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History of the Fellows' Talk 2009-2018

May, 2018: The Fellows' Talk: Midwives in Politics – Leaders Making Change

Moderators: Heather Bradford, CNM, ARNP, FACNM, Kate Harrod, PhD, CNM, APNP, FACNM

Panelists: Cheri Van Hoover, CNM, MS, FACNM and Debbie Jessup, CNM, PhD, FACNM

Abstract:

In today's health care climate, it is crucial for midwives to have a seat at the policy table in order to advocate for women and their families. With the goal of growing more politically-active midwives, two leaders in politics and political action, Cheri Van Hoover and Debbie Jessup, will share their career experiences, political motivations, and aspirations for change. Strategies to engage in political races and policy work will be reviewed. Debbie Jessup, CNM, PhD, FACNM has over 30 years of experience in midwifery, women’s health and health policy. Since 2005, she has been employed as a Health Policy Advisor in the office of U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA). In that position, she has been actively engaged in health appropriations work as well as helping the Congresswoman to develop and pass several pieces of key health care legislation. Cheri Van Hoover, CNM, MS, is running in November 2017 for Jefferson County Hospital District Commissioner in Washington state. This is her first time seeking political office. The Fellows Panel will be moderated by Heather Bradford, CNM, ARNP, FACNM, former Chair of the ACNM Government Affairs Committee and Political Action Committee, who also serves as the only midwife on the WA State Governor-appointed Improving Pregnancy and Infant Outcomes Advisory Committee. Kate Harrod, CNM, PhD, FACNM will also moderate; she has chaired the ACNM Government Affairs Committee, serving currently as Secretary. She has also served as Secretary of the Walworth County Democratic Party in Wisconsin.


May, 2017: The Fellows' Talk: Clinical Practice Outside the Box

Moderators: Heather Bradford, CNM, ARNP, FACNM, Kate Harrod, PhD, CNM, APNP, FACNM

Panelists: Elisabeth Howard, CNM, PhD, FACNM and Susan DeJoy, CNM, PhD, FACNM

Abstract: With increasing clinical practice demands and a greater emphasis on physiologic birth, maternity care providers are seeking new systems of care that focus on time efficiency, safety, and quality. These new systems include midwives as part of the solution. This panel of ACNM Fellows will highlight their alternative clinical roles that differ from traditional midwifery practice. These include: providing care to incarcerated women; the midwife role in obstetric triage; and functioning as a laborist/obstetric hospitalist. Panelists will discuss their challenges in program development as well as the effects of their clinical work on provider workload, patient satisfaction, and birth outcomes. Strategies and resources for development of these non-traditional clinical roles will be reviewed.


May, 2016: The Fellows' Talk: Overcoming Adversity as a Midwife of Color

Moderators: Cindy Farley, CNM, PhD, FACNM and Heather Bradford, CNM, FACNM

Panelists: Maria Valentin-Welch DNP, CNM, MPH, FACNM, Nicolle Gonzales, CNM, MSN, and Carolyn Curtis, CNM, FACNM

Abstract: In order to enhance diversity and inclusion in the midwifery work force and foster social justice, we need to understand the challenges that midwives from various racial and ethnic backgrounds face in becoming midwives and in practicing midwifery. Our panel of ACNM Fellows from African-American and Latina cultures will share their trials and triumphs encountered during their midwifery careers. Strategies will be discussed to help grow the population of midwives of varying racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as help midwives and midwifery students better understand how they can promote racial equality and social justice in their workplace and communities they serve.


May, 2015: The Fellows' Talk: Our History - Moments in Time!

Moderator: Jerri Hobdy, CNM, FACNM

Helen Varney Burst, CNM, MSN, DHL (Hon), FACNM and Joyce (Beebe) Thompson, DRPH, RN, CNM, FAAN, FACNM

Abstract: The purpose of this session is to have a panel of our Fellows who currently are writing the History of ACNM and who are Past Presidents of the ACNM who will bring stories of the College during different historical times over the past 60 years in Celebration of our 60th Anniversary. The panelist will speak about the significant twists and turns in the history of the ACNM and some of their own Personal Moments in Time. This session has been developed by the FACNM Mentoring Task Force in an effort to have a visible and active role in mentoring midwives.


