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About the Conference

Dare to Think Different

As providers of sexual and reproductive health care, we face a multitude of challenges in 2020. Prejudicial and discriminatory practices and policies in our health care systems perpetuate inequities and often result in negative health outcomes. We need to rise to the challenges surrounding access and equity by educating ourselves about biases based on race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, and other factors. We need to learn how to create inclusive institutional and interprofessional cultures that incorporate active participation, focus on equity and fairness, and emphasize the value of every person. We need to dare to think different.

Attend ACNM’s 2020 Inclusion Conference and learn how to guide, influence, and manage change to create inclusive experiences. Topics will include inclusive sexual health, anti-racism, weight stigma, trauma-informed care, implicit bias, reproductive justice, transgender care, and more.

Learn from expert speakers, network with dedicated colleagues, and attend life-changing workshops, sessions, and special events. It’s the best two-day investment you can make to achieve accelerated personal and professional growth on critical issues affecting health care practice.

Who Should Attend?

The conference is designed for all those 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 congruent teams to provide care for diverse patient populations
  • Learn how to create an environment that embraces and promotes inclusivity by leveraging the latest DEIB 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
  • 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