Stillbirth Summit Agenda

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Stillbirth Summit 2017!

This unique event is expected to draw 300+ health professionals, organizations, advocates, and families.  Take advantage of this opportunity to share information about your products and services with this passionate and engaged audience.

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Pre-Conference Agenda:

Practical Applications of Contemporary Evidence

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshops – Three Tracks (separate registration required)

  • Physicians/Midwives
    • Breaking Bad News: Helping Families When They Need Us The Most – Anthony Orsini, MD
    • Rainbow Clinic: A Model for Antenatal Care in Pregnancies After Stillbirth – Alexander Heazell, MD
    • LESS BABY TORCHEZ: Behavioral Prevention of Congenital Infections – James McGregor, MD
    • Perinatal Ultrasound: The Window to the Baby and What It Tells Us -Emanuel Gaziano, MD, FACOG
    • Post-mortem Evaluation of a Stillborn: A Conversation Between the Pathologist and the Obstetrician – Mana Parast, MD
  • Nursing & Allied Health
    • Perinatal Palliative Care in a Maternity Hospital – Anna Maria Verline
    • Tips and Tricks for Memory Making – Jennifer Kouri, RN, MSN
    • Finding Hope: The Journey from Loss to Embracing the Baby That Follows – Joann O’Leary, PhD and Margaret Murphy
    • “I’m So Sorry…” Improving patient-centered communication and empathetic stillbirth care using the ATTEND model. – Suzanne Pullen, PhD
    • Multi-cultural Views of Perinatal Loss: Voices from the Community – Roberta Hunt, RN, PhD, Parent Panel
  • Families, Friends & Advocates
    • Helping Bereaved Parents Support Their Other Children – Joann O’Leary, PhD, Deb Fischer
    • Forgotten Mourners in Perinatal Loss: The Grieving Father and Grieving Grandparents – Kelly Farley & Joann O’Leary, PhD
    • Rainbow Clinic: A Model for Antenatal Care in Pregnancies After Stillbirth – Alexander Heazell, MD
    • Their Lives Change the World: How we can rewrite the narrative of pregnancy with our babies stories. – Suzanne Pullen, PhD
    • Moments of Reflection & Connection (Memorial Service) – Suzanne Pullen, PhD


Stillbirth Summit: Partnerships for Prevention

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome & Opening Reception

Keynote Address – I Have A Dream – Dr. Jane Warland

Thursday, June 22, 2017 – 7:30am – 6:00pm

  • Intrapartum Deaths and Intrapartum Event Related Neonatal Deaths – Karen McNamara
  • Health Equity in Stillbirth – Roberta J. Hunt, MSN, PhD
  • Maternal Sleep Practices and Risk of Late Stillbirth – Lesley McCowan, MD
  • The Association Between the 39-week Rule and USA erm Stillbirth Rates: An Update and a Discussion of Ethical Implications – James Nicholson, MD
  • Modifying Maternal Sleep Position: Back to the Drawing Board – Allan Kember
  • Prenatal Parenting: Reframing OB Care from a Traditional Medical Model to a Prenatal Parenting Model – Noirin Russell, MD & Joann O’Leary, PhD
  • Accept the Challenge: Black Fathers’ Roles in Optimizing Reproductive Outcomes – James McGregor, MD
  • Poster Presentations

Friday, June 23, 2017 7:30am – 3:30pm

  • Risk Factors for Stillbirth – Jennani Magandran, MD
  • Stillbirth Assessment, Management & Prevention – Uma Reddy, MD
  • Using Maternal Perception of Reduced Fetal Movements to Improve Pregnancy Outcome – Alexander Heazell, MD
  • Novel Approaches to Managing Umbilical Cord and Placental Issues – Junichi Hasegawa, MD, PhD
  • STARS – Hidden Gems and Further Opportunities: Collaborating for Stillbirth Prevention – Group Discussion facilitated by Suzanne Pullen, PhD and Jane Warland, RN, RM, PhD
  • Collaborative Discussions – facilitated gy Suzanne Pullen, PhD and Jane Warland, RN, RM, PhD
  • Poster Presentations
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