A reader reminded me about this upcoming conference, which will be held in Dallas/Fort Worth from March 27-29. If you register before March 1, you will get a discount on the cost of the conference. From the conference website’s home page:
The Only Conference Bringing Together:
Obstetricians, Pediatricians, Family Physicians, Certified Nurse Midwives, Certified Professional Midwives, Certified Midwives, Nurses, Doulas, Educators, Lactation Professionals, Hospital Administrators, Health Insurers, Regulators, Advocates, Legislators and Insurers to address the major contemporary controversies in childbirth.
The Only Conference that Discusses the Real Issues:Obstetricians stop delivering babiesHospitals close their L&D units
Midwifery schools are unable to fill their slots
Malpractice premiums continue to rise
Patients are losing jobs and health insurance
Number of Medicaid patients will explodeMEANWHILEPatients are seeking more options
The press runs stories on the surge in homebirthPatients are hiring doulas to be advocates
This conference will examine whether it is feasable to continue to deliver babies and under what circumstances.
We will examine, debate and discuss: Evidence, Economics, Perception and Politics.
The Birth Conference Where Real Solutions are Discussed!
A debate and discussion of the issues is half the job. We will also look at various solutions that have been successful, or, could be successful with modifications, or may be possible to implement in the near future. Solutions must work for patient, provider and payor to be viable.This Birth Conference is Neutral Territory!
This birth conference is not produced by any organization beholden to its membership or other group. Many seminars will be debate format or panels with opposing viewpoints. No predetermined outcomes or hidden agendas.
The Conference Where the Speakers are as Diverse as the Audience
Our speakers include: obstetricians, nurse-midwives, family physicians, neonatologists, hospital administrators and executives, nurses, doulas, birth advocates, insurance executives, risk managers, home birth midwives, lawyers, and other disciplines to assure that various viewpoints are fairly represented.
No preaching to the choir!
An ideal setting for intelligent progress!
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