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Schedule of Events
Note: schedule is preliminary, and is subject to change.

Thursday, October 5

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Advocacy 101: Introduction to Government and Advocacy
Presented by Eileen DiFrisco, RN, MA, IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE; Alice Turner, LCCE; Molly Giammarco, MPP

All attendees must attend this pre-summit webinar on the basics of government and advocacy.

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Monday, October 23

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Interactive Teaching Skills Pre-Summit Learning Lab: Increasing Advocacy Skills for Your Students
Presented by Sharon Muza, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE

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(separate registration required)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Speed Networking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch On Your Own
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Opening Keynote Presentation: The Promise and Perils of Consumerism in Maternal Health
Presented by Neel Shah, MD, MPP, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at the Ariadne Labs for Health Systems Innovation

Learn how women currently perceive quality care, and what appears to drive their choices related to healthcare, including the role of social media and machine learning in influencing consumer choices. This session also explores why third-party stakeholders, including large employers and payers, are taking a new interest in pregnancy, and walks through the outcome of a 20,000 person trial of mothers to explore whether consumerism can work in maternal health.

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2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Lamaze Annual Membership Meeting

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

General Session: Importance of Advocacy
Presented by Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PHD, FACNM, President, March for Moms Association, and Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations, Baby+Co

Explore key policy issues that affect prenatal care and childbirth outcomes.

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Hill Day Orientation
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Hill Day Interactive Role Play
7:30 pm Dine Arounds

Tuesday, October 24

7:00 am - 7:45 am Breakfast and Final Hill Day Prep
8:00 am Bus Departs for Capitol Hill
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Capitol Hill Meetings and Lunch on Own
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Closing Reception and Hill Day Recap

With guest speaker Katie Sellers, DrPH, CPH, Senior Vice President for Science and Strategy, March of Dimes Foundation