Perinatal Nursing Conference: Before, Birth and Beyond

Perinatal Nursing Conference: Before, Birth and Beyond

Perinatal Nursing Conference: Before, Birth and Beyond

Siebens Building, Phillips Hall, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota




Thursday, February 22, 2018

The 2018 Mayo Clinic Perinatal Nursing Conference – Before, Birth, and Beyond is designed to address current clinical information for the care of pregnant women and families across the continuum. Highlights include: perinatal mood disorders including PTSD, new trends in prenatal care and childbirth and neonatal drug withdrawal. Accomplished faculty will provide insight for all care providers, novice to expert.

Conference goals:

• Explore current technologies and health practices that support optimal outcomes in pregnancy and beyond.

• Identify signs and symptoms of neonatal drug withdrawal, treatment, and support of neonate and family.

• Examine perinatal psychological health for patients and care providers.

Intended Audience:
This conference is designed for nurses, public health nurses, advanced practice providers, lactation consultants, lactation counselors, dietitians, social workers and students caring for the perinatal/neonatal population.

Date and Location:
This conference will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Phillips Hall, first floor, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, 100 Second Avenue SW, 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. 



Thursday, February 22, 2018

7:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, and Posters
7:50 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
8:00 a.m.

Perinatal Mood Disorders

Katherine M. Moore, MD

9:00 a.m.

A Laughing Matter; or Not? Nitrous Oxide Use in the Labor and Delivery Setting

DeAnna Griebenow, APRN, CNM

9:45 a.m. Break and Posters
10:15 a.m.

Fetal Surgeries

Rodrigo Ruano, MD, PhD

11:15 a.m.

Post-post-postpartum:  Health Risks After  Pregnancy Complications

Margaret L. Dow, MD

12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:15 p.m.

Midwifery Practice in the Midwest: Interface Between Home and Hospital

Ellen M. Brodrick, APRN, CNM

2:00 p.m.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Garth F. Asay, MD and Amy M. Dailey, MSW, LGSW

2:45 p.m. Break and Posters
3:00 p.m.

Staff Care: Healing Our Own

Enid (Yvy) Y. Rivera Chiauzzi, MD

3:45 p.m.

Perinatal PTSD: A Closer Look

Hannah L. Mattheisen, LICSW, MSW; Tamara E. Buechler, MD, MHA; and Jacqueline (Jackie) M. Lee, APRN, CRNA

4:45 p.m. Adjourn



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


Participants can earn up to 7.25 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 6.5 continuing education hours.

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.

Call for Poster Abstracts

You are invited to submit an abstract (500 words or less) for a poster related to the conference theme. Completed abstracts should be submitted by January 26, 2018.

The primary presenter is responsible for the abstract content. Submission signifies the intent of the submitter(s) to present the poster at the Perinatal Nursing Conference in Rochester, Minnesota. Conference participants are expected to assume costs related to travel, accommodations, and registration.

To submit an abstract, you must register for the conference.

If selected, abstracts will be printed in the conference syllabus. 

Registration Details

Register before January 30, 2018 

The conference registration fee of $165 includes instructional materials, breakfast, and break refreshments. Lunch will be on your own. A student rate of $95 is available. Please bring proof of current student status to the conference. Pre-registration is required, and preferred by January 30, 2018.

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 30, 2018 (email: No refunds will be made on or after January 30, 2018.

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.

Lodging and Parking


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:

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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