2022 WV Perinatal Summit Presentations

Thursday, October 14th

Perinatal State of the State – How are We Doing in WV?

Kimberly M. Farry, MD, FACOG

Translating Trauma-Informed Principles into Trauma-Responsive Practices for Pregnant and Parenting Patients with Substance Use Disorders and Their Families

Hendrée Jones, PhD

Supporting Breastfeeding While Addressing Challenges in WV

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett PhD, IBCLC, FAPA

Mind-Body Techniques During Pregnancy and Post-Partum

Peter Giacobbi, PhD

Sedentary Behavior, 24-hr Activity, and Pregnancy

Bethany Gibbs, PhD

A Nurse Leader’s Guide to Resilience

Rose L. Horton, MSM, RNC-OB, NEA-BC

Why Breastfeeding Prevents Maternal Metabolic Syndrome & Cardiovascular Disease

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett PhD, IBCLC, FAPA

Healthy Moms Healthy Babies: The Impact of Infectious Diseases Among West Virginia Women and Infants

Shannon McBee, MPH, CHES

Infant Mortality in West Virginia: Focus on Sleep Related Deaths and Safe Sleep

Melissa A. Baker, MA

Understanding the Impact of Sleep Related Deaths on Infant Mortality in WV

Joseph E. Evans, MD, FAAP

Friday, October 15th

The Importance of Placental Examination for You and Your Patient

Harvey J. Kliman, MD, PhD

Revoking Smoke and Escaping Vape: Preparing Providers to Fight Tobacco Harms for Mothers and Babies

Lauren Swager, MD, NCTTP

Timothy Lefeber, MD, FAAP

Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health: West Virginia’s Patient Safety Bundle Implementation

Shon Rowan, MD

Melanie Riley, MSN, RN, C-EFM

Substance Use Among Pregnant and Parenting People: The Impact and the State’s Response

Trends and Updates from Project WATCH, 2020–2022

Amna Umer, MPH, PhD

Candice Lefeber, MPH

Updates to the Drug Free Moms and Babies Project and a Research Project Overview: Hepatitis C with Stimulant/Opioid Use

Christa Lilly, PhD

Transitions of Care for the Mother/Baby Dyad with Substance Exposure Quality Improvement Project

Richard Brant, BA, MD, FAAP

Progressing Through Postpartum – P3 Program

Jennifer Bender, RN-C, IBCLC

Why is Genetic Education in Nursing School Important? The Role of a Clinical Genetic Nurse in Bedside Nursing

Jessica Daily Haas, RN, MSN, C-ONQS, CGN

We All Make Mistakes

Alison Suttle, MD