2014 WAPC Annual Conference
The Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care Annual Statewide Conference brings together statewide and national perinatal experts to discuss pertinent and emerging perinatal issues. Conference attendees will enjoy the benefits of learning from a multidisciplinary group of presenters and colleagues who share the common goal of 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, administrators, and educators.
The educational content addresses the professional continuing education needs of those
- from low-volume birth hospitals to perinatal centers, inpatient and outpatient settings, and acute care and public health
- who pay for care
- who make decisions about the provision of care
- who monitor quality and outcomes
A SAMPLE OF WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
This conference content bridges knowledge and practice gaps. These gaps are the difference between the current states of knowledge and clinical practice and the ideal states. 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: Timing delivery after preterm premature rupture of membranes, feeling able to help women manage their weight during and after pregnancy, conducting accurate fetal monitoring, and conducting effective emergency care of preterm infants.
Clinical practice: Identifying and mitigating risks for fetal and infant mortality, learning how to secure stillbirth evaluations, implementing effective care for infants affected by drug withdrawal, and managing neonatal sepsis.
Improved outcomes: Using PeriData.Net® to monitor goals for early elective delivery, identifying how to engage the broader community to improve outcomes, providing continuity of care through navigators and discharge planning, and learning the rationale for deciding when to deliver twins.
Access Conference Materials Online
Please share the conference Web site address with colleagues and interested perinatal providers and advocates.
All conference materials—speaker hand-outs, exhibitors, 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, 2014, and download the updates.
Registration is online. Follow the link to the registration page.