2021 AWHONN Virtual Convention Schedule-at-a-Glance

2021 AWHONN Virtual Convention Schedule-at-a-Glance (as of 9.21.2021)

All Listed times are Eastern Time
*NR = not recorded for on-demand per request of presenter(s);|
EC = suitable for early career nurses; Rx = includes pharmacology content


Sunday, October 10, 2021

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Symposium: Diaper Dermatitis in Preterm and Full-term infants: Pathophysiology, Management, and Evidenced-based recommendations (CE) Presented by: WaterWipes 

11 – 11:30 am   
President Krening’s Address/Awards

11:30 am – 12:50 pm
GS1 Managing Chaos, Cultivating Calm – EC

1 – 2 pm  
Symposium: An Update on Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the United States (CE) Presented by: March of Dimes

2:25 pm – 3:40 pm  
Nursing Excellence Sessions

    • NE1 Using Maternal Case Studies to Interpret Lab Values for Preeclampsia, Cardiac Conditions, and Infection/Sepsis. (OB) – EC
    • NE2 Many Things Cease During Pandemics but Intimate Partner Violence Isn’t One of Them; How Nurses Can Improve Patient Safety. (WH) – EC
    • NE3 What a Catch! Proactively Preventing Newborn Falls/Drops (N) – EC
    • NE4 Politics for the Nurse Who Dislikes Politics: Are We Really Going to Let Her Eat that Placenta? (PI) – EC

4 – 5 pm  
Symposium: Magic in Every Drop- the Bioactivity of Human Milk (CE) Presented by: Prolacta

4:20 – 5:35 pm   
Round table Discussion: Telehealth; Transforming Pregnancy and Neonatal Outcomes Facilitator: Elizabeth Kester, MSN, RN, NEA-BC 

Monday, October 11, 2021

9:25 – 10:05 am   
AWHONN Product Demonstration: Critical Care Obstetrics Education (CCOE)

11:00 – 11:05 am
AWHONN Awareness Video

11:25 am – 12:25 pm 
GS2 Black Motherhood and the Invisible Burden of Race, Racism, and Implicit Bias – EC

12:45 – 2:00 pm    
Roundtable Discussion: Addressing Staff Challenges: Here and Now Facilitator: Shellie Nelson, MS, RN 

12:45 – 1:45 pm  
Symposium: The Results are In- “Mothers and Babies First” Win the Gold Presented by: Relias

2:20 – 3:50 pm
A National and Global Perspective on COVID – An Interactive Conversation Addressing Equity, Outcomes, and Preparing for the Future – EC

4:10 – 5:40 pm    
Livestream session with live Q&A accessible on only this date/time: Uterine Activity in Labor: Clinical and Legal Implications for Clinicians – EC, Rx 15, NR*

6 – 7 pm   
Roundtable Discussion: This nurse is a BOSS! Shout out to nursing care during COVID Facilitator: Cheryl Larry-Osman, DNP, MS, RN, CNM, CNS-C

6 – 7 pm   
Symposium: Decreasing the Risk for Maternal and Fetal Morbidities During Cesarean Delivery at Full Dilation Presented by: Cooper Surgical

7:35 – 8:35 pm      
President’s party

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

9:25 am – 10:40 am   
Roundtable Discussion: Stand by Me:  Peer Support, Advocacy, and Self-care Facilitator: Kellie Griggs, DNP, MSN-Ed, RNC-OB 

9:30 – 10:30 am    
Symposium: Topic Critical Insights and Recent Advances in Neonatal Skin Care Presented by: Pampers

11 – 11:05 am  
Welcome from Jonathan Webb

11:25 am – 12:25 pm 
GS3 Healthcare Advocacy: Giving a Voice to Your Heart– EC

1 – 2 pm    
Symposium: ERAS for C-Section: The Nursing Perspective Presented by: Pacira

2:20 – 3:50 pm     
Livestream session with live Q&A accessible on only this date/time: Corrective Measures: Taking a Proactive Approach to Category II Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) Patterns– EC, Rx 10, NR*

4:10 – 5:10 pm    
AWHONN Nurses’ Voices Heard in the AWHONN Staffing Survey –  EC

Information Session: Early Career, Emerging Leaders, Fellows Programs Presenters: Susan Hale, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM, EBP (CH), Fay Rycyna, BSN, RN, Karen Crowley, DNP, APRN-BC, WHNP, ANP, CNE, Mark Arucan

AWHONN Product Demonstration: OB Triage Orientation Education Program Presenters: Cathy Ruhl, Mitty Songer

Symposium: Be the Change You Want to See! Introducing the Respectful Maternity Care Framework and Evidenced-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines Presented by: Kimberly Clark

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

9:25 – 10:05 am
AWHONN Product Demonstration: Obstetric Patient Safety (OPS) Program Presenter: Susan Hale, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM, EBP (CH) and Moderator: Ben Scheich, MS

9:25 – 10:40 am
Roundtable Discussion: Opportunities Abound: Ideas on Engaging Students and Early Career Nurses in AWHONN Involvement and Advocacy Facilitator: Kellie Griggs, DNP, MSN-Ed, RNC-OB

11 am – 12:15 pm
Global AWHONN: What Would This Look Like? – EC

12:35 – 1:35 pm
DEI – How to Talk about Race– EC

1:55  – 2:35 pm
AWHONN Product Demonstration: Perinatal Orientation and Education (POEP) Program Presenters: Mitty Songer and Susan Hale, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM, EBP (CH) and Moderator: Ben Scheich

3:30 – 4:30 pm
GS4 Life in Balance: Improving the Quality of Your Journey– EC

4:30 – 4:40 pm
Closing Remarks by President-Elect Sandy Cesario

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