Registration, opportunity to earn CEs extended for Women’s Health Education sessions

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is excited to share that access and registration to the Ralph J. Anderson Women’s Health Education sessions is extended through October 31. This series of five on-demand, pre-recorded sessions from a remarkable line-up of health care professionals is covering important topics such as an osteopathic approach to maternal care in the fourth trimester and addressing health disparities by extending maternal care after pregnancy.

Upon completion of all five sessions, registrants will receive 3.75 continuing education credits. 

Register here 

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 and 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.