Once Upon A Preemie, Inc 2ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Black Maternal Health and Neonatal Equity Conference: Parents, Practitioners, Policies, and Solutions

November 16th 5:00pm-9:00pm EST – November 17th | 8:00am-5:00pm EST

University Science Center, Quorum
3675 Market Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19104

About the Conference

Join Once Upon A Preemie, Inc. for a two-day conference for all who support the lives of Black Birthing mothers, infants, and families. On Day 1, we will host our Pre-Conference Party for A Cause–an evening of cocktails, dancing, live and silent auctions, and networking. On Day 2, we will hold the Black Maternal Health and Neonatal Equity Conference: Parents, Practitioners, Policies, and Solutions, which will empower healthcare professionals and parent advocates to eliminate health disparities and center voices, lived experiences, and solutions from black birthing and preemie families. This conference is in joint partnership with Perinatal Advisory Council: Leadership, Advocacy, And Consultation (PAC/LAC) and offers continuing education credits for healthcare professionals.

Who is the Conference for?

We welcome all who are invested in driving equitable solutions in Black Maternal Health and Neonatal Care.

THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE Black Maternal Health and Neonatal Equity Conference will:

  • Deepen their understanding of the prenatal and neonatal lived experiences for Black birthing families .
  • Explore local community, breastfeeding, and policy innovations that are driving equitable outcomes for Black birthing and NICU families
  • Learn about neonatal equity perspectives, challenges, and opportunities from Neonatologist
  • Gain actionable skills to drive culturally appropriate perinatal and neonatal care to improve quality, equity, safety, and family centered care
  • Obtain Black Maternal Health and Neonatal Equity best practices and solutions from the lived experiences of parents, practitioners, policy and community advocates

Schedule At A Glance

Friday, November 17, 2023

8:00–11:00am Welcome Remarks, Panel Presentation

11:00am–12:00pm Keynote Address

12:00–1:15pm Lunch, Visit Exhibitors, and Networking

1:15–2:15pm Breakout Sessions

2:30–3:30pm Fireside Chat

3:30–4:30pm Special Guest Speaker

4:30–5:00pm Awards Ceremony

5:00pm Adjourn

This year's conference will include three breakout sessions that will focus on innovative best practices provided by parents, practitioners, and advocates:

  • Local Innovations
  • Doula Innovations
  • Breastfeeding Innovations
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Fees & Lodging

November 16th: Pre-Conference Party For A Cause Only: $75

November 17th : 2nd Annual Conference

Early Bird

Conference: $250
Conference + Pre-Conference Party For A Cause: $300

Through September 1, 2023


Conference: $295
Conference + Pre-Conference Party For A Cause: $350
Group Rate (4 People): $1,000
Group Rate + Pre-Conference Party For A Cause (4 People): $1,300
Student (Conference Only): $50

Registration fees include breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack, and continuing education credits (if requested). Please note: registration fees are nonrefundable, but are transferable.

Exhibitors & Ad Placement

Electronic Ads

Ads will be placed in our digital program that will be available to view on-site during the conference.

  • Quarter Page (4.25 x 5.5): $250
  • Half Page: (5.5 x 8.5): $500
  • Full Page (8.5 x 11): $750

Exhibitor Fees

For Profit: $2,000
Non-Profit: $1,000

Exhibitor table includes:

  • 1 (6ft) table
  • 2 chairs
  • ¼ page ad

1 Complimentary Conference Registration for November 17th Only

Lodging Information

Consider staying at our partner hotel or a nearby option. Use the links below for more information.
Partner Hotel: Please reserve your room by Friday, October 20, 2023 to ensure you receive the discounted rate and room availability.

Nearby Hotels:

Continuing Education Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of PAC/LAC and Once Upon A Preemie, Inc. PAC/LAC is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

PAC/LAC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5862.

PAC/LAC is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs. PAC/LAC maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

PAC/LAC is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.



Title Sponsor

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Partner Sponsors

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Venue Sponsor

University City Science Center

Join Us!

Space is limited, reserve your spot now for the 2023 OUAP Conference!

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