2021 West Virginia Perinatal Summit Agenda
October 14-15, 2021

We take seriously our obligation to public health.

Our conference kicks off this year on October 14th with multiple speakers and topics impacting perinatal care across the state!  With interest and enthusiasm growing for the return of this annual event, currently we are planning to hold the Perinatal Summit in person. Please know that we are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 in West Virginia. We are aware of the concerns raised by the spread of the Delta variant and vaccination rates in the area. In the event that there are new regulatory or other requirements which make holding an in-person event no longer possible, we plan to pivot to a virtual format.  All registrations for the in-person event will be honored for the virtual event if this occurs.

As we plan to meet in person, we are implementing numerous health and safety measures to mitigate the spread of disease.  Participants will see social distancing in table and chair placements, bottled and packaged refreshments, sanitizer stations, and crowd flow plans during breaks and meal times. Everyone is requested to wear masks throughout the event. Additionally, understanding that the vast majority of new COVID cases and hospitalizations are to unvaccinated persons, we are requesting all persons eligible for vaccination to complete the process prior to attending the event. Thank you for your understanding, as all of this is done to help protect the health and safety of our conference staff, participants, and speakers.

In order to effectively implement social distancing measures, we must limit registration this year.  In expectation of a sell out event, we will establish a waitlist.  If you need to cancel at any point please contact us at your earliest convenience so we may free up your spot for another.

Thursday, October 14th

7:30am

Registration Opens!

8:00-8:15am

Welcome Remarks

Amy N. Tolliver, MS
Executive Director
West Virginia Perinatal Partnership
Charleston, WV

8:15am-12:00pm

Perinatal State of the State – How are We Doing in WV?

Kimberly Farry, MD
Board Chair and Chairperson Central Advisory Council
West Virginia Perinatal Partnership
WVU Medicine OB/GYN Buckhannon
Buckhannon, WV

Emerging Infections and Diseases and Their Impact on the Population; COVID-19, HIV, Hepatitis

Amy Atkins, MPA
Deputy Commissioner
Bureau for Public Health
WV Department of Health & Human Resources
Charleston, WV

Shannon McBee, MPH
State Epidemiologist
Bureau for Public Health
WV Department of Health & Human Resources
Charleston, WV

Impact of COVID on Infants

Balaji Govindaswami, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Neonatology
Director, Neonatal Intensive Care
Professor and Chair, Pediatric Preventative and Addiction Medicine
Associate Professor, Clinical and Translational Science
Joan C Edwards School of Medicine
Marshall University
Huntington, WV

Improving Access to Doula Care

Ngozi Tibbs, MPH, LCCE, IBCLC
Maternal and Child Health Educator
Lactation Consultant
Healthy Start
Pittsburgh, PA

The Neuroscience of Nurturing the Newborn

Raylene Phillips, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP
Medical Director Neonatal Services
Pediatric Department Chair
Neonatology Attending, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta
Murrieta, CA

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch, Exhibit Visitation and Networking

Different seating areas will be available to help maintain social distancing and to provide a measure of relaxation and networking sans masks!

1:00-2:00pm

Educational Breakout Sessions

Help2Quit Tobacco Cessation Training

Love Your Birth Control – Shared Decision-Making Training Lamaze Exam Preparation Review

2:15-2:45pm

Return to a cleaned and refreshed Stonewall Ballroom for the rest of the day’s sessions! 

