Annual Conference

regional workshops

Get the continuing education credits and the hands-on skills you want, without long travel and expensive lodging!

We’re skipping awards ceremonies, business meetings and expensive travel! We are focusing on topics that matter most in midwifery continuing education to include interactive learning and connecting with our community and educators in person.

We loved our time with the Bay area midwives and can't wait to see you in San Diego! (Coming soon - Sacramento and LA areas.)

The topics you said you wanted most!

You spoke, we listened! Topics designed to advance the skills you said you’d like the most in supporting the best possible client care, including:


Silke Akerson, CPM, LDM

Co-creating a Midwifery Model of Quality Improvement in California

4 hr interactive workshop (4 CEUs**)

Seeking the best possible peer review? Concerned that others that don’t understand the midwifery model of care will step in and regulate our profession? Worried that the medical association is chipping away at our scope of practice? Want to reduce the risk of complaints, license investigations, and lawsuits?

Midwives have excellent outcomes. Together, we can demonstrate this and support one another in our continued growth and excellence. Join us as we proactively create sustainable safe midwifery care for generations to come. Learn about how other states have improved outcomes and collaborative relationships through midwife-led, midwife-friendly processes. Give your feedback on peer review and incident review processes for CALM. Co-create the beginnings of a roadmap for local, regional, and state-level quality improvement programs.

Led by Rosanna Davis, Silke Akerson, CPM, LDM (remote), and Jeanette McCulloch


Melissa Cheyney, PhD, CPM, LDM

Evidence-Informed Decision Making and Person-Centered Care: Holistic Risk Assessment for Community Midwives

4 hr interactive workshop (4 CEUs**)
In this hands-on, interactive workshop, learn about what research tells us about risk in the community setting and how to apply that knowledge to your assessment of risk for individual clients. Together, we will discuss shared decision making and key ethical questions like how to proceed when your assessment of risk is different than the family you serve. This session will include role play, break outs, and case studies.

Led by Melissa Cheyney, PhD, CPM, LDM


Rosanna Davis, LM, CPM, BS

How’s the Baby Doing? – A Midwifery Model of Fetal Surveillance

4 hr hands-on skill building workshop (4 CEUs**)
Fetal monitoring is vital to quality care during labor and birth. Join us to gain evidence-informed updates and hands-on skills for structured intermittent auscultation in the community birth setting!

Led by Rosanna Davis, LM, CPM, BS and Courtney Everson, PhD


Nkem Ndefo, MA, RN, LM

Trauma- and Resilience-Informed Care

4 hr interactive workshop (4 CEUs**)
This workshop will lead participants on an interactive journey into the trauma- and resilience-informed approach. Through a combination of focused lecture and exploratory discussions, we will examine sources of trauma on the interpersonal, community, and systems level, as well as the holistic impact of trauma on birthing people. We will discuss the meaning of trauma-informed principles and explore the linkages between midwife self-awareness, self-regulation, and resilience-building as they relate to professional quality of life and effective trauma-responsive client care.

Led by Nkem Ndefo, MA, RN, LM

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Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA, 92109




Saturday and Sunday, June 8 - 9

8:30am - 6pm Saturday and Sunday, with the option to gather for an informal dinner Saturday night at a local restaurant.


** 16 continuing education credits applied for. Watch here for updates on final CEUs awarded.

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Can’t make it to the San Diego event? Join us for one of our other regional workshops coming soon:

Sacramento is up next!

Watch here and your email for details!

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CALM is grateful to the following event sponsors:


California Association of Licensed Midwives is also grateful for the sponsorship of California Health Care Foundation.