Implementing Perinatal Quality Improvement Conference - Memphis, 3.9.2021
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The Implementing Perinatal Quality Improvement conference is designed to support the learners in drafting context-specific perinatal quality improvement and safety action plans. Join us for a hands on, interactive learning experience! REGISTER EARLY! SPACE is LIMITED!

 Export to Your Calendar 3/9/2021
When: March 9, 2021
7:30 AM
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Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
FedEx Event Center
6903 Great View Drive North
Memphis, Tennessee  38134
United States
Contact: Kent Hamilton

Online registration is available until: 3/10/2021
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conference brochure AND AGENDA:

Please click here to download a copy of the conference brochure and agenda.


Parking for the event is conveniently located outside the event center at no cost.

Target Audience:

Perinatal nurses, physicians, or midwives who are interested in learning how to use improvement science methods to support their efforts to provide high quality, safe care to their patients.

Conference Objectives:
  • Describe how to develop and lead quality and safety initiatives using improvement science methods.
  • Identify how improvement science methods can increase perinatal quality and safety.
  • Develop a custom quality and safety action plan.
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) CREDITS - 5.75


Added Value - The Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI) Implementation Workbook

Each learner will receive a copy of the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI) Implementation Workbook. The PQI Implementation Workbook includes improvement science tools, perinatal examples and reference materials that are the foundation of developing and leading QI. Each learner will use their workbook during the conference to design and record their draft action plan, record their draft project aims, develop a draft logic model and a draft driver diagram.


Hotels Near the Conference Venue (the conference organizers have no affiliation with any of these hotels)


Hilton Memphis
939 Ridge Lake Blvd
Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 684-6664

Hampton Inn and Suites Memphis
1680 S. Germantown Rd
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 309-0555


Dr. Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN, has over 30 years' experience in Maternal Child Health Nursing, a master's degree in perinatal nursing from Columbia University, and a doctorate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Most of Debra's career has been spent working in hospital leadership positions at the front lines of healthcare. For example, she has held the positions of Director of Maternal Child Health Nursing for two hospitals in New York City, Manager of a large referral Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in New York City, a stand-alone birthing center in a small community hospital, and a fetal evaluation unit.

Debra has expertise in Quality Improvement (QI), health care safety, and implementation science.  Her dissertation topic was: "Improving front-line clinicians’ quality improvement implementation effectiveness." In addition, she has led numerous QI inter-disciplinary initiatives designed to improve the safety of healthcare.  She is an author of numerous articles published in peer reviewed journals and of implementation toolkits. Debra served as the Vice President of Research, Education, and Practice for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), where she led the development and launch of the Postpartum Hemorrhage Project, the Women’s Health and Perinatal Nursing Care Quality Measures, and the Maternal Fetal Triage Index.  Prior to working at AWHONN, Dr. Bingham was the first Executive Director of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative where she helped form the collaborative and the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review (CA-PAMR) committee, co-authored the Obstetric Hemorrhage Toolkit, and launched the first CA-Obstetric Hemorrhage Multi-Hospital Collaborative. Debra was the Chair on the Council in Patient Safety in Women’s Healthcare (a volunteer organization comprised of representatives from 17 professional organizations). Debra is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and former Chair of Lamaze International's Institute for Safe and Healthy Births. 

Currently Dr. Bingham is an Associate Professor of Healthcare Quality and Safety at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, a perinatal clinical consultant and the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement. 


Sarah J. Rhoads, PhD, DNP, WHNP-BC, FAAN, has a passion for improving maternal and neonatal care in rural areas by promoting evidence-based practice, inter-professional practice, and utilization of technology. 
Dr. Rhoads is a researcher and educator, emphasizing the human impact of technologies on nursing roles and patient reactions. Dr. Rhoads is currently a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing and College of Medicine, Department of OB/GYN. She previously served as the Education Director for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Center for Distance Health (CDH) and ANGELS – a health care initiative to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes in Arkansas – as well as Project Director of the HRSA grant-funded South Central Telehealth Resource Center, Director of Nursing Continuing Education of the UAMS Rural Hospital Program, and Associate Professor for the UAMS Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Rhoads provided direction for the CDH’s grant-funded telehealth resource center from 2010-2018 and led a distance education grant (2010-2013) through Maternal Child Health through the Maternal Child Health Bureau of HRSA.








Early Bird Registration

(Through Jan. 31, 2021)

Includes Implementation

Workbook - $49.99 Value

Regular Registration

(If registered

Feb. 1, 2021 or later)

Includes Implementation

Workbook - $49.99 Value

  Current Paid PQI Individual or Premium Hospital Subscribers  

$155.00 per person

Best Value


$175.00 per person

Best Value 

  UTHSC, Methodist LeBonheur, or Regional One staff who do not have a paid PQI subscription*   $175.00 per person     $199.00 per person

UTHSC, Methodist LeBonheur, or Regional One staff who
also purchases a paid PQI subscription*

$155.00 + $44.00 PQI Subscription= $199.00 per person - Best Value
$175.00 + $44.00 PQI Subscription = $219.00 per person - Best Value
All Others who also purchase a paid PQI subscription* $155.00 + $44.00 PQI Subscription = $199.00 per person - Best Value $175.00 + $44.00 PQI Subscription = $219.00 per person - Best Value
All Others - Conference Fees Only $225.00 per person $254.00 per person
*Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI) paid subscriptions include: Two Action Briefs per year and full QI Project Maps search capability. Go to for more details about the PQI Action Briefs and QI Project Maps. 

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