The Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care Annual Statewide Conference brings together state and nationally recognized perinatal experts to address pertinent and emerging perinatal issues. Conference attendees enjoy the benefits of learning from multidisciplinary presenters and colleagues who share a common goal--healthy women, infants, and their families.
The purpose of the WAPC Annual Statewide Conference is to provide information about advances in perinatal care for all who have an interest in perinatal health.
Who Should Attend?
This is a conference for everyone who shares an interest in the health of women, infants, and their families—physicians, nurses, public health personnel, social workers, pharmacists, dieticians, therapists, consumers, midwives, administrators, and educators.
The educational content addresses the professional continuing education needs of those who:
- Are from low-volume birth hospitals to perinatal centers, inpatient and outpatient settings, and acute care and public health
- Pay for care
- Make decisions about the provision of care
- Monitor quality and outcomes
A SAMPLE OF WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
The content of this conference bridges both knowledge and practice gaps. These gaps are the difference between the current and ideal states of knowledge and clinical practice. The ultimate goal of the conference is to span the gaps and improve clinical competence, practice, and outcomes in perinatal care.
Here is a snapshot of sessions to improve clinical competence, practice, and outcomes.
- Clinical competence: fetal monitoring, neonatal resuscitation, prenatal laboratory testing, physical activity in pregnancy, fortifying breastmilk feedings
- Clinical practice: treating pregnant women who are obese, delayed cord clamping, pain assessment in labor, care for women with twin pregnancies, enhancing the extrauterine environment
- Improved outcomes: Using a collaborative approach to monitoring maternal quality care, using PeriData.Net® effectively, applying legal and ethical principles to emerging issues, and advances in fetal surgery.
Access Conference Materials Online
Please share the conference Web site address with colleagues and interested perinatal providers and advocates.
Presenters' slides, exhibitors, and sponsors will be posted on the Web site as they become available.
WAPC will provide conference materials on a jump drive for a fee of $30.
Registrants may purchase the materials when they register to attend the conference. The jump drives will be available at the beginning of the conference. (Please note that a conference CD will not be available after the conference.) To update information on the jump drive, go to the conference Web site before May 27, 2015, and download the updates.
Registration is online: Follow the link to the registration page.