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2010 Perinatal Conference More Than the ABCs Addiction, Breastfeeding and other Challenges conference agenda Thursday, April 8, 2010

This conference will provide the multidisciplinary perinatal team with research andevidence to inspire them to examine their current practice and consider change that will promote best practice in caring for the opioid-addicted patient, the patient in second stage
of labor and the breastfeeding couplet.
conference objectives
􀁺 Learn about the physiology of bilirubin metabolism with an update on how to manage
breastfeeding and jaundice.
􀁺 Describe the benefits to neonatal and breast milk jaundice.
􀁺 Identify two phases of the second stage of labor.
􀁺 Describe maternal and fetal factors that influence fetal descent.
􀁺 Describe ways in which maternal positioning can reduce the risk of urogynecological injury.
􀁺 Describe the most common intrapartum care practices that lead to litigation and identify
strategies including “SBAR” that can reduce the potential for error and injury.
􀁺 Describe the physiology of hypoglycemia and how to prevent and manage it in the breastfed infant.
􀁺 Compare the experience of a mother in methadone therapy during pregnancy with the experience of a mother who hides her addiction and discuss ways that health care providers can facilitate early identification of women with untreated addiction.
􀁺 Identify multiple factors and medical complications associated with the opioid-dependent woman during pregnancy and birth.
􀁺 Describe a collaborative approach to care that meets a patient’s social and medical needs and supports breastfeeding during buprenorphine maintenance therapy.
􀁺 Review the physiology of pain, the effects of opioid dependence on pain control and learn one approach to intrapartum and postpartum pain management for the opioid dependent patient.

This conference is for physicians, nurses, midwives, nurse practitioners, case managers, social
workers, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, WIC staff and other health care
professionals who care for pregnant and lactating women.

keynote speakers
Lawrence Gartner, MD, FAAP, is professor emeritus, Department of
Pediatrics and Obstetrics/ Gynecology at the University of Chicago. Hegraduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Gartner is on the board of many committees, such as the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics and La Leche League International, and has co-authored and published many articles about breastfeeding.
Daisy Goodman, CNM, is a board-certified nurse midwife and a nurse
practitioner at Franklin Health Women’s Care in Farmington, ME. She
obtained her master’s degree in nurse midwifery from State University of New York and is currently working toward a doctor of nursing practice degree at Massachusetts General Institute for Health Professionals. Her doctoral work is on opioid-dependent pregnant women.
Lisa Mojer-Torres, JD, is an attorney with a broad knowledge of healthlaw and civil rights. She is a graduate of Boston University and New York University School of Law. Ms. Mojer-Torres currently works with the State
of New Jersey’s Department of Health and Human Services Division of Addiction Services, specializing in addiction treatment and recovery. She is not only active on many types of federal councils and committees related to
addiction but is also an associate of the editorial board of the Journal ofMaintenance in the Addictions.

Marjorie Meyer, MD, is associate professor and interim division director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and heads the Opioid Dependence in Pregnancy Clinic at the University of Vermont. Dr. Meyer’s research and clinical interests include substance abuse and pregnancy, maternal adaptation to
pregnancy and physiology.

Joyce Roberts, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN, is professor and coordinator of the nurse-midwifery track at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She obtained her master’s degree in nurse-midwifery and maternal-newborn nursing at the University of Utah and her PhD in nursing sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has written and published many articles on labor and delivery.

Please contact
Cindea Rancourt,
(toll free) or


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