About the Conference

Dare to Think Different

Inclusion practices such as cultural competence are becoming some of the most important topics in maternal health. There is a rapidly growing awareness that safe and effective care must be tailored to the cultural backgrounds of the families served. Many health care practitioners struggle to balance the benefits of following evidence-based practices with the importance of culturally tailoring their approach. Where do you begin? By understanding how to create an inclusive experience that incorporates active participation, a focus on equity and fairness, and an emphasis on the future.

Attend the 2020 Inclusion Conference and learn from experts who will demonstrate how to guide, influence, and manage change to create inclusive experiences. Network with like-minded colleagues, learn from expert speakers, and attend life-changing workshops, coaching sessions, and focused information labs. It’s the best two-day investment you can make to achieve accelerated personal and professional growth on critical issues affecting all practitioners.

Who Should Attend?

The conference is designed for all practitioners involved in patient care, education and research: midwives, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, medical assistants, nurses, health educators, administrative staff, and support staff.

Why Attend?

  • Understand and learn from attendees and speakers who embody different identities, experiences, and beliefs
  • Strengthen general understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB)
  • Acquire knowledge on how to reduce health disparities by building culturally competent teams to provide care for diverse patient populations
  • Learn how to create an environment that embraces and promotes inclusivity by leveraging the latest DEI trends and ideas
  • Network and share ideas with many of the country’s leading health sector professionals who are passionate about health equity, diversity, and inclusion

Behavioral Objectives

Attendees will gain knowledge and skills they can immediately implement in their work. The conference will enable them to demonstrate the following:

  • Awareness of increased risks and barriers to care and disparities in health outcomes faced by many communities, in particular communities of color and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) populations
  • Understanding fundamental concepts related to discrimination and oppression
  • Understanding the elements of culturally safe and inclusive care 
  • Ability to describe differences in identity and diversity 
  • Awareness of inclusive experiences and active participation from diverse stakeholders