Attorneys present will receive CLE credits (depending on state approval), and nurses in attendance will receive CEU credits. NIFLA’s 2023 Leadership Summit and Medical Intensive provides leadership training in safety and effectiveness for RNs providing Limited Obstetric Ultrasound and will award CEUs as a Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #14563 for 10 contact hours.

There will be no additional fee associated with these credits. Each nurse that completes NIFLA’s medical portions of the Summit will be sent a certificate to obtain their credits. Once paid the registration fee is refundable before 3 weeks for a $75.00 fee. If canceled within 3 weeks of the event, only half of the paid amount will be refunded.

Clinic Management Intensive:
“Servant Leadership in the Medical Clinic”

NIFLA is excited to offer a pre-conference half-day intensive for clinic leaders in response to members’ expressed needs. The Intensive provides both practical insights with encouragement from the life of Jesus and Scripture for leaders to serve with Christlikeness and excellence in medical services. A panel of three RN clinic managers from around the U.S. will share insights from their experiences of developing medical teams and excellence in services. Each of these leaders has modeled faithfulness, integrity, innovative outreach, and high standards of practice. Our panel will share experiences, tools, and helps for the numerous areas requiring clinic oversight. A question-and-answer time will allow attendees to glean from the knowledge and expertise of our panel. You will not want to miss this opportunity to learn and grow.

In addition, NIFLA will be hosting the Celebration of Life dinner on Thursday, October 26, 2023. The dinner will be a special opportunity to celebrate NIFLA’s 30 Years working with the pregnancy centers and those in our communities that work for the unborn.

Tentative Schedule:

Tuesday Oct 24:
8am -12pm Registration Summit | 9am - 12pm Clinic Intensive 
1pm - 4:30pm Sessions #1,2,3 | 4:30pm - 6pm Welcome Reception
Sponsor Area open 7-9 PM 

 Wednesday Oct 25:
7:30am - 8:15am Sponsor Area Open |
8:15am Worship/Announcements
9am -10am Session #4&5


12:30pm - 1:30pm Session #6,7,8 | 4:15pm - 5:15pm Speed Networking


7pm - 8pm Memorial for the Unborn | 7pm - 9pm Sponsor Area Open

Thursday Oct 26:


7:30 - 8:15 Sponsor Area Open | 8:15 Worship/Announcements
9 -10am Session #9 & 10


12:15pm - 1pm Sponsor Area Open | 1pm - 2pm Session #11,12, Q&A
4:30 - 6pm Sponsor Area Open | 6pm - 8pm Celebration of Life Dinner


Topics For Summit:

Leadership Topics
Winning the War of Words in a post-Roe America
Review the 2023 CLI Report on Pregnancy Centers
Reaching Out to Fathers, the Forgotten Link in the Abortion Debate
Impact of NIFLA v Becerra Five Years Later
Baby Daddy
Mission Possible: How to Conduct a HIPAA Security Risk Assessment
Preventing Forced Abortion in the post-Roe Era
Saving Lives Post-Dobbs: The Need for Federal Protections
Dealing with Media, Both Hostile and Friendly
The Next Step in Achieving an Abortion-Free America" After Dobbs

Medical Topics
The Road to Success for Pregnancy Medical Clinics:
A Summary of the Latest Legal Pitfalls and Best Practices
PULs (Pregnancy Unknown Location) in the Pregnancy Medical Clinic
Medication Abortion’s Ever-Changing Landscape:
The Role of Pregnancy Medical Clinics Including Abortion Pill Rescue Network.
The Fetus as a Patient
Bioeffects, Risk, and Safety in Obstetrical Sonography
The Ultrasound Visit: Pearls & Lessons Learned for the Newcomer

Clinical Intensive

Clinic Management Intensive: “Servant Leadership in the Medical Clinic”

Implicit Bias in Healthcare

NIFLA/SoundView currently obtains CEU approval for this course/workshop from the California Board of Nursing which requires that all direct patient care courses address implicit bias in healthcare.

Definition: "Implicit bias, meaning the attitudes or internalized stereotypes that affect our perceptions, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner, exists, and often contributes to unequal treatment of people based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, and other characteristics. Implicit bias contributes to health disparities by affecting the behavior of physicians and surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, and other healing arts licensees." Cal. Code Regs. Tit.16, §1450

Strategy: One strategy to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities is to create a policy within the organization and to have annual training on policies. Once we know about the potential for implicit bias, we can strive to ensure all patients are treated respectfully and with the best possible healthcare. We believe that all people are made in the image and likeness of God Almighty. Therefore, we assure there is no discrimination on any basis. All pregnancy centers should have a policy like this: Pregnancy Center does not discriminate against clients on the basis of sex, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (including HIV/AIDS), sexual orientation, mental disability, medical condition, age or marital status.

Example: An example of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions and, thus, leads to disparities in health outcomes is how implicit bias impacts black maternal mortality rates. The following links show this disparity:

§ How Implicit Bias Contributes to Racial Disparities in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the
United States by Bani Saluja and Zenobia Bryant Published Online: 2 Feb 2021

§ Working Together to Reduce Black Maternal Mortality, April 6, 2022

Participants are invited to read these studies and reflect on how implicit biases must be addressed and how most pregnancy-related deaths can be prevented. In addition, participants are encouraged to discuss with their administrative staff about possible solutions like mindfulness interventions and system factor solutions like helping patients with transportation vouchers for in-person visits.