UW School of Nursing

October 18, 2023

Midwifery and Sexual Reproductive Health Update 2024

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Format: In-Person & Virtual Option (Livestream)
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, nurses, doulas, birthing care professionals, 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. Appreciating the interdisciplinary cooperation between doulas and midwives from prenatal to postpartum care.
  2. Educating clients on building LBGTQ families, surrogate pregnancy, and nutrition.
  3. Managing complications as a consequence of abortion laws.
  4. Reducing stigma in integrating STD prevention and sexual health into routine practice.
  5. Participating in WA state MMRP Review Panel’s recommendations to reduce maternal mortality. 

Program Schedule


Time Topic Speaker
7:30-8:00 Registration & coffee
8:00-8:10 Welcome & Overview
2023 Washington State Maternal Mortality Review Report: Findings, Recommendations, and Recognizing the Need for Tribally Driven Solutions
Deborah Gardner, MFA, MPH

Tiffany Tibbs, MPH, CHES

Cindy Gamble, MPH, CLC

9:40-9:55  Break & Exhibitors
9:55-10:55 Doula Presentations  Natasha Blanchard, CD

LaShay’e Stanton-Phillips, CMA II, Doula

Melanie Floerchinger, CD

10:55-11:25 Group Discussion
11:25-11:35  Break & Exhibitors
11:35-12:35 Getting to Baby; Nutrition and Lifestyle to Enhance Fertility  Judy Simon, MS, RDN, CD, CHES, FAND
12:35-1:35  Lunch & Exhibitors (included)
1:35-2:35 Managing Complications of Abortion (Rx)   Meghan Eagen-Torkko, PHD, CNM, ARNP, FACNM
2:35-2:45  Break & Exhibitors
2:45-3:45 Update in Contraception (Rx)  Sarah W Prager, MD, MAS
3:45-3:50  Break
3:50-4:50 Integrating Sexual Health, Including STI Screen, into Routine Practice (Rx)  Lenka Cech, CNM
4:50-5:00  Reflection and Adjourn

UWCNE reserves the right to revise the program schedule if needed.
4 CE and 3 Rx. Total 8 CE



Discount rates below are applicable for all registrations. There is no discount for attending virtually. Please email cne@uw.edu for the coupon code.

  • Students = 50%
  • Retirees = 25%
  • 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. Please note, that there will be a concurrent virtual livestream of the event in case you can’t be there in person*.

  • up to 2 days before the event = $35 cancellation fee 
  • 48 hours before the event = $50 cancellation fee
  • No show = No refund* Registrations for the ZOOM live stream will be communicated 1 week before the event.