High Risk Obstetric Nursing New Orleans, LA • September 21 - 24, 2016
Westin New Orleans Canal Place

The city of New Orleans is hosting our 33rd Annual High Risk Obstetric Nursing Conference.  Designed for Obstetric Nurses including Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Nurse-Midwives, Nurse Practitioners and Educators, this conference focuses on the complex and sensitive environment of managing high risk and critically ill obstetric patients.  You and your colleagues will be able to identify evidence-based strategies to treat severe conditions and complications for this very special patient population.

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Highlights & Benefits

The city of New Orleans is hosting our 33rd Annual High Risk Obstetric Nursing Conference.  Designed for Obstetric Nurses including Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Nurse-Midwives, Nurse Practitioners and Educators, this conference focuses on the complex and sensitive environment of managing high risk and critically ill obstetric patients.  You and your colleagues will be able to identify evidence-based strategies to treat severe conditions and complications for this very special patient population.

Why This Is a Must-Attend CE Event:

  • A morning Preconference, Obstetric Critical Care: Essential Clinical Concepts, discusses hemodynamic assessment and interpretation of assessment findings in critical ill pregnant women.
  • An afternoon Preconference, Advanced Fetal Monitoring Concepts: Application in Practice, focuses on interpretation and assessment of fetal heart rate and uterine activity, variability and pattern categories.
  • A thorough approach to hot topics in high risk obstetrics, encompassing fetal surveillance in difficult pregnancies, safety promotion for mother and fetus, diabetes and obesity management during pregnancy, preeclampsia, emergency situations and legal and ethical implications.
  • A choice of 16 Concurrent Sessions that offer in-depth relevant clinical information about specific situations faced by critically ill obstetric patients.
  • The issues faced in the high risk and critical care obstetric environment addressed in a variety of teaching methods including didactic sessions, faculty panels, concurrent sessions and interactive case studies.
  • The entertaining and welcoming city of New Orleans, where you can enjoy the Creole culture and history, while expanding your knowledge on daily practice challenges and networking with fellow attendees.

Host City: NEW ORLEANS

The soul of New Orleans is thriving!  The birthplace of Jazz and festive home of Mardi Gras, New Orleans provides an exciting, colorful setting for the conference “High Risk Obstetric Nursing.” More...

Conference Objectives

  • Define core concepts related to critical physiologic differences, hemodynamic and oxygenation assessment, and interpretation of assessment findings in maternal-fetal critical care.
  • Interpret and assess EFM baselines, activity, variability and pattern categories, as well as Category II EFM uterine activity and new algorithms for possible management of high risk pregnancies.
  • Evaluate the approaches to high risk pregnancy surveillance and continuous labor support in order to promote safety to the mother and fetus.
  • Identify how cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension and stress can increase maternal and fetal complications and mortality during pregnancy.
  • Determine the clinical and legal implications of policies, procedures and protocols to manage the care of obstetric patients.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone involved in the care of high-risk pregnant women and their infants including:

  • Obstetric Nurses
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Nurse Midwives
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Educators
  • Nurse Managers
  • Case Managers
  • You!

I've been an OB nurse for over 30 years and this was, by far, the best nursing conference I've ever been to. The speakers were fabulous and interesting, as well as extremely knowledgeable on all the subjects presented. Jan Reynolds, RNC-OB - Indianapolis, IN

Conference Program

Wednesday, September 21

Preconference A: Obstetric Critical Care: Essential Clinical Concepts

Obstetric Critical Care: Essential Clinical Concepts

Pregnant women can become critically-ill because of pre-existing medical conditions, pregnancy-related complications, or acute emergencies. The rate of serious maternal morbidity and mortality remains unacceptably high. Provision of maternal-fetal critical care, whether in a Labor & Delivery or Intensive Care Unit, is complex and requires specialized knowledge and skills. This Preconference addresses core concepts related to critical care obstetrics including: critical physiologic differences, hemodynamic and oxygenation assessment, and interpretation of assessment findings. Clinical case studies will be presented to apply concepts to practice.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Describe core physiologic changes during pregnancy that affect care of the critically-ill pregnant woman.
  • Discuss noninvasive and invasive hemodynamic assessment of the pregnant woman.
  • Review oxygen transport concepts including: content, affinity, delivery and consumption.
  • Apply concepts to critical care obstetric clinical case studies.

