Invite from GPA Board President Dr. Dan Eller:

Mark your calendars and plan to join maternal-child health providers from across Georgia as plans are being finalized for the 33rd Annual GPA Conference – We hope you will join us!

Explore Dynamic Possibilities to Impact Mothers & Babies in Georgia

Topics and Speakers
  • Pre-conference: Elizabeth O’Brien, LPC, PSI-GA Chapter President, PSI State Coordinator, The Overarching Effects of Perinatal Mental Health: From conception and beyond, we all need to be a part of universal depression/anxiety screening for perinatal women.  Learn why, when, how, then what to do…
  • Invited guest- First Lady, Marty Kemp, co-chair GRACE Commission
  • Sara Lue, Regional Director GBI, Human Trafficking: Challenges for the healthcare provider.
  • Benjamin Mackowiak, MD, FAAP, Neonatologist, Pediatrix Medical Group of GA, Challenging Your Practice and Your Heart- The Limits of Viability
  • Rose Horton, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Director of Women and Infant Services, DeKalb Medical Center, A Model of Care- Exploring Race-Based Disparities in Maternal-Infant Outcomes in Georgia
  • Akinniran A. Abisogun, M.D., FACC, RPV, Cardiologist, SouthCoast Health, Heart Health for Georgia’s Mothers- A Proactive Strategy for Reducing Cardiac Related Maternal Deaths
  • Karen Saltzman, MSM, Executive Director Hope House, The Substance Use Crisis in Georgia-Supporting Mothers to be Successful, Strong, and Substance Free
  • Paul Browne, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine/OB-GYN, Electronic Health Record: Patient Care and Ethical Considerations for Nurses.
  • Rebecca Pierce, MD, Pediatrician, Faculty, AU School of Medicine, Breastmilk- Superfood for Thought: The Impact on Neonatal Risk Reduction
  • Dan Eller, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine,/OB-GYN, Providing Best Practice for Autoimmune Disorders and Pregnancy.
  • Benjamin Mackowiak, MD, FAAP, Neonatologist, Pediatrix Medical Group of GA, Neonatal Encephalopathy, Your Role in Prevention and Care
  • Michelle Nelson, PhD, RN, MS, FNP-BC, State President UAPRN, Be a Part of Making Health Happen, Why Advanced Practice Providers Can Fill the Gap in Care.
  • GA DPH-MCH Division, GA Maternal Mortality/Morbidity Group, GapQC, Hey Georgia, What is being done to move the needle on maternal-infant health outcomes?

Stay tuned: More Dynamic topics and speaker information to follow!

About GPA

The Georgia Perinatal Association (GPA). Georgia Perinatal Association (GPA) is a 501c3,
multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the promotion of improved pregnancy and infant outcomes throughout Georgia. Its members are committed to excellence in care gained through high level provider education, health advocacy information and collaboration with like-minded partners.  GPA is the GA state chapter of the National Perinatal Association. This meeting provides valuable opportunities for interaction and exchange between perinatal professionals and industry organizations whose common mission is to improve outcomes through the delivery of high-quality, evidenced-based care. WHO Code. GPA strives to adhere to the WHO code of marketing of breast milk substitutes.

Hotel Information

St. Simons Island is one of Georgia’s Golden Isles, lying midway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida. The islands are a popular resort playground, offering a mix of natural beauty, rich history and quaint charm, coupled with the allure of inviting year-round weather.   The King and Prince offers guests a complete resort experience, including oceanfront dining at ECHO, beachfront activities to horseback riding, tennis, biking and fishing. A variety of tours are available that provide samplings of the area’s history and culture, whether by foot, bike, trolley or boat.

The King & Prince Beach and Golf resort
201 Arnold Road
St Simons, GA 31522

Accommodations. Ocean Front Rooms at $167 per night;  Partial Ocean View Rooms at $157 per night; Resort View Rooms at $146 per night;  Standard Room at $135 per night. To book a room, call 800-342-0212 and mention the Georgia Perinatal Association. To get this rate, rooms must be booked by Friday, August 24, 2019.

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