Program

Scientific program is subject to change
Room Name: Convention level foyer

Breakfast, registration and exhibits

07:15 AM to 08:00 AM
Room Name: Toronto I & II

Welcome and opening remarks

08:00 AM to 08:15 AM
Room Name: Toronto I & II

President's lecture
Maternal mortality: A preventable tragedy?

08:15 AM to 08:45 AM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe current trends in maternal mortality in Canada and the world;
  • Discuss demographic and human resource factors contributing to maternal mortality trends in high income countries, including Canada;
  • Participate in National and Provincial initiatives to standardize maternal mortality review in an effort to reduce preventable maternal deaths.
Speakers:
Room Name: Toronto I & II

Office gynaecologic care for transgender individuals

08:45 AM to 09:15 AM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Understand terminology, epidemiology, and health care access & outcomes for gender diverse persons;
  • Describe the biopsychosocial model of transition care including psychosocial, hormonal, and surgical therapy;
  • Describe principles of inclusive office care for gender diverse people;
  • Understand common topics in office gynaecologic care for trans patients.
Speakers:
Room Name: Toronto I & II

How to counsel patients on benefits and risks related
to hormone therapy

09:15 AM to 09:45 AM
Room Name: Toronto I & II

Elective induction of labour: Where are we now?

09:45 AM to 10:15 AM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Summarize newer and (still) controversial indications for labour induction at term (fetal macrosomia, elevated body mass index, low-risk nulliparous women) (Medical Expert);
  • Discuss resource-utilization resulting from a liberal policy of labour induction (Collaborator, Communicator);
  • Identify pitfalls with the current approach to labour induction (Scholar, Leader);
  • Review ongoing research being undertaken to increase the success of vaginal birth and improve outcomes for mothers and babies following labour induction (Health Advocate, Professional).
Speakers:
Room Name: Convention level foyer

Networking break and exhibits

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
Room Name: Toronto I & II

What's new in pre-term birth?

10:45 AM to 11:15 AM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • To appreciate the benefits of deferred cord clamping in preterm infants;
  • To understand our current deferred cord clamping data and our potential success rates;
  • To discuss a protocol for deferred cord clamping;
  • To understand when progesterone is the preferred prevention of preterm birth in singletons and twins;
  • To identify dosages, start and stop times of progesterone in trials and guidelines.
Speakers:
Room Name: Toronto I & II

What you need to know about your estrogen receptors

11:15 AM to 11:45 AM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the interaction of estrogens and estrogen receptors in normal female physiology;
  • Introduce and refine understanding of the pharmacology and relative tissue selectivity of different SERMs;
  • Consolidate this theoretical knowledge with global examples of SERMs used for specific therapeutic indications.
Speakers:
Room Name: Toronto I & II

Clinical implications and management of iron deficiency
in obstetrics/gynaecology

11:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Room Name: Toronto I & II

Celebrating our members

12:15 PM to 12:30 PM
Room Name: Convention level foyer

Lunch and exhibits

12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Room Name: Toronto I & II

Exploring the multidimensional experience of stress among
surgeons

01:30 PM to 02:00 PM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify why a unidimensional approach to understanding physician stress leads to limited understanding;
  • Describe the dimensions that contribute to the experience of stress in clinical practice;
  • Illustrate the complex and subjective nature of physician stress and wellness.
Speakers:
Room Name: Toronto I & II

How to support a culture of quality improvement in a
community hospital setting

02:00 PM to 02:30 PM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Recall the fundamental parts of small-scale Quality Improvement projects;
  • Identify opportunities for feasible Quality Improvement initiatives in real life community practice;
  • Support a local culture of Quality Improvement in the department.
Speakers:
Room Name: Harris

Workshop 1A:
Is no news good news? Improving your test results system to improve patient safety

02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Room Name: Macdonald

Workshop 1B:
Do maternity care providers have an obligation to lower the cesarean delivery rate?