 

7:00 AM

Preconference A Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Critical Care OB: Fundamental Core Differences (Rx = .5 hr.)
Nan Troiano, MSN, RN-C, NE-BC

NCC Codes
INP - Professional Practice (Code 6)
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

8:45

Hemodynamics: Invasive & Non-Invasive Assessment of the Pregnant Woman (Rx = .25 hr.)
Suzanne Baird, DNP, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
INP - Pregnancy and Obstetric Complications (Code 3)
WHNP-BC - Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools (Code 3)

9:30

Refreshment Break

9:45

Fundamentals of Oxygen Transport: Maternal/Fetal Assessment Principles (Rx = .5 hr.)
Nan Troiano, MSN, RN-C, NE-BC

NCC Codes
INP - Fetal Assessment (Code 1)
WHNP-BC - Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools (Code 3)

10:45

Critical Care OB: Clinical Case Studies (Rx = .25 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.)
Suzanne Baird, DNP, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
INP - Pregnancy and Obstetric Complications (Code 3)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)

12:15 PM

Adjourn

Preconference B: Advanced Fetal Monitoring Concepts: Application in Practice

Advanced Fetal Monitoring Concepts: Application in Practice

Electronic fetal monitoring is an essential component in care of the laboring women. Despite numerous attempts in the past 30 years by the obstetric community to define and classify EFM parameters, inter-observer variability remains with providers debating interpretation and management of various patterns. This Preconference will outline core concepts of EFM interpretation including fetal heart rate baseline, accelerations, decelerations, variability and categories of patterns. The discussion focuses on the assessment of uterine activity and management of Category II EFM patterns and new algorithms for possible management. EFM concepts will be applied to case studies to enhance attendee’s application of the knowledge into practice. 

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Utilize a systematic approach to EFM interpretation.
  • Differentiate between normal, abnormal, and indeterminate EFM patterns.
  • Evaluate uterine activity for patterns of tachysystole.
  • Manage Category II EFM patterns.
  • Apply EFM concepts to complex case studies.

 

12:15 PM

Preconference B Registration

1:15

Systematic Approach to EFM Interpretation (Rx = .25 hr.)
Cyndy Krening , MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM

NCC Codes
INP - Fetal Assessment (Code 1)
WHNP-BC - Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools (Code 3)

2:00

Tachysystole and Its Effect on EFM (Rx = .25 hr.)
Susan Drummond, MSN, RN, C-EFM

NCC Codes
INP - Fetal Assessment (Code 1)
WHNP-BC - Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools (Code 3)

2:45

Refreshment Break

3:00

Managing Category II EFM Tracings (Rx = .25 hr.)
Susan Drummond, MSN, RN, C-EFM

NCC Codes
INP - Fetal Assessment (Code 1)
WHNP-BC - Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools (Code 3)

4:00

Advanced EFM Case Studies (Rx = .25 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Cyndy Krening , MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Susan Drummond, MSN, RN, C-EFM

NCC Codes
INP - Fetal Assessment (Code 1)
WHNP-BC - Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools (Code 3)

5:30

Adjourn

Thursday, September 22

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 AM

Main Conference Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Maternal Mortality: Addressing the Challenge
Nan Troiano, MSN, RN-C, NE-BC

NCC Codes
INP - Professional Practice (Code 6)
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

9:00

Rediscovering Meaning and Finding Power in Nursing
Betsy Kennedy, PhD, RN, CNE

NCC Codes
INP - Professional Practice (Code 6)
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

10:00

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

10:30

Intrapartum Asphyxia: Interpreting Umbilical Cord Blood Gases (Rx = .5 hr.)
Jay Goldsmith, MD

NCC Codes
INP - Fetal Assessment (Code 1)

11:15

Cardiac Disease: The Number One Killer in Pregnancy (Rx = .5 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Suzanne Baird, DNP, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
INP - Pregnancy and Obstetric Complications (Code 3)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)

