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    • October 18, 2018
    • Online: Web-Based

    Via CARDEA Services | Training, Organizational Development and Research 

    Independent Study:
    HIV Care and Sexual Health Assessment for
    American Indian and Alaska Native Patients

    Register now for the free online continuing education opportunity!

    This course will help prepare you to provide optimal HIV prevention, screening and treatment in any primary care setting. You will learn practical tips for performing a brief sexual health assessment and how to provide HIV and sexual health services in a culturally sensitive manner to people of all genders and sexual orientations. Cardea designed this four-module online learning course in partnership with the Urban Indian Health Institute, a division of the Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB/UIHI). Each of the modules includes a written transcript of the audio/narration that is approximately 30 minutes in length.

    Who Should Attend

    This course is designed for staff who provide medical care to patients in a variety of clinical settings. While created specifically for staff who provide care for American Indian and Alaska Native patients, many of the core concepts, video-taped scenarios, and approaches are also relevant to health care providers who serve diverse patient populations. Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and other staff involved in patient care will benefit from this new course on conducting gender-inclusive sexual health assessment and providing HIV care.

    Registration & Fees

    This course is FREE OF CHARGE.     

    Click here to register

    Continuing Medical Education Information 

    Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

    Cardea Services is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    HIV Care and Sexual Health Assessment for American Indian and Alaska Native Patients: 3 contact hours will be awarded. This activity expires on September 30, 2020.

    Continuing Medical Education (CME)

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and the Urban Indian Health Institute, a division of the Seattle Indian Health Board. Cardea is accredited by the IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Cardea designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Successful completion of this continuing education activity includes the following:

    • Completing the entire CE activity
    • Passing the post-test with a score of 80% or greater
    • Completing the online evaluation
    • Submitting an online CE Request

    Expiration date: This activity was originally released on October 1, 2018 and is available for continuing education credit until September 30, 2020.


    Cardea Services developed this independent study in partnership with the Urban Indian Health Institute a division of the Seattle Indian Health Board.


    Contact our Oakland office at 510.835.3700 or oakland@cardeaservices.org

    • October 24, 2018
    • October 25, 2018
    • The California Endowment, Los Angeles, CA

    Women's Health Update 2018 
    Presented by Essential Access Health & Contraceptive Technology  

    REGISTER TODAY to attend Women's Health Update 2018, including hands-on clinical training sessions on the latest methods and techniques for contraceptive care. The clinical trainings will be provided by nationally recognized experts in the field. Learn more.

    Choose the Clinical Practica Session that's right for you:

    IUD Placement + Removal

    Earn 3 Contact Hours (Rx = 3 hrs)

    Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

    Practicum participants will receive background information and learn placement techniques for five intrauterine devices currently available: Mirena®, PARAGARD®, Skyla®, Liletta® and Kyleena®. Hands-on practice will be supervised by experienced preceptors.

    Nexplanon® Placement + Removal

    No Contact Hours

    Training Provided by Merk

    Practicum attendees will learn how to identify appropriate patients, prepare patients and manage technical issues. They will also receive hands-on, supervised instruction on the latest techniques for placement, localization, removal and re-insertion of Nexplanon™ (etonogestrel implant) in an artificial model.

    Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABM) / Natural Family Planning

    Earn 1.25 Contact Hours

    Michael Policar, MD, MPH

    Approaches to fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) have evolved over the past decades. With the federal government's renewed emphasis on FABMs, this session will provide information about six different types of FABMs available and how to discuss them with people interested in natural family planning options.

    Contraception for Women with Complex Medical Conditions

    Earn 1.5 Contact Hours (Rx = 1.5 hrs.)

    Michael Policar, MD, MPH

    Using the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) for Contraception and the CDC Selected Practice Recommendations (SPR), this session will provide case studies to explore best practices for women with a variety of chronic medical conditions. In addition, contraception (and menstrual bleeding management) for women with developmental disabilities will be reviewed.

    Learn more about these skills-enhancing sessions and the rest of the conference by viewing our 2018 Conference Brochure.

