Workshops | ACNM 66th Annual Meeting & Exhibition


Workshops require a separate fee. You may add a Workshop during the Annual Meeting registration process.

Half-Day Workshops (4 Hours)

8:00 AM 4:00 PM
Basic Suturing Workshop for Midwives: Perineal Repair Updates
Donna Barisich, Victoria Burslem, Rebecca Fay, Jeneen Lomax, Amy Palmer, Eileen Thrower
Workshop Clinical 3.5 CEs, .25 RxCEs

This is a hands-on workshop designed for new graduates or seasoned CNMs/CMs needing to brush up on suturing skills. During the workshop, maintenance of privacy, perineal anatomy, indications for perineal repair, administration of local anesthesia, repair of 1st and 2nd-degree perineal lacerations, and post-repair assessment will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Skills to be taught and practiced include one-handed knot tying, instrument tie, repair of second-degree perineal laceration/episiotomy, and first-degree labial laceration utilizing the most recent evidence.

Digital and Manual Rotation of the Persistent Occiput Posterior Fetus
Jessica Ellis, Christina Elmore, Kelly McBroom
Workshop Clinical 3.5 CEs

Persistent fetal presentation of occiput posterior (persistent OP) has been increasing in prevalence in recent years, with significant implications for intrapartum management. 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 second stage. This workshop will review current evidence and proposed guidelines for the management of persistent OP in the second stage. Case studies will be used to facilitate discussion on appropriate implementation of this valuable intervention. The workshop will also include simulated practice of digital and manual rotation of the persistent OP fetus.

PCSS “Half and Half” Medication Assisted Treatment Waiver Training
Amanda Risser
Workshop Clinical 4.5 CEs, 3.0 RxCEs

This training will assist providers to increase their knowledge of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), and their skill in safe and effective prescribing of opioid medications and medication-assisted treatments (MAT) for pregnant and postpartum patients with OUD. It is a great foundational course for providers who plan to train and apply for a DATA Waiver to prescribe buprenorphine or for those who simply wish to increase their knowledge base about SUD and MAT.

In accordance with the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, eligible Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) (NP/CNM/CNS/CRNA) must complete 24 hours of specialized training to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder. APRNs sign up for and attend a 4-hour training taught by a clinical expert (this training). Once completed, participants receive the second half of the course – a 4-hour online self-study portion. This option fulfills the first 8 hours out of the 24 hour requirement. The additional 16 hours are completed through an online course provided by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and grants 13.0 pharmacology hours. At the end of the course, participants are required to pass an exam with a 75% or higher before applying for their waiver.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. (, AAAP is the DATA 2000 sponsor for this training

Perinatal Exercise–A Hands-On Workshop for Midwives: How to Help Women Stay Fit During Pregnancy, Push More Effectively During Second Stage, and Speed Postpartum Recovery
Kathleen Donahoe
Workshop Academic Education 3.5 CEs

Participants in this workshop will be given practical, hands-on knowledge of how to use exercise in their clinical practice to transform the perinatal period for pregnant people. A deep dive into the newest ACOG guidelines will be taught alongside specific exercises that can be quickly shared in a clinical setting. The session will also teach Coordinated Pushing, an exercise-based approach to efficient pushing that can be included in prenatal care and curriculum. Finally, we will share new evidence from a nation-wide survey revealing that antenatal exercise is associated with increased enjoyment of movement during pregnancy and into postpartum, and a significantly increased likelihood that they will meet physical activity recommendations postpartum.

The PATH Framework: A Collaborative Approach to Supporting Client-Centered Reproductive Values and Goals
Adena Bargad, Patty Cason, Joely Pritzker, Liz Romer
Workshop Clinical 3.5 CEs, .25 RxCEs

The PATH framework, a series of open-ended questions appropriate for any client population, is designed to shift how we approach reproductive health questions and counseling. The efficient PATH framework ensures all clients, regardless of any provider biases or assumptions, sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation, age, parity, race or ethnicity are directly asked about their reproductive goals or intentions. Using PATH supports our moving away from an inherently biased, crisis mode demanding we take responsibility for resolving all unintended pregnancies, to an approach that helps us move toward reproductive justice for all by giving clients the space to express their autonomous reproductive goals and preferences.

This workshop presents the PATH framework which begins with the questions: Do you think you might like to have (more) children at some point?; and when appropriate: When do you think that might be? and How important is it to you to prevent pregnancy (until then?). The questions are designed to facilitate active listening on the part of the provider with scaffolding from client centered counseling skills and evidenced based patient education techniques. Participants are invited to examine personal biases, practice the PATH questions, and develop effective counseling skills and efficient tools aligned with a client-centered, shared-decision making approach.

Full Day Workshops (8 Hours)

Dismantling Racism and Encouraging Innovation in Midwifery Education
Kim Dau, Judy Lazarus, Erin Morelli, Amy Nacht
Workshop Academic Education 6.5 CEs

The ACNM Clinical and Academic Educators Committee invites you to join us for an exciting day! Highlights of our day include: an antiracism training for preceptors and faculty and a presentation on bringing an antiracist lens to your midwifery classroom. Our day will continue with a sharing circle of innovative teaching/precepting approaches, including adapting to the online environment. We will wrap up with our popular roundtables featuring ingenious and innovative pedagogy from midwifery educators

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