Workshops | ACNM 66th Annual Meeting & Exhibition


Workshops require a separate fee. You may add a Workshop during the Annual Meeting registration process. Already registered? Click here to add a workshop.

Workshops are subject to change.

4-Hour Workshops

Saturday, May 22, 10:00 AM 2:00 PM ET
Digital and Manual Rotation of the Persistent Occiput Posterior Fetus
Elizabeth Arnold-Leahy
Workshop Clinical 3.5 CEs

Persistent occiput posterior (POP) of the fetus remains a significant factor in labor with implications for intrapartum management outcomes. Midwives are familiar with interventions such as position changes and Rebozo to address persistent OP in early labor; however, many midwives remain uncomfortable with the techniques of digital and manual rotation in the second stage. This workshop will review current evidence and management protocols of POP in the second stage. Case studies will be used to facilitate discussion on appropriate implementation of this valuable intervention. The workshop will also include demonstration and discussion of digital and manual rotation of the persistent OP fetus.

6-Hour Workshops

Saturday, May 22, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM ET
The Midwife as Surgical First Assistant
Nicole Olshanski
Workshop Clinical – 12 CEs

The Midwife as Surgical First Assistant is an expanded practice area for the CNM and CM. The midwife who serves as first assistant in surgery, functions as a perinatal and birth professional in the perioperative setting. The workshop’s focus is on applying current evidence so midwives can participate and provide continuity of care for clients during a cesarean section. In this course, you will learn core knowledge and skills needed to perform as the surgical first assistant for cesarean, at a novice level. This course is designed specifically for midwives and addresses promotion of vaginal birth, shared decision-making and informed consent, and functioning as an active member of the perioperative team. Attendees learn how to perform immediate pre-op preparation of the client for surgery, and during surgery provide optimal surgical exposure, participate in tissue dissection, ensure hemostasis, perform or facilitate wound closure, and perform other intraoperative functions to assist the surgeon in carrying out a safe operation that optimizes outcomes. 

Following the workshop, each participant is responsible to set up mentored experience at their clinical setting to gain competency in the skills needed to function efficiently, effectively, and with greater confidence as a member of the perioperative maternity care team.

8-Hour Workshops

Friday, May 21, 10:00 AM 6:00 PM ET & Saturday, May 22, 10:00 AM 6:00 PM ET
Midwifery Certification Exam Prep: Two Day Approach
Cara Busenhart, Melissa Stec
Workshop Academic Education

This session provides a comprehensive overview of the midwifery certification board examination. The session is divided into six sections and offers content and case-based questions for review as well as access to educators and clinical experts to assist in their preparation. Student are encouraged to explore their personal learning preferences and establish a plan for preparation for the board examination.

Saturday, May 22, 10:00 AM 6:00 PM ET
Holistic Resistance: Breaking Down Barriers
Porsha Beed, Aaron Johnson, Dylan, Jennie Pearl
Workshop Racism and Health Disparities 4.0 CEs (Two four-hour sessions)

Creating spaces that are supportive for patients and staff of Color is a critical and ongoing struggle in the medical field. There are current and historical traumas for People of Color that impact every medical visit and birth, and can have lasting impacts on their own and their children’s health. There is substantial evidence of the lower quality, often biased medical care that People of Color have access to, including while pregnant and birthing. In addition, medical facilities wanting to practice anti-racism have largely relied on healthcare workers of Color, adding to their workload in ways that white workers do not experience.

As somatic research has shown us, we integrate learning through the body. These workshops dive into these topics in a held container that encourages embodiment, slowing down, and meeting participants regardless of how much exposure they’ve had to this work. Holistic Resistance workshops are based in relationships, where we have deep connective conversations and intentionally do not use shame or blame to educate people. We will delve into the power of questions and real-life scenarios to deepen your analysis of anti-racism in your BODY, not just your mind.

These two four-hour workshops offer one step towards understanding and undoing racism. We aim to cultivate an environment in which attendees feel empowered to build connections and continue this work beyond these sessions.

All are welcome to attend, knowing that this is a space where both white people and people of color are invited to “un-edit” their process around race and racism as much as possible. Part of the workshop may include affinity groups so that both groups can process separately.

Dismantling Racism and Encouraging Innovation in Midwifery Education
Morning Session: Kim Dau, Jennifer Braddock, Ana Delgado, Eva Goodfriend-Reaño, Rebekah Kaplan, Kara Myers
Afternoon Session: Judy Lazarus, Erin Morelli, Amy Nacht, and Round Table presenters
Workshop Academic Education 6.5 CEs

The ACNM Clinical and Academic Educators Committee invites you to join us for an exciting day! During the morning session, we will offer attendees a chance to experience an antiracism training for preceptors and faculty. Our afternoon session will include a session on innovative ways to bring an antiracist lens to your midwifery classroom.  Our day will conclude with our highly popular roundtables bringing inspiration and sharing innovative teaching/precepting approaches.

OB/GYN Ultrasound Hands On Workshop
Julie Gaston, Sabrina Speer
Workshop Clinical 12 CEs

The one-day workshop will consist of lecture, immediately followed by a live interactive scanning demonstration. We will have staff available to answer your questions on demand. The day will include image orientation, machine knobology, basic first trimester scanning including CRL measurements, m-mode, gestational sac evaluation, ovaries, and anomalies. We will also include the third trimester scan and review fetal lie, viability, placenta, amniotic fluid assessment, biometry to include estimated fetal weight percentile, and the biophysical profile. Space is limited. You will receive a total of 12 CME credits for this workshop, which is the required amount to sit for the ARDMS Midwifery Ultrasound Exam.

Learn more about the Ultrasound Workshop