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2016 Oregon AWHONN

Fall Conference


  • Preliminary Program
  • Sunday, September 25
  • Monday, September 26
  • Tuesday, September 27
  • NCC Codes
  • Presenters
  • Handouts - Now available. Attendees, please check your email for the link.


  • Poster Display Application Form - CLOSED


  • Lodging
  • Meals

This Year's Charity

Preliminary Program

Wednesday, September 27 - Pre-Conference

12:00 - 12:30

Registration / Lunch

12:30 - 12:45


12:45 - 13:45

High-Touch Nursing in a High-Tech Environment

by Barbara Hotelling, MSN, RN, WHNP, IBCLC

14:00 - 16:00

Back to Basics: Hands on Labor Lab

by Denise Beaudoin, ICCE, CD (Dona)

16:15 - 17:30

Skin to Skin: The Heart of Touch

by Angela Chisholm, CNM

19:00 - 20:30

Networking Event

Join your colleagues for some fun!

Networking Event

Sunday, September 25, 19:00 - 20:30

Oregon Garden Resort - Orchid Ballroom

Join your colleagues for an evening of fun and socializing. Relax. Enjoy drinks and heavy appetizers as you meet fellow nurses from Oregon and other areas. This is a great opportunity to make new connections and reconnect with old friends.

Monday, September 26

07:00 - 08:00

Registration / Breakfast

08:00 - 08:10

Opening Remarks

08:10 - 09:10

Be Brave: Ambracing Change & Supporting Professional Development

by Emily Drake, PhD, RN, CNL, FAAN

09:30 - 10:50

Laughing Through Labor? The Utility of Nitrous Oxide in Labor and Birth

by Michelle Collins, PhD, CNM, FACNM

10:50 - 11:45

I Can't Drive 55: A New Way to Look at Hypertensive Emergencies

by Keith Balderston, MD

11:45 - 12:05

Poster Presentations

12:05 - 12:15

All About Silverton Area Community Aid

12:15 - 13:00

Lunch / Vendor Fair

13:00 - 14:00

Hot Topics in OB and the Law

by Drake Hood, JD

14:00 - 15:00

PTSD in Labor and Delivery and Beyond

by Emily Drake, PhD, RN, CNL, FAAN

15:00 - 15:30

Vendor Fair

Tuesday, September 27

Tuesday is Red Heart Day. Show your support for The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign and wear red today. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer. But there’s a leadership role just waiting for women like you to pounce on: Leading the charge to end this deadly foe once and for all. So, what do you say? Are you ready to jump in and join the fight? We hope so. Because together, we can put an end to heart disease. Women, it’s time to Go Red.

07:00 - 08:00

Registration / Breakfast

08:00 - 08:10

Opening Remarks

08:10 - 09:40

Birth and the Infant Gut Microbiome

by Tracy Shafizadeh, PhD

09:45 - 10:45

Neonatal Sepsis Update: Sometimes Less is More

by Pat Scheans, DNP, NNP-BC

11:00 - 12:00

Women's Health and Botanical/Nutraceutical Therapies That Work: A Look at the Scientific Evidence & Clinical Practice Protocols

by Tori Hudson, ND

12:15 - 13:00

Lunch / Vendor Fair

13:00 - 14:30

Panel Session

A. Diagnostics in Decision to Delivery: How Fetal Doppler Studies May Help Optimize Neonatal Outcomes: A Preeclampsia Case Study :: by Shelora Mangan, DNP, CNS, RNC-OB

B. Lightning Strikes: OB STAT Team Emergencies and ACLS in the OB Patient: An Amniotic Fluid Embolism Case Study :: by Cheryl Lugenbill, MD

14:45 - 15:30

Cultivating Innovative Care: Today's Nursing Heroes

by Barbara Hotelling, MSN, RN, WHNP, IBCLC

15:30 - 15:45

Conference Wrap-Up

NCC Codes

Oregon AWHONN is offering suggestions on how to apply Oregon AWHONN Fall Conference CEU's to the NCC Certifications. These are suggestions only and have not been verified with NCC. Each individual submitting CEUs to NCC is responsible for ensuring the CEU meets criteria set forth by NCC. Click the image below for details.


Keith Balderston, MD


Women's Care Obstetrics and Gynecology

Denise Beaudoin, ICCE, CD (DONA)

Supervisor, Legacy Pregnancy & Parenting Education

Legacy Health

Angela Chisholm, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

Samaritan Health Services

Michelle Collins, PhD, CNM, FACNM

Professor and Director, Nurse Midwifery Program

Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing

Emily Drake, PhD, RN, CNL, FAAN

Associate Professor of Nursing

University of Virginia, School of Nursing

Drake Hood, JD

Attorney at Law

Brisbee and Stockton, LLC

Barbara Hotelling, MSN, RN, WHNP, IBCLC

Clinical Nurse Educator

Duke University, School of Nursing

Tori Hudson, ND

Medical Director, A Woman's Time

Program Director, Institute of Women's Health and Integrative Medicine

Shelora Mangan, DNP, CNS, RNC-OB

Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist

Legacy Health

Cheryl Lugenbill, MD

OB Hospitalist SVCS Medical Director

Salem Health Medical Group OB Hospitalist

Pat Scheans, DNP, NNP-BC

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Support for Neonatal Care

Legacy Health

Tracy Shafizadeh, PhD

Director of Scientific Communications

Evolve Biosystems, Inc.