Maternal Child Conference

Third Annual Northern Illinois Perinatal, Neonatal and Pediatric Conference

Presented by the NW Illinois Regional Perinatal Center at Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue

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Event Drawing!
Best. Getaway. Ever.
Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
Package valued at $1,000 (Includes room accommodation and spa credit).



Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue, formerly Rockford Memorial Hospital, is proud to bring you the Third Annual Northern Illinois Perinatal, Neonatal and Pediatric Nursing Conference. We invite all of our Women and Children’s colleagues to enjoy reviewing current trends, best practices, and the latest evidence in our field. This will be an exciting opportunity to network with other organizations and update your knowledge base with the most current research findings. The data, information and evidence obtained can be shared with your home institutions and co-workers. Please join us for this energizing two-day event!

Linnette Carter, RN-BC, MSN, APN/CNS, NEA-BC
Director of Women and Children’s Services, Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue

Who should plan to attend?
Perinatal nurses, neonatal intensive care nurses, pediatric nurses, case managers, educator/clinical nurse specialists, and social workers.

Monday, April 3, and Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Registration: 7 – 8 am
Conference: 8 am – 4 pm

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
200 S. Bell School Rd., Rockford, IL
(815) 226-2100
A limited number of hotel rooms are available at $89/night. Call to make a reservation.

Price (includes continental breakfast and lunch):
One day: $75
Two days: $120

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Topics Covered

Perinatal: Nitrous Oxide for Labor Pain Management; Hypertension; Keeping Mothers and Babies Safe in the Social Media Era; Obstetric Emergencies; Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Neonatal: Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy; Lab Interpretation; Hemangiomas; Genetics; Infant Feeding Issues; Stressors in Pregnancy

Pediatric: Critical Care Transport; Crohn’s Disease; Palliative Care; Family- Provider Collaboration; Sepsis; Cardiac Defects

General Information: Managing Disruptive Behavior; Positive Psychology

Download the invitation for the schedule of topics and speakers.


Online Registration Only • February 1 – March 31
Registration available at the door with cash or check payment. Single and multi-day registrations may not be shared.

A full refund will be given if cancelled on or before March 17. After that date a $50 processing fee will be assessed. No refunds will be given for no shows or cancellations received after March 30. We will take registrations up until the time of the conference, even at the door.

Nurses: This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) for approval toward contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Funding for this educational offering is made in part through an Illinois Department of Public Health, Perinatal Program Grant.

Quality Improvement
If you would like to display a Quality Improvement poster, please contact Dawn Varacalli at or (815) 971-5286.

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