We look forward to the 42nd Annual Gravidas at Risk Conference on November 20-21, 2024 in Hickory, North Carolina


Gravidas at Risk is an annual 2-day statewide perinatal conference designed to address both inpatient and outpatient care.


Highlights from the 41st Annual Perinatal Conference: Gravidas at Risk in Hickory, NC

Northwest AHEC hosted the 41st Annual Gravidas at Risk Conference on November 15-16, 2023 at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, North Carolina. A diverse group of 150 healthcare professionals, including nurses, educators, providers, and care managers, from all corners of the state, came together to participate in the enriching two-day conference.

The conference was invigorated by the presence of numerous nursing students who have a strong passion for perinatal nursing. As attendees immersed themselves in the enlightening presentations, they not only gained a wealth of knowledge but also relished the opportunity to forge new connections with fellow professionals and reunite with familiar faces.

The speakers provided engaging presentations on topics relative to high risk pregnancy such as nutritional needs during pregnancy, management of hypertension, alcohol and substance exposed pregnancies, post-partum depression, and prenatal care for IVF pregnancies. The presenters at the conference showcased their expertise and passion, leaving no doubt as to their knowledge and dedication.

We look forward to the 42nd Annual Gravidas at Risk Conference on November 20-21, 2024 in Hickory, North Carolina.


What Participants had to say:

“Such a pleasure to be with so many people with a similar passion for women’s health and safety!”

“This was a wonderful conference and I’m so glad that it has returned to Hickory.”

“The presentations were very informative and will help me greatly in my practice.”


Check out some of the photos from the event:







Who Should Attend?

View of pregnant woman waiting for prescriptionNurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, social workers, educators and other healthcare professionals who caring for the childbearing family in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Northwest AHEC and Wake Forest Baptist Health provide compassionate education and respectful care for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

For More Information or Assistance

If you have questions about registering for this activity or need auxiliary aids or special services to attend, please contact Lisa Thomas at least five working days before the activity at 336-713-7729 or lisathom@wakehealth.edu.


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