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IMPORTANT:  In order to receive continuing education credits you must have attend the live sessions.  In order to receive continuing education credits for the breakout sessions, you must complete the day's sessions between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm CST. 

Learn about our current initiatives and find the place you're needed most. 

  • Strategies to Promote Postpartum Visit Attendance Among Medicaid  Participants

  • 4th Trimester as a Working Mom: The Perspective of One Medical Trainee

  • NICU Discharge Preparation and Transition Planning 

  • Mental Health Workgroup and National Network of NICU Psychologists 

  • Healthy Expectations: Treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through an Infant Mental Health Lens

  • Up in Smoke: The Potential Implications of Cannabis Use During the Perinatal Period

 
Wednesday

December 1

 5.5 CMEs  6.5 CEUs  5.5 LCSWs and LFMTs 

Caring for the Family Unit

Welcome from our Conference Chairs

  • Jerry Ballas, MD, MPH

  • Andrea Insoft, LICSW, ACSW

  • Chavis Patterson, PhD

My 4th Trimester: Becoming a family

from three unique perspectives

  • Shanté Nixon

  • Jenné Johns, MPH

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Family Medical Leave

  • Blythe Thomas of 1,000 Days

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BREAK
12:00 - 1:00

Innovative Models: Optimizing Mental Health

in the 4th Trimester Through Collaborative Practice

  • Rebecca Feldman, CNM, PMHNP

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COVID-19 and the 4th Trimester:  

Strategies and Lessons Learned

  • Jerasimos Ballas, MD, MPH

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CLOSING of LIVE SESSIONS
3:00 - 3:10 CST
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Strategies to Promote

Postpartum Visit Attendance

Among Medicaid  Participants

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  • Diana Rodin, MPH

  • Sharon Silow-Carroll, MBA, MSW

NOTE: To earn continuing education credits you must view and evaluate this session by 6:00 pm CST.

4th Trimester as a Working Mom: The Perspective of

One Medical Trainee

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  • Regina Troxell, MD

NOTE: To earn continuing education credits you must view and evaluate this session by 6:00 pm CST.

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Thursday

December 2

 6.5 CMEs  7.5 CEUs  6.5 LCSWs and LFMTs 

Medical Care

Welcome from our Conference Chairs

  • Jerry Ballas, MD, MPH

  • Andrea Insoft, LICSW, ACSW

  • Chavis Patterson, PhD

New Approaches to the Care of Opioid Exposed Newborns

  • Susan Hwang, MD, PhD, MPH/MSPH

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Postpartum Pause: Identifying Gaps In Preparedness for Parenting

  • Ginger Breedlove, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN

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BREAK
12:00 - 1:00

Giving Birth During the COVID-19 Pandemic:

The Need for Trauma-informed Care

  • Sue Hall, MD

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The PARTNER Model: An Attachment-Based Practice Model for Providers Working with Mothers and Infants Impacted by Opioid Use Disorders

  • Noelle Ciara DSW, LCSW, ACM-SW

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CLOSING of LIVE SESSIONS
3:00 - 3:10 CST
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

NICU Discharge Preparation and Transition Planning 

  • Vincent C. Smith, MD, MPH

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NOTE: To earn continuing education credits you must view and evaluate this session by 7:00 pm CST.

Mental Health Workgroup and 

National Network of

NICU Psychologists 

  • Shelly Steinwurtzel, PsyD

  • Allison Dempsey, PhD

  • Sage Saxton, PsyD

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Pt. 2

NOTE: To earn continuing education credits you must view and evaluate this session by 7:00 pm CST.

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Friday

December 3

 6.5 CMEs  8 CEUs  6.5 LCSWs and LFMTs 

Mental Health

Opening Remarks
and Poster Awards

  • Jerry Ballas, MD, MPH - NPA President

JOIN USING YOUR EMAILED

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Enduring Impact of Maternal Childhood Adversity on Pregnancy, Fetal, and Infant Outcomes

  • Neill Epperson, MD

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Unexpected Outcomes: When and What is the 4th Trimester?

  • Naomi Bar-Yam, PhD

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HAVE LUNCH with US
12:00 - 12:45

 

We're glad you're here. We're lucky that you have joined us - and that we are now  a part of your community! 

 

We care about babies and families - and we see the ways that policies and practices that are meant to help families have sometimes hurt them instead.

We see the inequities and disparities. 

But we also know that when like-minded people come together, we can create more equitable solutions.

 

NPA is a place for all of us to gather.

It is a place where we can listen to and learn from each other.

 

We are parents and providers... We are students and  subject experts... We are academics and advocates... ALL WORKING TOGETHER to improve perinatal care.

 

Because NPA is unique.

 

Learn about what we're doing and find

the place where your voice is needed most.

Interdisciplinary Guidelines and Recommendations to be published in 2021

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Inclusive Interdisciplinary Guidelines and Recommendations for Optimal Infant Feeding from Birth to 24 Months

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Building a Community of Providers and Advocates Committed to High-Quality Care for All Patients, Pregnant People, And Families

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Addressing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) through Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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Partnering with Pregnant People, Parents, and Families Affected by Substance Use and Our Responses to It

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NPA elevates the roles of our student leaders and advocates. NPASS representatives sit on our board, partner in our initiatives, and lead the way in developing smart, timely, equitable responses to unmet needs in our community.

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Nurse Family Partnership: Improving the Health and Well-being of Families

  • Mandy Atlee Allison, MA, MD, MSPH

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The First One Hundred Days: Promoting Safety, Security, and Connectedness in the NICU

  • Marilyn Sanders, MD, FAAP

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Postpartum Depression, Anxiety,

and Other Mood Disorders: Diagnoses and Treatment in the 4th Trimester and Beyond

  • Sage Saxton, PsyD, PMH-C

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CLOSING
3:45 - 4:00 CST
  • Viveka Prakash-Zawiza, MD; President-Elect

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Healthy Expectations:

Treating Perinatal Mood and 

Anxiety Disorders through an

Infant Mental Health Lens

 

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  • Celeste St. John-Larkin, MD

  • Jennifer Paul, PhD

NOTE: To earn continuing education credits you must view and evaluate this session by 7:00 pm CST.

Up in Smoke: The Potential Implications of Cannabis Use

During the Perinatal Period

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  • Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, BSc, CLE, CCCE, CLD

NOTE: To earn continuing education credits you must view and evaluate this session by 7:00 pm CST.

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