44th Annual L. Joseph Butterfield Perinatal Conference

Aurora, CO US
September 12, 2023


Hot Topics in Perinatology and Neonatology

Much progress has been made in the care of high-risk pregnant women, critically ill newborns, and families. Still, we have more work to do to ensure the best and safest care for these populations. This year the conference addresses hot topics in a changing landscape surrounding pregnancy, newborns, family, and community.

Target Audience

This inter-professional conference is comprised of nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, respiratory therapists and other perinatal/child health providers practicing in a variety of roles and settings throughout the region.

Learner Outcome 

At the conclusion of this event, participants will report evidence-based knowledge, skill and/or practice changes to leadership, healthcare teams, families and/or community partners.


We are grateful for the financial support from the Butterfield Family and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Perinatal and Pediatric Outreach Programs through Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
Ray Cuellar, ray.cuellar@childrenscolorado.org, 720-777-6101
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.25 Attendance
  • 8.25 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/12/2023 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
09/12/2023 - 5:30pm MDT

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September 12th
Breakfast and Check-in
07:30am - 07:50am
07:50am - 08:00am
Moving Towards Equitable Perinatal Toxicology Screening and Testing
08:00am - 09:00am
Hearing Voices of Recovery: Changing the Unwritten Rules of Stigma and Creating Spaces of Belonging Lived Experience Parent Panel
09:00am - 10:00am
10:00am - 10:15am
Substance Use Disorder in the Perinatal Population
10:15am - 11:15am
Resuscitating 22-Weekers
11:15am - 12:15pm
12:15pm - 01:00pm
Less Invasive Surfactant Administration (LISA): Alternative to delivering surfactant
01:00pm - 02:00pm
Expanded Coverage for Post-Partum Care
02:00pm - 03:00pm
03:00pm - 03:15pm
Perinatal Loss Education for Nurses & Nurses with Families
03:15pm - 04:15pm
04:15pm - 05:15pm
Wrap Up and Evaluation
05:15pm - 05:30pm
Social Networking Gathering
05:30pm - 07:00pm
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 E. 16th Street
Aurora, CO 80045
United States

The conference will take place on the 2nd Floor of the Medical Education Conference Center, Mt. Yale at Children's Hospital Colorado. Those who are attending virtually will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.

Parking Information

CHCO team member should park in their assigned parking locations. Guest to the hospital may park in Lot 10 just East of the hospital on Victor Street.

Guest Faculty

Cyndy Krening, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, FAWHONN
Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist
Saint Joseph Hospital

Catherine Witt, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC
Associate Professor
Loretto Heights School of Nursing
Regis University

Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado

Stephanie Bourque, MD, MSCS
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
University of Colorado
Associate Medical Director, NICU
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Rachael Duncan, PharmD BCPS BCCCP (she/her/hers)
Project Director, MOMs+
Co-Chair, Colorado MOMs (Maternal Overdose Matters) Initiative
Colorado Naloxone Project

Bob Kiley, MD
Medical Director, NICU
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Colorado Springs

Sonal Patel, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Clinical Instructor

Laura Marrs, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Neonatology
University of Colorado
Attending Physician
Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Sarah Velasco, DNP, FNP-C, RNC-NIC
Clinical Practice Specialist
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Children's Hospital Colorado

Nursing: Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational offering for 8.25 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Other: A general certificate of attendance will be provided for all other participants.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Available Credit

  • 8.25 Attendance
  • 8.25 NCPD

The 44th Annual L. Joseph Butterfield Perinatal Conference will be held at the Children’s Hospital Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. This is a great opportunity to network with nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, respiratory therapists and other maternal/child health providers practicing in a variety of roles and settings throughout the region. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Exhibitor Fee

An exhibit booth for this event is $250 for the day. 

This includes a registration for the conference, a table, a tablecloth, a chair, and meals at the event. Space is available on a first come basis and display table measures 5 x 2 feet. Each exhibitor is allowed one space only.

There is a discounted rate for non-profit organizations, so please reach out for further details.

Exhibitor Registration

If you would like to exhibit please complete the Exhibitor Reply Form.


If you have any questions or need a Children's Hospital Colorado W9 form please reach out:
Ray Cuellar, 720-777-76101, ray.cuellar@childrenscolorado.org


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Online registration is currently closed in preparation for the event. You can still register. If you would like to register, please reach out to Ray Cuellar, ray.cuellar@childrenscolorado.org.

Save by taking advantage of early registration fees, by registering on or before August 11, 2023. After August 11, 2023, the following regular registration fees will apply.

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