The 2020 Inclusion Conference program includes pre-conference workshops, on-demand education sessions, and live sessions and discussion events. Check out the preliminary list of topics and speakers below. This page will be continually updated as speakers and sessions are added. Last updated 7/31/20.

Pre-Conference Workshops (Live)

Diversity in Clinical Teaching and Cultural Competency in Curriculums
Wendy M. Gordon, DM, CPM, LM, MPH & Safiya A. U. McCarter, ND, MSAOM

Transgender 101
Jennifer Baumstark, DNPc, CNM, APRN

On-Demand Education Sessions

Confident, Foundationally Inclusive Sexual Health
Katherine Rowe, CNM, MSN, DNP

Creating a New Learning Context: Implicit Bias and Racism as a Social Determinant of Learning
Victoria L. Baker

Fatphobia and Weight Stigma in Healthcare
Heather Bradford, CNM, ARNP, FACNM, Katie DePalma, CNM, WHNP-BC, Kaity Molé, CNM, SANE-A, Signey Olson, CNM, WHNP-BC

Game On: Leveraging Game-Based Learning to Accelerate Inclusive Behaviors
Blair Bloomston

Healthcare as Sanctuary: Keeping Our Clients and Patients Safer from Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Homes, Clinics and Hospitals
Karen Lopez-Acero, RN, Meagan Morse, RN, Caranina Palomino, RN

How to Recognize and Repair Microaggression in Maternal Healthcare Settings

The Lived Experience of Students of Color in Women’s Health Programs: A Panel Discussion

Midwifery from the Inside Out
Tara Lawal, MSM, RN and Jodilyn Owen, LM, CPM

Topic: Religious Bias (Title TBD)
J. Cody Nielsen, PhD

Our Role in Dismantling White Supremacy: Immediate Actions Anyone Can Take

Race as a Social Construct
Juliette G. Blount, MSN, ANP

A Reproductive Justice Lens to Addressing Disparities in Maternal Health and Achieving Equity
Linda Sloan Locke, CNM, MPH, LSW, FACNM

Live Sessions/Events

All times are Eastern (ET).

Jump Start Session
Sunday, September 12, 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
The Nonviolent Communication Model: Compassion Across Differences
Tina Taylor
Opening Plenary Address
Sunday, September 12, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Delivering TLC with TIC (Trauma Informed Care): Cultural, Historic, and Gender Issues Affecting Black Maternal and Infant Mortality
Donna L. Hamilton, MD, MS, FAAP
A.C.N.M. Foundation Event
Sunday, September 12, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Creating an Inclusive Culture of Philanthropy in Midwifery
Maria Valentin-Welch and Lisa L. Paine
Special Event: Crucial Conversations
Sunday, September 12, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Let’s Talk Rural Healthcare (Lodz Joseph-Lemon, CNM)
Let’s Talk Elder Bias/Generational Value
Closing Plenary Address
Sunday, September 12, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Title TBD
Indra Lusero, Esq and Jamarah Amani
Bonus Session
Sunday, September 12, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
From Listening to Action: Mobilizing Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Evidence in Midwifery Education
Eva Fried, DNP, CNM, WHNP (supported by a grant from the A.C.N.M. Foundation)
Jump Start Session
Monday, September 13, 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Humanizing Birth, Learning, and Thinking
Karline Wilson-Mitchell, DNP, MSN, CNM, RN, RM, FACNM
Plenary Address
Monday, September 13, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Understanding Race and Racism in Healthcare
Jennie Joseph, LM
Special Event: Crucial Conversations
Monday, September 12, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Let’s Talk Trauma and Health
Let’s Talk Gender Identities
Let’s Talk Reproductive Justice
Closing Plenary Address
Monday, September 13, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Topic: Implicit Bias
Joia Crear-Perry, MD