12:30 PM

Lunch On Your Own

1:30

Liver Disease Associated with Pregnancy (Rx = .25 hr.)
Cyndy Krening , MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM

NCC Codes
INP - Pregnancy and Obstetric Complications (Code 3)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)

2:30

Managing Second Stage Labor: Promoting Safety of Mother and Fetus (Rx = .5 hr.)
Susan Drummond, MSN, RN, C-EFM

NCC Codes
INP - Labor and Delivery (Code 2)

3:30

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

3:45

Overview of Obstetric Litigation - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Treasa Chidester, RN, JD, CPHRM

NCC Codes
INP - Professional Practice (Code 6)
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

5:00

Adjourn & WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION 5:00-6:00 PM (Join your colleagues and faculty for a wine and cheese reception to network and socialize)

Friday, September 23

During each Concurrent Session, topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.

7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#11 Family Centered Cesarean Birth
Jennifer Dalton, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
INP - Labor and Delivery (Code 2)

#12 Obstetrical Adverse Event: An Action Plan
Treasa Chidester, RN, JD, CPHRM

NCC Codes
INP - Pregnancy and Obstetric Complications (Code 3)

#13 Managing Obstetrical Emergencies (Rx = .5 hr.)
Susan Drummond, MSN, RN, C-EFM

NCC Codes
INP - Pregnancy and Obstetric Complications (Code 3)

#14 Is Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) the Cause of This Newborn's Depression? Now What? (Rx = .5 hr.)
Jay Goldsmith, MD

NCC Codes
INP - Newborn (Code 5)

9:30

Session Change

9:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#21 Work Stress: Causes, Effects, and Just Getting Through the Shift
Betsy Kennedy, PhD, RN, CNE

#22 Correlating Cord Blood Gases with EFM Tracings (Rx = .25 hr.)
Nan Hess-Eggleston, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
INP - Professional Practice (Code 6)
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

#23 Weeding Out the Myths: Use and Impact of Cannabis on Mother and Baby During Pregnancy (Rx = .5 hr.)
Cyndy Krening , MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM

NCC Codes
INP - Fetal Assessment (Code 1)

#24 Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Metabolic and Hemodynamic Stabilization During Pregnancy (Rx = .25 hr.)
Patricia Witcher, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
INP - Pregnancy and Obstetric Complications (Code 3)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)
NP - Pregnancy and Obstetric Complications (Code 3)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)

10:45

Refreshment Break / Exhibits

11:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#31Antepartum Fetal Surveillance in High Risk Pregnancies
Gina Moore, BSN, RNC-OB

NCC Codes
INP - Fetal Assessment (Code 1)
WHNP-BC - Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools (Code 3)

#32 Disclosure of Errors: Should We Do It? How?
Treasa Chidester, RN, JD, CPHRM

NCC Codes
INP - Professional Practice (Code 6)
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

#33 Neonatal Abstinence Assessment (Rx = .5 hr.)
Susan Orlando, DNS, APRN, NNP-BC

NCC Codes
INP - Newborn (Code 5)

#34 Post-Anesthesia Care: Safety and Assessment Issues (Rx = 1 hr.)
Suzanne Baird, DNP, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
INP - Postpartum (Code 4)

12:15 PM

Session Change

12:30

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#41 Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Screening: Clinical Practice Issues
Nan Hess-Eggleston, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
INP - Newborn (Code 5)

#42 Clinical Case Studies: Responding to Adverse Changes in Maternal-Fetal Status (Rx = .25 hr.)
Nan Troiano, MSN, RN-C, NE-BC

NCC Codes
INP - Fetal Assessment (Code 1)
WHNP-BC - Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools (Code 3)

#43 Sepsis, Severe Sepsis, and Septic Shock: Recognition and Bundle Management in Obstetrics (Rx = .25 hr.)
Patricia Witcher, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
INP - Pregnancy and Obstetric Complications (Code 3)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)

#44 Ethics in Preterm Labor Management: Cases and Conundrums
Betsy Kennedy, PhD, RN, CNE

NCC Codes
INP - Professional Practice (Code 6)
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

1:30

Adjourn

Saturday, September 24

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00

Continuous Labor Support (Rx = .5 hr.)
Gina Moore, BSN, RNC-OB

NCC Codes
INP - Labor and Delivery (Code 2)

