Oh Baby, Baby!!!!!
Fall MMA Conference
September 21-22, 2013
Downtown Holiday Inn, Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday September 21st
8:30 – 9 Registration
9 – 9:15 Welcome – Kate Mazzara, CPM, President of MMA
9:15 – 10:15 Michigan Newborn Screening; finding babies with rare but serious disorders that require early treatment – Lois Turbett, MS, RN Newborn Screening Nurse Consultant
10:15 – 11:15 Newborn Hearing Screening. Approximately 150 hearing impaired newborns are identified annually by newborn hearing screening in Michigan – Nan Asher,M.L.S., Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
11:15 -12:00 Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease Using Pulse Oximetry- Keri Urquhart, RN, BSN Critical Congenital Heart Disease Newborn Screening Nurse Educator
12:00 -1:00 Lunch, provided. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can order lunch for you. https://www.facebook.com/events/152652654942684/ Or text Wendy Pinter to reserve lunch – 248-425-6782
1:00 – 1:30 General membership meeting
1:30 – 4:30 – A Crash Course in the Expanding World of Prenatal Genetic Testing; An introduction to the role of the genetic counselor in a prenatal setting with an overview of the available prenatal screening and diagnostic options- Lia Zitano, genetic counselor, Spectrum Health
Evening activities: It’s ARTPRIZE time in Grand Rapids. The city is teeming with people on foot. The Art Museum is across the road, and other venues are just a few blocks away. Do a walking tour with a group of friends and enjoy yourselves! Dinner reservations are recommended.
9pm Gather back at the Hotel Conference Room for an honoring of new CPMs in Michigan!
Sunday September 22nd
- 2 class options; 1 for students, 1 for midwives
9 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 12:00 (for Midwives) Complications in the Newborn When to hold them when to fold them; a round table discussion
9:30 – 3:45 (for Students) From head to toe and points in-between- How to do a thorough newborn Exam with Amanda Topping
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch, provided. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can order lunch for you. https://www.facebook.com/events/152652654942684/ Or text Wendy Pinter to reserve lunch – 248-425-6782
1:00 – 1:30 Yoga with Amanda Topping, CPM and yoga instructor extraordinaire
1:30 – 3:45 The ABC’s of Tongue Issues and Infant Feedings- Alice Christensen,BSN, IBCLC
Conference fee for members is $150 for both days, including lunch. Non member fee is $175 and member student fee is $125.
1 Day pricing: Midwives: $80 including lunch, Students: $65 including lunch
MMA conferences are open to anyone who has interests in the sessions — not just for midwives and students!