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Join your Indiana peer hospitals for a day focused exclusively on perinatal substance use and its significant impact on families, caregivers and communities. We are honored to welcome some of the foremost experts from around the country to discuss innovative, supportive care approaches designed to improve outcomes for families and avoid staff burnout for those charged with caring for this vulnerable population.

Event Sponsors

This annual conference is hosted by the Indiana Hospital Association. The event co-sponsors are the Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (IPQIC) and the Indiana State Department of Health. The following conference information is from the IHA website.

Educational Objectives

At the end of the day, attendees will be able to:​​
  • Apply practical strategies in their facilities to respond to the opiate epidemic within the maternal/child population
  • Engage with local partners to identify strategies to address the perinatal substance use crisis
  • Understand how a statewide approach to perinatal substance use can lead to infrastructure development for improved outcomes

Target Audience​

CMOs, CNOs, maternal/child teams, neonatal teams, patient safety officers, risk managers, quality leaders, nursing caregivers and managers, case managers, care transition managers, social workers and others responsible for patient safety. Teams are encouraged to attend.​
View the complete agenda

Speaker Bios for 2018

Madge E. Buus-Frank DNP, APRN-BC, FAAN is a board certified neonatal nurse practitioner, and serves as the executive vice president and director of quality improvement and education for Vermont Oxford Network. Dr. Buus-Frank has been actively engaged in improving neonatal care for over three decades, practicing at The Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. Dr. Buus-Frank is an internationally recognized educator and consultant. Prior to her role at VON, she collaborated on the design, development and execution of innovative educational and clinical solutions for newborn intensive care units and health systems nationally and internationally. She was the founding editor-in-chief for Advances in Neonatal Care: The Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to advancing the art and science of neonatal care, serving for five years in this capacity. She has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) for her pioneering work in the field of neonatal care. Dr. Buus-Frank has a strong interest in improving the quality, safety and value of newborn care and serves as the faculty leader for VON quality improvement collaboratives.

Jane E. Manning, MSN, RN received a BSN from DePauw University in 1971 and an MSN from Ball State University in 1992. She recently retired from IU Health Methodist Hospital after working there for nearly 46 years. Early in her career, she worked as a psychiatric nurse, later becoming the clinical instructor for the psychiatric area, providing orientation and staff development for the nursing and ancillary staff. Ms. Manning managed the Nursing Education department for 14 years, developing educational programs for all areas of the hospital. Subsequent roles included quality management, patient satisfaction/service excellence, nurse retention coordinator, and development officer for the Methodist Health Foundation. She facilitated IU Health’s “Gift of Car​eGiving” program for 15 years and still serves as a facilitator in her retirement.

Kelley Saia, MD graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 2001 and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston Medical Center in 2005. Currently, Dr. Saia is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Boston University School of Medicine and director of Project RESPECT, Substance Use Disorder in Pregnancy Treatment Clinic at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Saia is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Established in 2006, Project RESPECT is a unique, multidisciplinary program designed to stabilize and treat pregnant women with substance use disorders. Project RESPECT is a regional and national leader in clinical care for this vulnerable and growing population combining high risk obstetrical care, psychiatric care, relapse prevention, social services, and peer support.


Register online by Aug. 22 at regonline.com/IHA2018PSU.
Registration Fee: $50 per person, includes lunch
Payment Options: Payments can be made online by credit card. If paying by check, please indicate this payment option online and mail check by Aug. 22. Checks should be made payable to Indiana Hospital Association, 500 N. Meridian St., Suite 250, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Americans with Disabilities Act​

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact Laura Gilbert at [email protected] before the meeting date.


Inquiries may be directe​d to Laura Gilbert at [email protected] or 317-423-7793.​

Webinar recordings:  

In addition to the in-person event, we are hosting two webinars. To view the recording of the most recent webinar, The Least, Last, & Lost of a US Public Health Epidemic: Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder presented by Tara Benjamin, MD, MS, FACOG, Assistant Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, click here​. To download the slides, click here. The next webinar will take place on Oct. 10. ​

What is FASD? Check Out Our FASD Resource Directory Drinking & Pregnancy

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