2017 Virginia AWHONN Section Conference

Only the Best: Nursing Care that Women and Newborns Deserve

March 24 and 25, 2017 

Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center
3225 Gallows Road
Fairfax, VA 22031

7.5 CEUs pending

Registration Limited to 175







Registration for ATTENDEES is open using this link

Registration for EXHIBITORS is also open using this link

Group rate available at the Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park


The Conference Hotel is the Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park for the astonishing rate of $89/NIGHT

Room block only available until 3/2/17 so reserve early! 


Extend your stay!  Rate available from 3/21/2017 to 3/29/2017 if booked by 3/2/2017


Have you been to Northern Virginia and DC lately? Bring the family and Stay the Weekend ! Check out what is happening at https://washington.org/find-dc-listings/dc-events http://www.fxva.com/events/ http://www.capitalregionusa.org/events



Member Full Conference: $150.00


Member Friday only- $75.00


Member Saturday only- $100.00


Non-Member Full Conference - $200.00


Non-Member Friday - $90.00


Non-Member Saturday - $175.00


Student (Undergrad, Prelicensure, Full Time Only)- $50.00


Registration: use this link


Do you have an interesting research study, Quality or Evidence-Based Practice Project, Innovative Program or Case Study that you would like to share in a poster? Please consider submitting an abstract for review! Submit Abstracts by e-mail HERE - if the new e-mail link does not function for you, send you submission by e-mail to: eak41762@gmail.com




Friday Evening 3/24/2017


1730 – 2100:  Registration and Posters 


1830 – 1930:  Meet and greet!


1930 – 2100:  Pizza and a Movie

The Dark Side of the Full Moon

A movie about maternal mental health, followed by a discussion facilitated by Adrienne Griffin from Postpartum Support Virginia


Saturday 3/25/2017


0700 – 1700:  Registration/CEU Desk


0700 – 0800:  Exhibits, Posters, Breakfast


0800 – 0815:  Welcome Jessica Fenton, Section Leader, Virginia AWHONN


0815 – 0945:   Ginny Beeson, BSN, MSN, NEA-BC

Moving Beyond Workplace Soap Operas to a Culture of Accountability


0945 – 1015: Break/Exhibits/ Posters


1015 – 1115: Breakouts

A – Breastfeeding Issues and Updates

B – Neonatal Collapse

C – Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery


1115 – 1215 Breakouts II

A – Medical Disease in the Perinatal Period

B – Newborn Safety – More than Safe Sleep!

C – Palliative Care in Women’s Health


1215 – 1245: Lunch/Business Meeting 


1245 – 1330: Who’s in Your Neighborhood?

Virginia AWHONN Leadership


1330 – 1430: AWHONN Leading the Way

Emily Drake, PhD, RN National President of AWHONN


1430 – 1500:  Break/Exhibits/Posters


1500 – 1630: The Opioid Crisis Is In Our Own Backyard

A Discussion with a Panel of Community Experts


1630 – 1645:  Closing Remarks Jessica Fenton




We are asking attendees to help with our community service project by supporting the women at Demeter House, which provides substance abuse and mental health treatment for adult (18+) women, including those who are pregnant or raising a young child.  They are in need of journals (for writing in), adult coloring books and art supplies like markers, gel pens, colored pencils, and paper.

Thanks for thinking of them!