NNEPQIN Fall Conference
Strategies for the Rapid Adoption of Best Practices
in Perinatal and Neonatal Care 

November 11 & 12, 2019 
Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, NH

Dear NNEPQIN Colleagues,

We are excited to share with you the Plan of Day (see below) for the November 11 & 12 Conference at the Mount Washington Hotel. Registration will be opening soon but book your hotel rooms now!

Hotel Information 

To reserve your hotel room in the conference room block, call the Omni Mount Washington Hotel at this special number (603) 278-8406 and mention NNEPQIN conference or Click Here
to book your room online.

The room rates are for Sunday, November 10 and Monday November 11:
  • Single & Double rooms $149 + $20 resort fee & tax
  • Triple & Quad rooms $169 + $20 resort fee & tax
Conference Registration Fees 

  • NNEPQIN Member RN: $300
  • NNEPQIN Member CNM, CPM, NP, PA: $425
  • NNEPQIN Member MD/DO: $500
  • Non-NNEPQIN RN: $400
  • Non-NNEPQIN CNM, CPM, NP, PA: $500
  • Non-NNEPQIN MD/DO: $600
  • Resident in Training: $250
Event Overview

Please join us at the NNEPQIN Fall Meeting, a two-day event designed to address the challenging obstetrical and neonatal issues facing the entire multidisciplinary team. At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to explore strategies to improve quality and reduce inequities in perinatal care and incorporate new guidelines addressing congenital infections, fetal monitoring interpretation, perinatal substance use disorders and optimizing neonatal outcomes.

Target Audience

Hospital-Based Teams of Obstetricians, Midwives, Pediatricians, Family Practitioners, Perinatal Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Risk Managers and Administrators
Monday, November 11, 2019
7:00 am

Welcome, Overview of the Meeting & Rural OB Unit Closure Study Update
Timothy J. Fisher MD MHCDS
Medical Director, NNEPQIN, Residency Program Director, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
What does Equity in Healthcare look like for Women and their Newborns in Northern New England?
Deanna Befus, PhD, RN, SANE
EQUIP Health Care Research Team, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
9:30 Identifying and Treating Congenital Infections: Priorities for Obstetric and Newborn Care
Antonia L. Altomare, DO, MPH Infectious Disease and International Health, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Postpartum Psychosis: Implications for OBs and Pediatricians (Title to be Confirmed)
Sarah Guth, MD
Perinatal Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center
Lunch & NNEPQIN Business Meeting
1:15 pm
Concurrent Workshops
Equity-Oriented Health Care for the Most Challenging Clinical Situations

Deanna Befus, PhD, RN, SANE, 
EQUIP Health Care Research Team

Daisy Goodman CNM

Amanda St. Ivany, PhD, RN
Congenital Infections:
Applying Best Practice Standards to Case Studies

Antonia L. Altomare, DO, MPH, 
Infectious Disease & International Health,
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Transport Case Studies & Handoff Tool - iPass

Morgan Nealy, NNP

Kylah Livingston, RN,

University of Vermont Medical Center
Exploring the Role of Brain Injuries from Intimate Partner Violence: What are we Missing in Rural Areas?
Amanda St Ivany, PhD, RN
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Concurrent Workshops
Intimate Partner Violence Screening

Meredith Pavicic, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Obstetric and Neonatal Simulations:
Can we talk? Strategies to Optimize Your Debriefing Session

Janet Perkins, MD OB/GYN

Jess Bacon, MSN, CNM, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Nursing Practice, Specialist,
Wentworth Douglass Hospital
Sepsis Risk Calculator

Stephanie J. Ryan, MD, MPH
, Pediatric Hospitalist & Assistant Professor
University of Vermont Children's Hospital
Adjourn for the Day

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
7:45 am

Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Surviving and Thriving when Everything is Category 2
Julian Robinson, MD, FACOG, FRCOG
Chief of Obstetrics, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Unanticipated Neonatal Outcomes: Results of a Tri-State Data Analysis
Alan Picarillo, MD, Neonatologist, Maine Medical Center
Steve Ringer, MD, MPH, Chief of Neonatology, Children's Hospital at Dartmouth
Vermont Speaker to be Confirmed
9:45 Break to Check Out of Hotel 
Universal Maternal Urine Screening for Illicit Substances in Labor & Delivery: What are the Risks and Benefits?
Speaker to be Confirmed
Move to Concurrent Session
Concurrent Workshops
How to Identify and
Intervene in Human
Trafficking Situations- 
From Prenatal thru
Intrapartum Care

Nicole Pendenza, BSN, RNC-NIC,  Director,
Maternal, Child and
Women's Health

Renee Maloney, RN, 
Practice Manager,
Pregnancy Care Center

Kim Koscek, MSW

Perinatal Services Social Work,  Catholic Medical Center, NH

Obstetric Systems for Safety On Labor and Delivery

Julian Robinson, MD, FACOG, FRCOG
, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Sudden Unexplained Infant
Postnatal Collapse

Steve Ringer, MD, MPH,
Neonatologist, CHaD
12:15 pm
Lunch & Special Interest Group Round Tables

Concurrent Workshops
Prenatal thru Postpartum
Implementing the New AIM Bundles:

- Obstetric Care for Women with Opioid Use Disorder

- Postpartum Care Basics: From Birth to the Comprehensive Postpartum Visit

- Reduction of Peripartum Racial/Ethnic Disparities


Daisy Goodman, CNM, DNP, MPH, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Immediate vs Delayed Pushing: Results of a Recent Randomized Clinical Trial & Implications for Practice

Kelley McLean, MD

Maternal Fetal Medicine
University of Vermont Medical Center
Late Preterm & Early Term Newborn:
Optimizing Outcomes in our Level II Units

Linda McNamara, APRN

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner,
Concord Hospital

Rebecca Brakeley, M.D

Sarah Tarolli, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist
Central Maine Medical Center
Move to General Session
Launching 2020 Perinatal & Neonatal Improvement Initiatives: Implications for Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire
Speaker to be confirmed


Event registration will be opening soon at http://med.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/ce. 

For questions, please email NNEPQIN@hitchcock.org.