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Midwifery Works! 2015 Complete Schedule

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Wednesday, November 4

6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast on Own
Complimentary Cooked to order breakfast provided by Embassy Suites to all Hotel Guests

12:00 PM - 6:15 PM
ACNM Board of Directors Meeting

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Evening Reception
Complimentary Appetizers and beverages provided by Embassy Suites to all hotel guests

Thursday, November 5

6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast on Own
Complimentary Cooked to order breakfast provided by Embassy Suites to all Hotel Guests

7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Registration/Check In

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
A.C.N.M. Foundation Meeting

8:00AM - 12:00 PM | CEUs: 0.35
Optional Workshop: Rising to the Challenge: Management and Difficult Conversations for Midwives
Jodi DeLibertis, Principle, Greater Good Consulting

Fostering civility has brought national and international attention to the controversial issues of incivility in academics and work and in some instances social environments. In this workshop Jodi DeLibertis will show you how to navigate difficult conversations by helping you identify what you need in order to understand the other person's story and see how their conclusions make sense. You’ll also learn how to articulate your conclusions in a way that the other person can see how you make sense. Together we’ll learn how to distinguish blame from contribution and create learning conversations.

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
ACNM Board of Directors Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch on Own (Workshop participants)

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | CEUs: 0.35
Optional Workshop: Billing and Coding: Tips and Tools for Midwives
Joan Slager, CNM, DNP, CPC, FACNM

Avoid costly downgrades or denials caused by non-specific ICD-10 codes. Learn when you can bill for postpartum rounds, and how billing codes are used to calculate your productivity. This newly revised and updated workshop will teach you what you need to know about billing and coding in 2015. Whether you’ve attended a billing and coding workshop before or not, this year’s information is essential to the sustainability of your practice. Even if administrative staff handles your billing and coding, you need to know this material. Billing and coding expert Joan Slager will help you Identify opportunities for improving billing and coding practices using common patient scenarios. Topics will include documentation requirements for ICD-10, calculating the correct evaluation and management code for office visits, and billing for triage visits.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM| CEUs: 0.15
Expand Your Business: Learn How to Prepare for the Midwife Sonography Exam
by Frank Miele, MSEE, President Pegasus Lectures, Inc. and Linda Nanni, CNM, MS, FACNM

This is a NEW for Midwifery Works! 2015 education session! There is no additional fee to attend this session.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception & Exhibition 

Open to everyone!

Friday, November 6

6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast on Own
Complimentary cooked to order breakfast provided by Embassy Suites to all Hotel Guests

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration/Check in

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Midwifery Business Network Welcome
Barbara Wax, CNM, MS, President, Midwifery Business Network

8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
A.C.N.M. Foundation Meeting

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM | CEUs: 0.2
The Resilient Midwifery Leader: How to Navigate through Challenges and Maintain Your SELF

Barbara Hughes, CNM, NP, MS, MBA, FACNM, NE-BC
Resilient people are free from negative emotions or thoughts. Is this belief fact or fiction? What is resiliency? What is the importance of resilience in health care and to midwives? This 2-hour session will provided Midwifery Works attendees strategies to increase your resilience as an individual and in your role as a leader. Plus, you will also, develop strategies to assist in building resilience at work and for your staff.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ACNM Board of Directors Meeting

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Directors of Midwifery Education (DOME) Meeting

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Table Top Exhibits & Networking

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM | CEUs: 0.075
Marketing Midwives: A Quality Improvement Intervention to Increase Awareness and Utilization of Evidence Based Consumer Outreach Campaigns
Sherilyn D. Gibbs, CNM, MS, BSN, RNC-OB, DNP student
Participants will be using their personal hand held devices (cell phones or other) to access the ACNM Our Moment of Truth public education campaign website. The goal is to increase attendees awareness of this campaign, increase familiarity of the website, identify how it can assist midwives in reaching the public at the local level, encourage leadership in marketing initiatives, and inspire uptake and utilization of these resources by each attendee.

12:15 PM - 1:25 PM
Lunch - Joint Discussion with DOME
The Business of Precepting

Jesse Bushman, MALA

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM | CEUs: 0.2
Innovations in Midwifery
Ellen Brodrick, CNM, ANP, Sharon Holley, CNM, DNP, Dr. Malini Nijaga, Julia Phillippi, CNM, FACNM, Joan Slager, CNM, DNP, CPC, FACNM
In the fast-paced world of business,it has been said “It is necessary to practice innovation or you will perish.” In midwifery, there are pockets of innovation happening, including new practice models featuring women-centered care, a new grad entry to practice program, and using patient outcomes to promote quality and drive competition. Join us to learn about these cutting edge innovations with discussion opportunities for attendees to learn the how and why.

