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2017 Oregon AWHONN

Fall Conference


  • Wednesday, September 27
  • Thursday, September 28
  • Friday, September 29
  • NCC Codes
  • Presenters
  • Handouts - Link sent to attendees


  • Poster Display Application Form - CLOSED

Conference Costs

  • Registration 
  • Vendor Registration


  • Lodging
  • Meals

This Year's Charity

  • The Guardian Group

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Wednesday, September 27 - Pre-Conference

12:00 - 12:30


12:30 - 12:45


12:45 - 13:45

Facing Our Current Reality: The Call for Radical Leadership

by Virginia R. Beeson, BSN, MSN, NEA-BC

13:45 - 14:45

Legal Issues for Leaders: When the Buck Stops with You

by Lisa Miller, CNM, JD

15:00 - 16:00

Building Powerful Teams

by Virginia R. Beeson, BSN, MSN, NEA-BC

16:00 - 17:00

The 3 P's: Creating a Map for the Long Road of Practice Change and Improvement

by Michelle Hirschkorn, MSN, RNC-OB, CNS

19:00 - 20:30

Networking Event

Join your colleagues for some fun!

Networking Event

Wednesday, September 27, 19:00 - 20:30

Deschutes Room

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.

Thursday, September 28

07:00 - 08:00


08:00 - 08:10

Opening Remarks

08:10 - 09:25

Mythbusters: Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

by Lisa Miller, CNM, JD

9:25 - 10:40

Perspectives and Vulnerabilities in the Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking Cycle

by Jeff Tiegs

11:00 - 12:00

Surviving a Deposition

by Lisa Miller, CNM, JD

12:00 - 12:20

Poster Presentations and Introduction to this year's charity: The Guardian Group

12:30 - 13:15

Lunch / Vendor Fair

13:15 - 14:15

Diabetes in Pregnancy: AWHONN's New Position Statement

by Shelora Mangan, DNP, CNS, RNC-OB

14:15 - 15:15

Cancer in Pregnancy

by Weiya Z. Wysham, MD

15:30 - 16:30

Our Experience Implementing the AWHONN Maternal Fetal Triage Index

by Michelle Hirschkorn, MSN, RNC-OB, CNS, Cheryl Lugenbill, MD, FACOG, CPE, and Terri McCarrell, RNC

Friday, September 29

Friday 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

Caring for Patients with Substance Use Disorders and Their Babies Across the Care Continuum

by Hannah Kamsky, RN, BSN and Brandy Begin, BSN, RN, CNN

09:45 - 10:45

NAS Scoring and Case Studies

by Marybeth Tyler, MS, NNP-BC, IBCLC

11:00 - 12:00

Infectious Risks to the Fetus and Newborn: Not Your Same Old TORCH Infections

by Ann Loeffler, MD

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch / Vendor Fair

13:15- 14:15

Vaccines: What's All the Fuss? (And I Don't Mean the Kids)

by Dorin Kemmerle, MD, FAAP

14:30- 15:30

The Conference is Over: Now What?

by Virginia R. Beeson, BSN, MSN, NEA-BC

15:30 - 15:45

Conference Wrap-Up

NCC Codes

Oregon AWHONN will offer 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.

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Virginia R. Beeson, BSN, MSN, NEA-BC

Captain, Nurse Corps, United States Navy (Retired)

Nurse Executive, Consultant and Educator, Ginny Beeson & Associates

Brandy Begin, BSN, RN, CNN

10N Pediatric Immediate Care Nurse Educator

OHSU - Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Michelle Hirschkorn, MSN, RNC-OB, CNS

Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist

Salem Health

Hannah Kamsky, RN, BSN

RN Maternity Care Coordinator

OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond

Dorin Kemmerle, MD, FAAP

Board Certified Pediatrician

Sprout Pediatrics

Ann Loeffler, MD

Medical Director of Pediatric Outreach, Infection Disease Specialist

Legacy Health

Cheryl Lugenbill, MD, FACOG, CPE

Medical Director of Women's and Children's Services

Salem Health

Shelora Mangan, DNP, CNS, RNC-OB

Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist

Legacy Health

Terri McCarrell, RNC

Assistant Nurse Manager, Labor and Delivery

Salem Health

Lisa Miller, CNM, JD

Certified Nurse Midwife, Lawyer, Founder

Perinatal Risk Management & Education Services

Jeff Tiegs

Chief Operating Officer

The Guardian Group

Marybeth Tyler, MS, NNP-BC, IBCLC

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Legacy Health

Weiya Z. Wysham, MD

Gynecologic Oncologist

Legacy Medical Group