Speakers announced for 39th Perinatal Conference
Sioux City, IA - St. Luke’s will host its 39th annual Perinatal Conference on Wednesday, January 23 from 8 am to 4:15 pm at the conference’s new location, the Hilton Garden Inn, in Sioux City. The conference offers continuing education credit for physicians and nurses from across the region who provide prenatal and perinatal care to mothers, newborns and their families.
This year’s conference will highlight current topics and controversies in perinatal-neonatal care including the top 10 obstetrical issues in Iowa, controversial issues in the management and care of late pre-term babies, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) and uterine rupture, umbilical cord clamping and milking, ethical dilemmas in neonatology and palliative care in the perinatal and neonatal setting.
Conference speakers include Stephen K. Hunter, MD, PhD, Professor and Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City; Jeffrey L. Segar, MD, Director of the Division of Neonatology at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City; Al D. Fleming, MD, FACOG, Medical Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Sioux City; Melissa N. Holtz, MD, Siouxland Obstetrics and Gynecology PC in Sioux City; Janet Dutcher, DNP, RN, NNP-BC, Manager of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls; and John W. Sparks, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Continuing education credit is available for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. Cost of the conference is $89 before January 16 and $99 after January 16, 2012.
To register, log on to www.stlukes.org/professional-education or call the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning at (712) 279-8941 or 1-800-352-4660, ext. 8941.
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About St. Luke’s:
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center is part of St. Luke's Health System, an integrated delivery network serving the tri-state Siouxland area. Our focus is - and will always be - patient-centered care to improve the health of the people of Siouxland. With 1,200 employees and nearly 85,000 patients cared for annually, St. Luke’s is an anchor of support for the Siouxland community.
St. Luke's offers full-service healthcare with a range of inpatient and outpatient services, specialty and family healthcare clinics, and healthcare screenings and community benefit programs. St. Luke's is also planning for the future of healthcare through its affiliation with St. Luke’s College. With a strong focus on safety and quality, St. Luke’s has built a long-standing reputation of improving lives through advanced treatment and health education.
For more information, visit www.stlukes.org.