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2018 Oregon AWHONN Fall Conference


  • Keynote Speakers
  • Sunday, September 30
  • Monday, October 1
  • Tuesday, October 2
  • NCC Codes
  • Presenters
  • Handouts - Link sent September 16


  • Application process closed

Conference Costs

  • Registration - Sold Out
  • Vendor Registration


  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Discounted Spa Services

This Year's Charity

  • Family Promise of Lincoln County
  • Diaper Drive

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Presentation Handouts

The link to the presentation handouts was sent to Conference registrants on September 16. An email was sent to the email address you registered with. Please check your Inbox or your Junk Mail folder. If you did not receive your email, please contact Donna Talain at [email protected]. Handouts will not be provided at the Conference.

Keynote Speakers


Dr. Helen Hurst is Associate Professor, LGMC/BORSF Endowed Professor in Nursing, and Graduate Coordinator at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. An accomplished speaker, author and nurse expert, she is currently a 2016-2017 Fellow in the Leadership in Academic Nursing Program with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Dr. Hurst has 25 years of experience in high/low-risk antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care. A member of the editorial advisory board for Nursing for Women’s Health and Healthy Mom and Baby, she serves on multiple AWHONN committees including the National Expert Panel for the Empowering Women to Seek Needed Care project, served two terms as Louisiana Section Chair, is AWHONN State Nurse Leader for the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health Project, and represented AWHONN as a panelist on a national ANA webinar on Zika virus.

Cheryl Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA

Dr. Cheryl Roth has been a nurse for 38 years and has worked in all areas of women’s health. She is currently working as the Nurse Practitioner in a Level III High Risk Obstetrics unit is Scottsdale, AZ. Her duties include clinical oversight of the Antepartum High Risk Unit, responsibility for all nursing research projects on her units, and assistance with education. As Coordinator of the CCC (Coordinated Care Program for Complex Moms and Babies), she manages an innovative program to support patients with high risk diagnoses during pregnancy, delivery, and throughout the postpartum stay.

Sunday, September 30 - Pre-Conference

12:00 - 13:00

Registration Open

13:00 - 13:15

Welcome and Introduction

13:15 - 14:15

Human Factors Contributing to Nursing Errors

by Cheryl Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA

14:15 - 15:15

Leadership Through Mentoring

by Helen Hurst, DNP, RNC-OB, APRN-CNM

15:45 - 16:45

TeamSTEPPS for a Culture of Collaboration

by Cheryl Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA

17:00 - 19:00

Networking Event and Vendor Fair

Networking Event and Vendor Fair

Sunday, September 30, 17:00 - 19:00

Council House

Join your colleagues for an evening of fun and socializing. Relax. Meet with our vendors in an informal environment. Enjoy drinks and 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, October 1

06:30 - 08:00

Registration / Breakfast

08:00 - 08:15

Welcome and Opening Remarks / Introduction to Family Promise

08:15 - 09:30

It's Not Your Mother's Weed! Marijuana/Opioid Use in Pregnancy

by Cheryl Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA

09:30 - 10:30

Interventional Radiology for Postpartum Hemorrhage: Case Studies

by Michael Pfister, MD, RVT

10:30 - 10:50

Vendor Fair

10:55 - 11:15

Poster Introductions

11:15 - 12:30

Female Sexuality Through the Lifespan

by Helen Hurst, DNP, RNC-OB, APRN-CNM

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch / Vendor Fair

13:30 - 15:40

Breakout Sessions (See Below)

15:50 - 16:50

Transgender Health: Pregnancy and Beyond

by Lishiana Shaffer, MD

16:50 - 17:00

Announcements / Door Prizes


Live Entertainment

by Hester Buell Carr

Breakout Session

Obstetrics Session

NICU Session

13:30 - 14:30

Supporting Unmedicated Birth

by Cheryl Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA

Is Family Support a Burden?

by Sara Mosher, RN, BSN, MHA

14:40 - 15:40

Quantitative Blood Loss: Implementing & Sustaining Practice Change

by Helen Hurst, DNP, RNC-OB, APRN-CNM

Case Studies on Transfers from Community Hospitals

by Pat Scheans, DNP, NNP-BC

Live Entertainment

Monday, October 1 at 19:30

Attic Lounge

Join us for Karaoke night! Come have a drink and hang out with your fellow nurses. Show off those pipes of yours! We're sure to have a good time! More details coming soon....

Tuesday, October 2

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.

06:30 - 08:00

Registration / Breakfast

08:00 - 08:15

Opening Remarks

08:15 - 09:30

Newborn TEDDY Talks: Short Talks About All Things Newborn

by Pat Scheans, DNP, NNP-BC

09:30 - 10:45

Fetal Ultrasound: What Are We Looking For? What Can We See?

by Brittany Katsinis, RDMS

10:45 - 11:00

Break / Vendor Fair

11:00 - 12:00

Maternal Mortality & AWHONN's Post-Birth Warning Signs and Save Your Life Checklist

by Helen Hurst, DNP, RNC-OB, APRN-CNM

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch / Vendor Fair

13:00 - 14:00

Alphabet Soup: IUGR / SGA / LGA / AGA / VLBW / LBW / ET / EPT

by Pat Scheans, DNP, NNP-BC

14:00 - 15:30

"Swamping": Surviving Feeling "Swamped" at Work

by Cheryl Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA

15:30 - 16:00

Conference Wrap-Up / Prizes

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.

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Helen Hurst, DNP, RNC-OB, APRN-CNM

Associate Professor / Graduate Coordinator

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Brittany Katsinis, RDMS


Salem Hospital, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Sara Mosher, RN, BSN, MHA

Clinical Nurse Manager of Population Health

St. Charles Health System

Michael Pfister, MD, RVT

Interventional Radiologist

Interventional and Vascular Consultants Northwest and Legacy Health System

Cheryl Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA

2018 President-Elect, AWOHNN Board of Directors

Nurse Practitioner, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center

Pat Scheans, DNP, NNP-BC

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Legacy Health System

Lishiana Shaffer, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine

* Schedule is subject to change.