2019 Annual Meeting

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Poster Session and Abstracts Details

The deadline for Posters and Abstracts has been extended to February 1, 2019. Please contact Brenda Barker with questions.

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Annual Meeting Speakers

Neel Shah, MD, MPP, FACOG

Dr. Shah is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Harvard’s Ariadne Labs.

As an obstetrician-gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Dr. Shah cares for patients at critical life moments that range from childbirth to primary care to surgery. As a scientist and social entrepreneur, he is a globally recognized expert in designing, testing, and spreading solutions that improve healthcare.

Dr. Shah is listed among the “40 smartest people in health care” by the Becker’s Hospital Review, and has been profiled by the New York Times, CNN, and other outlets. He is senior author of the book Understanding Value-Based Healthcare (McGraw-Hill), which Don Berwick has called “an instant classic” and Atul Gawande called “a masterful primer for all clinicians.” Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, Dr. Shah founded Costs of Care, a global NGO that curates insights from clinicians to help delivery systems provide better care. In 2017, Dr. Shah co-founded the March for Moms Association, a coalition of 20 leading organizations, to increase public and private investment in the well being of mothers. 

Charles Johnson

Entrepreneur, advocate for change and philanthropist…Charles is a graduate of Florida A& M University.  He is a native of Atlanta who has spent his entire career being an entrepreneur in many different areas, such as governmental contracts, global sourcing and jointly being a small business owner with his wife, Kira.  He is a strong advocate of supporting our youth and in turn has played a vital role in organizations like Boys Speak Out, Inc.; a nonprofit that focuses on tutoring, mentoring and advocating being a role model while making a difference in our youth’s lives.

After the sudden passing of his wife Kira due to complications following a routine scheduled C-section, Charles has dedicated his life mission to launching the 4Kira4Moms Foundation. A nonprofit committed to reducing the maternal mortality rate and raising awareness about the maternal death crisis in the United States where we have over 1200 women die annually. Currently, 4Kira4Moms is working closely with congressional legislators to create legislation to mandate healthcare policies nationwide that will protect mothers and babies.  In addition, we are working with other organizations, like Moms Rising, to bring voice to preventable deaths in childbirth and pregnancies.

Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Dr. Debra Bingham has over 30 years’ experience in Maternal Child Health Nursing, a master’s degree in perinatal nursing from Columbia University, and a doctorate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. 

Debra has expertise in Quality Improvement (QI), health care safety, and implementation science. Her focus is on how to improve front-line clinician’s quality improvement implementation effectiveness.  Dr. Bingham was the first Executive Director of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative where she helped form the collaborative and the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review (CA-PAMR) committee, co-authored the Obstetric Hemorrhage Toolkit and the Elimination of Elective Deliveries Prior to 39 Weeks Toolkit, and launched the first CA-Obstetric Hemorrhage Multi-Hospital Collaborative. Debra was the Vice President of Research, Education, and Practice for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) where she led the development and launch of the Postpartum Hemorrhage Project, the Women’s Health and Perinatal Nursing Care Quality Measures, the Maternal Fetal Triage Index, and the #POSTBIRTH Warning Signs program.  Debra was the Vice-Chair and Chair of the Council in Patient Safety in Women’s Healthcare (a volunteer organization comprised of representatives from 17 professional organizations). 

Currently Dr. Bingham is an Associate Professor of Healthcare Quality and Safety at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and is also a perinatal consultant and the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (www.perinatalQI.org). 

Tia Hubbard, MD, FAAP

Eustratia “Tia” Hubbard, MD, FAAP is a board-certified pediatrician, newborn hospitalist and associate clinical professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Hubbard earned her medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency also at UC San Diego. After a one-year fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics with Dr. Martin Stein, she joined the Newborn Medicine team in 2002. During her DBP fellowship, she discovered her love for newborn care and assisting new parents on their transition to parenthood. As a newborn hospitalist in an academic setting, Dr. Hubbard provides comprehensive newborn care incorporating current evidence and guidelines, while concurrently educating various levels of trainees, including neonatology fellows, pediatric and family medicine residents, and medical students.

Dr. Hubbard’s areas of interest are: newborn behavior and communication; the impact of family dynamics, maternal mental health and cultural diversity in newborn care provision; infant soothing and swaddling; breastmilk feeding; care and nutrition of late preterm infants; transition to parenthood; and management of hypoglycemia in newborns. Dr. Hubbard’s research interests include quality improvement, prevention of newborn readmission, and care of the late preterm infant. She oversees the program for Critical Congenital Heart Defect Screening for UC San Diego Health and has initiated updates to the hospital policy on management of hypoglycemia in neonates in an effort to reduce the need for formula supplementation and NICU admission.

Ann Borders, MD, MSc, MPH

Dr. Borders joined the NorthShore University Health System Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Evanston Hospital in 2012 and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Borders received an MSc degree in health policy from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and an MD from Harvard Medical School in 1999. She completed a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship and a NRSA Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Services Research at Northwestern University in 2006. In 2007, she completed an MPH degree at Northwestern University. She is the Executive Director and Obstetric Lead for the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative, a collaborative of over 100 birthing hospitals focused on improving outcomes for mothers and newborns. She is a member of the ACOG Committee on Obstetric Practice. She also serves on the National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Executive Committee.

Beth Shelton, LMSW, PD, PMH-C

Beth has worked with moms since 2013.  A Master’s level Social Worker and Postpartum Doula (CAPPA), Ms. Shelton specializes in Perinatal Mental Health.  She is the Lead Therapist with Apple Seeds, Inc in Memphis, TN serving families experiencing Perinatal Mood Disorders, Pregnancy and Infant loss, Traumatic Birth, and Infertility.  In addition to individual therapy, Ms. Shelton facilitates a Traumatic Birth Support Group and other support groups.  She served for seven years as an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Memphis School of Social Work and continues to provide internships to Social Work students completing their master’s degrees.  Ms. Shelton is a frequent presenter in the community and has presented on various topics concerning Perinatal Mental Health including Breastfeeding and Mood Disorders.  She also presents frequently on Birth Trauma.  She is the mother of three, raises chickens, enjoys storytelling and baking tiramisu cheesecakes.