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​Continuing Education for ​CME, CNE, CUE, CECH, and CPH:

Continuing education for this conference is only available ​through the CDC Training and Continuing Education Online ​system (CDC ​TCEO). Please follow the instructions provided below. You must complete the online evaluation by May 16, 2016 ​to receive ​your continuing education or your certficiate of completion. ​

The objectives of the AMCHP Annual Conference 2016 include:

  • Describing cutting edge maternal and child health programs, methods, and policies from across the country.
  • Describing new opportunities for addressing challenges among MCH professionals, researchers and government leaders (by sharing ideas, information, and experiences.
  • Identifying practices and policies designed to strengthen partnerships between local and state MCH programs and families.
  • Building upon existing competencies and teaches new skills that can be directly applied to enhance the maternal and child health workforce.
  •  Identifying, translating, and applying the latest research in maternal and child health.

To submit online evaluations, complete the folliowing:

  • ​Go to CDC ​TCEO​. Select Participant Login to login. If you are new TCEO, select New Participant ​to create a username and password.
  • Once​​ logged on to CDC TCEO, the Participant Services page will display. Select the Search and Register link. Select the CDC Courses link at the bottom right of the search page. 
  • The next page will ask for the CDC Center/Course Code. ​​The code for the course is AMCHPANNUAL2016. ​Enter the cours code and select view.
  • Click on the conference name, and the conference information page will display. Scroll down to Register here. ​​Select CE ​that you would like to receive and then select Submit.
  • ​The next page requests demographic information. New participants are ​required to answer demographic questions. Returning paricipants please verify this information and ​​​​​select Submit. A message will display thanking you for registering for the conference. You will then be prompted to ​select the sessions that you attended.
  • After attending your selected  conference sessions, return to CDC TECO. ​Select Participant Login to login.
  • The Participant Services page will display. Select the Evaluations and Tests link. ​Select Conferences. The conference will be listed with the sessions ​you selected. You may Add/Edit Sessions until you have completed the evaluation for the particular session. After completeing all session evaluations, you will be prompted to complete the overall conference evaluation. 
  • A record of your conference completion and your CE certificate will be posted in the Transcript and Certificate section, located on the Participant Services page. ​

​If you have any questions or problems contact:

CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online
1-800-41TRAIN
Email at ce@cdc.gov

Accreditation Statements:
 
Continuing Medical Education for Physicians (CME): 26.25
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Continuing Nursing Education for Nurses (CNE): 26.2
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 26.2 contact hours.
 
IACET Continuing Education Units (CEU): 2.7
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 2.7 CEU's for this program.
 
Continuing Education Contact Hours in Health Education (CECH): 25.5
Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 26.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.
 
Continuing Education Contact Hours in Certified Public Health (CPH): 27
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 28 CPH recertification credits for this program.
 
CDC is an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Effective October 1, 2013, the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) accepts continuing education units (CEU) for CPH recertification credits from CDC. Please select CEU as your choice for continuing education when registering for a course on TCEOnline. Learners seeking CPH should use the guidelines provided by the NBPHE for calculating recertification credits. For assistance please contact NBPHE athttp://www.NBPHE.org.
 
 
Disclosure Statements:
In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.
 
CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.


AMCHP Annual Business Meeting Announcement and New Proxy Voting

The 2016 AMCHP Annual Business Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 7.45 – 9.00 AM at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC, in the Delaware A/B Room.

 New Important Information on Voting - Voting Members Can Submit a Proxy Today!

This year we are allowing proxy voting for the first time. If you cannot attend the AMCHP Annual Business meeting, please complete a proxy voting form to assign your vote to a proxy voting member who WILL be attending. This is important so that we are able to reach required quorums necessary for conducting business and for voting. Further instructions can be found on the form located here

AMCHP 2016 - Rescheduled Conference Newly Revised Program AND Poster Listings Available and Some Hotel Nights Sold Out! (Updated April 5, 2016, 7:15 AM)

We now have a newly revised conference schedule and poster session listing available as of March 15, 2016 for the rescheduled conference! Please note all sessions have been renumbered. Click here for rescheduled Conference Sessions. Updates will be regularly provided as changes are made, so check back to this page often for the latest information. Click here for the updated poster session listing.

The Marriott Wardman Park is now sold out on April 4th and 5th.  All other nights are currently available.  Book by March 14 at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/AHMCHP2016 or call 1-877-212-5752. The AMCHP room rate is $199. If you need a room on the 4th and 5th, please visit the hotel listing here​ to explore other options nearby.

Now is the Time to Schedule Hill Day Visits!

We are very excited that you will be able to join us for our rescheduled conference in April!  Now is the time to (re)schedule visits with your Senators and Representatives and this time AMCHP staff wants to make it easier on you – we will schedule the meetings for you!  We encourage you to conduct your visits on Thursday April 7 or Friday April 8, however you may use any available time while you are in Washington, DC.

Simply fill out this form and be sure to list any times on Thursday April 7 or Friday April 8 that you are unavailable. We will schedule the meetings for you and contact you as soon as possible with confirmation.

