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Reserve your room

MPO has reserved a block of rooms at Minneapolis Marriott Northwest at the special rate of $140/night (includes complimentary Wi-Fi). This block is available until Tuesday, October 20th. To reserve your room, use our personalized reservation link or contact the hotel directly: 763.536.8300. Be sure to identify yourself as a Minnesota Perinatal Organization participant when calling. Check in 4pm - Check out 11am. 

Additional Details

Purpose & Objectives 
This program is designed to provide state-of-the-art information on obstetric and newborn care practices, and is of particular importance and value to obstetric and newborn care nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives, family physicians, physician assistants, obstetricians, pediatricians, and allied perinatal health care professionals. After attending the conference, participants should be able to: 1) Describe the process to implement individual and population-based systems of care that are irrespective of the consumer’s race, age, culture and outcomes-based research. 2) Discuss the design plans of inpatient and outpatient care for implementation by designated healthcare professionals, which address the unique nutritional, developmental, psychosocial, nursing and medical needs of mothers and infants. 3) Develop personal goals that will promote a positive outlook on their role as an essential member of the perinatal healthcare team.  Successful completion of this activity requires that participants turn in all evaluation materials for attended sessions. 

General Information
Registration fee includes admission to all sessions, conference syllabus, meals and refreshments, and access to exhibits, as well as materials for continuing education certification. A Concurrent Session Schedule, based on your registration form selections, will be in the packet you receive during on-site conference registration. Register early to ensure placement in the sessions of your first choice. Registrations are confirmed via email.

All registrations must be accompanied by a check payable to MPO and postmarked on or before November 1, 2020. A refund, minus a $30 processing fee, will be given if notice of cancellation is received on or before November 1, 2020; cancellations after this date and no-shows will not be refunded. Substitutions are welcome; please notify the conference coordinator at the earliest opportunity: Registrations after November 1, 2020 will be accepted as space allows and assessed a $20 late fee. 

As meeting room temperatures vary throughout the day, we recommend you dress in layers for your comfort.  Only registered conference attendees are eligible to attend conference sessions, meals and activities. In consideration of conference participants, we ask that children not attend any conference sessions or activities. While we sympathize with last minute schedule changes, conference attendees bringing children will be asked to leave and will be refunded their conference registration fee minus a $30 processing fee. 

Special Needs
MPO wants to make sure no one is excluded because of the need for special dietary considerations, auxiliary aids or services. Please indicate special need(s) on your registration form.

Contact Hour / Continuing Education Information
Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurses - This educational offering is designed to meet MN Board of Nursing requirements for up to [TBD] contact hours. Physicians - This educational offering is designed to meet educational requirements for up to [TBD] CEUs.

Evaluations and continuing education certificates will be completed online via the MPO website. Attendance certificates will not be distributed at the conference. 

Planning Considerations & Disclosure Policy 
Content considerations and the selection of speakers are the responsibility of the Planning Committee. Speakers will disclose to attendees the nature of any significant financial relationships they have with the commercial firms providing financial support as well as the manufacturers of products and/or the providers of services discussed in their presentations. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices mentioned in their presentations are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

Questions or Concerns?
Contact Bonnie or 320-290-4909

Join the Planning Committee

Would you like to help plan future MPO Fall Conferences? Do you have ideas, contacts, speaker suggestions, etc. that you would like to share? All are welcome. Please contact Bonnie Hansen at 320-290-4909 or if you are interested in attending the planning session or have ideas for us to work from.

Past Conference Offerings

Looking for past conference information or brochures? Learn More

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