Schedule At A Glance

ACNM requires full vaccination to participate in this event. Masks for this event are recommended, but not required.

Monday, November 14, 2022

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM Networking Breakfast
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM    Welcome
Katrina Holland, ACNM CEO
8:30 AM – 9:15 AMKey Actions for Addressing Maternal Mortality And Morbidity and Improving Maternal Health
Speaker: Hannah Katch (she/her)
Senior Advisor, Office of the Administrator Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
U.S. Department of Health of Human Services
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM“Fireside Chat” on the status of Maternity Care Policy in Congress
Speakers: Founding Co-Chairs of the House Maternity Care Caucus
The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and The Honorable Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-WA)
Moderated by ACNM CEO Katrina Holland
10:00 AM – 10:15 AMWellness Break
10:15 AM – 11:00 AMThe Future of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus in Congress
Speaker: Jack DiMatteo (He/Him), Senior Legislative Assistant for Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PMMedicaid and Maternal Health: A National Crisis and Call to Action*
Speaker: Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN, Founding Executive Director, Institute for Medicaid Innovation
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMNetworking Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM     Panel Discussion: How to Leverage use of Midwifery Research Studies and Data to Influence Maternal Health Policy at the State and Federal Level*
Speakers: Lynette Hamlin, PhD, RN, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Lauren K. Hall, PhD, Professor and Chair, Political Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio, JD (she/her/ella)
Vice President for Health Justice National Partnership for Women and Families
2:00 PM – 2:45 PMRealizing Reproductive Justice: Real talk about challenges and policy solutions through an intersectional lens*
Speakers: Nikia Grayson, DNP, MPH, CNM, FNP-C, Chief Clinical Officer, CHOICES, Memphis Center for Reproductive Health
Amy Alspaugh, PhD, CNM, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Suzanne Wertman, MSN, CNM, FACNM, State Government Affairs Consultant, A.C.N.M
2:45 PM – 3:00 PMWellness Break
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Motivating Messaging for Midwives*
Speakers: Erin Sing, DNP, CNM, FACNM, Chair, ACNM State Government Affairs Committee, President, Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse-Midwives
Emily McGahey, DM, MSN, CNM, FACNM
, State Legislative Co-Chair, Pennsylvania Affiliate of A.C.N.M
Julie Blumenfeld, DNP, CNM, IBCLC, FACNM (she/her), Program Director, Nurse Midwifery and Dual Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery, Clinical Assistant Professor, Advanced Practice Division, School of Nursing
Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences (RBHS) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Who are We? Policy Implications of How we talk about Midwifery*
Speakers: Marian Seliquini, MS, CM (she/her)
Karen Kelly, CM (she/her), President, Virginia Affiliate of ACNM

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

A.C.N.M Hill Day

7:30 AM – 8:00 AMContinental Networking Breakfast
Grab and Go
8:00 AM – 9:00 AMCapitol Hill Update (Midterm Postmortem) & Hill Day Training
Speakers: Patrick Cooney, President, The Federal Group
Amy Kohl, ACNM Government Affairs
9:30 AM – 3:30 PMHill Meetings

*CE credit Awarded for this session

*Medicaid and Maternal Health: A National Crisis and Call to Action: 1 CE
*How to Leverage use of Midwifery Research Studies and Data…: 1 CE
*Realizing Reproductive Justice…: 0.75 CE
*Motivating Messaging for Midwives: 0.75 CE
*Who are We? Policy Implications of How we talk about Midwifery: 0.75 CE