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. Dublin Carnegie, Downtown, 311 Academy Ave, Dublin, GA 31021.
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!