March of Dimes 35th Annual Perinatal Nursing Conference is February 11-12 in Oak Brook, Illinois

Jan 13, 2010, 13:19 ET from The March of Dimes

CHICAGO, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes invites nurses, midwives, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, health educators, lactation consultants, and others from across the country to its 35th Annual Perinatal Nursing Conference February 11-12th at the Doubletree Hotel in Oak Brook, Illinois.  All healthcare professionals caring for expectant moms and newborn babies are urged to attend.

This conference will address significant and challenging areas of current perinatal nursing practice.  There will be an array of speakers and workshops that will focus on topics related to perinatal nursing as a profession today, societal concerns as they influence maternal and child health, current and future trends in perinatal care delivery, and developments in nursing research and practice.

A few of the speakers and workshops include: Madge Buus-Frank, RNC, MS, NNP on Life in the Gray Zone – Caring for Infants on the Edge of Viability; Jill C. Glick, MD, on Inflicted Traumatic Brain Injury in Children; Cheryl W. Major, RNC-NIC, BSN, on NRP Majors Course: The Move to Simulation and Debriefing; Paula P. Meier, RN, DNSc, FAAN, on State of Breastfeeding in NICU; Marianne Neifert, MD, FAAP, on "The Can Do 5!": Supportive Maternity Practices that Extend the Duration of Breastfeeding; and Kathleen Rice Simpson, PhD, RNC, FAAN on Update on the 2008 NICHD EFM.

Accreditation applications for up to 10 contact hours have been submitted for this event for attending nurses, nurse midwives, and lactation consultants.  At the end of the conference, experienced professionals will have gained further knowledge on current trends, clinical advances, societal and professional issues challenging the delivery of perinatal health care today, nursing research relevant to the comprehensive care of the childbearing family, and techniques available to identify and screen for genetic disorders. The Platinum Sponsor for this year's Perinatal Nursing Conference is Central DuPage Hospital.

For more information, or to register, call 312-596-4717 or visit

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health that works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.  For the latest resources and information, visit

SOURCE The March of Dimes