemiology and Surveillance Activities
~ Ashley Smoots, MPH, Pregnancy and Infant Linked Outcomes Team, Epi Task Force COVID-19 Response
10:00 am - 11:00 am Obstetric Focus
New Standards in Perinatal Safety
~ Kelley McLean, MD, Assistant Professor, OB/GYN, University of Vermont Medical Center

Neonatal Focus

Safe Sleep Initiatives
~ Alan Picarillo, MD, Maine Medical Center

Trauma Informed Care

Foundations of Trauma-Informed and Trauma- Responsive Care: A Presentation of Tools for Change
~ Farrah Sheehan Deselle, MSN, RN, IBCLC, CCBE (BFW) Project Manager, NH Eat Sleep Console Implementation
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Obstetric Focus
It’s a pandemic! How do I run obstetric emergency drills?
~ Janet Perkins, MD, OB/GYN
~ Jess Bacon, CNM, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
~ Kelley Bowden, MS, RN, Perinatal Outreach Education Coordinator Maine Medical Center

Neonatal Focus

Neonatal Telehealth Experiences in the Delivery Room and Beyond: Lessons Learned
~ Alexandra Bannach, MD, North Country Hospital
~ Steve Ringer, MD, MPH, Chief of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth
~ Leah Nussbaum, RNC, CLC, Perinatal Supervisor
~ Maddy Sommers-McNary, RN Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
~ Rebecca Brakeley, MD, Central Maine Medical

Trauma Informed Care

Caring with Compassion: Building Skills for Trauma-Responsive Care
~ Farrah Sheehan Deselle, MSN, RN, IBCLC, CCBE (BFW), Project Manager, NH Eat Sleep Console Implementation
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Obstetric Focus
NNEPQIN Research Updates
VBAC Project Update
~ Kathleen Farrell, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Labor & Delivery Unit Closures
~ Maya Cates-Carney, MPH, Value-Based Purchasing Data Integration & Policy Analyst; DHHS, Office of MaineCare Services

Neonatal Focus

COVID, NRP 2021 & Sepsis Risk Calculator Updates
~ Steve Ringer, MD, MPH, Chief of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth
~ Gina M. Trachimowicz, MD, Neonatologist, Maine Medical Center
~ Dael B. Harrison, MMSc, PA-C, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester

Addressing Disparities in Maternal Care

How much do we really know? Best practices to support data-driven work addressing disparities in maternal care and outcomes
~ David J. Laflamme, PhD, MPH, State Maternal & Child Health Epidemiologist; NH Division of Public Health Services & UNH Institute for Health Policy & Practice
~ Daisy Goodman, CNM, DNP, MPH, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
~ Nicole Pendenza, BSN, RNC-NIC, Catholic Medical Center
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break and Return to General Sessions
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Contemporary Antenatal Management of Fetal Growth Restriction and Neonatal Implications
~ David Coggin-Carr, MD, PhD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow, University of Vermont Medical Ctr.
~ Matthew Ryzewski, DO, Neonatologist, Elliot Hospital
3:15 pm Wrap Up
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to discuss at least three strategies to improve quality and reduce inequities in perinatal care, while incorporating new guidelines to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 4.75 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.

Type:     Live Activity
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