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Successful Virtual Conference Gravidas at Risk

Feb 10, 2021 11:27:28 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

The 38th Annual Gravidas at Risk was held in November 2020 via Live Webinar with almost 150 attendees! The two-day statewide perinatal conference was held for the first time all virtual due to COVID-19. This conference addresses both inpatient and outpatient care and provides current information about clinical issues and strategies important in caring for high-risk pregnant women.
Post evaluations from the conference highlighted the huge success with attendees improving their skills, and gaining new information and ideas.

The information learned is already being incorporated into their daily work. Attendees also enjoyed1586364352-icon-lg attending on webinar stating “It was nice to learn in my own home” and “Having an online option offers more cost efficient availability to attend”.

Gravidas attendees shared that the “Speakers were right on target” and we received so many suggestions on what to cover in the next conference.

SAVE THE DATE for November of 2021 for the 39th Annual Gravidas at Risk Conference, specific date will be coming soon! We will have the conference via live webinar again due to ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.


Here are some recorded lectures from this and other recent conferences that you may have interest in viewing, there is no fee to attend and you can complete at your own pace:

  • COVID-19 In Pregnancy - Over 120 registrations so far for COVID and pregnancy – make sure you check out this topic! This is a very hot topic during 2020, there are so many questions when it comes to how COVID-19 affects pregnancy and how to treat. During this session Dr. Denney will address many of the questions that are being raised about this topic. This affects ALL perinatal care provides in North Carolina, especially now. This lecture covers the most up-to-date information on this topic that there is.
    Discuss the implications of COVID-19 on pregnancy outcomes. This lecture was captured in November, 2020 at the Annual Gravidas at Risk perinatal conference. The faculty member is Jeffrey M. Denney MD, MS, FACOG who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Section for Maternal Fetal Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health. Available Credits: 1.25 Hours Contact Hours / 1.25 Contact Hours from Northwest AHEC.
    View more information and register here!

  • Helping Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Infants with Breastfeeding - In the lactation world this topic is of current interest for many health professionals. Tongue tie and lip tie are both affecting many infants each year, this lecture will answer many of the questions that need to be answered on these topics! Join Dr. Lambert for this pre-recorded lecture to hear updates.
    Recognize the effects of tongue tie and lip tie on the breastfeeding dyad. This lecture was included in the August, 2020 Annual Breastfeeding Forum. The faculty member is Kate D. Lambert, DDS who is a Diplomat of the America Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She works with Drs. Spangler, Rohlfing & Lambert Pediatric Dentistry in Winston-Salem and Kernersville, NC. Available Credits: 1.25 Hours Contact Hours / 1.25 Contact Hours from Northwest AHEC.
    View more information and register here!

  • Check out the 2021 Winter Perinatal Post Newsletter - The Perinatal Post is a biannual online newsletter distributed to perinatal care providers within the Northwest North Carolina area. It is published in winter and summer of each year. Register for this event to access the biannual publication online and to earn 1.0 contact hours of CE credit per year free of charge. (Credit will be available when summer edition is published.) 
    To receive CE credit you will need to read the newsletter articles and successfully pass the post-test when available. There is no fee to register and receive credit. Click here to register!

  • Online Course Basic Steps to Support Breastfeeding - This online course Basic Steps to Support Exclusive Breastfeeding has nearly 600 people completed so far! Join the crowd and sign up for this FREE online self-paced learning course which will review best practice guidelines for breastfeeding the full term healthy infant. Learn from our speaker, Georganna Cogburn, MSHE, RD, LDN, IBCLC, RLC, Region 1 Lactation Trainer. Register HERE


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Tags: Perinatal, Nursing

Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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