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Tina Welke, MSW, LISCW and Elizabeth LaRusso, MD present on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) during our 2019 Opening Keynote.

Tina Welke, MSW, LISCW and Elizabeth LaRusso, MD present on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) during our 2019 Opening Keynote.

Thank you for attending!

MPO's 45th Annual Fall Conference
September 19-20, 2019

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Dr N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

2019 Schedule of Events

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 September 10, 2019. A refund, minus a $30 processing fee, will be given if notice of cancellation is received on or before September 10, 2019; cancellations after this date and no-shows will not be refunded. Substitutions are welcome. Registrations after September 10, 2019 will be 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 12.2 contact hours (7.8 hours on Thursday, 4.4 hours on Friday). Physicians - This educational offering is designed to meet educational requirements for up to 10 CEUs.

Evaluations and continuing education certificates will be completed online via the MPO website. Continuing education 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 the 2020 MPO Fall Conference? Do you have ideas, contacts, speaker suggestions, etc. that you would like to share? All are welcome. The next Planning Committee meeting is November 26th from 11:00-1:00pm at MHealth, Wilf Conference Room #1, 2450 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis MN 55454. Those unable to attend in-person are welcome to utilize via web/teleconference. MPO Planning Committee members pay a reduced conference fee. 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.

Thank you Conference Sponsors and Vendors!

Premiere Level Sponsor
Minnesota Department of Health - Maternal Child Health Section co-sponsoring Friday's Breakfast

Platinum Level Sponsors
Amma Parenting Center co-sponsoring Thursday's Breakfast
Children's Minnesota
sponsoring Thursday's Lunch
Mead Johnson

Prolacta Bioscience sponsoring  Friday's Breakfast
Star Legacy Foundation co-sponsoring Thursday's Breakfast

Gold Level Sponsors
Samsung Healthcare co-sponsoring Thursday's AM Break
St Cloud Hospital sponsoring Friday's Break
UCare sponsoring Thursday's PM Break
University of Minnesota Health co-sponsoring Thursday's AM Break 

Silver Level Sponsors
Abbott Nutrition
Alexion Pharmaceuticals
CAREstream America
Chiesi USA
Connect Medical
Draeger Medical
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
GE Healthcare
Gerber Products - Nestle USA
Johnson & Johnson
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Medela, LLC

Molnlyke Health Care
Neb Doctors of Minnesota
Pediatric Home Service

TLC Medical, LLC


Bronze Vendors
Gideon's International
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition 
Minnesota Department of Health - Perinatal HepB Program
Minnesota Perinatal Physicians / Midwest Fetal Care Center
Proof Alliance

Artisan Vendors
Christine's Traveling Boutique
Healing Stones
MamaBebe LLC

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