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Final GPA 2017 Conference Brochure 6 11 2017.pdf


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Program Agenda
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
11:00-3:00pm
11:00-2:30 pm

Conference Registration

King & Prince Lobby

Pre-Conference: A Safe Care CommUNITY

Panel Discussion

( Natalie Green, LMSW, Wrayanne Glaze Parker, LAPC, MAC, CARES, Peggy Walker, Judge,
Joelyn T. Alfred, MS, NCC, CMOTC, Rev. Vonshurrii S. Wrighten, M.Div., MAC, CACII, CCSS on
how healthcare, social services, legal and recovery programs partner to support families with
infants affected by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

3:45pm

Conference Opens

Dina Herren, MSN, IBCLC,
NP-C, GPA President

Welcome/Announcements

4:00-5:00pm

Perinatal and Maternal Mortality

Lara Jacobson, MD

5:00-6:00pm

Risk Management: Hindsight is 20/20

Astrid Wightman, RN-C, CEFM & Chris Melcher, JD

6:00-8:00pm

Conference Reception & Exhibit Visitation

Heavy hors d’oeuvres & cash bar (1 complimentary drink ticket provided!)

Enjoy St. Simons!
Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:00-8:00am

Conference Registration

King & Prince Lobby

Continental Breakfast, Silent Auction Opens

8:00-8:15 am

Welcome/Announcements

Dina Herren, MSN, IBCLC,
NP-C, GPA President

8:15-9:15am

QI: Behind the Scenes in the NICU

Jack Owens, MD, MPH

9:15-10:15am

Intimate Partner Violence

Judy Layden, RN, BSN

10:15-10:30am

Break & Exhibit Visitation
Silent Auction Continues

10:30-11:30am

Is It Baby- Friendly or Baby-UNFRIENDLY?

Sally Woods, BSN,RN,
IBCLC, LCCE

11:30-12:45pm

Advances in the Management of Preterm Labor:
Achieving Optimal Practice

Dan Eller , MD

12:45-2:00pm

Luncheon/Meeting
Colors, Personalities, and Leadership

Panel Discussion

(Panel discussion by Kelly Smith, MSN, NP-C, IBCLC, Dina
Herren, MSN, NP-C, IBCLC, Jodi Hudgins, RN, MSN, & Jo Ellen
McDonough, PhD, RN, BC, CNE on effective leadership and
communication skills based on your personality color)

2:00pm

Adjourn

Relax and enjoy GPA’s scavenger hunt (see registration packet)