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PNQIN Spring Summit 2023
Four Points Sheraton in Norwood, MA
April 12, 2023 from 8am-4:30pm

This year the focus of the spring summit is to share information relevant for all PNQIN quality improvement teams and to acknowledge your challenges and successes. We will also provide updates on our current projects, including the Maternal Equity Bundle, Social Determinants of Health Screening & Referral in the NICU, the Perinatal Opioid Project, and more! We hope you will join us to learn about these important topics!


Intended audience:  Massachusetts nurses (L&D and NICU) and physicians (obstetrics, pediatrics, anesthesiology, family medicine and emergency medicine), patients and family members, social workers, public health researchers and professionals, physician assistants, residents, maternal-and-child-health and medical students 

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Keynote Speakers

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Krysta Dancy, MA, MFT, CBD(CBI), Certified Provider Educator, is a holistic licensed trauma therapist with almost 20 years of experience in the fields of psychology, trauma and birth. She is the founder and CEO of Dancy Perinatal Counseling as well as The Birth & Trauma Support Center, a nationwide organization dedicated to providing trauma-informed training to providers and professionals. From her lens as both a birth and mental health professional, Krysta holds great optimism and warmth for each person in the birth room. Her work and passion is to see trauma-informed medical care become the norm, and to see providers and patients thrive in clinical care. In her office she treats both patients and professionals for a variety of birth and trauma related concerns.

Workshop information

Online counseling agency

Krysta’s therapy work at

Facebook Birth & Trauma Support Group 

Facebook Birth & Trauma Support Professionals for birth and mental health professionals

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Christina Davidson, MD, is a board-certified Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist at Baylor College of Medicine. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Howard University and her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where she also completed her fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Dr. Davidson joined Baylor College of Medicine in 2007. She is the Vice Chair of Quality, Patient Safety and Health Equity for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine as well as the System Chief Health Equity Officer and the Chief Quality Officer for Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is the past co-chair of the Obstetrics committee of the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies, which is the state perinatal quality collaborative. She is also the Chair of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Patient Safety and Quality Committee.

Dr. Davidson’s areas of interest include medical complications of pregnancy, VBAC, and health equity. She loves teaching medical students and residents and has received numerous teaching awards throughout her career.



Veronica Gillispie-Bell, MD, MA is a Board-Certified OBGYN and Associate Professor and Senior Site Lead and Section head of OBGYN at Ochsner Health in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is also the Medical Director of the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative and Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review for the Louisiana Department of Health. In this role, she leads initiatives in the state of Louisiana to improve birth outcomes for all birthing persons in Louisiana and eliminate the Black-white disparity gap. Dr. Gillispie-Bell has testified before Congress and led Congressional briefings to inform on the drivers of maternal mortality and legislative policy to improve maternal mortality and eliminate the Black-white disparity gap. Additionally, she serves in several leadership roles promoting efforts to achieve health equity.  Additionally, she serves as the Director of Quality for Women’s Services for the Ochsner Health System and is the Medical Director of the Minimally Invasive Center for the Treatment of Uterine Fibroids. She is known nationally for her expertise in management of heavy menstrual bleeding associated with fibroids. 


Aftershock (2022) is a Hulu original documentary that follows the families of two Black women who died due to childbirth complications. We highly encourage attendees to watch Aftershock on Hulu prior to the Summit (free for current subscribers or new subscribers receive a 7-day free trial), or signup below to receive an individual link to view the film free-of-charge.

Continuing Education

PNQIN is currently seeking Continuing Education for in-person participation for Physicians, Nurses, and Social Workers from Boston University School of Medicine.


​Please note: Nurses (RN/LPNs), and Social Workers, MUST ATTEND the entire training in order to receive Continuing Education. Partial credit will not be awarded for these disciplines. The number of hours of Continuing Education are to be determined. 

Viral Respiratory Illness Guidance

Safety of our community remains a priority for this event. Based on best public health guidance at the time of the summit, safety measures like screening and masking will not be enforced; however, we recommend that you keep flu and COIVD-19 vaccination up to date, practice good respiratory hygiene and stay home if you are sick or have tested positive for the flu or COVID-19. Choosing to wear a mask adds a layer of protection fo you and others. 

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