02:30 PM to 03:30 PM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Appraise the epidemiologic and health economic evidence regarding outcomes following cesarean, operative vaginal and spontaneous vaginal delivery (Medical Expert and Scholar);
  • Describe the shortfalls of previous research comparing outcomes following cesarean and vaginal delivery (Scholar);
  • Deconstruct preconceptions of "normal" or "natural" childbirth and interrogate the role of the maternity care provider at the intersection of "(un)necessary intervention" and women's autonomy (Health Advocate);
  • Reflect on personal biases regarding interventions during pregnancy and how they might feature in a shared decision-making model (Communicator and Health Advocate).
Speakers:
Room Name: Tom Thomson

Workshop 1C:
Use of cannabis in chronic pelvic pain

02:30 PM to 03:30 PM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify key players in the Endocannabinoid system;
  • Understand the mechanism of action of cannabinoids;
  • Review metabolism, drug interactions and adverse effects;
  • Examine practical considerations such as dosing and prescribing.
Speakers:
Room Name: Lismer

Workshop 1D:
Choosing Wisely

02:30 PM to 03:30 PM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the purpose of the CW movement;
  • Summarize the current obstetrics/gynaecology recommendations;
  • Assess potential future recommendations;
  • Develop and critique outcome measures/metrics that assess the uptake and impact of CW recommendations.
Speakers:
Room Name: Carmichael/Jackson

Workshop 1E:
Best of the best oral abstracts

02:30 PM to 03:30 PM

Session Details

Written abstracts can be found here.

14:30-14:45 Abstract 1E-A More than a positive test: An emergency department risk score for ectopic pregnancy
Heather Watson, University of Manitoba
14:45-15:00 Abstract 1E-B Motivation to access laparoscopic skills training by obstetrics and gynaecology residents: A novel tool to characterize motivation
Jocelyn Stairs, Dalhousie University
15:00-15:15 Abstract 1E-C Use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the interpretation of intrapartum fetal heart rate (FHR) tracings: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Jacques Balayla, McGill University
15:15-15:30 Abstract 1E-D A validation of hysterectomy procedural codes in the Canadian Institute for Health Information Discharge Abstract Database
Vanessa Bacal, University of Ottawa
Room Name: Convention level foyer

Networking break and exhibits

03:30 PM to 04:00 PM
Room Name: Harris

Workshop 2A:
TOLAC

04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Room Name: Macdonald

Workshop 2B:
Update on management of fibroids

04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the new recommendations on the use of Ullipristal Acetate, identify the evidence and rationale behind the new guidelines and be able to apply this to the medical management of fibroids (Medical Expert, Scholar, Communicator);
  • Identify the risks of tissue morcellation and classify/demonstrate new options for risk reducing methods of tissue morcellation (Medical Expert, Scholar);
  • Compare the benefits of newer hysteroscopic resection devices for myomectomy with traditional monopolar electrosurgical resectoscope (Medical Expert, Scholar).
Speakers:
Room Name: Lismer

Workshop 2C:
Is no news good news? Improving your test results system to improve patient safety

04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Room Name: Tom Thomson

Workshop 2D:
Placental disorders: Screening, diagnosis and management of placenta accreta spectrum disorders

04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Room Name: Carmichael/Jackson

Workshop 2E:
Best of the best oral abstracts

04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Session Details

Written abstracts can be found here.

16:00-16:15 Abstract 2E-A Infant and maternal outcomes for women who experience imprisonment in Ontario, Canada: A retrospective cohort study
Alison Carter-Ramirez, McMaster University
16:15-16:30 Abstract 2E-B Part I: Performance of a scoring tool to predict postpartum hypertension - Predicting postpartum hypertension series
Bobbi Batchelor, University of Saskatchewan
16:30-16:45 Abstract 2E-C Managing women with obesity in pregnancy: The scope of practice in the wake of the obesity epidemic
Shawna Stafford, University of Alberta
16:45-17:00 Abstract 2E-D The SAFE study: Satisfaction and adherence to follow-up with colposcopy exams
Sarah Mah, University of British Columbia
Room Name: Convention level foyer

NEW!! Marketplace Mixer

05:00 PM to 06:00 PM

Session Details

This event is complimentary for registered conference participants. Click here for more details.
Room Name: Carmichael/Jackson

OSOG/OMA Annual General Meeting

06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

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