Fifth Annual Conference: April 7-8, 2016
Read a Summary of FPQC 2016 here.
Fourth Annual Conference: April 23-24, 2015
Read the summary of FPQC 2015 here.
Third Annual Conference: April 3 - 4, 2014
Read the summary of FPQC 2014 here.
Second Annual Conference: March 2013
Overview, Materials and Presentations
We at the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative were extremely pleased with the turnout for our Second Annual Conference in March. In fact, participation from our stakeholders increased by almost 40% over last year's Conference. What a remarkable sign that Florida's perinatal practitioners and proponents are supporting our initiatives to improve the health outcomes of mothers and babies through evidence-based practices!
For those who were unable to attend, we received tremendous feedback from attendees on the presentations by our nationally esteemed speakers. Topics included detailed information on The Joint Commission's new required perinatal core measures, California's QI protocol for antenatal steroids in women threatening preterm delivery, methods to sustain a state perinatal quality collaborative, Ohio's best practices for progesterone to prevent preterm birth in singleton pregnancies and strategies for implementing exclusive breast milk feeding at maternity facilities. In addition to our own update and panel on the FPQC's current neonatal catheter associated bloodstream infection (NCABSI) initiative, we offered attendees break-out sessions (peer-to-peer discussions) on critical topics - such as neonatal abstinence syndrome and early elective deliveries - so they could share their specific facility's experiences and systems. Finally, more than twenty hospitals and organizations shared posters on their individual obstetric and neonatal QI initiatives taking place.
Attendees came from all over the state and from multiple disciplines and professions so the Conference served as an outstanding platform for peer networking. Due to the Conference's success, we already are starting to plan next year's Conference and hope to deliver the same high-quality learning and networking environment.
For the taped presentation on "Antenatal Steroids" by Jeffrey B. Gould, MD, MPH, California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative, please click here.
For the taped presentation on "Statewide Progesterone Project" by Jay D. Iams, MD, Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, please click here.
For the taped presentation on "Sustainable Perinatal Quality Collaboratives: Opportunities and Challenges" by Jeffrey B. Gould, MD, MPH, California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative, please click here.