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Representing You 2015

Many ACNM members as well as staff attend meetings, serve on committees, and assist with ACNM exhibits. Please see the list below. Members may also access reports of these activities.

JANUARY

AIM Core Partner Meeting
Washington, DC
Sponsored by HRSA, Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care
Attended by Tina Johnson, CNM, MS, ACNM Director of Professional Practice & Health Policy

Nursing Alliance for Quality Care
Conference Call
Sponsored by Nursing Alliance for Quality Care (NAQC)
Attended by Lynn E. Johnson, PhD.c., CNM, OGNP, RN

FEBRUARY

CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
Atlanta, GA
Sponsored by CDC ACIP
Key Issues: Approval of new vaccines.
Attended by Carol E. Hayes, CNM, MN, MPH

CDC Preconception Clinical Work Group
Raleigh, NC
Sponsored by CDC Preconception Health Care;
Key Issues: the need for process and outcome measures to identify health care practices for quality preconception care.
Attended by Heather Clarke, CNM, DNP

Safety in Maternity Care Advisory Board
Kansas City, MO
Sponsored by American Academy of Family Physicians
Key Issues: Replacement of board members; 3-year strategic planning
Attended by Helen Welch, MSN, CNM, and Janice Taleff, MSN, CNM

MARCH

Nursing Alliance for Quality Care
Conference Call
Sponsored by Nursing Alliance for Quality Care
Attended by Lynn E. Johnson, PhD.c, CNM, OGNP, RN

National Child & Maternal Health Education Program 7th Coordinating Committee Meeting
Bethesda, MD
Sponsored by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Key Issues: Definition of full-term pregnancy; postpartum depression
Attended by Mavis N Schorn, PhD, CNM

APRIL

"Vaccine Schedules - The Inside Story" Congressional Briefing
Washington, DC
Sponsored by ACNM, March of Dimes, AAP, ACOG, AAFP, and American College of Physicians
Key Issues: To help congressional health policy staff understand how vaccine schedules are developed.
Attended by Eileen Beard, CNM, FNP, MS, ACNM Senior Practice Advisor

National Student Nurses Association Annual Convention
Phoenix, AZ
Sponsored by National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)
ACNM exhibit booth staffed by BreAnne Huss, SNM, Patricia O. Loftman, CNM, LM, MS, and Elaine Germano, CNM, PhD, FACNM, ACNM Senior Education Policy Advisor

MAY

CDC/AGOG Maternal Safety/Maternal Mortality Meeting
San Francisco, CA
Sponsored by CDC/ACOG
Attended by Tina Johnson, CNM, MS, ACNM Director of Professional Practice & Health Policy

Maternal/Fetal Medicine Advanced Practice Workshop
Houston, TX
Sponsored by the Society for Maternal/Fetal Medicine
Key Issues: To gather representatives of different Advanced Practice areas to begin to clarify how those professionals can be incorporated into Maternal-Fetal Medicine practice.
Presenters: Cassandra Garcia, CNM, MSN; Jessica Schwarz, CNM, MSN; Mary Beth Spinos, PNNP, CNM, MSN; Angela Wilson-Liverman, MSN, CNM, FACNM

Newborn Screening for CCHD Expert Panel
Elk Grove Village, IL (near Chicago)
Sponsored by CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Key Issues: This group is assessing CCHD screening in the US by studying the impact of current screening practices, planning for future algorithms, and creating a manuscript to provide guidance to perinatal care providers.
Attended by Julia Cain Phillippi, PhD, CNM, FACNM

National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep
Washington, DC
Sponsored by National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep (NAPPSS)
Key Issues: To develop and implement a practical action plan to make safe infant sleep a national norm.
Attended by ACNM Senior Practice Advisor Eileen Beard, CNM, FNP, MS

JUNE

CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
Atlanta, GA
Sponsored by the CDC
Key Issues: Approval of new vaccines
Attended by Carol E. Hayes, CNM, MN, MPH

