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Region I Meeting and Yale Preceptor Workshop, October 11-12, 2013

Friday and Saturday, October 11-12, 2013 

REGISTRATION extended deadline October 6

The Friday Workshop is $60 for providers and $40 for students/retirees. 

Friday movie night is open to all Friday and Saturday participants.

Saturday's program is $80 for providers and $60 students/retirees. 

Register online at

Friday Yale Regional Preceptor Workshop

Precepting is a valued and significant contribution to the future of excellent health care. Optimize your precepting experience at the Preceptor Workshop Friday, October 11, 9:30am - 5:00pm.  This annual workshop presented by the Yale University School of Midwifery is the perfect way to get the most out of precepting. Prepare to precept or hone your current skills, whether you're a novice or a pro. Tailored for midwives but perfect for all APRN's and women's health providers, this workshop will help you make the most of your investment preparing and supporting future colleagues. Practicing providers as well as students are welcome and encouraged to attend. See times, topics, and speakers at

Friday Movie Night featuring Ina May at 6pm

Movie night starts Friday evening after the workshop with a cash bar opening at 4:30. Pizza and popcorn arrive at 6pm before the 6:30 movie. BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN & THE FARM MIDWIVES tells the story of counterculture heroine Ina May Gaskin and her spirited friends, who began delivering each other’s babies in 1970, on a caravan of hippie school buses, headed to a patch of rural Tennessee land. Read more at All Friday and Saturday meeting participants are invited to movie night, but make sure you sign up for a ticket.

Saturday ACNM Region I Meeting 

The Meeting Program, complete with CEUs and nourishment, starts with optional group yoga on the beach Saturday morning at 7am followed by registration and breakfast at 8am. 

Welcome 8:30-8:45 Linda Nanni, Region I ACNM Representative 

Loss, Liability and Healing 8:45-11:30 with a break at 9:45-10, will be presented by Mary Kaye Collins, CNM, JD, FACNM and Deborah Issokson, Psy. D. Medical errors, adverse outcomes, and legal liability are issues that affect all of us as we strive to provide evidence-based, family-centered care. These issues are not only difficult to navigate legally, but present with a host of impacts to our personal and professional lives. Providers can feel isolated, most will change the way they practice, and some may stop practicing altogether. The morning presentation on Loss, Liability, and Healing will explore practical information as well as explore the emotional impact of litigation, and ways that we can support one another personally and professionally to reduce error and emerge as more knowledgeable and supportive professionals.

A Space for Healing 11:30-11:45 - Reverend Theresa Coley-Kouadio, CNM

Lunch 11:45-12:30

Nitrous Oxide is back! 12:30-1:30 Cecilia Jevitt, CNM, PhD, FACNM will discuss this exciting opportunity for women and midwives. For much of the past decade, most pregnant women in the United States have not had access to nitrous oxide in labor because the only supplier in the country stopped making it. This year, though, "laughing gas" for labor pain is back! Learn who is offering nitrous and how they did it.

Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records 1:30-2:30 EHRs spring to life with Susan DeJoy CNM, FACNM who will review the role of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in promoting the Electronic Health Record (EHR), Meaningful Use criteria, benefits of Meaningful Use, the financial incentive programs that allow eligible providers and hospitals to earn incentive payments by meeting specific MU criteria, and the future of Meaningful Use and Bundled Payments.

Break 2:30-3:00

ACNM Update: Priority Projects and Member Engagement 3:00-4:00 Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD, FACNM, ACNM President, known for her work with the March of Dimes and for establishing the first free-standing urban birth center in Kansas, will presenting the latest exciting news from ACNM and share words of wisdom about getting involved. Christy Levine, ACNM Affiliate Relations Manager, will share the recently unveiled Our Moment of Truth strategy The OMOT Campaign is re-introducing midwives and midwifery care as important options that should be the norm for women’s health care services.

 A New Age of Prenatal Screening: The Future is Here 4:00-5:00 Judith Jackson is a certified genetic counselor at South Shore Hospital and faculty at Brandeis University, who will present how the rapidly evolving field of genetics is transforming prenatal screening, including options, limitations, and choice. Judy will discuss how decisions for couples often include a larger emotional component as well as review practical applications for obstetric care. 

Hors d'Oeuvres and Cash Bar 5:00-5:30

Sex, Wellness and the Pelvic Floor 5:30-6:30 Dr. Hollis “Holly” Herman, PT, DPT will share her sexy and invigorating discussion on the pelvic floor, aging and, you guessed it, sex. Holly will share the benefits and secrets of a healthy pelvic floor. She provides exceptional care at her private practice, HealthyWomen HealthyMen Physical Therapy, located in Central Square, Cambridge, MA. Visit her site at In addition to her private practice Holly teaches pelvic floor courses for health professionals at Herman & Wallace,

Prolong your weekend and enjoy Old Sturbridge Village

Enjoy Old Sturbridge Village re-created early 19th-century rural New England community where costumed interpreters demonstrate life in the early 1800s in more than 40 buildings, gardens and working farms. Sign up as a group and get a discount!


The conference block at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center expired September 19.There may still be rooms available at or at other hotels in the area.

Profound thanks to our Premier Sponsor Cervilenzas well as exhibitors Porter Instruments, developers of Nitronox and Ariosa Diagnostics of the Harmony Prenatal Screen. 

Enjoy this free CME on the Prevention of Preterm Birth: The Critical Role of Cervical Measurement and Vaginal Progesterone at

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