Intended audience: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses, Professional Nurses, Medical and Nursing students, Healthcare providers in women’s/family health, clergy and seminarians.

Outcome: At the conclusion of the conference participants will self-report knowledge gained of the historical and current evidence based NFP methods and how this information can be applied to clinical practice.

Learning objective:  Physicians and other healthcare providers in women and family health medicine will at some point in their practice be asked about NFP.  Participants will learn to analyze, describe and critique historical scientific developments of NFP over the last fifty years.  Learners will be able to identify and critique best practices of NFP research and:

  1. Delineate the (theological and philosophical) moral differences between contraception and natural family planning (NFP).
  2. Develop and analyze the history of the scientific developments in NFP methods over the 50 years since the proclamation of Humanae vitae.
  3. Analyze the evidence-base for NFP to avoid or achieve a pregnancy.
  4. Explore and critique the integration of NFP in the provision of women’s health care, and treatment.
  5. Present and demonstrate best practices in the provision of NFP services in a clinical or internet-based distance education.

For Physicians, Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Nurse:

Accreditation Statement:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:  The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this for a maximum of  6.75  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

For nurses: 

Marquette Institute for NFP is the provider of the CNE’s in a joint provider relationship with the Marquette Chapter, University Faculty for Life and the Wisconsin Catholic Medical Guilds.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing education activity is approved for 6.75 nursing contact hours.

Criteria for awarding contact hours for successful completion of this activity are:

  • Attendance at the entire activity.
  • Completion/submission of evaluation forms which will be emailed to participants 1-5 days after the end of the activity.