Advancing Humanae Vitae: Best Practices and Next Steps in Catholic Health Care Delivery and Professional Education

Date & Location
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6:00 PM - Saturday, October 13, 2018, 6:00 PM, SLU Campus, St. Louis, MO

Target Audience
Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioners, Nursing, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Physician Assistants, Primary Care, Registered Nurse

This continuing education will provide educational strategies to the participants regarding the existence and effectiveness of modern fertility-awarness-based methods (FABMs) and will measurably increase their ability to access additional knowledge and resources to improve access to and the quality of FABM education and services in their clinical practice and/or institutional operations.


The overall objective is to improve access to and quality of fertility-awarness-based patient care and services in Catholic health care institutions (and by extension, other contemporary health care delivery organizations in the United States) by educating physicians, health care professionals and administrators about the state of the art of FABM science, methods, technologies, resources, and educational strategies.
  1. Review Humanae Vitae and the Science and Methods of Fertility Awareness
  2. Reexamine Humanae Vitae and its Significance for Catholic Health Care
  3. Recognize Contemporary Fertility Awareness and Methods
  4. Analyze Modern Fertility Awareness: Latest Research, State of the Science
  5. Review Advancing Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABMS) and Restorative Reproductive Medicine (RRM) in Contemporary Health Care Delivery Settings
  6. Advancing FABMS and RRM through Partnerships, Marketing, and Standards
  7. Discuss next steps in Contemporary Health Care and Professional Education


Registration Fees:

Full Paying fees include the following: All presentations, daily food and beverage, and both Thursday and Friday receptions.

One Day only fees include the following: All presentations for the day of attendance, food and beverage and the reception on the evening of attendance.

Reception only fees include: Admittance to the reception that you have chosen to attend, one or both. Please select and pay for either the Thursday evening or Friday evening reception, both are $50.00 each to attend.

Early Registration Fees

Registration fees after July 1st, 2018

Physicians (MD and DO)



Residents and Fellows



 Nurses/Others $140.00 $165.00
 Students $100.00 $100.00

Ascension Health Employees (must register using email address. Address will be verified)


$200.00 paid by employer

One Day Only Registration FEE
Reception ONLY Fee (not registered for other sessions)
 $50.00 $50.00
 Exhibitors must register, each table display receives one complimentary registration, all others will need to register and pay the fee.
 $125.00 $125.00

Parking Information

Thursday Evening College Church Mass and Reception: Laclede Garage

Friday-Saturday: Learning Resources Center and Educational Union Building: Hickory East Garage

For Laclede Garage: Thursday Mass and Reception

Address: 3602 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108

Park in visitor spots unless you are a SLU employee. Walk out of the garage turn right, walk up to the stoplight on Grand, walk across the street down Grand to the church. Street parking at the meters is closer if there is one available. You would need to pay the meter the amount needed.

Hickory East Garage: Friday and Saturday CE and Reception

Address 3424 Hickory Street, St. Louis, MO 63104

Thursday/Friday Continuing Education Location: Pitlyk Auditorium A

Exit garage and turn to the left, walk up past the fountain to the sidewalk, at top of hill turn right, walk to the circle fountain, to the left will be 3 sets of glass doors. This is the Learning Resources Center (LRC). The security guard desk is right inside the doors. The registration tables will be located down the hallway through the glass doors to the left of the guard desk.

Friday Evening Reception:

Park in Hickory East Garage, see address above. Walk out of the garage, turn to the left, at the fountain make a hard right, go up the sidewalk, at the first short sidewalk turn to  the left and go into the back of the Education Union Building.

Thursday Taxi or Uber drop off address:  3628 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

Friday/Saturday Taxi or Uber drop off address: 1312 Carr Lane Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Saint Louis University School of Medicine and The National Catholic Bioethics Center and Saint Louis University Office of Mission and Identity.  Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by SSM Health and The National Catholic Bioethics Center. SSM Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designations:

Saint Louis University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine will provide Other learner certificates (for NPs, nurses, and other types of learners).  The certificate will state that the activity was designated for 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Follow your board's requirements for reciprocal CE credits.

American Academy of Physician Assistants:  AAPA

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.  PAs may receive a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity.


SSM Health designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14.00 ACPE contact hours.


Saint Louis University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Midwest MSD Provider Approval # MO221-1

Nursing Contact Hours: 14.0

The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis will have the annual White Mass on Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10:00am-11:00am to honor healthcare professionals. The Cathedral has one of the largest mosaic collection in the western hemisphere. Do not miss this opportunity to see a magnificent basilica and to share in this special mass.

Location address: 4431 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri, 63108

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