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Women's Health Equity Teaching Conference

The Women’s Health Equity (WHE) teaching conference was created to bring together the partners of the WHE Fellowship at the University of Utah, Tsehootsooi Hospital (Fort Defiance, Arizona) and Centre Hospitalier Unversitaire de Kigali (CHUK) (Kigali, Rwanda) for learning, cultural exchange and collaboration. This conference occurs on a monthly basis via zoom.

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For questions regarding the teaching conference, please contact Alison Goldsmith at


*Video available upon request


        Maternity Care Deserts: OB Readiness in the ED

       Presented by Anne Erickson, MD

       May 2024


ELEVATE Center for Maternal Health CEREMONY Project - Culturally - Engaged Recovery - Moms Connected Through Native Community

Presented by Michelle Debbink, MD, PhD

Wednesday, April 10th, 2024

Lung Disease and the Pregnant Patient

Presented by Alexys Monoson, MD

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

Stillbirth: An Invisible Health Equity Issue Globally and Locally

Presented by Susannah Leisher, PhD

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Meeting the Challenge of Antenatal GBS Screening in Low-Resource Settings

Presented by Patrick Eucalitto, MD

Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

Global Palliative Care

Presented by Kate Harris, MD

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023



Family Planning Attitudes & Perception Among Religious Leaders & Believers in Rwanda

Presented by Amani Mukiza, MD 

Prevalence & Factors Associated with Modern Contraceptive Utilization Among Female Students at University of Rwanda

Presented by Mugabe Sanstrace, MD

Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

RSOG Mentorship Activities in Rural Area at District Hospitals to Teach Cesarian Section as Global Surgery Implication

Presented by Dr. Adolphe Karegeya, MD

Barriers to Access and Utilization of Obstetric and Gynecological Services in Low Resource Settings

Presented by Daisy Ruto, MD

Special Guest Presentations on September 29th, 2023

Updates in Fetal Growth Restriction for the Rural Clinician

Presented by Nathan Blue, MD

Wednesday, September 13th 2023



Chest Pain and Shortness of Breath in Pregnancy

Presented by Kate Cohen, MD

Wednesday, July 12th 2023



Updates in Contraception & Counseling

Presented by Misha Pangasa, MD

Wednesday, June 14th 2023



Placenta Accreta Spectrum: Making (and Missing) the Diagnosis

Presented by Brett Einerson, MD, MPH, FACOG

May 2023



Fournier's - It's Not Just For Men! A Discussion on Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections in the Pelvis and Perineum

Presented by Ariel Rodgers, MD

April 2023



Perinatal Substance Use For the General Obstetrician-Gynecologist

Presented by Theresa Kurtz, MD

March 2023



Gender Affirming Care on Navajo Nation

Presented by Hannah Palm, MD and Patrick Eucalitto, MD

January 2023



A Reflection on WHO Definition of Health, Abortion Laws, & the Actual Clinical Practice For Safe Abortion Among Obstetricians in Rwanda

Presented by Theodomir Sebazungu, MD

December 2022



*Video available upon request


        Subverting Sexism in Obstetrics & Gynecology

       Presented by Patrick Eucalitto, MD

       November 2022


HPV Vaccination After Treatment for CIN2-3

Presented by Kate Harris, MD

October 2022



Vasomotor Symptoms: Review & Management

Presented by Camille Moreno, DO, NCMP 

September 2022



HPV Vaccination for Cancer Prevention: Vaccine Hesitancy and Access Challenges

Presented by Deanna Kepka, PhD, MPH

June 2022



The Hyde Amendment and the IHS

Presented by Jennifer Nyam, CNM and Dorothy Mora, CNM

May 2022



Sexual & Reproductive Health Equity Progress & Obstacles; Personal, Community & Societal

Presented by Dr. David Turok, MPH

April 2022



Labial Stretching Ritual in Rwanda

Presented by Dr. Brigite Irankunda and Dr. Polyphile Ntihinyurwa

March 2022



Contraception Practice in Rwanda

Presented by Polyphile Ntihinyurwa

February 2022



Traditional Navajo Care Practices in Pregnancy

Presented by Anderson Hoskie and Tina Lynch

January 2022



Infertility 101

Presented by Dr. Meredith Humphreys

November 2021



Malaria in Pregnancy

Presented by Dr. Polyphile Ntihinyurwa

October 2021