    Special room rates are available at the Hilton Doubletree Downtown Los Angeles until September 23rd. To learn more or to book your stay, visit the Women's Health Update conference website.

    • November 01, 2018
    • November 03, 2018
    • Atlanta, GA
    More information about the 30th annual Contraceptive Technology (CT) Conference will be posted here as we receive it. Check back often for updates! 

    This year's 30th Annual CT Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 1-3, 2018. 

    • November 01, 2018
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar

    Offered via the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)   

    This Webinar is the second in a 2-part series. 


    According to the CDC, in 2015, there were an estimated 38,500 new HIV infections, down from 41,800 in 2010. While great progress has been made in preventing and treating HIV, there is still much work to be done. This two-webinar series examines clinical providers’ vital role in HIV prevention.  

    Webinar 2:

    HIV Prevention in the Clinical Setting

    November 1st at 2pm EDT

    After this webinar, you will be able to:

    • Summarize current epidemiology of HIV in the U.S.
    • Explain current guidelines for HIV screening
    • Describe current guidelines for initiation of treatment for people who test positive
    • Describe the role of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in HIV prevention
    • Apply guidelines and patient-centered communication techniques to a case study 


    • November 01, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar

    Offered via the National AHEC Organization 

    "Since You Asked: Persuading Parents that HPV Vaccine is Safe and Effective in Practice" 

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 , 3-4 p.m. ET 

    Register Now!


    Dr. Kristin Oliver (Mount Sinai, New York) and Dr. Sharon Humiston (Children's Mercy, Missouri) will talk about practical approaches to persuading parents that HPV vaccine is safe and effective in a busy clinical setting. These two pediatricians will highlight tools to get your whole office team giving not just strong, but effective recommendations.

    Continuing education credits are pending. 


    Kristin Oliver, MD, MHS, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

    Sharon G. Humiston, MD, MPH, FAAP, University of Missouri-Kansas City

    Target Audience

    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of health professionals who provide and/or promote immunizations including  physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, as well as health professions students.

     For more information, email info@ntc.nationalahec.org.

    Funding for this webinar was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cooperative agreement number, NH23IP000960, to the National AHEC Organization. The views expressed in the written materials and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 

    • November 13, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Webinar

    APAOG Webinar: Managing Menopause

    Speaker: Rachel Ditoro, MSPAS, PA-C 

    APAOG members, be sure to be logged in to receive the member rate!

    Menopause and aging are associated with negative changes to the brain, skeletal, cardiovascular and urogenital systems. Menopausal symptoms, most commonly hot flashes, sweating, insomnia, vaginal dryness and discomfort, significantly affect the quality of life for many women at this stage in their lives. Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is the most effective intervention for the management of these symptoms, however following the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study in 2002 use of MHT declined sharply. Review of later subgroup analysis and follow-up phase evaluation now supports use of MHT in selected menopausal women for relief of these symptoms. Non-hormonal therapies are also available, as well as over-the-counter supplements for symptom relief, and should be explored in order to fully counsel patients about all of their options.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this session participants should be able to:

    • Determine appropriate use of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) within select patient populations.
    • Describe non-hormonal therapies for the alleviation of menopausal symptoms.
    • Discuss over-the-counter preparations menopausal patients may be taking.

    This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. PAs should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs. 

    • November 15, 2018
    • November 17, 2018
    • DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, AZ

    Whether you are a return attendee or brand new to our society we believe this year’s course will provide a new and exciting experience for you to learn about women’s sexual health. We believe this course applies to all women’s healthcare providers, including MD, NPS, PAs, PTs, CNMs, and all types of mental health providers. We welcome trainees and those with decades in their respective fields. We believe this course can contribute to almost any practitioner.

