ACSC Scientific Program

Scientific program is subject to change. All times listed are ET (Eastern Time) and all events will take place at the Québec City Convention Centre unless otherwise indicated.

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(EN) - session will be presented in English / (FR) - session will be presented in French
(*SI) - Simultaneous interpretation will be available for this session (English/French)

Presentations taking place in 200A will also be offered as live broadcasts, in the language in which they are presented, for those participating virtually: Zoom login information will be available to registered participants by Friday, June 3 and recordings will be available, only in the language in which the presentation was made, following the live event. All other presentations will be available in-person only.

Room Name: 205A

Focus on academics

08:00 AM to 11:20 AM

Session Details

08:00 What patients can teach providers...what can be missed... (EN) (Dr. MacDonald - presenting remotely)

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Understand and develop communication strategies to provide trauma informed care to patients;
  • Create a safe space for patients while respecting patient autonomy and rights to both self-determination and confidentiality;
  • Advocate for patients and understand where resources are in your community to help support these patients.

09:00 Oral/video abstracts

09:00: “Maybe I’m not that approachable”: Using simulation to disrupt and explore problematic team hierarchy behaviours in obstetrics and gynaecology (EN)
(Presented by: Dr. Harrison Banner)

09:15: “Everything new is happening all at once”: A qualitative study exploring early career obstetrician/gynaecologists’ preparedness for the transition to practice (EN)
(Presented by: Nicole Wiebe)

09:30: “We didn’t always think or feel this way about ourselves”: How the surgical work and learning environment lead to Impostor Phenomenon and the ways in which female surgeons negotiate it (EN)
(Dr. Jennifer McCall)

09:45 Networking break

10:00 The challenge faced by providers to ensure compassionate care to trauma survivors (EN) (Dr. Nakajima, Dr. Horsley)

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss how personal history and current life circumstances can influence experiences at work;
  • Identify how aspects of internal thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and behaviours interact to influence functioning at work;
  • Describe strategies to help them navigate difficult encounters and to support patients with experiences of trauma.

10:30 Teaching trauma-informed care to our trainees (EN) (Dr. Millar)

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the rationale behind Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) and how TIC principles apply to care in obstetrics and gynaecology;
  • Review practical ways of embedding TIC into clinical practice in order to model this approach;
  • Discuss specific educational tools and evaluation to ensure trainees graduate as TIC practitioners.

11:00 Wrap-up panel (Dr. Nakajima, Dr. Horsley, Dr. Millar) (EN)

Room Name: 205B

Focus on residents

08:00 AM to 11:20 AM

Session Details

08:00 In Ob/Gyn, 'soft' skills can save lives! (FR) (Dr. Lafleur)

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the impacts of properly taking on the roles of Communicator, Collaborator, Professional, Health Advocate, Leader, and Scholar on quality of care in obstetrics and gynaecology;
  • Demonstrate the intrinsic roles of an obstetrician-gynaecologist to a colleague or resident;
  • Use clinical studies to teach CanMEDS roles at the patient’s bedside or in provided feedback;
  • Reflect on our position as a role model.

08:30 Challenges of early practice (FR) (Dr. Levesque)

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • List the most common challenges in early practice;
  • Identify ways to overcome these challenges;
  • Know how to find the resources available in your environment.

09:00 Pregnancy and parenthood during an ob/gyn residency (EN) (Dr. Bastrash)

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize opportunities and challenges related to pregnancy and parenthood during residency;
  • Discuss barriers and enablers to starting a family during residency;
  • Identify supportive organizations and resources in the field of parenting during residency training;
  • Encourage open conversations regarding participants' experiences, thoughts or beliefs regarding pregnancy and parenthood during residency.

09:45 Networking break

10:00 Ultrasound on the labour and delivery unit (PoCUS) (Dr. Coolen) (EN)

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify indications and rationale for performing PoCUS on the labour and delivery unit;
  • Apply basic PoCUS techniques on the labour and delivery unit;
  • Integrate PoCUS skills into their clinical practice.
Room Name: 205A

Best of the best

12:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Session Details

The Best of the Best session is a means to showcase the winners of each university's resident research day. The best presentations in this program will receive the Andrée Gruslin and Robert Reid awards.

Impact of Deferred Cord Clamping on Mortality and Severe neurological Injury in Twins Born at <30 Weeks of Gestation (EN)
(Presented by: Marinela Grabovac, McMaster University)

At a loss for words: Exploring female genital anatomy knowledge (EN)
(Presented by: Taylor Roebotham, Westren University)

Determining the optimal anticoagulation strategy for pregnant women with mechanical heart valves using clinical decision analysis (EN)
(Presented by: Anand Lakhani, University of Toronto)

Association Between Maternal Mental Health Indicators and Gestational Weight Gain in the 3D Prospective Cohort Study (EN)
(Presented by: Isabelle Hardy, Université de Sherbrooke)

Infectious complications following posterior colporrhaphy with and without anal sphincteroplasty: An analysis of cases in the national surgical quality improvement program database (EN)
(Presented by: Danielle Wuebbolt, University of Ottawa)

Impostor Phenomenon among female surgeons: The role of mentorship and the impact of CO (EN)
(Presented by: Jennifer McCall, Queen's University)

Emergency contraception subsidy in Canada: A comparative policy analysis (EN)
(Presented by: Sabrina Lee, University of Manitoba)

The impact of gestational age on the development of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A retrospective cohort study (EN)
(Presented by: Emily Ryan, Dalhousie University)

Effectiveness of prophylactic use of tranexamic acid prior to caesarean delivery to improve postpartum hemoglobin levels: A Canadian tertiary care hospital case-control study (EN)
(Presented by: Dinusha Hamilton, University of Saskatchewan, Regina)

Incidence and outcomes of Jarisch-Herxheimer reactions following treatment for infectious syphilis in late pregnancy 2015-2020 (EN)
(Presented by: Stephen Macumber, University of Alberta)

Cost-effectiveness of placental growth factor in the evaluation of suspected pre-eclampsia in British Columbia, Canada (EN)
(Presented by: Charles Litwin, University of British Columbia)

Room Name: 200A & Virtual

Welcoming ceremony and opening remarks (EN&FR) (*SI)

12:30 PM to 01:00 PM
Room Name: 200A & Virtual

Joyce Echaquan inquiry (EN) (*SI) - presented remotely

01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Room Name: 200A & Virtual

Maternal Mortality in Canada:
Launching the SOGC's Program (EN) (*SI)

02:00 PM to 02:15 PM
Room Name: Foyer 2

Networking break

02:15 PM to 02:30 PM
Room Name: 200A & Virtual

Lack of trust in the medical profession -
presented remotely (EN) (*SI)

02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Room Name: 200A & Virtual

Prenatal exposure to alcohol and other substances:
Effects on physical and mental health trajectories (EN) (*SI)

03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Room Name: Pub St. Patrick

Opening reception - welcome back!

05:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Session Details

We invite you to attend the opening reception to celebrate the return to in-person events. Take this opportunity to meet the new SOGC CEO, Dr. Diane Francoeur; SOGC President, Dr. Maggie Morris; and AOGQ President, Dr. Dario Garcia. Reconnect with colleagues - for the first time, in a long time.
1 complimentary drink per person will be provided - delegate badge required for entry.

Pub St. Patrick
1200 rue Saint-Jean

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