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Perinatal Neonatal Symposium

2016 Perinatal Neonatal Symposium

The 2016 Perinatal Neonatal Symposium is an annual collaboration aimed at discussing emerging issues in perinatal health. Symposium attendees will be exposed to a multidisciplinary group of presenters and colleagues who all share the common goal of improving the health of women and infants within our communities.

The symposium takes place Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at the Novant Health Conference Center on the campus of Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.

Target audience

Obstetricians, gynecologists, pediatricians, family practice providers, midwives, allied health providers, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals interested in the topic

Course directors

Brian Brost, MD; professor and director of fellowship program, department of obstetrics & gynecology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Arnold Grandis, MD, PhD; associate professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine; director of maternal fetal medicine at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center

Jennifer B. Helderman, MD, MS; associate professor of pediatrics, Wake Forest School of Medicine; medical director, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit

C. Tinisha Lambeth, DNP, RN, NNP-BC; neonatal quality improvement coordinator, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center and Wake Forest School of Medicine/ Brenner Children’s Hospital

Ann Smith, MSN, RN, NNP-BC; director of Women’s Health, Novant Health Maya Angelou Women’s Health & Wellness Center, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center

Cherrie Welch, MD, MPH; associate professor of pediatrics, Wake Forest School of Medicine; medical director, Brenner Children’s Hospital Nurseries

John Wimmer, MD; medical director, neonatal intensive care, Women’s Hospital and Alamance Regional Medical Center, Cone Health

Registration information

Registration Deadline: Nov. 17, 2016

Pricing for the symposium registration
Registration Category Price
Physician $150
NP/PA/RRT/Residents/Fellows $75
RN/RRT $50

Learning objectives

  • Define the maternal and neonatal implications and potential therapies related to maternal opioid use.
  • Describe legal issues surrounding perinatal substance abuse.
  • Evaluate innovations in neonatal palliative care.
  • Examine potential risks and outcomes related to obesity in pregnancy including management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
  • Analyze the ethical and legal implications related to periviable births.

Accreditation & CME information

Novant Health is the continuing medical education (CME) provider for this activity.

Accreditation statement

Novant Health is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit designation statement

Novant Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity.

Policy on faculty and sponsor disclosure

Novant Health adheres to NCMS standards regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, will be made known at the activity.


The North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) will accept CMEs that are issued to nurses to meet the Continuing Competence requirements. If audited, the nurse would need to show a copy of certification showing the CME and hours issued. The nurse does not need to get prior approval to take CMEs.