2019 West Virginia Perinatal Summit Presentations

October 16-19, 2019
Stonewall Resort
Roanoke, West Virginia

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

10:00 – 12:00 pm, Pecan Room
Drug Free Moms and Babies Project (Invitation Only) This is a meeting of the multi-disciplinary teams engaged in the Drug Free Moms and Babies project.

1:00 – 4:00 pm, Pecan Room
Substance Use in Pregnancy Committee
This is a meeting of the Substance Use in Pregnancy Committee, but is open to anyone who is interested in how to develop and implement effective programs and policies for this high risk population.

5:00 – 6:00 pm, Greenbrier Room
Maternal Risk Screening Advisory Meeting (Invitation Only) This meeting is for members of the Maternal Risk Screening Advisory team.

4:30 – 6:00 pm, Pecan Room
West Virginia Breastfeeding Alliance Meeting
This meeting is open to all members of the WV Breastfeeding Alliance and to anyone interested in promoting breastfeeding in our state.

Still Swimming Upstream: Breastfeeding in a Formula Feeding World
Jarold T. Johnston, Jr., MSN, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Methodist University, School of Professional Nursing Studies
Medical Director, Mother’s Helper Lactation
Fayetteville, NC

6:00 – 7:00 pm, Terrace Patio
Welcome Reception
Please join us before dinner on the Terrace Patio for a pre-conference reception for networking with your colleagues from around the state.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

6:15 – 7:15 am, Pecan Room
Wake up and greet the day with invigorating and relaxing yoga led by the one and only Dr. Judy Romano!

7:00 – 8:00 am, Ballroom Foyer
Registration, Breakfast & Vendor Exhibits

7:30 – 8:00 am, Sutton Room
Our Babies: Safe and Sound Briefing
Collect your breakfast and join us for a brief campaign update and informal open space discussion of issues surrounding infant safe sleep and shaken baby syndrome prevention.

8:00 – 8:45 am, Stonewall Ballroom
Welcome Remarks and Perinatal Update
Amy N. Tolliver, MS, Executive Director
West Virginia Perinatal Partnership, Inc.
Charleston, WV

Kimberly Farry, MD
Board Chair and Chairperson Central Advisory Council
West Virginia Perinatal Partnership
WVU Medicine Buckhannon OB/GYN
Buckhannon, WV

8:45 – 9:30 am, Stonewall Ballroom
In the Shadows of Preeclampsia: Three Under-Recognized Lessons to Take Back to Your Practice

The importance of effective patient education and readily accessible tools for assessment and education will be shared during this presentation.
Eleni Z. Tsigas
Chief Executive Officer
Preeclampsia Foundation
Melbourne, FL

9:30 – 10:00 am, Stonewall Ballroom
Obstetric Hemorrhage and Hypertension: Data and Updates on the AIM Patient Safety Bundles
This presentation will review the current status of the OB Hemorrhage Safety Bundle implementation. Hospital and statewide data will be explored in the areas of maternal morbidity and mortality related to hemorrhage, as well as hypertension in pregnancy.

Introduction to the next patient safety bundle — severe hypertension in pregnancy — will be featured.
Melanie Riley, MSN, RN
Nurse Coordinator
West Virginia Perinatal Partnership

Coy Flowers, MD, FACOG
Chair, WV ACOG
Greenbrier Physicians, Inc.
Lewisburg, WV

10:00 – 10:30 am Break and Vendor Exhibits

10:30 – 11:00 am, Stonewall Ballroom
Well-Baby Care in West Virginia Hospitals – Introducing the New Recommended Guidelines for Care in the Newborn Nursery
This presentation will introduce the new policy and procedure guidelines for well-baby care in the newborn nursery. The speakers will discuss the recommendations for safety, screenings, and care for hypoglycemia, jaundice and preventive care.

Sean Loudin, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Departments of Neonatology and Pediatrics
Huntington, WV

Neil R. Copeland, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Charleston Area Medical Center
Charleston, WV

11:00 – 11:45 am, Stonewall Ballroom
The Maternal-Newborn Microbiome (the “Oro-boobular” axis)The scientific world is exploding with excitement over the discovery of the microbiome. While it appears clear that by suckling, the infant’s intestinal microbiome communicates with the mother’s lactocyte and perhaps beyond, little is known about the effects of this communication in practical terms. This presentation will review what is known and attempt to explain what it means, both now and in the future.

Jarold T. Johnston, Jr., MSN, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Methodist University,
School of Professional Nursing Studies
Medical Director, Mother’s Helper Lactation
Fayetteville, NC

11:45 – 1:00 pm, Stonewall Ballroom
Lunch Kristy Edie

Count the Kicks Ambassador Healthy Birth Day, Inc.
Uhrichsville, WV

1:00 – 1:45 pm Stonewall Ballroom
Advancing Equity for Healthy Moms and Strong Babies
This presentation will discuss how achieving equity will significantly improve health outcomes for mothers and babies in the United States.

Lisa F. Waddell, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President,
Maternal Child Health and NICU Innovation and Deputy Medical Officer
March of Dimes
Arlington, VA

1:45 -2:15, Stonewall Ballroom
Evidence-Based Pathways to Recovery: Essential Tools to Address the Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia
This presentation will review the methods and effectiveness of medication assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorder during pregnancy. Facilitators and barriers to MAT use, as well as steps being taken in West Virginia to address the needs will be explored.
Kendra Barker, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP-BC
Family / Community Health Department
West Virginia University School of Nursing
Morgantown, WV

2:15 – 2:30 Break

2:30 – 3:30 pm Stonewall Ballroom
New Challenges – New Opportunities: Perinatal Substance Use Panel Discussion
Moderator – Kelly Lemon, CNM,
Principle Investigator, ACE Program, Department of OBGYN, WVU Medicine

This session includes an overview of the prevalence of maternal substance use and NAS in West Virginia and a discussion of what we are learning from programs developed to address the problem. How two programs are evolving to better meet the needs of pregnant and parenting women with SUD and their infants will be highlighted.

Project WATCH: What Does the Data Tell Us?
Amna Umer, PhD, MPH, BDS
Research Assistant Professor, Section of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

Drug Free Moms and Babies Project: Who is Being Served and What are the Outcomes?
Christa L. Lilly, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
West Virginia University School of Public Health
Morgantown, WV

Centering Pregnancy with the SUD Population
David A. Baltierra, MD
Assistant Professor and Program Director – WVU Rural Family Med Residency
Harpers Ferry, WV

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