The summit is designed to bring professionals from multiple disciplines together to discuss perinatal and child health issues. Local and nationally recognized faculty encourage participants to consider new research, best practices, collaborative and innovative strategies in perinatal health policy, education and practice.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2015 West Virginia Perinatal Summit a success!

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Thursday, November 5

Implementing Trial of Labor after Cesarean in the Community Setting

Ami L. Goldstein, MSN, CNM, FNP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Inter-Observer Reliability Workshop – Accurately Assessing Neonates for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Karen D’Apolito, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN Professor & Program Director
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Help 2 Quit: A Training and Skill Building Program for Obstetrical Providers to Help Their Patients Quit Smoking

Brenda Mitchell, MD, FACOG
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Liz Cohen, MSW, LCSW
Director, Women’s Mental Health and Wellness Division Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
WVU School of Medicine

Integrated Care for Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders and Their Families – Wheeling Hospital
Judy Romano, MD


Friday, November 6

The State of Public Health in West Virginia

Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, FACP
Commissioner and State Health Officer
Bureau for Public Health
WV Department of Health and Human Resources

Perinatal Care Core Measures: Updates for Fall 2015

Celeste Milton, MPH, BSN, RN
Associate Project Director
Department of Quality Measurement The Joint Commission

Breastfeeding the Substance Exposed Infant: What Does the Evidence Say?

Karen D’Apolito PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN
Professor & Program Director
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Infant Safe Sleep: What Parents Believe

Rachel Y. Moon, MD
Division Chief, General Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Prevention of Recurrent Pre-Term Labor

William M. Holls, III, MD
Director of Labor and Delivery and Maternal Fetal Medicine Outreach
WVU School of Medicine

Identifying At-Risk Alcohol Use During Pregnancy

Luis A. Bracero, MD
Chief, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Northwell Health Eastern Region
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Use of Telemedicine in Perinatal Care

Sanjay Mitra, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
WVU School of Medicine

Christy Dixon, RRT, RN
Clinical Specialist, Respiratory Care Services
Pediatric/Neonatal Transport
WVU Children’s Hospital

Cathy Lynn Richards, RN, BSN
Transport Team Coordinator
WVU Children’s Hospital

Overview of WV Perinatal Outcomes and WV Perinatal Partnership Projects

Amy N. Tolliver, MS
WV Perinatal Partnership

Stefan Maxwell, MD
Chair, WV Perinatal Partnership Central Advisory Council Chief of Pediatrics & Director NICU
CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital

Premature Birth Report Card for West Virginia

Tracey A. Reed
Regional Program Director
March of Dimes East Region

Emerging Trends: Hepatitis C and HIV

Sally Hodder MD
Director, WV Clinical & Translational Science Institute
Professor of Medicine, WVU School of Medicine

Thinking (Re)Productively: ONE KEY QUESTION®

Michele Stranger Hunter, MS, MEd
Executive Director
Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health

Pain Management for the Opioid Dependent Patient

Patrick J. Marshalek, MD
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry
WVU School of Medicine, Chestnut Ridge Center

Painful Conversations Made Easier

Jeannie Sperry, PhD, LP
Senior Associate Consultant & Clinical Health Psychologist
Clinical Director, Adult Pain Rehabilitation Center
Mayo Clinic