Maternal Child Health Conference

Maternal Child Health Conference
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - Thursday, August 27, 2020

This is a virtual conference.

This program is designed to educate health care providers on various issues that impact the care delivered to the neonatal, pediatric and maternal population and to advance the quality of care provided by physicians, nurses, and other health care providers in the region.

Designed For

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Certified Nurse Midwives, Fellows, Residents, Students and Other Interested Healthcare Providers

Jointly Provided By

CHI Health Perinatal Care
Creighton University Office of Continuing Education


  • Describe the elements of Eat, Sleep, Console for assessment and management of the newborn experiencing neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Identify the benefits of Eat, Sleep, Console for the newborn and his/her family
  • Summarize the findings from the randomized controlled trial of the effects of 3D-printed models and 3D ultrasonography on maternal-fetal attachment    
  • Recognize physcosocial needs of NICU parents
  • Analyze the long-term mental health and developmental implications for families experiencing a traumatic birth and NICU stay
  • Identify specific strategies to overcome mental health barriers in the NICU
  • Discuss ideas to improve communication between NICU staff and parents
  • Explore the impact screen time and social media exposure have on pediatric brain development
  • Identify strategies for minimizing screen time and social media exposure in the vulnerable pediatric population
  • Recognize the importance of sepsis in pregnancy and the relationship of how it contributes to maternal morbidity and mortality
  • Identify critical signs and symptoms of sepsis in pregnancy and evidenced based management in treating the diagnosis of sepsis.
  • Distinguish the difference in symptoms of sepsis in pregnant population vs. non-pregnant population.
  • Discuss the effect COVID-19 has on pregnancy
  • Outline safe patient care and infection control practices as they relate to COVID-19 and the mother/baby dyad
  • Describe the role of the interventional radiologist and common procedures they perform
  • Discuss specific interventions performed by an interventional radiologist in the event of a postpartum hemorrhage


7:50 a.m.

8 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Lisa Strasheim, MBA, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC
Division Director - Women’s Service Line • CHI Health

8:15 a.m.
The Impact of Social Media and Screen Time on Childhood Development

Phil Boucher, MD, FAAP
Pediatrician • Lincoln Pediatric Group

9:15 a.m.
ESCaping the Finnegan Score: A New Approach to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Nick Townley, MD
Neonatologist • CHI Health CUMC-Bergan

Liz Thurber, APRN-NNP
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner • CHI Health CUMC-Bergan

10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
Sepsis in Pregnancy

Meaghan Shanahan, MD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist • CHI Health CUMC-Bergan

11:30 a.m.
Lunch Break

12 p.m.
COVID-19 Effects on the Pregnant Mother and Safe Care of the Mother/Baby Dyad

Michael Barsoom, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine • CHI Health CUMC-Bergan

Mariah Gesink
Infection Prevention • CHI Health Lakeside

1 p.m.
The Role of Interventional Radiology in Complications of Pregnancy

Quinton Kelly, MD
Radiologist • CHI Health CUMC-Bergan

2 p.m.

2:15 p.m.
Trauma Informed Care of NICU Parents

Tracy Pella
Co-Founder & President • Connected Forever

3:15 p.m.
3D Printing in Pregnancy: A Song of 3D Printing and Bonding

John Coté, MD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist • CHI Health CUMC-Bergan

4:15 p.m.

Education Credit

Category 1
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse CE
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 7.25 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) and CHI Health.  Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All faculty participating in this activity are expected to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest or other relationship he/she has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation.


CHI Health Employee: $50
Non-CHI Health Employee: $60

Registrants will receive an email a week prior to the conference with information on how to access the live conference via Zoom. Please contact the Creighton University Office of Continuing Education with any questions at CMedEd [at] creighton [dot] edu or 402-280-1830.

Refund Policy

Continuing education and professional development courses may be cancelled by the attendee in writing up to 7 days before the course begins for a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. No refund will be given 7 days prior to the course. Some courses are not eligible for a refund; these exceptions are noted in specific course descriptions. If a course is cancelled by the University for non-weather related issues, the student will be notified and a full refund will be processed. In the event of a weather related closure, the course will be rescheduled.

Omaha, NE 68178
United States