2020 Mayo Clinic Perinatal Care Conference: Before, Birth, and Beyond

Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area, Rochester, Minnesota



Wednesday, February 12, 2020 

This course is designed to address current clinical information for the care of patients and their families, before, birth, and beyond. Accomplished faculty will provide insight for all care providers.


  • Examine perinatal psychosocial health for patients
  • Explore wellness, diversity, and inclusivity practices that support optimal outcomes for patients and families
  • Identify the risk of medication use in breastfeeding mothers


Intended Audience:

This conference is designed for nurses, public health nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, lactation consultants, lactation counselors, dietitians, and social workers, who care for the perinatal/neonatal population.

Date and Location:

This conference will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area, 10 East Center Street, Rochester, Minnesota.

About the provider:

Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education conducts educational conferences that will advance nursing practice.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been granted Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


Registration Details

Register before January 22, 2020 

The conference registration fee of $200 includes instructional materials, breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments.  Pre-registration is required, and preferred by January 22, 2020.

Out of respect for conference participants, children are restricted from the conference.


If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee, less an administration fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Continuing Nursing Education before January 22, 2020 (email: cne@mayo.edu). No refunds will be made on or after January 22, 2020.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Continuing Nursing Education must cancel or postpone this conference, Mayo Continuing Nursing Education will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.


7:00 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, and Posters
7:40 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
7:45 a.m.
The Ecology of Stress: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Margaret Dow, MD, Susan Skinner, APRN, CNM
9:00 a.m.
Look at Me! On the Use of Focused Infant Observation During Immunization Appointments
Magdalena Romanowicz, MD
9:45 a.m.
Break with Posters and Refreshments
10:00 a.m.
Using Medications in Breastfeeding Mothers
Thomas Hale, PhD
11:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
Lunch and Learn: Marijuana Kinetics and its Transfer Into Human Milk
Thomas Hale, PhD
12:45 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
Technical Aspects of Uterus Transplantation: The Future is Now
Zaraq Khan, MBBS
2:00 p.m.
Fetal Surgery at Mayo Clinic: Present and Future
Rodrigo Ruano, MD, PhD
3:00 p.m.
Break with Posters and Refreshments
3:15 p.m.
EPC Clinic - Team Care During the First Trimester
Julie Lamppa, APRN, CNM, Nicole Ries, BSN, RN
4:00 p.m.
Strategies for Affirming LGBTQ Families in the Birth Center and NICU
5:00 p.m.



You must complete the evaluation and claim your certificate to earn contact hours.


Participants can earn up to  8.25 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the conference, commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity and completion of the evaluation. 

Social Work

Mayo Clinic Section of Social Work has been designated by the Minnesota Board of Social Work as an approved continuing education provider. This conference fulfills requirements for 7.25 continuing education hours.


AMA: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Lodging and Parking


Rooms have been reserved for conference participants and their guests at the Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area at a rate of $269 per night. To ensure accommodations, please make your reservation by January 21, 2020.

Most hotels in the area are either connected to the conference facility via skyway and walking subway or offer a complimentary shuttle service to Mayo Clinic campus.


Hotels connected via skyway/walking subway:

Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area

Doubletree by Hilton Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area

Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area

Hilton Garden Inn


Hotels that offer a complimentary shuttle service:

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field

Comfort Inn and Suites


See the Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau for a guide to more lodging options in Rochester, MN.



View a map indicating the location of downtown parking facilities. The cost of parking is not included in the registration fee.

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