    At last year's course we revamped the schedule from the bottom up and continue to enhance and update the content and the schedule to reflect our dynamic and changing field. We are still including many of the core elements that have made this course so successful, including sections on sexual pain, hormone management, coding and billing. We have also added in new lectures to address the entire sexual response cycle, including treating disorders of arousal and orgasm as well as exciting new updates on treating desire disorders. Furthermore we have added in special lectures on sexual health in obstetrics and general gynecology.

    Our breakout sessions will include opportunities for all participants to practice interviewing patients and apply the knowledge gained throughout this course. Finally we have added on a supplemental course on vulvoscopy. This was based on the overwhelming support we had from past participants and the sold out and successful course in 2017. We are delighted to be the first organization to offer such training.

    ISSWSH continues to be on the cutting edge of research in the diagnosis and treatment of all women’s sexual health concerns. The fall course provides our participants with the tools they need to be advocates and providers in their community. We assure you that you will leave this course more knowledgeable and confident in treating your patients and promoting sexual wellness.

    Register for the Fall 2018 Course here.

    • December 06, 2018
    • December 08, 2018
    • Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20024, US

    October 18, 2018, via ACOG

    Attend the Education in Women's Genomics Counseling course on Friday, December 7, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
    This grant-based course is designed to enhance physicians' knowledge and application of genomic technologies in the fields of reproductive healthcare. 


    Learn how to solicit a family history to identify appropriate genetic screening, how to counsel a preconception and prenatal patient on new carrier screening and aneuploidy screening options, and the implications of positive and negative test results. You will be able to discuss the pros and cons of new genetic test options for patients seeking prenatal diagnostic testing and recognize and counsel patients about hereditary cancer syndromes relevant to women's health and develop an evidence-based testing strategy.


    1. Attend the didactic lecture ($99 holding fee refunded upon attendance)
    2. Complete eight online modules by April 30, 2019 (information to be provided) 
    3. Attend a three-hour lecture in person at the 2019 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting on May 5 or virtually up to seven days after the course
    4. Successfully complete posttest 

    Questions? Contact the genomics team at genomics@acog.org.

    • March 01, 2019

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in partnership with the March of Dimes and the Wisconsin Contraceptive Access Network (WI CAN), invites you to join us at a statewide Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit on March 1, 2019 in Madison.  A Save-the-Date is attached along with a summary paragraph for your newsletters and publications.  Please help us spread the word!

    Join a diverse group of stakeholders and practitioners to learn about the latest evidence-based strategies in contraceptive care, discuss barriers and how to overcome them, and create partnerships to galvanize statewide efforts to improve equitable access to contraceptive care.  Hands-on skills training will be available for clinicians who wish to learn or strengthen insertion skills with interval IUD placement, immediate post-placental IUD placement, and Nexplanon insertion/removal.

    A keynote address will be delivered by Anu Manchikanti Gómez, Assistant Professor at the School of Social Welfare and Director of the Sexual Health and Reproductive Equity program at the University of California, Berkeley. For more than 15 years, Dr. Gómez has worked as a health equity researcher with a focus on reproduction and sexuality throughout the life course.

    The Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit is grounded in the principles of reproductive justice – building a world where everyone has the resources to make healthy decisions about their bodies, sexuality and reproduction.  SisterSong defines reproductive justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.  We are guided by these principles.

    The Summit will provide:

    • Capacity building for public health professionals, administrators, health educators, pharmacists, policy makers, researchers, and women’s health advocates
    • Hands-on training in IUD and Nexplanon insertion for clinicians
    • Contraceptive counseling skills development
    • Best practices for contraceptive service provision

    Open to everyone with a passion for ensuring the highest quality contraceptive care possible, including health care providers, educators, administrators, advocates, and activists. Continuing education credit will be available.  Please plan to join us at this inspiring and informative event.  Registration and further details will be available at http://obgyn.wisc.edu/events/WI-ContraceptiveCareSummit.aspx soon. 

    • March 14, 2019
    • March 16, 2019
    • THe Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

    Save-the-date for AAPA’s 2019 Leadership and Advocacy Summit from March 14-16 at the Westin Alexandria. Further information will be provided in the coming weeks and months. 

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