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 provide direct patient perinatal care
- from perinatal centers to low-volume birth hospitals, 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:
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, identification of maternal hypertension, and care for infants affected by opioids.
- Clinical practice: treating maternal hypertension, treating infertility, caring for families affected by interpersonal violence, promoting breastfeeding, and medical record documentation.
- Improved outcomes: learning from the Wisconsin Perinatal Quality Collaborative, using PeriData.Net® effectively, managing risk, decreasing disparities, and implementing maternal levels of care.
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, 2016, and download the updates.
Registration is online: Follow the link to the registration page.