Maternal Child Conference

Fourth Annual Northern Illinois Perinatal, Neonatal and Pediatric Conference

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Receive up to 12 nursing contact hours for $140!


Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue is proud to bring you the Fourth Annual Northern Illinois Perinatal, Neonatal and Pediatric Nursing Conference. We invite all of our Women’s 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
System Director of Women’s and Children’s Services, Mercyhealth

Who should plan to attend?
Perinatal nurses, Pediatric nurses, Neonatal intensive care nurses.

Monday, April 9, and Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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 $99/night. Call to make a reservation.

Price (includes continental breakfast and lunch):
One day: $80
Two days: $140

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Topics Covered

  • Perinatal: Drug Dependency in Pregnancy; Preterm Labor; FHM-OB Documentation; Uterine Activity as a Critical Element of EFM; Amniotic Fluid Embolus
  • Neonatal: Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse; Neonatal Head Ultrasounds; Respiratory Care Strategies for Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Neonatal Skin Care
  • Pediatric: Compassion Fatigue; Ingestions; Implantable Cardiac Devices; Pacemakers; Antimicrobial Stewardship; Pediatric Trauma; Sickle Cell Crisis
  • And more!

Download the invitation for the schedule of topics and speakers.


Online Registration Only • February 1 – March 30
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 16. 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.

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.

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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