As a reminder, background information to support Hill visits including copies of advocacy materials are posted here.  Please also join us on Thursday April 7 at 9:00am for our workshop on Advocacy in the Age of MCH Transformation to prepare you for your visits and get the latest information about what's going on in Congress!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Amy Haddad ahaddad@amchp.org or Brent Ewig bewig@amchp.org.

AMCHP 2016 - Rescheduled Conference Updated Program Available! (Updated April 5, 2016, 7:15 AM)

We now have a newly revised conference schedule available as of March 15, 2016 for the rescheduled conference! Click ​here. Updates will be regularly provided as changes are made, so check back to this page often for the latest information.

AMCHP 2016 - Rescheduled Conference Announcement! (Updated Feb 12, 2016, 1:00 PM)

We are so pleased to announce that the 2016 AMCHP Annual Conference will be re-scheduled for April 6 - 9, 2016 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. The AMCHP Annual Conference is an essential part of the maternal and child health field and a signature event for our members and other constituents to network, share best practices, and meet with federal and other crucial partners. The AMCHP Board of Directors felt it was very important that this event be re-scheduled as quickly as feasible.

CURRENT REGISTRANTS
Please click here to let us know if you plan to attend or not attend by March 4, 2016. Refunds for registrations will be honored through March 4, 2016. If initial payment included a membership fee, that portion will not be included in the refund. Questions? Contact info@amchp.org or 202-775-0436.

NEW REGISTRANTS
If you plan to attend the conference in April and have NOT registered for this year’s conference, please register at https://www.regonline.com/amchp2016
 

ACCOMMODATIONS
The headquarters hotel for the 2016 Annual Conference in Washington, DC will be the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. Discover a classic, authentically inspiring capital experience at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. Just a few steps away, you’ll discover the funky stores and ethnic cuisine of Adams Morgan or the exciting night life of Dupont Circle. Head north to hear the sounds of animals coming from the National Zoo. Or venture into the hotel’s natural surroundings to enjoy a quiet hike or invigorating run through Rock Creek Park. With a Metro stop just outside the doors and area airports close by, it’s a premier city destination just two Metro stops from everything DC has to offer.

Special AMCHP discount rates will be:
$199 per night (single/double plus tax)

The special conference rate will be available at the Marriott Wardman Park for AMCHP attendees until Monday, March 14, 2016, or until the block of rooms is sold out--whichever comes first. The quoted rate is subject to applicable state and local taxes, fees, and assessments, in effect at the time of check-in. Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card at the time of reservation.

1. CALL: 1-877-212-5752

2. BOOK ONLINE: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/AHMCHP2016
 
RECAP OF TIMELINE
Now                            Current registrants to complete their RSVP
Early Next Week        Housing Opens
March 1                      Schedule Posted on AMCHP website
March 4                      Last day to receive a registration refund
March 14                    Housing cut-off deadline

We hope to see you in Washington, DC in April!

Sincerely,
Lori Tremmel Freeman
CEO
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)
www.amchp.org
 
P.S. Did you know the average peak bloom date for the DC Cherry Blossoms is April 4? It’ll be a great time to be in DC! For updates about the National Cherry Blossom Festival visit http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org.

AMCHP 2016 Update to Attendees (Updated Jan 29, 2016, 11:30 AM)

As you are well aware, unfortunately due to anticipated impacts beyond AMCHP’s control from Winter Storm Jonas in the Greater Metropolitan Washington DC and Eastern Seaboard locations, the 2016 AMCHP Annual Conference was unexpectedly cancelled last Thursday, January 21, 2016. This decision was not made lightly. The preceding thirty-six hours prior to the cancellation, a series of detailed conference calls were conducted to identify the impacts and potential risks associated with proceeding with or not proceeding with the AMCHP conference. Those calls included AMCHP’s vendors, insurance partner, hotel, and law firm, as well as consulting state emergency plans regarding the storm. Safety remained the number one priority for our members, attendees, speakers, partners and staff.

On Thursday, January 21, storm predictions began to worsen and DC and the metropolitan area was noted by major weather forecasters to be in the ‘bull’s-eye’ of the storm. With the state of emergency declaration for MD, DC and Virginia made public the morning of January 21; it was neither feasible nor advisable to hold the meeting under the predicted weather and travel conditions.

As you might imagine, AMCHP has spent the last week working through the complex logistics of the cancellation. For approximately 35-40 attendees for whom the cancellation was too late, we spent time during the storm trying to make this group comfortable in the DC area with the untenable circumstances. We were even able to host a morning educational session on Friday, January 22 for those stranded in the area.

With states of emergency in at least ten states and over 9,000 cancelled flights on the Eastern Seaboard, the storm delivered as promised with average snowfalls of 30 inches throughout the area. It was the fourth largest storm in the Northeast in over 60 years. Schools are still closed even today, and our office has been either closed or had delayed openings through today.

