National WIC Association

2018 Maternal Mortality One Day Conference

September 24, 2018

Registration Closed

Speaker Presentations

As we receive permission from speakers, we will continue posting their presentations on our website. Please check back regularly for updates. If you don't see a presentation, we are either awaiting the presentation to share or the presenter did not give permission. 

Maternal Mortality: Trends, Causes, & Approaches to Reversing the Trend, Carol Hogue 

Maternal Mortality in the US: A Crisis of Justice, Lynn Freedman 

Unconscious Bias Training, Joia Crear-Perry and Carmen Green 


Learn more about the prevalence and disparities surrounding maternal mortality by attending this one day conference.  By examining the role that the WIC program can play in identifying risk factors associated with maternal mortality, this conference will help identify best practices for addressing this issue in the WIC setting.


Registration is full.


For questions, please contact the NWA National Office at 202-232-5492. We'll be happy to assist.

Hotel and Transportation

The Conference Host Hotel

Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Main #: (504) 525-2500

Reservations can be made online here

Hotel Room Rate

The Sheraton New Orleans room block is currently full. NWA is working to secure an overflow hotel. Please check back regularly with updates. 

NWA has negotiated a special room rate of $139 per night plus a $3.00 per room night occupany fee and nightly room tax currently set at 15.75%. Note that this tax rate is subject to change without notice. 

The cut-off date for these rates is Tuesday, September 4, 2018. After this date, reservations will be subject to the hotel’s prevailing rates.

We encourage you to make your room reservations early to ensure that you will be in the host hotel at the guaranteed room rate. Upon checking in, each guest will be asked to provide a valid government issued ID along with proof to which the room reservation was made.

Method of Room Guarantee

The hotel requires a major credit card to guarantee your room reservation, and first night's deposit (including taxes) payable at the time the reservation is being made. Room cancellations must be received at leaset 24 hours prior to your arrival date to avoid being charged the first night's room rate and applicable taxes.

Hotel Check-In/Out Policy

Hotel check-in is 3:00pm and check-out is 12:00pm. The hotel can arrange to have your bags stored depending on room availability. Late check-out may be requested upon arrival.

Guest Parking

The hotel offers on-site valet parking for all registered guests at a daily rate of $43. Note, rate may change without notice.

Airport/Hotel Transportation

The Sheraton New Orleans is accessible via Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, and is about 15 miles, from the airport.

Shuttle and taxi cab services are available at the airport. The current estimated taxi/cab fare is $40 (one way). Please Note that the hotel does nor provide shuttle service.

The Sheraton New Orleans offers, a new airport transportation booking site designed to take the hassle out of getting to and from the airport. The website provides an easy way to book your airport transportation online from any device. Choose from taxi, sedan, shuttle, luxury SUV and limousine service. When you land at your destination, your driver will be waiting for you in the transportation center and will greet you by name. No lines. No hassles. It's that easy.