8:45

Multisystem Organ Effects of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (Rx = .25 hr.)
Patricia Witcher, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
INP - Pregnancy and Obstetric Complications (Code 3)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)

9:30

Refreshment Break

9:45

Managing the Care of Obese Women: Preconception through Delivery
Jennifer Dalton, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
INP - Pregnancy and Obstetric Complications (Code 3)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)

10:30

Clinical and Legal Implications of Policies, Procedures and Protocols
Nan Hess-Eggleston, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
INP - Professional Practice (Code 6)
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

11:15

Cases to Inspire (Rx = .25 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Nan Troiano, MSN, RN-C, NE-BC
Suzanne Baird, DNP, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
INP - Professional Practice (Code 6)
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

12:30 PM

Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Suzanne McMurtry Baird DNP, MSN, RN
Program Co-Chair
Founder and President
Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics, Inc.
Brentwood, Tennessee

Treasa A. Chidester RN, JD, CPHRM
Patient Safety Manager
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Torrance, California

Jennifer Dalton MSN, RN
Nursing Supervisor, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women
Houston, Texas

Susan B. Drummond MSN, RN, C-EFM
Senior Associate in Obstetrics
Department of OB/GYN
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Jay P. Goldsmith MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Newborn Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana


Nan Hess-Eggleston MSN, RN
Education Specialist
Shady Grove Medical Center
Rockville, Maryland

Betsy B. Kennedy PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Professor of Nursing
Director of Faculty Development
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Nashville, Tennessee

Cyndy Krening MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist
Exempla St. Joseph Hospital
Denver, Colorado

Adriana LeBer MAOM
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Gina D. Moore BSN, RNC-OB
Clinical Nurse
Texas Health Resources Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas

Susan Orlando DNS, APRN, NNP-BC
Associate Clinical Professor
Program Director, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing
New Orleans, Louisiana

Nan H. Troiano MSN, RN-C, NE-BC
Perinatal Nurse Consultant
High Risk & Critical Care OB
Arley, Alabama

Patricia M. Witcher MSN, RN
Clinical Outcomes Manager
Women’s Services
Northside Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia

Accreditation

Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Preconference A: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 15.5 ANCC/18.6 CA BRN contact hours

Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516.
(CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes)

ANCC Certified NPs and CNSs

This course provides a maximum of 8.75 pharmacotherapeutic hours toward the required 25 hours needed for ANCC recertification.

NCC Certified Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Contemporary Forums is a continuing education organization recognized by the National Certification Corporation. This conference covers a variety of the Core Competency Areas and Content Topics required for the NCC’s Certification Maintenance in your specialty.

Nurse-Midwives

Application for specialty credit has been filed with the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority

Preconference A: 1.75 hours
Preconference B: 1.25 hours
Main Conference: 5.75 hours available
Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states’ requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

Physician Assistant

Preconference A: 4 hours
Preconference B: 4 hours            
Main Conference: 15.5 hours

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 23.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. PAs should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs. 

Case Managers

Preconference A: 4 contact hours
Preconference B: 4 contact hours
Main Conference: 15.5 contact hours

This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The CCMC awarded a total of 23.5 contact hours for the Preconferences and Main Conference.

Other Professionals

Preconference A: 4 hours
Preconference B: 4 hours
Main Conference: 15.5 hours

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying your attendance at this course. Please comply with the guidelines of the appropriate boards, organizations or agencies in registering your credit.
Joint accreditation is the leading model of interprofessional collaboration that helps improve healthcare through continuing education for the team by the team. Contemporary Forums is one of 20 continuing education organizations to receive Joint Accreditation.

Location

Host City: NEW ORLEANS

    

The soul of New Orleans is thriving!  The birthplace of Jazz and festive home of Mardi Gras, New Orleans provides an exciting, colorful setting for the conference “High Risk Obstetric Nursing.”  Stroll through the picturesque French Quarter and view quaint Italian courtyards, sculpted fountains and sprawling Victorian mansions.  Venture to Bourbon Street, the historic center of the French Quarter, known for its lively music, folklore, mystery and iconic architecture as well as its famous night life.  Take in a show at Preservation Hall and hear New Orleans musicians playing jazz, explore fine antique shops and art galleries on Royal Street or stop by St. Louis Cathedral and relax as you watch the artists gather around Jackson Square.

