Speakers announced for the 43rd Annual Perinatal Conference

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s will host the 43rd Annual Perinatal Conference on Wednesday, May 24, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at St. Luke’s Institute for Health Education Auditorium at the hospital in Sioux City. The conference offers continuing education credit for physicians, mid-levels, nurses and other health care professionals from across the region who provide prenatal and perinatal care to mothers and newborns.

This year’s conference will highlight a number of important prenatal and perinatal topics including preterm premature rupture of membranes; precision neonatal medicine; pregnancy and childbirth-related pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence; strategies for effective management of chorioamnionitis; and an update on guidelines for reducing SIDS and other sleep related infant deaths.

Conference faculty include Alfred D. Fleming, MD, FACOG, Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s, Sioux City; Luca Brunelli, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Clinical Service Chief, Neonatology, University of Nebraska and Children’s Hospital, Omaha; Hannah Dewald, MD, Obstetrician, Siouxland Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sioux City; Erik P. Bergeland, Attorney, Jack D. Hilmes, Attorney and Elaine K. Kerr, RN, Nurse Litigation Support, Finley Law Firm, PC, Des Moines; Patty Keeley, BS-HDFS, Executive Director, Iowa SIDS Foundation, Ankeny and Kevin Benson, MD, MS, FACOG, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Sanford Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic, Sioux Falls.

Continuing education credit will be awarded for nurses and CME and AAFP credit is pending for physicians and mid-level providers. The cost of the conference is $89 and $99 after May 17, 2017. The registration fee covers conference materials, recording of continuing education credit, luncheon, and refreshments. There will be numerous exhibitor booths on display offering door prizes and giveaways. Click here to register. For further assistance, call the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning at (712) 279-8941 or 1-800-352-4660, ext. 8941, or email naomi.holtz@unitypoint.org.