ACSC Scientific Program

Scientific program is subject to change

Room Name: 108

Sub-specialty session: Academia
Team competence in health care

08:00 AM to 11:20 AM

Session Details

08:00 --- Team training - A call to arms (presented by Drs. Adam Garber and Taryn Taylor)

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the growing safety and cost efficiency evidence for multidisciplinary interprofessional healthcare team training in the birthing unit and operating room (Health Advocate);
  • Recognize key components of healthcare team training curriculum (Collaborator, Communicator);
  • Consider existing curricular initiatives and possibilities for local implementation (Leader);
  • Reflect on unit-specific barriers and facilitating factors to team training (Leader).

08:30 --- Debunking CBME myths (presented by Drs. Adam Garber and Taryn Taylor)

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Challenge existing misconceptions about how CBME will affect residency training in obstetrics and gynecology [PROFESSIONAL];
  • Identify existing processes in the clinical workplace that fit within a CBME framework [SCHOLAR];
  • Discuss the benefits and limitations of simulation in a CBME-era [SCHOLAR].

09:00 --- Oral and/or video abstract presentations

09:00-09:15 --- O-OBS-JM-067 Creating Cost Conscious Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Randomised Controlled Trial (presented by Allison Edwards)

09:15-09:30 --- O-OBS/GYN-EDU-047 Surgical Coaching in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Multi-Centre Pilot Project (presented by Siddhi Mathur)

09:30-09:45 --- O-GYN-EDU-MD-046 Effect of a surgical teaching video on resident performance of a laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy - a randomized controlled trial (presented by Sarah Norris)

09:45 --- Networking break

10:00 --- At the intersection of feedback and debriefing: Skill-building for faculty and trainees (presented by Drs. Catherine Craig, Adam Garber and Taryn Taylor)

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the growing safety and cost efficiency evidence for multidisciplinary interprofessional healthcare team training in the birthing unit and operating room (Health Advocate);
  • Recognize key components of healthcare team training curriculum (Collaborator, Communicator);
  • Consider existing curricular initiatives and possibilities for local implementation (Leader);
  • Reflect on unit-specific barriers and facilitating factors to team training (Leader).
Speakers:
Room Name: Convention Hall C1

Indigenous welcoming ceremony and opening remarks

12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Room Name: Convention Hall C1

Incorporating Truth and Reconciliation into Ob and Gyn

12:45 PM to 01:15 PM

Session Details

This session will:
  • Share new and emerging data on the health of Mi'kmaq people in NS (particularly expectant moms and newborns) and how it compares to NS overall;
  • Examine how the current state of health of Mi'kmaq people in NS is a direct consequence of colonization and intergenerational trauma;
  • Build an understanding of the link between culture and care; and
  • Explore how the principles of reconciliation can be incorporated into care.
Speakers:
Room Name: Convention Hall C1

Current Status of Reproductive Health & Rights in DR Congo

01:15 PM to 02:00 PM

Session Details

Please note that Dr. Kawende will be presenting in French. Simultaneous interpretation will be available.

Speakers:
Room Name: C5

Networking break

02:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Room Name: Convention Hall C1

CFWH André B. Lalonde Fund lecture:
Vaccine hesitancy

02:30 PM to 03:00 PM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Define vaccine hesitancy and the continuum from acceptance to refusal);
  • Identify and list factors that contribute to hesitancy in different contexts with different vaccines ;
  • Outline evidence informed strategies for addressing hesitancy and improving vaccine uptake at the program and patient levels;
  • Describe key factors (and pitfalls) in developing immunization program and patient communication strategies;
  • Describe key elements of risk communication;
  • Identify why supporting vaccine acceptance resiliency is important.
Speakers:
Room Name: Convention Hall C1

CFWH International Elective Fellowship winners presentation

03:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Room Name: Convention Hall C1

Residents' social care and advocacy initiatives

03:35 PM to 04:10 PM

Session Details

Halifax Newcomer Well Woman Clinic: Promoting the Health of Refugee Women Through Advocacy and Partnership (presented by Jocelyn Stairs)

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe an example of a longitudinal local global health experience for residents;
  • Recognize the local context within which the Well Woman Clinic exists;
  • Reflect on ways in which this type of model could be improved to ensure sustainable, culturally safe care for the communities it serves.

The Use of a Multilingual Animated Pregnancy Guide as an adjunct in prenatal care (presented by Jeffrey How)

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Propose a multilingual, animated pregnancy guide for patients (Communicator);
  • Assess the impact of the use of animated guides on patient satisfaction and information retention for pregnant patients (Health Advocate);
  • Examine the feasibility of the implementation of animated, pregnancy guides to supplement routine obstetrical care (Health Advocate).

The UofT OBGYN HPV Advocacy Initiative (presented by Emma Skolnik)

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Design a grassroots education campaign to target patient education that is both appropriate and engaging for the target audience (Communicator);
  • Critique the government's current funding for vaccine availability or other health services and compose a petition and correspondence with government representatives advocating for proposed changes to improve access for vulnerable populations (Health Advocate);
  • Examine the current availability of vaccines or other health services and propose changes at a systems level to improve access (Leader);
  • Plan for meetings with important stakeholders in accomplishing advocacy objectives (Collaborator).
Speakers:
Room Name: Convention Hall C1

Stump the professor: Presidents vs. residents

04:15 PM to 05:15 PM
Room Name: The Lower Deck

Opening reception / Réception d'ouverture

05:30 PM to 07:00 PM

Session Details

Sociable!
A visit to Halifax wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Historic Lower Deck pub! Enjoy live music East coast style, relax and relive the glory of your university days by connecting with alumni. Wear your school colours so you can spot each other and share stories with residents, colleagues and mentors. (We will identify several meeting places throughout the venue so that you can easily connect with your fellow alumni).

Lower Deck

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