Ralph J. Anderson Women’s Health Education registration open, earn CEs

In honor of Women’s Health Month, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is excited to host Ralph J. Anderson Women’s Health Education, a series of on-demand, pre-recorded sessions from a remarkable line-up of health care professionals covering important topics that address health disparities such as an osteopathic approach to maternal care and extending maternal care after pregnancy. Registration is open all of May. Upon completion of all six sessions, registrants will receive 3.75 continuing education credits.

To provide access to more health care professionals, we’ve changed the format this year from the symposium we’ve held in previous years to a virtual format because health care professionals from Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond tell us they’re looking for more education, support and collaboration, now more than ever, but often patient loads, schedules and resources can make attending in-person events challenging. This new format removes some of those barriers so they can participate at their own pace from wherever works best for them.

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Session 1

Extending Maternal Care After Pregnancy (eMCAP): An Initiative to Address Health Care Disparities and Enhance Access to Care After Delivery

Presenter: David B. Nelson, MD

  • Explain the characteristics of the collective responses to maternal mortality crisis.
  • Review findings from Texas Maternal Mortality Review Committees from 2018, 2019, and now 2022; and
  • Describe a demonstration project targeting an underserved community for postpartum care.

Session 2

An Osteopathic Approach to the Forgotten 4th Trimester

Presenter: Meaghan Nelsen, DO


  • Discuss maternal physiologic changes of the 4th trimester and identify opportunities for support with osteopathic philosophy/OMT.
  • Outline the requirements for a successful breastfeeding relationship; and
  • Identify & describe common pathology of the 4th trimester and create an individualized treatment plan to support mom/baby.

Session 3

Inaugural Student & Resident Showcase:  Delivering Care in Vulnerable Populations

Presenters: Victoria Panzanaro/Student and Timothy Kremer, MD/Faculty Mentor


  • Identify patient populations that are not sufficiently represented in formal medical education curriculums.
  • Provide strategies to women’s healthcare providers that can improve their care of vulnerable and underserved populations; and
  • Discuss a novel curriculum design of student-led modules focused on overcoming bias and caring for vulnerable populations in women’s healthcare.

Session 4

Minority and Underserved Women: Perspectives of Vaccine Uptake During Pregnancy

Presenter: Amy Ramirez, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC


  • Identify the influences of society on vaccine uptake.
  • Identify the trustworthy sources according to minority and underserved pregnant women; and
  • Discuss the Thematic Qualitative Analysis as a process to be able to connect with underserved and minority populations.

Session 5

Mind and Body: Intersection of Mental Health and Sexual Health in Texas

Presenter: Priya Bui, DO and Shalice McKnight, DO

  • Review and discuss screening, guidelines and treatment for sexual related diseases in teenage population.
  • Discussing underlying cause for risk taking behavior.
  • Review common mental health disorders of adolescents; and
  • Introduce Intersection of mental health and sexual health and opportunities for collaboration in a whole health approach.