Advances in Perinatal, Neonatal and Self-Care 2023Presented by Sharon Groh-Wargo, Nancy O'Brien-Abel, Bonnie Gahn
Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RD
Dr. Groh-Wargo has over 40 years of experience as a neonatal dietitian, is a nationally known speaker and researcher, and has authored numerous publications on neonatal nutrition. She is a contributor to all three editions of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition and authored a chapter on “Lactoengineering” for the 3rd edition of “Infant and Pediatric Feedings: Guidelines for Preparation of Human Milk and Formula in Health Care Facilities”. She participates in the BEGIN Project – Breastmilk Ecology: Genesis of Infant Nutrition, sponsored by the NIH in cooperation with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which was convened to investigate human milk as a unique biological system. Dr. Groh-Wargo received the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Medallion Award in recognition of her professional contributions..
Nancy O’Brien-Abel, MN, RNC-OB
Bellevue, WA, USA
Nancy is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse specialist with over 35 years' experience in caring for women with normal and complicated pregnancies. As an Affiliate Instructor, University of Washington School of Nursing, and a former Teaching Associate in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Washington Medical School, she has actively focused on multi-disciplinary education and collaboration. Nancy is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant on nursing care of women in labor and birth, fetal monitoring, and patient safety. She is an active member in the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), contributing to various position statements, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and co-editing and authoring chapters in AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing, as well as authoring chapters in AWHONN's books, Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practice. She is an Editorial Board member for the American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing (MCN). Nancy received her Master of Nursing from Perinatal CNS Program, University of Washington, and is NCC certified. She is passionate about the quality of perinatal care through current evidence-based clinical practice.
Bonnie F. Gahn, MSN, MA, APRN
Bonnie recently retired from the position of manager of Nursing Education for the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, Abbott Laboratories. However, she continues to work as an educational consultant with ANHI. She also maintains an adjunct professor position at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She has over 35 years experience in clinical, clinical research, educational and administrative positions within nursing. Her passion is in the NICU and her presentations combine evidence-based research with practical application. She lectures across the country on neonatal clinical topics and professional development topics such as effective communication and intergenerational teams.
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