As we are near the close of the clean-up in the DC area, we wanted to reach out and provide an update. Many of you have inquired about rescheduling the meeting and some are inquiring about the registration credit or refund policy.

This is to let you know that we are carefully considering all of the options available to AMCHP at this time, including rescheduling the meeting or issuing credits or refunds. We are busily gathering information from many sources to inform this critical decision and will continue to do so in the coming days.

The Board of Directors will meet in the next two weeks to review all available data and options carefully to make a final decision. We will openly communicate the results of those discussions by mid-February at the very latest.

Thanks so much for your continued patience for just a few weeks longer. We understand (and agree!) that this conference is important to our profession and for our meeting attendees, members, partners, and vendors.

Sincerely,
Lori Tremmel Freeman, CEO, AMCHP

AMCHP 2016 Cancelled Due to Historic Winter Storm Jonas (Updated Jan 21, 2016, 3:36 PM)

Due to anticipated impacts beyond AMCHP’s control from Winter Storm Jonas in the Greater Metropolitan Washington DC and Eastern Seaboard locations, the 2016 AMCHP Annual Conference is being cancelled. Safety is the number one priority for our members, attendees, speakers, partners and staff. With the recent state of emergency declaration for MD, DC and Virginia, it is neither feasible or advisable to hold the meeting under the predicted weather and travel conditions.

As you might imagine, AMCHP is rapidly working through the complex logistics of the cancellation. It is not yet known if a re-scheduling of this large event is possible. Consequently, we are not able to address registration inquiries at this time, including refund or individual cancellation requests. You will receive additional communication regarding this if further information becomes available.

If you have reserved a hotel room, please be sure to cancel your reservation. The Hyatt may be reached at (800) 233-1234. Cancellation and early departure fees are being waived. Due to high volume, if you cannot get through to cancel your reservation, please try again later.

Airlines have relaxed their cancellation fees, so please contact your airline directly and immediately. A list can be found at the bottom of this message. Again, due to extraordinary volume, if you cannot get through to cancel your airfare, please try again later.

If you are an attendee and enroute to the AMCHP conference, please consider immediately checking your options while in flight or on a stopover point. You may be able to avoid proceeding with your trip and able to return home before reaching the DC area.

For those who scheduled visits with your elected officials, please remember to cancel those as well.

The AMCHP Annual Conference is our premier gathering and the planning and preparation of this event is immense and involves many dedicated MCH professionals. We are so very disappointed that we will not meet in our Nation’s Capital this weekend, but the safety and well-being of our members, attendees and staff must be taken into account above everything.

Sincerely,
Lori Tremmel Freeman
CEO

Airline
Customer Service #

Alaska Airlines
800-654-5669

American Airlines
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Delta
800-455-2720

Frontier
801-401-9000

Jet Blue
800-538-2583

Southwest Airlines
800-435-9792

Spirit Airlines
801-401-2222

United
800-864-8331

Virgin America
877.359.8474

Click here to view the 2016 Annual Conference Registration Brochure.

Advanced Registration is now CLOSED. Registration will be available on site during the hours below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lisa Bullock at AMCHPreg@conferencemanagers.com or 703-964-1240 x270.

Registration Hours

Saturday: 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Agenda

Click here to view a schedule-at-a-glance.
Click here  to view full session details.
Click he​​re ​to view poster information.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsorships for AMCHP 2016, please contact Elizabeth Davis at amchpexhibits@conferencemanagers.com; 703-964-1240 x 110.

Conference Hotel

The 2016 AMCHP Annual Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The conference rate of $249/night will be available at the Hyatt Regency Hotel for AMCHP attendees until Jan. 4, 2016, or until the block of rooms is sold out – whichever comes fi​rst. For more information or to book your room, click here

AMCHP and WebsEdge to Bring AMCHP TV to the 2016 Conference

AMCHP is again partnering with the international film and broadcasting company, WebsEdge, to bring AMCHP TV to this year’s Annual Conference from January 23-26 2016, in Washingto

n, DC.

AMCHP TV will be an onsite conference television channel featuring a new episode daily, screened around the venue, as well as in guest hotel rooms and online.

This venture serves to raise the visibility of the hard work of maternal and child health, and public health practitioners, and to provide an opportunity to learn about new and ongoing initiatives that are making a difference.

Each daily program has two features: “Thought Leadership” and “Conference News.” Thought Leadership pieces are five-minute sponsored film segments highlighting programs, case studies and best practices from the maternal and child health profession. Conference News is a daily program of conference highlights, featuring “behind the scenes” interviews, coverage of conference events, and reactions to the day from attendees.

WebsEdge will be reaching out to organizations and agencies to describe the “Thought Leadership” program and to seek their engagement in creating the five-minute documentary-style films highlighting particular aspects of their project work.

There are a limited number of places available for the five-minute films. If you would like to explore featuring in the program, please contact WebsEdge’s Director of Sales:

Sally Nelson
sally@websedge.com

 

 

 Interview with the 2015 MCH Graduate Student Scholarship Recipient Marc Stevens Jr