Ohio Midwifery Forward Event
February 23RD – 25th, 2024
HILTON GARDEN INN FINDLAY
1050 Interstate Drive
Findlay, Ohio 45840
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This year’s theme: Moving Forward with Power, Purpose, and Passion!
Welcome to Ohio Midwifery Forward 2024!
A weekend of Moving Forward with Power, Purpose, and Passion!
Welcome to The 2024 Midwifery Forward presented by the ACNM Ohio Affiliate!
We are so glad you are here.
Over the next 3 days, we have prepared an event that is dedicated to supporting your power, purpose and passion so you can..
- Reignite your midwifery spirit
- Recharge your battery
- Reconnect with fellow midwives
- Learn practice updates
- Obtain continuing education credit
During this conference, you will have the opportunity to learn from and reconnect with Midwives, Nurse Practitioners and Women’s Health Professionals from many of our leading Ohio healthcare organizations.
We hope you enjoy the continuing education, including content on pharmacology and Ohio law, as well as the opportunity to network, laugh and reconnect with friends and colleagues.
The 2024 Ohio Affiliate Forward Planning Committee
Meeting Your Needs
Please nourish your body with food and feed your soul with rest. Pause as you need to do so. Should you require any additional snacks or beverages during your stay, please contact the front desk for the available dining options.
Check-In & Check-Out
Check-in for your hotel room begins at 3 PM. Check-out is at 12PM. Please inquire at the front desk for early check-in or late check-out, if desired.
Staying on Schedule
The Planning Committee kindly asks that you are respectful of your fellow attendees so as to create an exceptional experience for all. Be in your seat at the start of each session to ensure that we start and end on time without disruption. Please see the schedule on the following pages for more details on the content and speakers.
Please silence cell phones and pagers when we are in session to avoid any unnecessary disruptions.
WIFI access is available to you during your stay. Please see a Forward Planning Committee member if you have any questions.
Chair and table massages will be available from three local LMTs. The cost is $75/hour for table massage located in the hospitality suite or $2/minute for chair massage located in the main conference room. Sign-up with the QR code at the main registration table.
Continuing Education for this event is available.
- Women and Midwives: Laboring On with Power, Purpose and Passion – Barbara Katz Rothman, PhD
- Tea, Biscuits & Better Outcomes: Midwifery Lessons from the United Kingdom – Dr. Jalana Lazar, PhD, APRN-CNM
- Private Practice 101 – Ann Konkoly, MBA, MSN, APRN-CNM
- Pregnancy, Birth & Risk – Barbara Katz Rothman, PhD
- Female Sexual Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Treatment – Dr. Laura Valle, DNP, APRN-CNM, MSCP
- CDC Updates: Avoiding Perils and Pitfalls – Dr. Lucinda Farina, PhD, APRN-CNM, APRN-CNP, FNP
- Top Legal Issues for Ohio APRNs – Jeana Singleton, JD
- Racial & Ethnic Inequities in Gyn Care: From Sims to Present Day – Dr. Kamilah Dixon MD, MA
- Gender Affirming Care for the GYN Provider – Dr. Kale Turner, MD
- Participatory Obstetrical Emergency Simulation: Breech & Shoulder Dystocia – Dr. Lisa Hachey, PhD and Dr. Lucinda Farina, PhD, APRN-CNM, APRN-CNP, FNP
- Pink: Students
- Blue: Junior Midwives
- Black: Senior Midwives
Continuing Education Information
- There are 11 CEUs available for this event
- 1 Category A CEU has been applied for (Ohio Law Requirement)
- Pharmaceutical CEUs have been applied for
Friday, February 23, 2024
10 AM – 12 PM
Simulation: Participatory Obstetrical Emergency Simulation:
Breech and Shoulder Dystocia
Facilitators: Dr. Lisa Hachey PhD and Dr. Lucinda Farina PhD, APRN-CNM, APRN-CNP, FNP
Content Session: Private Practice 101
Speaker: Ann Konkoly, MBA, MSN, APRN-CNM
Topic: Legislative Updates & OAAPN
Speaker: Jalana Lazar, PhD, APRN-CNM, Katie Murphy, APRN-CNM, Michelle Zamudio, APRN-CNM
Break & Room Check-In
Content Session: Top Legal Issues for Ohio APRNs (Category A Ohio Law)
Speaker: Jeana Singleton, JD