Newborn Screening Clearinghouse - Baby's First Test
Washington, DC
Sponsored by the Genetic Alliance
Key Issues: Challenges around newborn screening education
Attended by ACNM Senior Practice Advisor Eileen Beard, CNM, FNP, MS, FACNM

IOM Care Culture and Decision-Making Collaborative
Washington, DC
Sponsored by the Institute of Medicine
Key Issues: Improving the culture of health care
Attended by Noelene K. Jeffers, CNM

JULY

The Arc Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention Project
Washington, DC
Sponsored by The Arc
Key Issues: The Arc staff, project partners and HRSA presented at this meeting to discuss the work done in Year 2 and the upcoming plans for Year 3 of this grant.
Attended by ACNM Senior Practice Advisor Eileen Beard, CNM, FNP, MS, FACNM

Patient Safety Council in Women's Health Care
Washington, DC
Sponsored by ACOG
Key Issues: Patient safety activity reports from members who include ACNM, AWHONN, ACOG, SMFM, ACOOG, AANA, AAFP, and NPWH.
Attended by Deborah S. Walker, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, and Tina Johnson, CNM, MS, ACNM Director of Professional Practice & Health Policy

AUGUST

Coalition to Advance Maternal Therapeutics Stakeholders Meeting
Washington, DC
Sponsored by the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Key Issues: Addressing knowledge gaps and promoting the development of safer medications for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Attended by ACNM Senior Practice Advisor Eileen Beard, CNM, FNP, MS, FACNM

SEPTEMBER

National Coalition for Sexual Health
Washington, DC
Sponsored by the National Coalition for Sexual Health
Key Issues: Panel discussion: "Beyond a Culture of Sexual Violence: Promising Prevention and Clinical Strategies”
Attended by ACNM Senior Practice Advisor Eileen Beard, CNM, FNP, MS, FACNM

National Child and Maternal Health Education Program Seventh Coordinating Committee Meeting
Conference Call
Sponsored by NCMHEP
Key Issues: Consumer access to "Know Your Terms"
Attended by Mavis N Schorn, PhD, CNM

Technical Consultation on the Elimination of Perinatal Hepatitis B in the U.S.
Washington, DC
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Key Issues: Hepatitis B Vaccine
Attended by ACNM Senior Practice Advisor Eileen Beard, CNM, FNP, MS, FACNM

OCTOBER

CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
Atlanta, GA
Sponsored by CDC ACIP
Key Issues: Approval of new vaccines.
Attended by Carol E. Hayes, CNM, MN, MPH

NOVEMBER

American Academy of Pediatrics CCHD Expert Panel
Chicago, IL
Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Key Issues: Newborn screening guidelines for Critical Congenital Heart Defect (CCHD)
Attended by Julia C. Phillippi, CNM, FACNM

FDA Office of Women's Health Women's Health Update
Washington, DC
Sponsored by FDA Office of Women's Health
Key Issues: Diverse women in clinical trials; inclusion of women in data analysis; communications and outreach
Attended by Tina Johnson, CNM, MS, ACNM Director of Professional Practice & Health Policy

What Explains US Dismal Maternal Mortality Rates
Washington, DC
Sponsored by: Maternal Health Initiative, Maternal Health Task Force, United Nations Population Fund, Environmental Change and Security Program, Global Sustainability and Resilience Program
Key Issues: US Maternal Mortality
Attended by Tina Johnson, CNM, MS, ACNM Director of Professional Practice & Health Policy

Nursing Alliance for Quality Care (NAQC) Advisory Board
Conference Call
Attended by Lynn E. Johnson  PhDc, CNM, OGNP, RN

DECEMBER

2015 Childbirth Education Roundtable
Washington, DC
Sponsored by Lamaze International
Attended by Tina Johnson, CNM, MS, ACNM Director of Professional Practice & Health Policy






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