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Staying Afloat in the Rapidly Changing World of Maternal & Newborn Nursing

2017 Oregon AWHONN Fall Conference September 27 - 29 Riverhouse on the Deschutes, Bend, OR






Conference Overview

Oregon AWHONN’s Fall Conference provides evidence-based, clinically relevant education specific to Obstetrics, Newborn Care, and Women’s Health. At the end of the conference, you will be able to:

  • Recognize personal strengths to be a leader in a dynamic healthcare environment.
  • Implement evidence-based solutions in all practice settings.
  • Develop professional strategies to improve outcomes for women, newborns, and nursing.

Conference Site and Accommodations

Riverhouse on the Deschutes

3075 N. Business 97

Bend, OR 97703

The Guest Room rates range from $139 - $159 plus taxes and fees (17.2%), single or double occupancy. Additional $10 per person per night in excess of room occupancy, plus taxes and fees. Discount rates are available for reservations from 9/26 to 9/29. Rooms will be held in the room block until August 28, 2017. Go to to reserve your room. For extended dates, the discount rate might be available depending on room availability. Conference attendees should contact Riverhouse on the Deschutes directly at 1-800-547-3928 to inquire about the group discount for dates up to 3 days pre-/post-conference.


Buffet lunch will be provided on Wednesday for Pre-Conference attendees. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Thursday and Friday. Please specify any dietary restrictions when registering. We cannot guarantee all dietary restrictions will be met, but will make every effort.

Continuing Education Units

CEUs will be available during the conference. Once speaker presentations are reviewed, these numbers will be published.

  • Wednesday: 4.0 CEUs
  • Thursday: 6.5 CEUs
  • Friday: 5.5 CEUs

Awarded by Oregon AWHONN, in partnership with NW Perinatal Resource Network as provided by the California State Board of Nursing (CEP #13755).

Register Early and Save!

Register by September 13 at 5 pm to take advantage of the early registration discount.

This was my first AWHONN conference and I enjoyed my time. It was an overall great learning experience. Thank you.

2016 Oregon AWHONN Fall Conference Attendee

Why Should You Attend?

Lots to Learn

  • Evidence-based care to apply at the bedside
  • Practical tips of the trade
  • Pearls of wisdom and experience

Lots to Do

  • Explore Bend's wide-open spaces by hiking, biking, rock climbing, rafting, and so much more!

  • Play the art game with Bend's Roundabout Art Route.
  • Bringing the kids? Take a trip to the High Desert Museum to check out the animals and the unique exhibits.

Second annual OR AWOHNN conference that I attended. Very pleased with education/networking opportunities. Well worth fees/time invested.

2016 Oregon AWHONN Fall Conference Attendee

Speaker Handouts

A link to speaker presentation handouts will be posted on the website beginning 9/11/17 and updated as received before, during, or after the conference. Handouts will only be available to attendees and for 60 days after the end of conference.

Poster Presentations

Topics should relate to women's health, obstetric and/or neonatal nursing practice, education or administration and should complement the 2017 conference goals. Information and poster criteria are at


Got questions about Registration or the Conference in general? Email us at:

[email protected]

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  • 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