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WHAT OUR NURSE LEADERS

Have To Say!

“For me the biggest takeaway was realizing I was not alone. Everyone in leadership always seemed so together and confident but through multiple sessions I learned everyone felt insecure at some point. Knowing that they had overcome gave me the confidence to continue forward and evolve into a better leader.”

“I have been coming to Synova conferences for 20 years. When I first started to come, I was a really young leader.  I don’t even know if I considered myself a leader and I grew so much as a leader during those years and I have to credit so much of that to the Synova conferences.”

“Sometimes as a leader you have to dig really deep to support your team and I really believe that the NICU Leadership Forum and the mentors I have gained through this community have made me a better leader.   Even though it’s hard right now we have to keep growing together.”

“The forum of people is such a great group that I have gotten to know over the years that gives you an incredible amount of support not just at the conference but all year long.”

Call For Abstracts

Call for Abstracts for the 2023 Perinatal Leadership Forum is closed.

Are you interested in submitting an abstract for a 60 or 20 minute speaking spot, or a poster?

APPLY FOR A

Conference Scholarship

Synova will be granting tuition scholarship for Perinatal nurse leaders to attend the 2024 Perinatal Leadership Forum. Scholarship application deadline is June 7th. Notifications will be sent before July 26th. If accepted, you commit to attend the event.

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2024 PERINATAL LEADERSHIP FORUM

Conference Details

  • Who Should Attend?

    • Perinatal/Labor and Delivery/Mom and Baby Directors, Managers, Supervisors and members of their leadership teams
    • Certified Nurse Midwives
    • Executive Directors of Women’s Services
  • When & Where

    2024 Perinatal Leadership Forum will be held at the Sunseeker Resort, Charlotte Harbor, FL, November 10th – 14th.

  • Program Changes

    Synova reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most up-to-date agenda is online.

  • ACCREDITATION

    The Perinatal Leadership Forum will be awarded contact hours depending on the length of the program through Abbott Nutrition Health Institute. The pre-conferences will be awarded contact hours depending on the length of the program.

  • TRAVEL

    HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

    The 2024 NICU Leadership Forum will be held at the Sunseeker Resort.

    Sunseeker Resort
    5500 Sunseeker Way
    Charlotte Harbor, FL


    At Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor, escape to an endlessly entertaining, totally relaxing waterfront destination where life is so simple — and simply amazing. Stay and play here. Eat and drink here. Meet and greet here. Feel like a pampered guest whether you stay at our hotel or in one of our signature Sunsuites™.

    Conference room rates (resort fee is waived):

    • Standard room: $229
    • One bedroom/one bathroom suite: $259
    • Two bedroom/two bathroom suite: $289
    • Three bedroom/two bathroom suite: $339

    Booking information will be made available soon.

    Reservations must be made by October 26,2024; rooms will be available as space allows. The normal daily resort service charge is complimentary for this event. Should you need to cancel your reservation, please ensure that you do so at least 72 hours prior to arrival to prevent a cancellation fee of one night’s room and tax.


    AIR & GROUND TRANSPORTATION

    RSW Southwest Florida International Airport is the closest airport to the conference center. Super shuttle, rental cars, taxis and Ubers are available.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Leading by Example: Creating a Cohesive Culture

Modeling leadership excellence through behavior is not an easy feat, but an important skill that takes time to develop.  Demonstrating and advancing skills in priority areas such as communication, self-care, focus on quality and equity, will help to cultivate a cohesive culture and will motivate team members to follow suit and find their own path to excellence. While no leader is perfect, it’s the intention and process of striving for better that matters.

At the 2023 Perinatal Leadership Forum, we will:

  • Learn to set boundaries and take better control over our time
  • Find new ways to engage our teams through infusing joy and laughter into everyday work
  • Focus on the future with a goal of creating a safer and more equitable culture
  • Collaborate with other nurse leaders to find solutions to ongoing challenges

PERINATAL LEADERSHIP FORUM

Speaker Lineup

Keynote Speaker

Sasha Shillcutt, MD, MS, Professor and Vice Chair at University of Nebraska Medical Center and Founder of Brave Enough

Brave Boundaries: Radical Strategies to Take Back Your Time

Dr. Shillcutt highlights her recent book, Brave Boundaries, and reviews the importance of having personal and professional boundaries in place to stay well. She explains what boundaries are, how to identify what boundaries are needed in our lives, and how to implement boundaries by communicating them to others.

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Featured Panel

“It’s All My Fault – Lessons in Accountability”

Novant Health – Forsyth Medical Center

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PERINATAL NURSE LEADERSHIP FORUM

Pre-Conference Events

Learn to Operate: Strategies for Perinatal Nurse Leaders to Maximize Unit, Team, and Patient Outcomes (FULL DAY)

Join this engaging pre-conference session focused on the intricate relationship between quality, safety, and Perinatal Core measures. We’ll explore the integration of creative staffing models, showcasing how these strategies directly enhance unit quality and safety. Nurse leaders will also gain valuable insights into measuring data to evaluate the impact of the staffing crisis on patient outcomes. Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into real-world examples, participate in thought-provoking discussions, and find innovative solutions. In this transformative learning experience, you will elevate your understanding of perinatal care and drive positive change in your organization.

Faculty:

Pattie Bondurant, DNP, RN, Consultant, TransForm Healthcare Consulting LLC
Bobbie Smith, MSN, Clinical Manager, Children’s Hospital of Colorado

RATES:

$315 USD

Registration for the 2023 Perinatal Leadership Forum is now closed. 

At a Loss? Supporting Staff during Crisis and Grief on the Unit (HALF DAY PM)

Perinatal loss presents a substantial risk to the well-being of nursing staff and other caregivers, both personally and professionally. It is crucial for healthcare leaders to adopt a dynamic and responsive approach in supporting their staff through the grieving process. By incorporating trauma-informed practices, acknowledging the profound loss, and validating their emotional reactions, leaders can play a vital role in minimizing the trauma experienced by their team members. To facilitate this support, a range of interactive resources such as videos, case scenarios, and facilitated break-out groups will be utilized. These dynamic tools aim to empower healthcare leaders in providing comprehensive assistance to their staff and fostering a healing environment in the perinatal setting.

Faculty:

Catherine Hill, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Senior Director Nursing Education, Research, and Practice, AWHONN
Sarah Copple, MSN, RNC-MNN, C-ONQS, Manager Clinical Program Development, AWHONN

RATES:

$175 USD

Registration for the 2023 Perinatal Leadership Forum is now closed. 

PERINATAL NURSE LEADERSHIP FORUM

Rates

MAIN CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

$799 USD Early Bird Registration (Ending July 26, 2024)

$899 USD Regular Registration

$949 USD Late Registration (After September 27, 2024, if available)

PRE-CONFERENCE

Single Half Day Session: $175 USD

Full Day Sessions: $299 USD (includes lunch)

Registration for the 2023 Perinatal Leadership Forum is now closed. 

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR

Brochure & Agenda

Brochure

Take a look at our Perinatal Leadership Forum brochure for an overview of the 2024 Perinatal Leadership Forum Event.

Agenda

Our agenda is ever expanding. Take a look to see what we’ll be talking about at this year’s event.

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