Brochure -

Non-Profit Organization
Billings, Montana
Permit No. 1018
2015 Montana
Annual Conference
Target Audience
We welcome physicians, nurses, APRNs, social workers,
occupational and physical therapists, certified midwives,
respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals
that care for the expectant family, newborns and those
involved in early childhood development.
Scott Roberts, BS, MD, MS, FACOG
Medical Director High Risk Unit,
Parkland Health & Hospital Systems
•Discuss how medical practice in Neonatal Intensive
Robert Marks, MD
Chief of Staff, Madison Valley Medical Center
Care Units has changed over the years
•Understand the origins of asepsis
•Describe the advantages of not allowing elective
deliveries before 39 weeks
•Identify the ways that having occupational
and physical therapists in NICUs provide more
comprehensive care for the infants
7.5 nursing contact hours will be awarded for
successful completion of this activity.
HIV infections
•Identify interventions that improve
neonatal outcomes
•Identifying and treating depression in the
period around pregnancy
2015 Montana
Perinatal Association
Annual Conference
April 23-25
Johanna Thompson, MOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist, Billings Clinic
•Identify the benefits of yoga and breathwork for
•Describe the current practice in TORCH and
P.O. Box 37000
Billings, MT 59107-7000
Sharli Kiner
Yoga Instructor and Owner, Limber Tree Yoga
Studio and Limber Tree Yoga Studio and Spa
Continuing Education Units
pregnancy and childbirth
Chico Hot Springs
Pray, Montana
J. Patrick Sauer, MD
Pediatrics, Billings Clinic
•Discuss the tests NICUs routinely do and why
they are done
April 23-25, 2015
James Alexander, MD
Director of the Family Birth Center, Billings Clinic
Billings Clinic is an approved provider of continuing
nursing education by the Montana Nurses’
Association, an accredited approver of continuing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Handouts will be available to download from the
MPA website approximately two weeks prior to the
start of the conference at
2015 Montana Perinatal Association Conference
Registration, Fee
and Accommodations
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and early
registration is recommended.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
4:30 to 5:30 pm
Executive Board meeting
7:30 to 8:30 am
6 to 8 pm
Leadership gathering
8:30 to 8:45 am
8:45 to 9:45 am
ID Updates
Scott Roberts, BS, MD, MS, FACOG
9:45 to 10:30 am
Preterm Delivery: Antepartum
Interventions that Improve
Neonatal Outcomes
James Alexander, MD
10:30 to 10:45 am
10:45 to 11:30 am
Finding Joy in Pregnancy:
Identifying and Treating
Depression in the Period
Around Pregnancy
Robert Marks, MD
11:30 am to Noon
Closing Statements/Evaluations
Mark Kaneta, MD / All
Friday, April 24, 2015
7 to 8 am
8 to 8:15 am
Mark Kaneta, MD
8:15 to 9 am
NICU’s Illustrious History
J. Patrick Sauer, MD
9 to 10 am
History of Surgical Asepsis
Scott Roberts, BS, MD, MS, FACOG
10 to 10:15 am
10:15 to 11 am
Delivery at 39 Weeks:
Why the Focus?
James Alexander, MD
11 to 11:45 am
Use of OT in NICU/
Special Care Nursery
Johanna Thompson, MDT, OTR/L
11:45 am to 1:30 pm Lunch and Business Meeting
All invited
1:30 to 2:15 pm
Why We Do What We Do
J. Patrick Sauer, MD
2:15 to 3:15 pm
The Benefits of Yoga and
Breathwork for Pregnancy
and Childbirth
Sharli Kiner
3:15 to 3:30 pm
Closing Announcements
Registration is encouraged
online at
Registration fee includes all conference materials,
breakfast both days, lunch on Friday, plus one year
membership to MPA.
Registration Fee
Conference with membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125.00
If paying by check – make checks payable to:
Montana Perinatal Association
Mail registration and payment to:
Dawn Howard, NICU Manager
Billings Clinic
2800 10th Ave. N., Billings, MT 59107
Registration Deadline is April 13, 2015
Cancellation Policy
The registration fee, less $25 administrative fee,
will be refunded for cancellations received before
April 13, 2015. Please call (406) 761-3307 or
(406) 657-4853 for all cancellations.
The conference will be held at Chico Hot Springs in
Pray, Montana. A block of rooms is reserved until
March 23. Please mention Montana Perinatal
Association Conference when making reservations.
Call (406) 333-4933 for room or dinner reservations.
Reservations are required for dinner in the Chico Hot
Springs Restaurant.
Registration Form
2015 Montana Perinatal Association Conference
April 23-25, 2015
Please print (complete all information)
Credentials and Title
Please complete this info to pay by credit card:
Name on Card
Card #
Type of Card
Exp. Date
Verification # (3 digit)
Total Registration charge $
Conference Questions
Please contact Dawn Howard at (406) 435-4865 or
[email protected]