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Welcome to the AWHONN Arizona 2017 Conference Page.  From this page you will be able to register and pay for the conference ONLINE! Please follow these easy steps to register and pay for the conference. 




This conference is dedicated to all the caring,
hard working nurses in Maternal-Child Health.


Click HERE to download the conference brochure.

Vendor Contract, Click HERE.




1. Review Registration Fee Structure, below.

2. Review Conference Agenda, below

3. Register Online* (Link HERE)
*It is important you proceed to payment page after you have completed your online registration.

4. Pay Online* (Link Here)

*It is important you complete the entire registration form prior to proceeding to payment page. 

Fee Structure


Deadline for registration is April 20, 2017. No refunds. Substitutions will be allowed. If registration fee is being paid by your facility, please allow 4 - 6 weeks for processing payment.





Conference Agenda

0730-0800   Registration and Continental Breakfast


0800-0810   Welcome and Opening Address


0815-1015   Professionalism in Social Media: Guidelines for Healthcare Workers

                    Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD


1015-1035    BREAK – Vendor/Poster display


 1035-1135   Let Go, Embrace the Moment, and Have Fun!

                    Carol J. Decker/ Sheryl Parfitt, MSN, RNC-OB


1135-1305   LUNCH – Vendor/Poster displays




1305-1405  Session I:

A.     Maternal Sepsis – Recognition of a Potential Killer

        Sheryl Parfitt, MSN, RNC-OB


B.     Sepsis In the Neonate  

        Sheralyn Kaprolet, RN, BSN, NNP-BC


1410-1510  Session II:

C.     It’s Not Your Mother’s Weed! Marijuana/Opioid Use in Pregnancy    

        Cheryl Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA     


D.     Feed the Baby, Preserve the Supply: Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad When Baby  May Not be Able to Feed from the Breast

         Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC


1510-1530   BREAK – Vendor/Poster displays


1530-1630   The Sweet Life: Dealing with Diabetes in Pregnancy        

                    Thomas Strong, M.D.


1630-1645    Door Prizes - Must be present to win!


1645-1700    Wrap-up and Evaluations




Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD

Sue Dill Calloway is a nurse, attorney, and President of Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education. Ms. Calloway has legal experience in medical malpractice defense for physicians, nurses and other health professionals.  She is also certified in healthcare risk management by the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers. Sue provides many educational programs for nurses, physicians, and other health care providers on topics such as nursing law, ethics, and nursing malpractice prevention,

Carol J. Decker – Sepsis Survivor

While pregnant with her second child, Carol was diagnosed with sepsis that would eventually leave her completely blind and a triple amputee. Her attitude and perseverance inspires those around her. Carol is currently completing her first book and speaks to different groups around the U.S.

Sheralyn Kaprolet, RN, BSN, NNP-BC

Sheralyn is a Board Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with a passion for neonatology. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing, with a minor in psychology from Arizona State University. She practiced as a neonatal nurse in Arizona for seven years before obtaining her Master of Science degree in Nursing. Sheralyn has been practicing with Mednax, Inc. since 2011, providing care for infants in Arizona.

Sheryl Parfitt, MSN, RNC

Sheryl is the OB Clinical Educator for HonorHealth Medical Centers. She has worked in the field of obstetrics for over 40 years and serves on various committees and boards.  Sheryl enjoys research and has a passion for nursing education.  


Cara graduated from Arizona State University with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree.  She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, in addition to having her IBCLC certification.  Cara provides meaningful, evidence-based care to mother-baby dyads and enjoys helping families reach their breastfeeding goals. 

Cheryl Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA

Cheryl is a nurse practitioner for HonorHealth Medical Centers. She is an AWHONN EFM instructor/trainer and recently completed a 2-year term with the National AWHONN Board of Directors. Cheryl strives for excellence in the standards of nursing, and provides leadership that enables nurses to deliver outstanding patient care.


Thomas Strong, M.D.

Dr. Strong graduated from the Utah School of Medicine in 1983.  He is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist with Arizona Perinatal Care Centers in Phoenix, AZ and specializes in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology.


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing

   Provider Number CEP11404, for 6 contact hours

Hotel Information



Homewood Suites Hilton, Phoenix Airport

4750 East Cotton Center Blvd. Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Reservations: (602) 470-2100*


Courtyard Marriott, Phoenix Airport

2621 South 47th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Reservations:  (480) 966-4300*


*Ask for Desert Willow Rate



Please bring a sweater/jacket with you as room temperatures vary.


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