MANA 2014 Schedule

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Join us from 8:00-9:00 pm on Thursday, October 23, for the Convention Opening Ceremonies with a Cocktail Reception in the Exhibit Hall to follow!

Friday, October 24, 2014; Convention Day 1

8:00-9:00 am—President’s Welcome

9:00-10:00 am—Plenary: Undisturbed Birth—Sister Sandra MorningStar CPM, 0.1 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied

11:00-12:30 pm—Breakout Sessions A

  1. Saving Ourselves - Black Midwives and Doulas Impacting Inequities—Sherry Lenore Payne RN MSN CNE IBCLC, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  2. Birth and the Primal Brain - Survival of the Species in the Modern World—Sarita Bennett DO, CPM, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  3. Midwives As Appropriate First Responders to Disasters Worldwide— Vicki Penwell CPM, LM, MS, MA, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  4. AME PRESENTS: An Exploration of Power Within the Student-Preceptor Relationship—Lisa Maureen Wiley MSM, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  5. The Evidence-Based Due Date: What the Research Says About Length of Pregnancy (and What MANA Stats 4.0 Data Can Tell Us)—Ellen Harris-Braun CPM; Melissa Cheyney PhD, CPM, LDM, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied


12:30-1:30 pm—Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm—Plenary: Jessica Danforth, 0.1 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied

2:30-4:00 pm—MANA Business Meeting

4:30-6:00 pm—Breakout Sessions B

  1. What You Don’t Know Hurts Us: Racism, White Privilege, and Perinatal Health Inequities—Sherry Lenore Payne RN MSN CNE IBCLC, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  2. Decoding Legalese: A Hands-on, Holistic Introduction to the Law and How it Impacts You—Indra Lusero MA, JD
  3. Obstetric Fistula and Illegal Birth Attendants in Eastern Uganda—Bonnie Ruder CPM, MPH, MA, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  4. The NARM Certification Process: Updates on Recent Changes and Expectations for the Future—Ida Darragh CPM, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  5. Recognizing Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Pregnant Mothers and Newborns—Erica Peirson ND, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied


Rooftop Dance Under the Stars!

Saturday, October 25, 2014; Convention Day 2

8:00-9:00 am—Keynote Address: Dorothy Roberts, 0.1 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied

9:00-10:00 am—Plenary: MANA Division of Research Annual Update and 2014 Research Roundup—Melissa Cheyney PhD, CPM, LDM, 0.1 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied

11:00-12:30 pm—Breakout Sessions C

  1. AME Presents: Out of country clinical placements: Calling the question for MEAC schools—Wendy M. Gordon CPM, LM, MPH; Mary Yglesia; Ida Darragh CPM, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  2. Session Title TBD—Sam Killermann 
  3. Supporting Muslim Families in the Childbearing Year: A Guide for Midwives—Shannon Staloch LM, CPM, IBCLC; Krystina Friedlander, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  4. Legislative Drafting for Midwifery Advocates—April Blackmore JD, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  5.  Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy: What Midwives Need to Know—Sarah Hunter CPM, CH, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied


12:30-1:30 pm—Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm—Awards Ceremony

3:00-4:00 pm—MANA Open Forum

4:00-4:30 pm—FAM Appeal and Auction!

4:30-6:00 pm—Breakout Sessions D

  1. Outcomes for mothers and neonates following waterbirth: The MANA Statistics Project 2004-2009 cohort, n=16,355— Melissa Cheyney PhD, CPM, LDM, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  2. The Anti-Shock Garment Training for Midwives—Vicki Penwell CPM, LM, MS, MA, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  3. Gestational Diabetes: What Do We Know, What Do We See, What Can We Do—Linda Schutt BS CPM CM; Susan Derby CPM, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  4. Playing the Insurance Game—Christine Romney; Nicole Wocelka CPM, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  5. Midwifery and the Life Continuum: Lessons Drawn from Birth and Death—Amy Wright Glenn MA, CD(DONA), 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  6. Session Title TBD—Sam Killermann


Sunday, October 26, 2014; Convention Day 3

8:00-9:00 am—Plenary: Making Sense of HIPAA—Christine Romney; Jeanette McCulloch IBCLC; Jenni Huntly, RM, 0.1 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied

9:00-10:00 am—Panel: Midwifery in Native American Communities - The Challenge, 0.1 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied

11:00-12:30 pm—Breakout Sessions E

  1. City Dweller Syndrome—Sister Sandra MorningStar CPM, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  2. ACNM, MANA and NACPM: Working Together to Promote Normal Birth in the United States—Justine Clegg MS, LM, CPM; Ellie Daniels CPM; Catherine Collins-Fulea MSN, CNM, FACNM, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  3. Hiding behind the Masks: Eating Disorders and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period—Tara Tulley CPM, LCSW, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  4. Basic Disaster Birth Support (BDBS) A Means of Changing the Perception of Birth (Change for the Future)—Ruth C. Walsh MA, CPM, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  5. Grief Politicized: When Homebirth Becomes Stillbirth—Elizabeth Heineman PhD, 0.15 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied
  6. Intermittent Auscultation in Labor: Research and Practice Updates—Wendy Gordon CPM, LM, MPH


12:30-1:30 pm—Lunch

2:30-3:30 pm—Plenary: Report from Home Birth Consensus: National Collaborative Guidelines on Transport from Home Birth to Hospital—Diane Holzer LM, CPM, PAC; Tami Michelle OB/GYN, 0.1 CEU/ MEAC Approved ACNM/Applied

3:30 pm—Closing Ceremony

Last updated: October 1, 2014.  Schedule subject to change.