A visit to New Orleans would not be complete without sampling its world-renowned restaurants, serving the Cajun and Creole cuisine that helps define this city’s heritage. Relax any time of the day with a fresh hot beignet and café au lait at Café du Monde.  Enjoy celebrated restaurants, including Commander’s Palace, Emeril’s, K-Paul’s, Acme Oyster House, Tujague’s, Mother’s, and Herbsaint for a gastronomic treat. Stop by Pat O’Brien’s on Bourbon Street and try their famous libation—the Hurricane!—as you take in the local jazz scene.

New Orleans offers an abundance of adventures for you to enjoy!  Climb aboard the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar for a ramble uptown to the Garden District and Audubon Park and Zoo.  The Swamp & Bayou Tour, plantation tours and Garden District and French Quarter Walking Tours are available through Gray Lines.  The Steamboat Natchez is moored in the heart of the French Quarter and open for dockside dining and beverages.  You’ll also want to visit the National World War II Museum, with its priceless artifacts, displays, oral histories and live entertainment reminiscent of the era. Don’t forget Harrah’s Casino, the Riverwalk Marketplace, and a tour of Mardi Gras World for a peek behind the scenes at the artistry and imagination involved in planning this magical annual celebration. Find out more about New Orleans!

 

Hotel/Travel

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Hotel Accommodations

  • The conference will be held at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place, 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA 70130. A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from September 19 to September 25 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.
  • Rates: $179 single/double; Deluxe $209 single/double. Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.
  • To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before August 19. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now.  After the release date, call the hotel as rooms and group rates may no longer be available. Click here to reserve your room at a special rate online.
  • For room reservations, call (888) 627-8180 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference on High Risk Obstetric Nursing. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation.  Reservations must include a first night's deposit.
  • Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.
  • For additional hotel information, call the (504) 566-7006.

Travel Discounts

 Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit www.united.com or (800) 426-1122 insert Offer Code ZVJ9100493Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

 Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates and reservations, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 or (405) 749-4434, or go online at www.hertz.com and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000263. 

Tuition

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked.

Tuition (U.S. Funds)

PRECONFERENCES

Preconference A: Obstetric Critical Care: Essential Clinical Concepts

Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Nurse Midwife, Other

New Graduate*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before August 17, 2016)

$175.00

$120.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After August 17, 2016)

$205.00

$120.00

Preconference B: Advanced Fetal Monitoring Concepts: Application in Practice

Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Nurse Midwife, Other

New Graduate*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before August 17, 2016)

$175.00

$120.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After August 17, 2016)

$205.00

$120.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Nurse Midwife, Other

New Graduate*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before August 17, 2016)

$505.00

$375.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After August 17, 2016)

$555.00

$375.00

 

* Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before August 10, 2016. 
* New Grads (graduated 2011 or after): To qualify, submit proof of graduation date with registration.

Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.

Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions.

Early Registration Fee Deadlines
Payments postmarked or telephone/fax registration made with credit card on/before August 10, 2016 qualify for the early registration fee.

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Payment is required to register)
Register only ONCE, online at www.ContemporaryForums.com, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707,  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information. 

Method of Tuition Payment 
Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check.Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number. 

Group Discounts (Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available)
Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference.
Discounts do not apply to the Preconferences. To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.

$25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
$45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group

Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available)
To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply. Registrations may not be shared. 

Cancellations
Cancellations must be made by phone or in writing. A $75 processing fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received or postmarked on/after August 24, 2016. However, tuition paid, less the $75 processing fee, may be applied to a future Contemporary Forums conference of equal or greater value. No refunds for "no shows."

Program Changes
Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Questions?  Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com.
If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

Online Learning

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Contemporary Forums Online GROUP DISCOUNTS
Provide your staff with high-quality continuing education and give your budget a break with Contemporary Forums Online Group Access Account. Organizations of any size can create customized CE programs for staff education and development. To request group account pricing and details, visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com or call (925) 361-4811.