Supporting Exclusive Breastfeeding in the Early Postpartum Period

Raylene Phillips, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP
Medical Director Neonatal Services
Pediatric Department Chair
Neonatology Attending, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta
Murrieta, CA

Infant and Maternal Mortality Panel

Moderators:
Anne Williams, RN, BSN, MSHCA
Nurse Consultant
Infant and Maternal Mortality Review
West Virginia Perinatal Partnership
Bradenton, FL

James Jeffries
Director
Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health
Bureau for Public Health
WV Department of Health & Human Resources
Charleston, WV

Infant & Maternal Mortality Impact:  US/WV/County-level Data

Birgit A. Shanholzer, MA
Acting Director
WV Health Statistics Center
Bureau for Public Health
WV DHHR
Charleston, WV

Leading Causes/Racial Disparities

Balaji Govindaswami, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Neonatology
Director, Neonatal Intensive Care
Professor and Chair, Pediatric Preventative and Addiction Medicine
Associate Professor, Clinical and Translational Science
Joan C Edwards School of Medicine
Marshall University
Huntington, WV

Relationships Between Maternal & Infant Outcomes

Annelee Boyle, MD, MFM
Associate Professor
Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Labor & Delivery Services
Associate Residency Program Director
WVU School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV

Infant Deaths from Congenital Anomalies & Genetic Defects

Rebecca Burke, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Section of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics
WVU School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV

4:30pm

Adjourn

6:00pm

Reception

Join us on the Maple Terrace for a reception in an outdoor location!

7:00pm

Annual Award Dinner

We invite you to gather again in the Stonewall Ballroom for our Annual Award Dinner. Measures will be taken to address social distancing and food safety concerns.

Friday, October 15th

7:00-8:00am

Registration, breakfast and vendor exhibits

8:00am-12:00pm

Implicit Bias in Healthcare

Sascha James-Conterelli, DNP, CNM, LM, FACNM
Lecturer in Nursing, Chair, Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing
School of Nursing
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Bleeding Disorders in Perinatal Care

Samuel Merrill, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, WVU Hospitals Hemophilia Treatment Center
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center-WVU
Morgantown, WV

Caring for Pregnant Patients with Bleeding Disorder History

Laura Merrill, MD
Assistant Professor
J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology
WVU School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV

AIM Update: Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy
Patient Safety Bundle Implementation

Shon Rowan, MD
Vice Chair, WV ACOG
Associate Professor and Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Director
WVU School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV

Melanie Riley, MSN, RN
Nurse Coordinator
West Virginia Perinatal Partnership
Huntington, WV

Hypertension in Pregnancy: AIM bundle and using data to make change

Arthur Ollendorff, MD
Maternal Project Lead
Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina
OB-GYN Faculty
Carilion Clinic
Roanoke, VA

Break: Exhibitor Visitation and Networking

WV Initiatives to Address Substance Use in Pregnancy

WV Birth Score Tool

Amna Umer, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

Drug Free Moms and Babies

Christa Lilly, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
West Virginia University School of Public Health
Morgantown, WV

Healthy Expectations Resource (HER) Toolkit

Janine Breyel, BA
Project Manager, Substance Use in Pregnancy Initiatives
West Virginia Perinatal Partnership

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch

Different seating areas will be available to help maintain social distancing and to provide a measure of relaxation and networking sans masks!

1:00pm

A Burning Topic: Marijuana Use in Pregnancy

Gilbert I. Martin, MD, FAAP
Medical Director Emeritus, NICU
Family Birth and Newborn Center; Emanate Health Queen of the Valley
Mednax National Medical Group
Covina, CA

Obstetric and Pediatric Spotlights:

Local Research and Small Projects Addressing Substance Use in Pregnancy

Moderator:
Stefan Maxwell, MD
Neonatal Medicine
Pediatrix Medical Group
CAMC
Charleston, WV

Perinatal Outcomes in Women Referred to the WVU Drug Free Moms and Babies Program: a Comparative Analysis

Omar Duenes Garcia, MD 
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
WVU School of Medicine

Finding Opportunities for Contraceptive Counseling: Addressing Family Planning During Prolonged Inpatient Stays

Sarah Dotson, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Medical Director for Performance Improvement, & Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Director
WVU School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV

Transitions in Care for the Mother Baby Dyad with Substance Exposure: A Quality Improvement Initiative

Presenter TBD

2:45-3:00pm

Adjourn

Wrap up and adjournment of the 2021 WV Perinatal Summit