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM | CEUs: 0.075
Smoking Cessation: A Best Practice for Clients and Innovative Business Plan

Linda Bailey JD, MHS
Midwives promote best practices. It is widely known that smoking cessation is a best practice. This session will introduce midwives to information regarding making smoking cessation into an innovative business plan.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Midwifery Business Network: Past, Present, and Future

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Evening Reception
Complimentary Appetizers and beverages provided by Embassy Suites to all hotel guests

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
A.C.N.M. Foundation Fundraiser
Support the A.C.N.M. Foundation and join us for an evening of entertainment with The Yellow Bird Dancers. Yellow Bird is a professional family dance company that will treat you to an evening of Native American Hoop Dancing in full costume. Please plan to attend and bring your friends!

Saturday, November 7

6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast on Own
Complimentary Cooked to order breakfast provided by Embassy Suites to all Hotel Guests

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration/Check in

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcome Remarks

Barbara Wax, CNM, MS, President, Midwifery Business Network

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Directors of Midwifery Education (DOME) Meeting

8:15 AM - 9:45 AM | CEUs: 0.15
When Bad Things Happen to Good Midwives: A Service Director’s Guide to Dealing with Adverse Outcomes
Mamie Guidera, CNM, FACNM
Bad things happen in life. When they happen to good midwives, they generally come with a high price in unsettling terms. Plan to attend this session and learn tools and tips of surviving while dealing with an adverse outcome. Not a practice director? Plan to attend, become informed, and take the message home.

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM | CEUs: 0.1
Legislative Roundup: Midwives Have Impact
Jesse Bushman, Director, ACNM Advocacy and Government Affairs
This session will cover the content and meaning of current federal legislation supported by ACNM so that attendees will understand what these bills will accomplish. In addition, it will cover ACNM's advocacy efforts in support of these bills and provide tools that attendees can use to engage in the grassroots process.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | CEUs: 0.1
New ACNM Data Collection Tools: Making Our Value in Health Care Visible
Leslie Cragin, CNM, PhD, FACNM
This session focuses on the importance of being proactive with your practice data and showcases the new ACNM data collection tools. Participants will learn how individual practices can demonstrate quality care and cost savings that are visible to stakeholders in these times of health care reform.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Table Talks: Lunch Networking (Topics TBA)

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM | CEUs: 0.1
Giving difficult student feedback in the clinical setting
Tonya Nicholson
This session will discuss practical ways to promote civil behaviors in midwifery education and practice. Actions you can take to encourage positive, affirming interactions with colleagues and students will be presented. Learn ways to approach difficult conversations with learners and colleagues and discuss effective approaches to learner remediation in the clinical setting.

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM | CEUs: 0.15
Preserving Excellence: Leveraging Change in Midwifery Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement
Diana Jolles, CNM
This interactive session allows each registrant or person in a practice that participatesin the ACNM Benchmarking Project to receive a developed benchmarking report.This information illuminates where you are leading the nation, and where you might consider running a quality improvement project. Plan to attend and be in the “know” with regards to best practices. Be an interactive participant in discussion with best practices leaders sharing their how and why and the impact of midwifery.

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | CEUs: 0.15
Midwifery Practice Management: Challenges and Strategies for Success

Lauren Abrams; Annie Gibeau CNM; Christina Kocis CNM, DNP; Heather Shannon CNM; Barbara Wax CNM, MS

Being a successful midwifery practice manager requires specialized knowledge and skills that are not typically included in traditional midwifery curricula. Most practice managers are clinical midwives who gain their management skills informally, through on-the-job experience and often by trial and error. This panel of experienced practice managers will share with participants challenges they have faced as directors and the strategies and resources they used to successfully overcome those challenges.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Evening Reception
Complimentary Appetizers and beverages provided by Embassy Suites to all hotel guests

Sunday, November 8

6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast on Own
Complimentary Cooked to order breakfast provided by Embassy Suites to all Hotel Guests

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration/Check in

8:55 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome Remarks
Barbara Wax, CNM, MS, President, Midwifery Business Network and Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD, APRN, FACNM, ACNM President

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM | CEUS: 0.125
Taking AIM at Maternal Health: How the National QI Project Can Influence Care and Education

M. Christina Johnson, CNM, MS Director, Professional Practice & Health Policy American College of Nurse-Midwives

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM | CEUS: 0.1
Work-related Stress and Burnout of Midwives: Finding Life Work Balance
Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD, APRN, FACNM, ACNM President; Brie Thumm, CNM
Work-related stress and burnout contribute to diminished quality of patient care, increased staff turnover, and compromised health of the care provider. Despite this, there has been scant research into burnout and work-related stress among midwives in the United States. While the profession of midwifery is committed to providing evidence-based care to the women we care for, we have not committed as a profession to creating evidence-based practice settings that foster physically and mentally healthy midwives across the lifespan of the midwife. In this presentation we will discuss causes and consequences of burnout and work-related stress. We will look at the relationship between the practice environment and burnout. Finally, we will look at how burnout specifically affects managers and discuss strategies to create work-life balance.

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Wrap-up and Midwifery Works! 2016 Preview

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