2014: Abstract not accepted


June, 2013: The Fellows' Talk: Making Choices in Your Early Years to Create a Long Midwifery Career!

Moderator: Jerri Hobdy, CNM, FACNM

Panelists: Francie Likis, DrPh, NP, CNM, FACNM;Heather Bradford, CNM, MSN, FACNM, Lisa Kane Low, PhD, RN, CNM, FACNM

Abstract: The purpose of this session is to have a panel of our newer/younger ACNM Fellows discuss their career choices and their experiences with trying to find balance in their professional and personal lives. The panel will bring stories from their journeys in midwifery - the good, the bad and the ugly - along with suggestions for how to plan early in your career to stay alive in midwifery throughout the years! This session has been developed by the FACNM Mentoring Task Force in an effort to have a visible and active role in mentoring midwives.


June, 2012: The Fellows' Talk: Staying Alive in Midwifery Through the Years

Moderator: Jerri Hobdy, CNM, FACNM

Panelists: Elaine Diegmann, CNM, MEd, ND, FACNM;HeatherBradford, CNM, MSN, FACNM; Larraine Guyette, CNM, PhD, RN, FACNM

Abstract: The purpose of this session is to have a panel of ACNM Fellows, with senior/sage midwives and a young 'whippersnapper' winner of the Kitty Ernst award, to bring their experience and expertise in how to continue in your midwifery career through the years. They will tell their stories of their own experiences of their journey in midwifery; how to balance midwifery in their lives for a long career; and how to stay alive in midwifery from the perspective of 10+ years out to 35+ years! This session has been developed by the FACNM Mentoring Task Force in an effort to have a visible and active role in mentoring midwives. The panel will bring their stories - the good, the bad and the ugly for how to stay alive in midwifery throughout the years!


May, 2011: The Fellows' Talk: Keeping the Vision. Following a Vision in Midwifery

Moderator: Jerri Hobdy, CNM, FACNM

Panelists: Ellen Craig, CNM, MS, FACNM; Sharon Schindler Rising, CNM, MSN, FACNM

Abstract: The purpose of this session is to have a panel of ACNM Fellows to bring their experience and expertise in how they found themselves in the situation of following a vision in midwifery, sometimes from an unexpected position when you just have to rise to the occasion! They will tell their stories of their own experiences for discussion of past and present issues, so that other midwives can use these experiences in their own work and in planning for future visions for midwifery. This session has been developed by the FACNM Mentoring Task Force in an effort to have a visible and active role in mentoring midwives. The panel will bring their stories - the good, the bad and the ugly. The Fellows panel includes expertise in the following: centering pregnancy, clinical practice innovations, midwifery history, midwifery education (starting an independent midwifery school associated with a school of science & health), research, publication, & contributions to ACNM at all levels.


June, 2010: The Fellows' Talk: Our International Experience. What Can We Do To Help You?

Moderator: Jerri Hobdy, CNM, FACNM

Panelists: Joyce Thompson, DrPH, CNM, FAAN, FACNM; Sandra Buffington, CNM, PNP, BS, MPH, FACNM; Mary Ellen Stanton, MSN, CNM, FACNM.


May, 2009: The Fellows' Talk: We’ve Been There and Done That! What Can We Do To Help You?

Moderator: Jerri Hobdy, CNM, FACNM

Panelists: Ruth Lubic, CNM, EdD, FAAN, FACNM; Sr. Angela Murdaugh, CNM, MS, FACNM; Marion McCartney, CNM, MS, FACNM; Holly Kennedy, CNM, FNP, PHD, FACNM, FAAN.







 

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