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Collaborative Practice: Why Change is Needed Now
October 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT
Learn more about the state of health care in the US, maternal and neonatal outcomes and why change is needed now. Midwives must be part of the solution and lobby in order to achieve the needed change.
Susan Stone, DNSc, CNM, FACNM, FAAN – President of Frontier Nursing University
Susan Stone, DNSc, CNM has been working in field of reproductive health care for women for over 30 years. She is an early graduate of Frontier Nursing University’s (FNU) distance education midwifery program and practiced full scope midwifery care for several years. Believing that having more nurse-midwives would ultimately serve the goal of improved health care outcomes for women, she shifted her focus to the education of nurse-midwives. She has served as President of FNU for the last 15 years. During this time the University has grown from 200 students to the current enrollment of over 1500 students. Dr. Stone continues in the role of FNU President with a goal of improving health care for families through increasing the number of well-prepared nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners.
Peter Schwartz, MD
Dr. Schwartz completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard College, is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, and did his residency training in OB/GYN at the Yale – New Haven Hospital. He is currently Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Drexel University School of Medicine. His past experience includes: President of The Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia, Chair of ACOG Pennsylvania Section, Chair of the ACOG Committee on Ethics, Chair of the ACOG Grievance Committee, and Chair of the ACOG State Legislative Committee. He has also been Assistant Secretary of ACOG followed by election to the position of Vice President of ACOG. He was also a member of the Council for Resident Education in OB/GYN and a member of the Residency Review Committee for OB/GYN.