DIALS (Drop In Active Learning Sessions)

DIALS Overview

Drop In Active Learning Sessions (DIALS) are dynamic, virtual, 60-minute educational activities developed by the CTC-SRH to offer clinicians quick and convenient learning opportunities about new and emerging topics in the field. Developed by national subject matter experts, these highly interactive sessions allow clinicians to become active collaborators in the teaching-learning dynamic. Participants do not need to commit to a series of sessions and it is assumed that most will attend as and when their busy schedules allow.  

The DIALS sessions are designed to be a participant-managed form of learning that encourages engagement around problems being addressed by individuals in the field in real-time. They provide a semi-structured space to combine evidence-based practice with feedback and peer learning. 

DIALS is based on the model of Action Learning, first developed as an in-person, corporate problem-solving vehicle. It uses the experiences and needs of the learners, rather than the knowledge of the teacher, to address real-life problems and tasks in complex situations and conditions.   

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Upcoming DIALS Sessions

All Upcoming DIALS Events

The CTC-SRH typically offers a DIALS session every 4 to 6 weeks. You can find the next DIALS session on the Calendar or sign up for our newsletter to be alerted about an upcoming session.

Recorded DIALS

View all past DIALS

Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Needs of Sex Workers

In this DIALS, recorded on May 17th, 2024, Dr. Amanda Morgan and Dr. Cheryl Radeloff discuss the current state of sex work in the US, cover priority health needs and strategies for meeting unmet needs of sex workers, and discuss client-led counseling and education approaches for people involved in sex work.

Released: 05/24/2024

Quality for Teens (Q4T): A Quality Improvement Package for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Care

In this DIALS, recorded on April 23rd, 2024, Mikayla Bobrow, Anna Brittain, and Glorimar Irizarry presented the Q4T package from the National Association of Community Health Centers (NAHC). This package was made to identify actionable strategies to fill the gap in adolescent SRH care.

Released: 04/30/2024

Cervical Cancer Screening and Management of Abnormal Findings Using the ASCCP Mobile App

In this DIALS, recorded on 1/9/2024, Sarah Diemert provided an overview of the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) mobile app and went through case studies using the app to determine appropriate next steps for various pap smear results. She also provided an overview of the guidelines most commonly followed in the United States, published by ASCCP, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

Released: 01/16/2024

Missed Opportunity or Overkill? Post Sexual Encounter Counseling and Prophylaxis

In this DIALS, recorded on 11/27/23, Dr. David Turok and Dr. Hilary Reno discussed emerging research that supports emergency contraception and post-exposure prophylaxis for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Studies have shown that PEP and EC are appropriate for prophylaxis following unprotected intercourse. Additionally, doxy PEP shows promise as a preventive measure for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis.

Released: 11/29/2023

How Long is Too Long? An Update on Extended Use LARC

This DIALS, recorded on 11/1/2023, featured Dr. Angeline Ti and Dr. Lauren Thaxton. It provides an overview of the research that supports extended use for most methods of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) available in the U.S., followed by a discussion about techniques for client-led education and counseling for potential extended use LARC.

Released: 11/07/2023

Individual and Community Benefits to Providing Expedited Partner Therapy

This DIALS, recorded on 8/30/2023, featured Stephanie Arnold Pang and Dr. Joseph Cherabie. It provides an overview of Expedited Partner Therapy and the strategies to mitigate legal, medical, practical, and administrative barriers to its implementation.

Released: 09/06/2023

Review of Early Pregnancy Complications Materials

This DIALS, recorded on 6/8/2023, featured Drs. Mike Policar and Misha Pangasa and highlighted the CTC-SRH's training materials and job aids focused on caring for clients experiencing common symptoms during the first trimester of pregnancy. This session can assist with billing and coding, case studies, and definitions for early pregnancy care and complications.

Released: 06/15/2023

Resources for New or Less Experienced Title X Clinical Providers

In this DIALS, recorded on 4/27/2023, featured CTC-SRH staff Jacki Witt, JD, WHNP-BC and Kristin Metcalf-Wilson, DNP, WHNP-BC. This session highlighted specific training, toolkits, and job aids appropriate for clinical services providers which are readily available through the CTC-SRH and RHNTC websites. This session can assist you with onboarding, maintaining, and improving practice through the development of essential sexual and reproductive health care knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior.

Released: 05/02/2023

Embryo Adoption Awareness and Services

In this DIALS, recorded on 4/6/2023, featured guests Jen Vesbit of EM*POWER, Deb Roberts with Embryo Connections, and Alena Patsenka with Embryo Solution. The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) is responsible for administering the frozen embryo adoption public awareness campaign and funds the three organizations in this session.

Released: 04/10/2023

At-Home STI Testing

In this DIALS, recorded on 2/1/2023, guests Dr. Ina Park and Jessica Zamora discuss self-collected, in-home STI testing. Dr. Park focuses on the evidence around the technology used in in-home test kits and Ms. Zamora covers results and future directions for a pilot program for in-home STI testing launched by the National Coalition of STD Directors in early 2022.

Released: 02/06/2023

Introduction to NEXTSTELLIS

This DIALS, recorded on 11/17/2022 with guest Anne Moore, DNP, WHNP/ANP-BC, FAANP, focused on understanding and supporting client use of the combined oral contraceptive (COC) Nextstellis®

Released: 11/17/2022

Clue Birth Control App

This DIALS, recorded on 9/22/2022 with guest Dr. Lynae Brayboy, provides an overview of the Clue app, including effectiveness in pregnancy prevention, achieving pregnancy, cycle tracking, and patient education.

Released: 09/22/2022
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