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2022 Winter NNEPQIN Conference

Join us as we welcome in 2022 with the latest topics addressing our clinical challenges: the impact of COVID among NNEPQIN Hospitals; periviability and shared decision making; pelvic shape and effects on fetal presentation; cooling for mild HIE; Hepatitis C in pregnancy & infant follow up and strategies to improve outcomes for women with opioid use disorders & their infants. We have something for your entire continuum of care team from prenatal care to labor & delivery, neonatal stabilization, discharge & follow up. We hope your multidisciplinary team will participate!

Activity Details
Start Date:  February 10, 2022
End Date:  February 10, 2022
Time:  8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Location:  Live Stream from Lebanon, NH
Download: Plan of the Day

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

Preregistration is required. The registration deadline is 7 days prior to the activity date. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics
 8:45 am - 9:00 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
~ Timothy J. Fisher MD, MHCDS, NNEPQIN Medical Director, Lebanon, NH
9:00 am - 10:00 am COVID-19 Impact on Birthing People - Case  Presentations                     
 ~ Kelley Bowden, MS, RN , Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
 ~ Sarah M. Austin, MSN, RN C-EFM Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
 ~ Alena N. Tofte, MD, OB/GYN Resident, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, NH
 10:00 am - 11:00 am  Perinatal & Intrapartum Focus:
 Placental Pathology, Part 2                     
 ~ Michael L. Baker, MD
Anatomic Pathology-Clinician
DHMC, Lebanon, NH

Neonatal Focus:
 Maine's work on POSC, MaineMOM, Early Intervention and Perinatal Systems Changes
 ~ Dara Fruchter, MS, Project Manager
Infant and Maternal Substance Use Prevention Coordination, DHHS
 ~ Ashley Olen, BA, BSN, RN Plan of Safe Care Nurse,
Maine Office of Child and Family Services
 ~ Liz Miller Remillard, MPH, Program Manager,
Office of MaineCare Services
 ~ Jamie Michaud, State Part C Coordinator
Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Augusta, ME
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Perinatal & Intrapartum Focus:
Methadone and buprenorphine discontinuation among
postpartum women with opioid use disorder
 ~ Davida M. Schiff, MD, Neonatologist
Mass General Research Institute, Boston, MA

Neonatal Focus:
Benefits of Cooling for Mild HIE
 ~ Christopher A Rouse MD, FAAP
Wentworth Douglass Hospital, Dover, NH
 ~ Steve Ringer, MD, Neonatologist, CHaD, Lebanon, NH
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Periviability and Shared Decision Making
 ~ Alan P Picarillo, MD, Neonatologist, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
 ~ Christian Litton, MD, OB/GYN, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
 ~ Danielle E. Ehret, MD, MPH., Neonatologist, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT
 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Hepatitis C In Pregnancy and Infant Follow Up
 ~ David de Gijsel, MD, MSc, MPH
Infectious Disease and International Health, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
 ~ Charles E. Mercier, MD, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT
 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Variations in pelvic shape and their effects of fetal presentation
 ~ Brittany Sharpe McCollum CCE(BWI), CD(DONA), CLC, Pelvic Biomechanics Educator
Blossoming Bellies Birth, Philadelphia, PA
 4:15 pm  Wrap Up
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this activity, (at least 75% of) learners will be able to discuss newly updated guidelines that have been created 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 6.0 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 6.0 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 additional information, email karen.g.lee@hitchcock.org, or call (603) 653-6898.

Type:     Live Activity
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