Ohio Midwifery Forward Event

February 4th – 6th, 2022

Cherry Valley Lodge & Conference Center
2299 Cherry Valley Rd SE,
Newark Ohio 43055


This year’s theme is ‘Refresh, Recharge, Relax and Reconnect’.

Welcome to Ohio Midwifery Forward 2022!

A weekend to Refresh your mind, Recharge your energy, Relax your spirit, and Reconnect with midwives…..

You will leave Restored!


Registration is $225 for Midwives and $125 for Student Midwives

Friday, February 4, 2022

12:00-1:00 p.m. Registration

1:00-2:00 p.m. Session

Topic: Gynecologic Oncology: From Detection to Management, our Role as Women’s Health Providers
Speaker: Sarah Szczepanik, MS, APRN-CNP

2:00-3:00 p.m. Session

Topic: Menstrual Alterations: Does Bias Influence Management? 
Speaker: Deborah Dole, PhD, CNM, FACNM

1:00-3:00 p.m. Session

Topic: Cook Ross: Everyday Bias for Healthcare Professionals
Speaker: Celina Cunanan, MSN, APRN-CNM, FACNM

3:00-3:30 p.m. Break/Exhibits

3:30-4:30 p.m. Session

Topic: There’s an App for That 2.0: App-Based Innovations for Practice
Speaker: Missy Stec, DNP, APRN-CNM, FACNM, FAAN

4:30-6:00 p.m. Happy Hour/Rest

6:00-8:00 p.m. Dinner/Speaker

Topic: Surviving and Thriving in the Crazy World of Nursing
Speaker: Terry Foster, RN, MSN, FAEN, CCRN 


Saturday. February 5, 2022

7:30-8:30 a.m. Exercise

Zumba with Natasha Short, CNM

8:00-9:00 a.m Breakfast

9:00-10:00 a.m. Session

Topic: Healing & Burnout: How They Relate, Why They Matter, & How to Create Space for Healing in Your Life
Speaker: Ann Konkoly, MBS, MSN, APRN-CNM, FACNM

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Chair massage available – $1/minute

10:00-11:00 a.m. Session

Topic: Migraines in Pregnancy
Speaker: Kathleen Moore, DNP, APRN-CNP

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Session

Topic: Maternal Mortality in Ohio
Speakers: Cynthia Shellhaas, MD, MPH & Anna Gibbs Foster, RN, MS

12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch/Exhibits

1:30-2:30 p.m. Session

Topic: Authentically Engaging the Community: A Data-Driven Strategy
Speaker: Meredith Shockley-Smith

2:30-3:30 p.m. Session

Topic: Ohio APRN Law Update 2022
Speaker: Jeana Singleton, JD

3:30-4:15 p.m. Poster Presentation/Break

4:15-5:45 p.m. Session

Topic: The Benefits of Physical Therapy for the Pregnant Patient
Speaker: Emily Finn, PT, DPT

5:45-6:30-Happy Hour/Rest

6:30 p.m. Dinner and Wine

With short talk by Natera

8:00 p.m. Game night

Euchre tournament, board games, corn hole


Sunday, February 6, 2022

7:30-8:30 a.m. Exercise

Zumba with Natasha Short, CNM

8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00-11:00 a.m. National and Regional Rep Report/Affiliate Meeting

ACNM specialty credit has been applied for.

Cherry Valley Lodge & Conference Center

2299 Cherry Valle Road SE
Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 788-1200


February 4-6, 2022


A group of rooms is reserved under the name “Ohio ACNM Forward Conference.”
Please call (740) 788-1200 to make a reservation.
Please make hotel registration by January 5, 2022.
Rooms and special pricing will no longer be available after this date.
Rooms are priced at $109 per night + tax for either a single king bed or 2 king beds.

Continuing Education Credits

ACNM specialty credit has been applied for, nine total hours including Ohio Law.

COVID Precautions

We plan to adhere to current COVID-19 precautions that are recommended by the CDC and Ohio Department of Health at the time of the event. 

Since COVID cases are at an all-time high, the Forward planning committee has developed the following safety protocols:
  • Proof of full vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours is required for attendance. Please let us know if you have trouble finding testing, we are happy to help.
  • Please bring a physical or digital copy of proof of vaccination or negative test to registration.
  • High-quality masks are strongly encouraged throughout the event. We will have some available if you need one.
  • We are working with the venue to have as much space as possible during the event. While Licking County doesn’t require masks at this time, all staff at Cherry Valley that interacts with our group will be wearing a mask.
  • Housekeeping will not be cleaning rooms during your stay unless requested.
  • If you are vaccinated and have the ability to test prior to coming, that would be great!


There is a two-step registration process:

First, send payment via PayPal to: https://paypal.me/OhioACNM

Price: $225 for midwives, $125 for midwifery students

Second, complete the registration form at: https://forms.gle/etJjnCmLTKREgPnE7

Virtual Attendance

If you plan to attend the Ohio Midwifery Forward remotely, please register above and pay the registration fee.  Then, register below with Zoom.

You only need to register once at the link below for all 3 days.

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Purchase Your Ticket

Send Payment via Paypal

First, send payment via paypal to:

Price: $225 for Midwives, $125 for students


Complete Registration Form

Second, complete registration from at: https://forms.gle/etJjnCmLTKREgPnE7