Promoting the Health of Women and Newborns


2018 Oregon AWHONN
Fall Conference

Keynote Speakers


Dr. Helen Hurst is Associate Professor, LGMC/BORSF Endowed Professor in Nursing, and Graduate Coordinator at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. An accomplished speaker, author and nurse expert, she is currently a 2016-2017 Fellow in the Leadership in Academic Nursing Program with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Dr. Hurst has 25 years of experience in high/low-risk antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care. A member of the editorial advisory board for Nursing for Women’s Health and Healthy Mom and Baby, she serves on multiple AWHONN committees including the National Expert Panel for the Empowering Women to Seek Needed Care project, served two terms as Louisiana Section Chair, is AWHONN State Nurse Leader for the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health Project, and represented AWHONN as a panelist on a national ANA webinar on Zika virus.

Cheryl Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA

Dr. Cheryl Roth has been a nurse for 38 years and has worked in all areas of women’s health. She is currently working as the Nurse Practitioner in a Level III High Risk Obstetrics unit is Scottsdale, AZ. Her duties include clinical oversight of the Antepartum High Risk Unit, responsibility for all nursing research projects on her units, and assistance with education. As Coordinator of the CCC (Coordinated Care Program for Complex Moms and Babies), she manages an innovative program to support patients with high risk diagnoses during pregnancy, delivery, and throughout the postpartum stay.

Sunday, September 30 - Pre-Conference

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12:00 - 13:30
13:00 - 13:15
Welcome and Introduction
13:15 - 14:15
Human Factors Contributing to Nursing Errors
14:15 - 15:15
Leadership Through Mentoring
15:45 - 16:45
TeamSTEPPS for a Culture of Collaboration
 17:00 - 19:00
Networking Event and Vendor Fair

Networking Event and Vendor Fair
Sunday, September 30, 17:00 - 19:00
Long House

Join your colleagues for an evening of fun and socializing. Relax. Meet with our vendors in an informal environment. Enjoy drinks and appetizers as you meet fellow nurses from Oregon and other areas. This is a great opportunity to make new connections and reconnect with old friends.

Monday, October 1

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07:00 - 08:00
Registration / Breakfast
08:00 - 08:15
Welcome and Opening Remarks / Introduction to Family Promise
08:15 - 09:30
It's Not Your Mother's Weed! Marijuana/Opioid Use in Pregnancy
09:30 - 10:30
Interventional Radiology for Postpartum Hemorrhage: Case Studies
10:30 - 10:50
Vendor Fair
10:50 - 11:00
Poster Introductions
 11:00 - 12:15
Female Sexuality Through the Lifespan
12:15 - 13:15
Lunch / Vendor Fair
13:30 - 15:30
Breakout Sessions (See Below)
15:40 - 16:45
Transgender Health: Pregnancy and Beyond
16:45 - 17:00
Announcements / Door Prizes

Breakout Sessions

Obstetrics Sessions
NICU Sessions
13:30 - 14:30
Supporting Unmedicated Birth
Is Family Support a Burden?
14:30 - 15:30
Quantitative Blood Loss: Implementing & Sustaining Practice Change
Case Studies on Transfers from Community Hospitals

Tuesday, October 2

Tuesday is Red Heart Day. Show your support for The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign and wear red today. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer. But there’s a leadership role just waiting for women like you to pounce on: Leading the charge to end this deadly foe once and for all. So, what do you say? Are you ready to jump in and join the fight? We hope so. Because together, we can put an end to heart disease. Women, it’s time to Go Red.

07:00 - 08:00
Registration / Breakfast
08:00 - 08:15
Opening Remarks
08:15 - 09:30
Newborn TEDDY Talks: Short Talks About All Things Newborn
09:30 - 10:45
Fetal Ultrasound: What Are We Looking For? What Can We See?
10:45 - 11:00
Break / Vendor Fair
11:00 - 12:00
Maternal Mortality & AWHONN's Post-Birth Warning Signs and Save Your Life Checklist
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch / Vendor Fair
13:00 - 14:00
Alphabet Soup: IUGR / SGA / LGA / AGA / VLBW / LBW / ET / EPT
14:00 - 15:30
"Swamping": Surviving Feeling "Swamped" at Work
by Cheryl Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA
15:30 - 16:00
Conference Wrap-Up / Prizes

NCC Codes

Oregon AWHONN will offer suggestions on how to apply Oregon AWHONN Fall Conference CEs to the NCC Certifications. These are suggestions only and have not been verified with NCC. Each individual submitting CEs to NCC is responsible for ensuring the CE meets criteria set forth by NCC.


Keith Balderston, MD


Women's Care Obstetrics and Gynecology

Helen Hurst, DNP, RNC-OB, APRN-CNM

Associate Professor / Graduate Coordinator

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Sara Mosher, RN, BSN, MHA

Clinical Nurse Manager of Population Health

St. Charles Health System

Michael Pfister, MD, RVT

Interventional Radiologist

Interventional and Vascular Consultants Northwest and Legacy Health System

Cheryl Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA

2018 President-Elect, AWOHNN Board of Directors

Nurse Practitioner, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center

Pat Scheans, DNP, NNP-BC

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Legacy Health System

Lishiana Shaffer, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine

* Schedule is subject to change.