2017 Michigan MotherBaby Summit: Celebrating Success

The 2017 Michigan MotherBaby Summit will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Atheneum Suite Hotel, 1000 Brush Avenue, Detroit MI. Topics to be covered include: Rooming-in, Delay the Bath, Quiet Time, Supplementation, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and the American Academy of Pediatrics-endorsed Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

The Keynote Address, “Rethinking How to Help Opioid-Exposed Infants and Their Families,” will be given by Boston Medical Center neonatologist, Dr. Elisha Wachman. Boston Medical Center cares for approximately 130 opioid-exposed infants per year.

Dr. Wachman received her MD from the Boston University School of Medicine before pursuing her pediatric residency at Boston Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Boston. She then completed her neonatology fellowship at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and an attending neonatologist at Boston Medical Center. She is a leader in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) quality improvement and research at Boston Medical Center and throughout Massachusetts. Her research primarily focuses on examining genetic and epigenetic predictors of NAS outcomes, including how maternal stress could impact NAS outcomes through epigenetic modifications. Her other primary research interests include breastfeeding in the setting of maternal substance use disorders and use of non-pharmacologic care to improve NAS outcomes. She is currently a co-chair of the Massachusetts neoQIC NAS Quality Improvement Collaborative, and the Principal Investigator of a MA Health Policy Commission NAS Investment Grant.


7:00-8:00 am   Check-in/Registration

8:00-8:15 am   Welcome and Introductions    Paula K. Schreck, MD

8:15-9:15 am    A Breastfeeding State of the State: What’s Up in Michigan?   Barbara L. Philipp, MD

9:15-10:15 am  Rethinking How to Help Opioid-Exposed Infants and Their Families   Elisha Wachman, MD

10:15-10:30 am   Break

10:30-11:00 am   QI Jumpstart: The MI Baby-Friendly Hospital Collaborative  Margaret Cyrul, MPH

11:00-12:00 pm   “Where Exactly are You Taking Me?” Rooming In   Paula K. Schreck, MD

12:00-12:30 pm   Teaching in Thirty: Safe Implementation of Steps 4, 7, 10   Barbara L. Philipp, MD

12:30-1:30 pm   Lunch

1:30-2:45 pm   Conversation Cafe

2:45-3:45 pm   Sharing Success (Crittenton, Hurley, and Macomb)

3:45-4:00 pm  Questions and Evaluations and Adjourn

Registration Closed at 8am on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Education contact hours will be given for doctors, nurses and lactation consultants. Certificates will be given at the conclusion of the Summit. We will run on time! We encourage you to bring an extra sweater as sometimes the conference room can be cool. Questions? – contact Brigitte Cornwell – email  //  phone 313-3434579


Blueberry muffins and banana / low cal yogurts with granola / cereals with skim milk / fresh fruit platter / coffee and tea / apple and orange juice


Hot pasta salad / mixed greens salad and fruit salad / roast beef, honey baked ham, smoked turkey, Genoa salami, Swiss, sharp cheddar and Provolone cheese, condiments, breads and rolls / fudge brownies and fresh baked cookies / coffee, tea, sodas and bottled waters

Background Information

Every maternity hospital in Michigan is encouraged to send a health care team. Ideas for members of the team include: Nurse Manager of Mother Baby, Medical Director of Well Baby, Nurse Manager of Labor and Delivery, Medical Director of Labor and Delivery, Nursing Director of Maternal Child Health Service, Certified Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Staff Nurses, Charge Nurses, Quality Improvement Specialists, Clinical Educators. Each team may include one Lactation Consultant. MDs are encouraged to attend.

The Summit is supported by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.