Keynote: Women and Midwives Laboring on with Power, Purpose and Passion
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Katz Rothman, PhD
Saturday, February 24, 2024
7 – 8AM
7:30 – 8:30 AM
8:30 – 9:30 AM
Content Session: Midwifery in the UK & Best Practices
Speaker: Jalana Lazar, PhD, APRN-CNM
9:30 – 10:30 AM
Content Session: CDC Updates, Avoiding Perils and Pitfalls
Speaker: Dr. Lucinda Farina, Ph.D, CNM, FNP
10:30 – 11 AM
Visit Our Vendors
11 AM – 12 PM
Content Session: Pregnancy, Birth, and Risk
Speaker: Barbara Katz Rothman, PhD
12 – 1 PM
1 – 2 PM
2 – 3 PM
Content Session: Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Gyn Care: From Sims to Present Day
Speaker: Dr. Kamilah Dixon MD, MA
3 – 4 PM
Visit our Vendors
4 – 5 PM
Content Session: Gender Affirming Care for the Gyn Provider
Speaker: Dr. Kale Turner MD
5 – 6 PM
6 – 8 PM
Mentorship Panel & Dinner
Sunday, February 25, 2024
8 – 9 AM
9 – 10 AM
Content Session: Female Sexual Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Treatment
Speaker: Laura Valle, DNP, APRN-CNM, NCMP
10 – 12 PM
Ohio Affiliate Meeting
Kamilah Dixon, MD, MA
Dr. Kamilah Dixon is an Assistant Professor of Ob-Gyn at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center where she serves as the Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Medical Director of Moms2B. She is committed to ensuring that all have access to the very best care. She is a member of the Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review Committee, and serves as a clinical advisor for the Ohio AIM Maternal Safety Hypertension project in the health equity committee. She completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard University with a degree in Biology. She then went on to teach High School Biology with Teach for America in Washington, DC. She completed her medical training at Georgetown School of Medicine and her residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where she served as administrative chief resident in her final year of training. She has also worked as a medical director of women’s services at a FQHC in Richmond, Texas and an Assistant Professor of Ob-Gyn at University of Illinois in Peoria.
Ann Konkoly, MBA, MSN, APRN-CNM
Ann Konkoly is Ann Konkoly is a Certified Nurse-Midwife, Certified Life & Business Coach and the Founder of Authentic Koaching LLC. Ann helps Nurses live the good life so they can do good work in the world and do well for themselves in her group coaching program and podcast called Nurses Living the Good Life. Ann’s work honors her purpose: To change the world: By Nurses. For Nurses.
Barbara Katz Rothman, PhD
Barbara Katz Rothman is a Professor of Sociology, Public Health, Disability Studies and Women’s Studies at the City University of New York. She is Past President of Sociologists for Women in Society; the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Eastern Sociological Society. She was the Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Distinguished Chair in Health Sciences 2018-2019, and is proud recipient of an award for “Midwifing the Movement” from the Midwives Alliance of North America.
Jeana Singleton, JD
Jeana Singleton has a national healthcare law practice focusing on healthcare operational matters, including state and federal regulatory compliance, healthcare transactions, healthcare policy, public health initiatives, corporate law, and business-legal strategy. Jeana has particular expertise in working with Ohio APRNs. She serves as counsel for both the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses and the Ohio State Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
Laura Valle, DNP, APRN-CNM, NCMP
Laura Valle is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Practice at The Ohio State University and a locum midwife at Pomerene Hospital. She is also the owner practitioner of Willow Women’s Health in Dayton, Ohio, one of three NAMS certified menopause practitioners in the area, specializing in hormones, hormonal therapy, perimenopause and menopause, routine and problem gynecology, sexual health, and trauma informed care.
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