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MPO's 45th Annual Fall Conference

will be held
September 19-20, 2019
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Dr N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

2019 Save the Date flyer

Keep reading for just a few of our great sessions. Additional details will be posted as they become available - please check back! 

Plenary III
Plenary III

Workplace Violence
with Shelly A. Frank, BA, NRA & BCA Certifications

Workplace violence in the healthcare profession is a critical problem that unfortunately has been significantly under reported. Understanding the scope of the problem is the first step in equipping healthcare professionals to take personal responsibility for their own safety and the safety of their patients.  This session will provide insight into the nature of workplace violence, develop an understanding of situational awareness that can be implemented across a variety of settings, and introduce tangible methods to begin changing these trends.

Concurrent Session A2
Concurrent Session A2

Milk Banking and Donor Milk in Minnesota
by Pamela Heggie, MD, IBCLC, FAAP, FABM

Human milk provides optimal nutrition for infants, improves health outcomes, and reduces health care costs. While mother’s own milk is preferred, some women have a low milk supply and despite their best efforts, cannot meet their baby’s milk requirements. When supplementation is medically needed because of maternal low milk supply, pasteurized human donor milk from a certified Milk Bank can be used to bridge the gap. This presentation will review Milk Banking in Minnesota-highlighting the newly developed and HMBANA certified MN Milk Bank for Babies.

Concurrent Session D1
Concurrent Session D1

Hypertension in Pregnancy
by Elizabeth Baldwin, MD, Masters of Clinical Research

Hypertensive disorders are a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States.  This session will describe recent changes in diagnosis and management of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.

Plenary Session IV
Plenary Session IV

Care for the Domestic Assault/Strangulation Patient and the Role of the Healthcare Professional
Kristi J Jarvis, BS, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Accurate screening and identification of domestic violence and strangulation in the healthcare setting is crucial to assisting patients with understanding their options for reporting to law enforcement, seeking legal assistance, their risk if they return to that situation, and thorough medical evaluation particularly for sequelae from strangulation as well as complications related to pregnancy and/or TBI.

Room Reservations
Room Reservations

Ready to book your room? Why wait? :)

A block of rooms is available until Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Click here for our personalized online reservation center. If you prefer to book by phone, you may call the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest (877.303.1681 or 763.536.8300) to speak to a customer service representative. Be sure to mention you are a Minnesota Perinatal Organization Conference participant. 

Room rates are $139.00/night (plus tax) for up to two people. More than two people may result in additional charges; contact the hotel for additional information. Check in: 4:00pm - Check out: 11:00am.

Thank you to our 2019 Conference Sponsors!

Gold Level

  • St Cloud Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Health

Silver Level

  • Chiesi USA
  • Pediatric Home Service

Artisan Level

  • Christine's Traveling Boutique

*Additional sponsors will be added as they sign up. 


Past Conference Offerings

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2016 Minnesota Perinatal Organization

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