The Twentieth Annual Martha Browning Bryant Memorial Lecture
The Future of Nursing and Midwifery: Trends in Legislation, Research, Education and Clinical Practice
Saturday October 13, 2012 • Eliot Center • 1011 SW 12th Ave • Portland, Oregon
|Register Online||Attendee Contact Information|
This year, the Martha Bryant Memorial Lecture will celebrate 20 years of bringing together nurses, midwives, doulas, students, and other members of the Oregon birthing community. As always, we plan to update our knowledge about current developments in policy and in practice. This year, however, we will stretch our vision a bit further into the future to imagine the possibilities for midwifery and for nursing in an era of profound change in U.S. health care.
We will also take time to reflect on Martha’s legacy, and to be together for more social networking at the end of the day.
Please join us for what we hope will be the most exciting year yet, and plan to stay a bit later for the party at the end!
Here are a few of the questions we hope to answer at this year’s very lively conference:
- In the era of health care reform, what are the opportunities for nursing and for midwifery? What are the risks?
- How does the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 impact women’s healthcare?
- What are the 2012 ACNM and ACOG Policy Agendas?
- Describe OR/WA State Legislative Updates as they pertain to midwifery.
- How will the coming changes in Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education (LACE) affect all advanced practice nurses?
- What is a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) and should you get one?
- What research is being done to develop knowledge for women’s healthcare? What areas need more attention?
- What is the evidence regarding non-pharmacologic methods for managing labor pain?
- Is nitrous oxide (N2O) safe for labor analgesia? How is it used and how do we get it?
Continuing Education Units, 5.75 hours, has been applied for through the American College of Nurse Midwives. We hope to offer nursing CEUs as well.
Please join us and bring a colleague so we may have a lively discussion
|7:45||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|8:15-8:45||The Past and Future of the Martha Browning Bryant Lecture.|
|Kate Pelosi, MSN, CNM|
|8:45-10:00||Midwifery in the Age of Health Care Reform: Are We At The Table?|
|Heather Bradford, MSN, CNM, ARNP, FACNM|
|10:30-11:45||The Future of Nursing: Nurse-Managed Health Care Homes?|
|Tine Hansen-Turton, MGA, JD, FAAN|
|1:00-2:00||The Future of Midwifery Research: What Evidence Do We Need For Practice?|
|Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM, FACNM|
|2:00-3:15||The Future of Nurse-Midwifery Education: Doctorates?|
|Cathy Emeis, PhD, CNM|
|With panel of her students|
|3:30-4:30||The Past and Future of Labor Anesthesia: Bringing Back Nitrous Oxide.|
|Judith Rooks, MS, MPH, CNM, FACNM|
This year’s conference will again be held in downtown Portland at the Eliot Center, 1011 SW 12th Ave. This conference facility is on the campus of the First Unitarian Church. You can enter from Salmon St between 12th and 13th. Free parking will be provided in the lot on 12th that faces the church. Better yet- take the MAX or Portland Streetcar!
Health Professional: $ 90.00 / Students: $ 45.00
Tuition includes: Continuing education certification, program syllabus, continental breakfast and lunch.
EASY REGISTRATION & PAYMENT AVAILABLE ONLINE
Heather Bradford, MSN, CNM, ARNP, FACNM
As Chair of the ACNM Government Affairs committee, Heather helped achieve passage of equitable reimbursement for CNMs under Medicare (Thanks Heather and her team!). She practices midwifery in Kirkland, Washington, and has been active in regulatory and political issues at the state and national levels. Heather has conducted research on accuracy in recorded data between provider groups, and has published in several peer-reviewed journals. She is currently the Chair of the ACNM Political Action Committee, which is active in national health care reform.
Tine Hansen-Turton, MGA, JD, FAAN
Tine is a national advocate for nurse practitioners as primary health care providers. She is currently the executive director of the National Nursing Centers Consortium, a professional association of nurse-led, community-based health centers throughout the U.S. Tine is faculty in the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as Chief Strategy Officer of the Public Health Management Corporation, a nonprofit public health institute that provides management and technical expertise to nonprofit groups. Tine speaks and publishes extensively. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to the fields of public health and nursing, including induction as an Honorary Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing.
Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM, FACNM
Lisa is an assistant professor and director of the nurse midwifery education program at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She is currently one of the most active nurse-midwifery researchers, and her recent focus has been management of second stage labor and perineal and pelvic floor outcomes. Lisa’s prior research has been instrumental in furthering the use of doulas in high-risk populations. She was a delegate to the National Homebirth Summit in November 2011, and a speaker at the 2012 national Certified Professional Midwives’ Symposium. Lisa also chairs the ACNM Division of Standards and Practice.
Cathy Emeis, PhD, CNM, joined by a panel of three DNP midwifery students at Oregon Health and Science University.
Cathy is an assistant professor in the midwifery program at the OHSU School of Nursing, where she is known for mentorship of students as well as her excellent teaching. Her current research focuses on VBAC and breastfeeding after Cesarean delivery, about which she gave evidence at the 2010 NIH VBAC Consensus Development Conference. Cathy serves on the ACNM Research Committee and is a contributing editor to the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health (JMWH) and the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN)
Judith Rooks, MS, MPH, CNM, FACNM
Judith’s classic text, Midwifery and Childbirth in America is considered the definitive history of our profession, and its recommendations for the future continue to guide us. Also known for her work in public health both nationally and internationally, she has received numerous awards and is widely published in peer-reviewed journals. A past president of the American College of Nurse Midwives, she continues her policy and advocacy work. One of her current interests is the use of nitrous oxide in labor, and she advocates its return to use in the U.S.ABOUT MARTHA
Martha was a treasured member of the Portland midwifery community who was tragically murdered on her way home from a birth in 1992. The Martha Browning Bryant Memorial Lecture has been held annually to honor her memory and remember her spirit. Proceeds from the conference have created a scholarship for midwifery students.
- Robi Jaspin and Lisa Chickadonz - Co-Chairs
- Alissa McMaken-Roberts, Sarah West and Joanna Sullivan - CE Application
- Annie Christopherson and Jessie Kerstetter - Venue & Party Planners Extraordinaire
- Janell Niemann-Ross and Holly Boehm - Registrars
- Kate Pelosi - Thanks for emcee-ing (again!)
- Thanks to other folks who contributed: Elise Erickson and Margaret Egeland