UW School of Nursing

October 18, 2023

Midwifery and Sexual Reproductive Health Update 2024

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Format: In-Person Conference
Location: UW Center for Urban Horticulture 
Parking: Free

Conference Description

This year’s program will focus on clinical care, reproductive justice, and education within midwifery and sexual and reproductive health. Sexual/reproductive health, midwifery, pregnancy, and birthing care touch many different people in many different stages of life. This program will present key health updates while centering around antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Teaching methods include video, PDF handouts, and case analysis. 

Target Audience

For Midwives, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Doulas, Nursing Students, and other Healthcare Professionals who work in the community, in hospitals, ambulatory settings, urgent care clinics, and other healthcare settings that address sexual/reproductive health, midwifery, pregnancy, and birthing care.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

  1. Implement evidence-based practice, pharmacologic, and clinical guideline updates within their setting.
  2. Evaluate work culture and clinical practice to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  3. Explore the key causes of maternal morbidity and mortality and discuss strategies to mitigate disparities in clinical practice. 

Program Schedule


Time Topic Speaker
07:30-08:00     Registration & coffee    
08:00-08:10     Welcome & Overview   
08:10-09:10     MMRP: Recommendation     Deborah Gardner, MFA, MPH   
09:10-09:25     Break & Exhibitors
09:25-11:25     Doula panel Natasha Blanchard, CD   

LaShay’e Stanton-Phillips, CMA II, Doula   

Melanie Floerchinger, CD   


11:25-11:35     Break & Exhibitors
11:35-12:35     Educating clients’ lifestyle and nutrition, focusing on building LBGTQ families, and surrogate pregnancy  Judy Simon, MS, RDN, CD, CHES, FAND   


12:35-13:35     Lunch & Exhibitors (included)
13:35-14:35     Managing complications of Abortion (Rx)    Meghan Eagen-Torkko, PHD, CNM, ARNP, FACNM     
14:35-14:45     Break & Exhibitors
14:45-15:45     Update in contraception (Rx)   Sarah W Prager, MD, MAS 
15:45-15:50     Break
15:50-16:50     STI prevention: reducing stigma (Rx)   Lenka Cech, CNM   
16:50-16:55     Adjourn

UWCNE reserves the right to revise the program schedule if needed.
3 Rx Hours (included at the Advanced practice level)



Discount rates below are applicable for all registrations. Please email cne@uw.edu for the coupon code.

  • Students = 50%
  • Retirees = 25%
  • UW SoN Faculty & Staff = 25%

Hotels and Activities

There are several Hotels in the UW University District close to the venue: Silver Cloud Hotel, Graduate Hotel, and Residence Inn.
There are many other options— look for lodging near UW Horticulture Center, Seattle to be in the area closest to the venue.

Refund Policy

If you register but cannot attend, you must submit a written request to UWCNE by email at cne@uw.edu.

  • up to  2 days before the event = $35 cancellation fee 
  • 48 hours before the event = $50 cancellation fee
  • No show = No refund