Attendee Information

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

HIGH RISK OBSTETRIC NURSING
New Orleans, LA           September 21 - 24

Thank you for registering for the High Risk Obstetric Nursing conference, being held September 21 - 24, at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place, 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 566-7006.

PRECONFERENCE Wednesday September 21

PRECONFERENCE A - Registration 7:00a.m.
PRECONFERENCE B - Registration 12:15p.m.

You must check in to receive your conference materials. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel's event schedule.

MAIN CONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Thursday, September 22 from 7:00 - 8:00a.m.

If you attended the Preconference, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference.

SESSIONS

Begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and online and are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment break areas.

E-CONFERENCE GUIDE

Great news...Contemporary Forums is going green! A printed conference guide will no longer be given out on site. However, for your convenience, all of our conference guides are available online to download prior to the conference. Approximately ten days before the conference begins, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download the new E-Conference guide.

SPEAKER HANDOUTS

Approximately ten days before the conference begins, you will receive an email with instructions on how to review, download and print the speaker handouts posted by faculty (assuming the speaker has provided them) on the Contemporary Forums website at ContemporaryForums.com.  The speaker handouts will not be available in the conference guide you will access online.  Please add ContemporaryForums@cforums.com to your Contacts and/or Safe Senders list to ensure you receive our emails as they may otherwise be filtered as Spam or blocked.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

Participants will complete online speaker evaluations for each session attended and then an overall conference evaluation in order to print the Certificate of Attendance and obtain CE credit. Completion of this process is the attendee’s responsibility and must be completed within 30 days after the conference by going to our website at ContemporaryForums.com. Detailed instructions will be emailed to you and will also be available in the online Conference Guide.

CONTEMPORARY FORUMS ONLINE

Contemporary Forums Online is your on-demand resource for quality continuing education that offers over 1,000 multimedia presentations recorded from our live conferences as well as live events. Set up your free personalized account today at ContemporaryForumsOnline.com. For more information about discounted group access accounts, email info@cforums.com or call 925-361-4811.

 

WESTIN NEW ORLEANS CANAL PLACE

The Westin offers a special conference rate, available September 19 - September 25, 2016, - or until the room block is filled. We recommend that you make your reservation early.

To reserve your room online CLICK HERE.

To reserve your room by phone call The Westin New Orleans Canal Place room reservations at (888) 627-8180 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums High Risk Obstetric Nursing Conference.

After the release date of August 19, call the hotel directly at (504) 566-7006 to check for room availability.

PARKING

Valet parking at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place is $39 per day.

TAXI SERVICE

Taxis charge approximately $30 from Louis Armstrong International Airpot to the Westin New Orleans Canal Place. Taxis are available at the curb outside of the baggage claim area. Check door signage for the appropriate exit. Note: Prices are subject to change.

FOLLOW HIGH RISK OBSTETRIC NURSING: #HIGHRISKOB16

Join the conversation and receive live conference updates. Use #HIGHRISKOB16 to connect with other participants, exhibitors and faculty. Tweet using #HIGHRISKOB16 to ask questions, post feedback and more. Be sure to follow Contemporary Forums at twitter.com/CForums.

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THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE HIGH RISK OBSTETRIC NURSING CONFERENCE
Questions? Call us at (800) 377-7707
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday - Friday (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com

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Exhibitors

Exhibit with Contemporary Forums and Reach your Target Audience at the High Risk Obstetric Nursing Conference!

Exhibiting at a Contemporary Forums conference will cost-effectively increase your brand and product visibility with your targeted customers. Your resources will be focused on an optimal, attentive, engaged audience.  Become an exhibitor, register today!

Why Exhibit

  • Enhance the profile of your organization by supporting a premier healthcare conference
  • Interact with a target audience of top healthcare specilaists from around the country
  • Create marketing and sales opportunities for both your national affiliates and global operation

Become an Exhibitor

Contact the Contemporary Forums exhibit team today to learn how one of our events can help you achieve your sales and branding objectives.

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Questions about your exhibit space or sponsorship, please contact Elaine White at ewhite@cforums.com or call (925)361-4807 for details.