The purpose of this one-day conference is to provide an up-to-date, evidence-based care learning experience for all healthcare workers who care for mothers and infants. The conference will focus on the care continuum from the ambulatory prenatal setting, to inpatient obstetrics, to the postpartum setting as well as the well-newborn nursery and the intensive care nursery.



7:30 am – 7:55 am Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibit Hall Open
7:55 am – 8:00 am Welcome/Housekeeping Introductions
8:00 am – 9:00 am Topic: Medical InductionsSpeaker TBD
9:00 am – 10:00 am Topic: Defects/Trisomies/Comfort CareSpeaker TBD
10:00 am – 10:20 am Break and Exhibit Hall Open
10:20 am – 11:20 am Topic: Neonatal Airway– Dr. Noah Hillman
11:20 am – 12:05 am Research in Nursing– Jade Burgess/Sharon McLain
12:05 am – 12:55 pm Lunch (On Site) and Exhibit Hall Open
12:55 pm – 1:55 pm Topic: Maternal Risk ReductionSpeaker TBD
1:55 pm-2:55 pm Pediatric Risk Reduction – Dr. Kelly Wright
2:55 pm – 3:10 pm Break and Exhibit Hall Open
3:10 pm – 4:10 pm “Blue Ain’t Your Color”– Dr. Laura Cerny
4:10 pm – 4:55 pm Issues in Newborn Skin Care – Kelsey Southard, NP
4:55 pm – 5:10 pm Evaluations and Adjourn


We reserve the right to substitute speakers and topics in case of emergency or cancellation. Information presented during this conference represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth.  Presenters are responsible for obtaining all copyright permissions. 

No sponsorship or commercial support has been received for this activity. No Off Label medications or medical devices will be discussed.

By attending this educational activity participants should be able to integrate some or all of the objectives as listed. 

In an effort to reduce costs to participants, no handouts or notes pages will be provided at the conference. Participants may choose to download presentations to their personal electronic devices or print for their own use. As presentations become available, they will be posted here.

Check this tab when the conference date approaches to download notes pages.

CoxHealth Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation


Credit is being planned for nurses and respiratory therapists.


Check back soon for more information.

Invited Faculty


Jade Burgess, RN-BC, MSN

Med-Surg Educator



Dr. Laura Cerny


CoxHealth Newborn Medicine


Dr. Noah Hillman, MD


SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital


Sharon McLain, BSN, RNC-OB

Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery



Kelsey Southard

Nurse Practitioner, Newborn Medicine



Dr. Kelly Wright, MD, FAAP

Northside Pediatrics



Rebecca Brown, RNC-OB, BSN

Assistant Nurse Manger

Labor and Delivery



Julia Dill, RNC-MNN

Staff Nurse

Women and Newborn Care Unit


Maggie Dyke, RN

Staff Nurse

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


Amy Jackson, RN

Maternal Child Educator

CoxHealth Education Services


Ashley Larkin, RNC-OB, BSN

Nurse Manager

CoxHealth Education Center


Jennifer McCroskey, MSN, RN

Enterprise Educator

CoxHealth Education Center


Ruth McShane, RN-OB, BSN

Staff Nurse

CoxHealth Labor and Delivery


Carol Schriver, RNC-OB

Staff Nurse

CoxHealth Women and Newborn Care Unit


Andrea Sleeth, RN, BSN

Staff Nurse

CoxHealth Labor and Delivery Unit


Sunny Sprague RNC-NIC, BS, RN

Staff Nurse

CoxHealth Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


Melanie Totten, RNC-OB, BSN

Maternal Child Educator

CoxHealth Educational Services



DoubleTree Hotel

2431 N. Glenstone Ave.

Springfield, MO 65803


*Please ask for the CoxHealth rate when booking.

Cancellations received in writing to by October 3, 2019 will be entitled to a full refund. After this time, a $25 processing fee will be withheld.  No refunds will be made the day of the conference.  No shows will be charged the full conference fee.

In the event the Education Center cancels or reschedules a course, participants are entitled to a full refund or the participant may transfer registration to the next scheduled activity.

CoxHealth is not responsible for travel, hotel, booking fees, or other cancellation fees for registrants when an activity is cancelled.

All refunds must be received in writing via email or by calling the Education Center.