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Spring 2023 Summit Overview

Please join us in person for our biannual meeting at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood, MA! The theme of this summit is equity, featuring work from our partners and PNQIN’s new projects on NICU social determinants of health screening and referral and the Massachusetts Maternal Equity Safety Bundle. Free Continuing Education is available.


Quick Details

Date April 12th 2023, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Four Points by Sheraton Norwood


April 12th, 2023
am 8
Registration and Continental Breakfast

am 8:30
Welcoming Remarks & MA Equity Updates

Christin Price, Hafsatou Diop & Viveka Prakash-Zawisza

am 9:10
Care Professionals Need Care Too

Krysta Dancy

am 9:45

am 9:55
Perinatal Quality Collaboratives: How to Make Equity a Priority

Veronica Gillispie-Bell

am 10:35
Using Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Principles to Achieve Health Equity

Christina Davidson

am 11:10
Short Break

am 11:15
Aftershock (2022) Film Discussion Panel

Moderated by Audra Meadows & Ronald Iverson

pm 12:00
Lunch & Networking

pm 12:50
PNQIN Awards Presentation & Dessert

Moderated by Munish Gupta & Ronald Iverson

pm 1:15
Family Engagement & Community Collaboration Panel

Moderated by Nicole Lomerson

pm 2:10-4:10
Afternoon Breakout Tracks

  1. Maternal Equity Projects:
    • 2:10-3:05pm: Equitable Care of Postpartum Hypertension | Christina Yarrington, Kathaleen Barker & Saba Berhie
    • 3:05-3:15pm: Break
    • 3:15-3:30pm: PNQIN Maternal Equity Bundle Toolkit | Anna Kheyfets & Claire Conklin
    • 3:30-3:50pm: Advancing SMM Data Collection in Massachusetts | Audra Meadows & Godwin Osei-Poku
    • 3:50-4:10pm: Smoking, Alcohol, and Prescription Pain Relievers Use during Pregnancy: Findings from the MA Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) | Charline Gene & Sarah Stone
  2. Neonatal Social Determinants of Health & Family Engagement Projects
    • 3:05-3:15pm: Break
  3. Perinatal Opioid Projects
    • 2:10-2:25pm: PNQIN POP Project Updates | Elisha Wachman
    • 2:25-2:55pm: INSPiRE Project Updates | Davida Schiff, Julyvette Vazquez & Latisha Goullaud
    • 2:55-3:10pm: Policy Academy Updates | Kim Shapiro & Ruth Jacobson-Hardy
    • 3:10-3:20pm: Break
    • 3:20-4:10: POP Breakout Sessions:
      1. The Family Care Plan: A Call to Action on Plan of Safe Care Approaches
      2. Updates in Inpatient Management of Pregnant Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
      3. Challenging Cases of Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome: A Panel Discussion

pm 4:20
Closing Remarks

Audra Meadows, Christin Price, Hafsatou Diop & Meg Parker

Get to know our Keynote Speakers

Krysta Dancy Dancy Perinatal Counseling

Krysta Dancy MA, MFT is a holistic licensed trauma therapist with almost 20 years of experience in the fields of psychology, trauma and birth. She is the founder and CEO of Dancy Perinatal Counseling as well as The Birth & Trauma Support Center- a nation-wide organization dedicated to providing trauma-informed training to providers and professionals.

Veronica Gillispie-Bell Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Veronica Gillispie-Bell, MD, MA is a Board-Certified OBGYN and Associate Professor for Ochsner Health in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is also Medical Director of the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative and Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review for the Louisiana Department of Health.

Christina Davidson Texas Children's Hospital

Christina Davidson, MD is a board-certified MFM specialist at Baylor College of Medicine where she is the Vice Chair of Quality, Patient Safety and Health Equity for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also the System Chief Health Equity Officer and the Chief Quality Officer for Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Children’s Hospital.

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