Sunday, April 4, 2010

Midwifery and Maternal-Child Health Educators Conference

Midwifery and Maternal-Child Health Educators Conference


We are happy to announce our upcoming midwifery conference, "Keeping the Heart of Mother Care," which will be held in Portland, Oregon from June 16th-June 20th, 2010. This conference is going to be a delightful event, with featured speaker Bonnie Gruenberg, CNM, WHNP, MSN. She is the author of the award-winning books, Birth Emergencies Skills Training (BEST) Manual for Out of Hospital Providers and Essentials of Prehospital Maternity Care. Also featured at our conference is Melissa Cheyney, Ph.D., LDM, CPM, author of the upcoming book, Born at Home: The Biological, Cultural and Political Dimensions of Maternity Care in the United States. We really have an amazing group of speakers. Please take a look here for more information on our speakers.

This conference is a great opportunity for continuing and initial education, with three different tracks. The first is for midwifery and birth educators, and includes classes such as "Training Doulas," "Technology in Education," and "Teaching Research Methods to Midwifery Students." The second track is for practicing and student midwives and includes such classes as "Baby Done a Bad Thing: Common Neonatal Problems," "Herbs for Childbearing," and "Twins and Breeches Emergency Review." For the third track, we have focused on lactation and birth professionals. It includes classes such as "Optimal Start in Breastfeeding: Teaching Through Touch," "What is New in Postpartum Mood Disorders?" and "Therapeutic Communication." Don't forget to update your certifications with "Neonatal Resuscitation", "Legend Drugs and Devices," and "CPR." For detailed information on our sessions click here.

You don't want to miss this fabulous event, held at the Downtown Portland Embassy Suites, a beautiful hotel within walking distance from a waterfront park, world class shopping, art galleries, and a multitude of restaurants and cultural experiences.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at this exciting event! Please pass the word along to anyone who might be interested and visit our website here for more information. For the conference early registration rate, please register by March 15th, 2010, here.

Thanks for your time!


Cortney McIntyre

Conference Coordinator

Midwifery and Maternal-Child Health Educators Conference

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