Conference Schedule

Please join us for this year’s Annual Meeting and Conference at Oconee Fall Line Technical College in Dublin, GA, October 23-24, 2017


Day One: October 23, 2017
12:00PM Registration
12:30PM Welcome & Lunch
1:00PM Keynote Address
Commissioner Frank Berry, Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH)
1:30PM Break – Visit Vendors and Exhibits
1:45PM Session A
Maternal Mental Health: The Basics and Beyond (this workshop runs until 4:00PM) – Session A
Marketing Safe Sleep for Infants: Recommendations from Physicians and Public Health Professionals – Session A
2:45PM Break – Visit Vendors and Exhibits
3:00PM HMHB Committee Meetings
3:45PM Break – Visit Vendors and Exhibits
4:00PM Session B
Addressing Opioid Addiction in Mothers and Infants in Georgia: Reducing Stigma and Pathways to Recovery – Session B
Prenatal Education with Diverse Populations – Session B
Why Not WIC? – Session B
5:00PM Break
6:00PM Carolyn Wetzel Award Ceremony & Reception
Join us at the Dublin Carnegie for drinks and hors d’oeuvres as we celebrate a great advocate for maternal and infant health and the legacy of Carolyn Wetzel. Attendance is included in your Conference registration.
Sponsored by:


Day Two: October 24, 2017
8:30AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00AM Welcome
9:30AM Morning Keynote Address
Margaret Turner – Heart of Georgia Healthy Start
10:00AM Break – Visit Vendors and Exhibits
10:15AM Session C
Healthy Lifestyle Interventions in Early and Late Pregnancy: Aiming to Impact Childhood Obesity – Session C
Infant Mortality Strategic Planning in Georgia: An Overview of the Regional Planning Process – Session C
Advocacy Training: Promoting Policies to Improve Maternal & Infant Health – Session C
11:15AM Break – Visit Vendors and Exhibits
11:30AM HMHB Voting & Business
12:30PM Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Charles Johnson – The Maternal Mortality Crisis and How We Plan to End It!
1:30PM Break – Visit Vendors and Exhibits
1:45PM Session D
Recent Findings from the Georgia Maternal Mortality Review Committee – Session D
Donor Milk, Milk Banks and the Informal Milk Sharing Economy – Session D
Evidence Informed Practice for MCH Professionals: Improving Each Family’s Experience in a Culture of Caring – Session D
3:15PM Break – Visit Vendors and Exhibits
3:30PM Session E
Evaluating Workplace Lactation Policies: A Program Evaluation Review & Toolkit + Understanding Policies Affecting Pregnancy and Families in the Workplace – Session E
Preventing Unintended Pregnancies: Strategies That Work – Session E
Incentives, Benefits and Coverage: The 4 CMOs Talk Programs for Pregnant Participants Enrolled in Medicaid – Session E
5:00PM Raffle Prizes and Announcements
5:30PM Closing and Thank You

Thank you to our Partner, Heart of Georgia Healthy Start!

And Thank you to our Sponsors & Exhibitors!