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Program

Scientific program is subject to change. It is not necessary to register in advance for workshops - these are offered on a "first-come, first-served" basis.
Room Name: Wildrose Prefunction

Breakfast, registration and exhibits

07:20 AM to 07:50 AM
Room Name: Wildrose BC

Welcome message

07:50 AM to 08:00 AM
Room Name: Wildrose BC

President's lecture
Maternal mortality in Canada: A preventable tragedy

08:00 AM to 08:30 AM

Session Details

After this session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe current trends in maternal mortality in Canada.
  • Discuss factors contributing to maternal mortality trends in Canada.
  • Describe National and Provincial initiatives to standardize maternal mortality review and reduce preventable maternal deaths in Canada.
Speakers:
Room Name: Wildrose BC

Fearlessly comparing quality metrics in surgical gynaecology

08:30 AM to 09:15 AM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the importance of performance feedback in life and in medicine.
  • Understand steps in creating an ideal scorecard in Gynaecology.
  • Evaluate quality metrics for over 3000 hysterectomies.
Speakers:
Room Name: Wildrose BC

Indigenous women's health:
Clinical, research, and community perspectives

09:15 AM to 10:00 AM

Session Details

After this session, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the history of colonialism in Canada and how this impacts the health of Indigenous peoples today.
  • Review the importance of Indigenous representation in research.
  • Identify ways that healthcare providers can decolonize and indigenize healthcare and medical education.
Speakers:
Room Name: Wildrose Prefunction

Networking break and exhibits

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Room Name: Hawthorn A

Workshop 1A:
Timing of cesarean section: Does soon mean NOW?

10:30 AM to 11:20 AM

Session Details

After this session, participants will be able to:
Having made the decision to proceed with a c-section,
  • Review the available evidence for risks relating to c-section.
  • Identify two factors that will decrease risks of harm related to the decision.
  • Describe a collaborative approach to facilitate timing of c-section.
Speakers:
Room Name: Hawthorn B

Workshop 1B:
Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinics (EPACs): Uses and how to start one in your community

10:30 AM to 11:20 AM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify SOGC guidelines/recommendations around dating ultrasounds in pregnancy – medical expert.
  • Learn scanning techniques for first trimester transabdominal ultrasound US findings and what defines an IUP-medical expert.
  • Learn abnormal 1st trimester US findings- medical expert.
  • Discover web-based options for extra training in first trimester ultrasound- scholar.
Speakers:
Room Name: Hawthorn C

Workshop 1C:
Protocols for medical management of miscarriage

10:30 AM to 11:20 AM

Session Details

After this session, participants will be able to:
  • Summarize the medical and surgical methods to manage miscarriage.
  • List the most effective medical methods to manage miscarriage.
  • Compare the outcomes of the various methods to manage miscarriage.
Speakers:
Room Name: Bluebell

Workshop 1D:
Vaginismus and chronic pelvic pain

10:30 AM to 11:20 AM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Confidently explain vaginismus to patients in a way that they understand.
  • Review and modify their current approach to vaginismus consults in the office setting.
  • Develop a multi-disciplinary plan for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain / vaginismus.
Speakers:
Room Name: Wildrose BC

Menopause:
Perpetual challenges, new solutions

11:25 AM to 12:10 PM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the impact of menopausal symptoms on our patients.
  • Review the challenges of prescribing menopausal hormone therapy.
  • Discuss therapeutic options, old and new, for best treating menopausal symptoms.
Speakers:
Room Name: Wildrose Prefunction

Lunch and exhibits

12:10 PM to 01:10 PM
Room Name: Hawthorn A

Workshop 2A:
Do human factors improve or impede surgical safety?

01:10 PM to 02:00 PM

Session Details

After this session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe two human factors that can interfere with safety in the operating room.
  • Identify how collaborative approaches can minimize risks of harm.
  • Explain how communication can impact risks in surgery.
Speakers:
Room Name: Hawthorn B

Workshop 2B:
Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinics (EPACs): Uses and how to start one in your community

01:10 PM to 02:00 PM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify SOGC guidelines/recommendations around dating ultrasounds in pregnancy – medical expert.
  • Learn scanning techniques for first trimester transabdominal ultrasound US findings and what defines an IUP-medical expert.
  • Learn abnormal 1st trimester US findings- medical expert.
  • Discover web-based options for extra training in first trimester ultrasound- scholar.
Speakers:
Room Name: Hawthorn C

Workshop 2C:
More milk sooner

01:10 PM to 02:00 PM

Session Details

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the use of hand expression (HE) in the prenatal and early post-partum period.
  • Identify opportunities for implementing HE into practice.
  • Create a program for empowering patients to increase breastfeeding rates.
Speakers:
Room Name: Bluebell

Workshop 2D:
Vulvar dermatoses

01:10 PM to 02:00 PM

Session Details

After this session, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize common vulvar conditions.
  • Offer evidence-based symptomatic treatment options.
  • Manage care to limit long term morbidity and mortality including vulvar carcinoma.
Speakers:
Room Name: Wildrose BC

HPV testing as primary screening

02:05 PM to 02:50 PM

Session Details

After this session, participants will be able to:
  • Examine the data supporting HPV screening for cervical cancer.
  • Review the history of screening as part of a roadmap to cervical screening.
  • Identify potential barriers to primary HPV screening.
  • Translate data into practical tips and goals for HPV-based cervical screening.
*Please note that this session will be presented remotely
Speakers:
Room Name: Wildrose Prefunction

Networking break and exhibits

02:50 PM to 03:20 PM
Room Name: Wildrose BC

Methamphetamines and pregnancy:
From physiology to ethics of consent

03:20 PM to 04:05 PM

Session Details

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and manage both acute and chronic effects of methamphetamine.
    • Review pathophysiology in brief.
    • Identify acute intoxication, including risks and management in labour.
    • Discuss the preservation of dignity in the setting of unstable substance use in pregnancy.
  • Assess a person’s readiness for change with regard to substance use, and apply appropriate evidence-informed treatment options.
  • Interpret complex ethical issues implicated in consent and decision-making capacity in the setting of substance use.
    • when fetal indications demand c-section and maternal capacity is impaired.
  • Appraise and manage complex case presentations including methamphetamine associated cardiomyopathy (MAC) by maintaining a high index of suspicion and team readiness.
Speakers:
Room Name: Wildrose BC

Syphilis in pregnancy

04:05 PM to 04:50 PM

Session Details

After this session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the changing epidemiology of syphilis in Canada.
  • Interpret serologic evidence of early and late syphilis infections in pregnancy.
  • Recognize that syphilis serology must be interpreted in the context of all available results and clinical correlates.
  • State the rationale for pairing serologic tests with initial treatment dose .
Speakers:
Room Name: Wildrose Prefunction

Marketplace mixer

04:50 PM to 06:00 PM

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