Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference 2017

June 20-23, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario

Program is subject to changes.

Sessions

Enhanced skills course: Evidence-based practice to improve care (EPIC) session

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Room Name: Nova Scotia/Newfoundland

Details:

There are no additional registration fees for this course but you must sign-up by selecting it on the ACSC registration form.

Description: As part of the new Canadian PTB Network, MFM and OBs have an opportunity to partner with Neonatology, Developmental Follow-up Pediatricians, and Health Economists to engage in Quality Improvement initiatives to improve outcomes for mothers and babies.  Site leads are encouraged to attend this engaging, expert-led mini workshop on Evidence-based Practice to Improve Care, which will provide practical tools on how to start/improve Quality Improvement initiatives at their site.

Objectives:

  1. To learn about Quality Improvement  -- a powerful concept being used in many disciplines in medicine
  2. To understand key steps in conducting successful Quality Improvement
  3. To consider 3 Quality Improvement initiatives that MFM & Obstetrics might institute to improve neonatal outcomes

Enhanced skills course: Fetal health surveillance refresher: A systematic approach to a complex algorithm

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Room Name: Saskatchewan

Details:

Registration fees for this enhanced skills course (does not include the ACSC): 

Category

Member

Non-member

  • Ob/gyn
  • Family physicians

$200

$400

  • Ob/gyn residents
  • Family medicine residents

$150

$300

  • Registered midwife
  • Registered nurse/Nurse practitioner

$125

$250

 

There is a maximum number of 50 participants for this course.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss medico-legal issues related to intrapartum fetal health surveillance (CanMEDS role: medical expert, collaborator, leader, professional)
  • Describe current Canadian guidelines for methods of intrapartum fetal health surveillance (CanMEDS role: medical expert, leader, health advocate, professional)
  • Identify the physiology of fetal heart rates changes (CanMEDS role: medical expert)
  • Describe the use of intermittent auscultation in the care of low risk intrapartum women (CanMEDS role: medical expert, leader, professional)
  • Systematically interpret and classify EFM tracings and recommend management (CanMEDS role: medical expert, communicator, collaborator, leader, health advocate, scholar, professional)
Speaker(s):

Enhanced skills course: GRADE’ing the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations - CANCELLED

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Room Name:

Details:

We regret to inform you that this enhanced skills course has been cancelled. The SOGC will be in touch with anyone who has already registered for this course.

Enhanced skills course: Hands-on simulation workshop for ultrasound-guided needle procedures in obstetrics - CANCELLED

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Room Name:

Details:

We regret to inform you that this enhanced skills course has been cancelled. The SOGC will be in touch with anyone who has already registered for this course.

Enhanced skills course: IUD preceptorship program

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Room Name: Alberta

Details:

There are no additional registration fees for this course but you must sign-up by selecting it on the ACSC registration form.

There is a maximum of 50 participants for this course.

The purpose of this program is to increase access to IUDs for women by increasing the number of trained physician inserters. The SOGC’s aim is to have certified preceptors located across our vast geography. Chosen applicants will be required to participate in a preceptor development training workshop to become certified.

Speaker(s):

Enhanced skills course: Laparoscopic suturing course

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Room Name: Québec

Details:

Registration fees for this enhanced skills course (does not include ACSC):

Category

Member

Non-member

  • Ob/gyn
  • Family physicians

$300

$600

  • Ob/gyn residents
  • Family medicine residents

$225

$450

  • Registered midwife
  • Registered nurse/Nurse practitioner

$200

$400

 

There is a maximum of 24 participants for this course.

Course Overview:
This hands-on course will provide each participant the opportunity to demonstrate various laparoscopic suturing and knot tying techniques in an interactive dry lab setting. It is designed to present the fundamentals of needle loading, tissue approximation and knot tying. Techniques for loading the needle, tissue approximation, tips for extracorporeal and intracorporeal knot tying, as well as an introduction to barbed suture for running suturing of the vaginal cuff during total hysterectomy will be presented.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Reproduce efficient techniques for laparoscopic tissue approximation;
  • Perform efficient intra- corporeal and extra-corporeal knot tying;
  • Identify the common mistakes that are encountered and how to correct them;
  • Perform running closure of the vaginal cuff and manage the suture
Speaker(s):

Enhanced skills course: Society of Canadian Colposcopists - Basic Colposcopy Course

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Room Name: University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre

Details:

Registration fees for this enhanced skills course (does not include the ACSC): 

Category

Member

Non-member

  • Ob/gyn
  • Family physicians

$299

$299

  • Ob/gyn residents
  • Family medicine residents

$199

$199

  • Registered midwife
  • Registered nurse/Nurse practitioner

$299

$299

 

There is a maximum number of 45 participants for this course and will be given offsite at the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (transportation will be provided from the Westin to the Skills and Simulation Centre).

This full-day course is ideal for the trainee, the beginning colposcopist, or if you just want a comprehensive review of current colposcopy. The morning session will cover topics such as HPV testing, HPV epidemiology and vaccines as well as glandular lesions of the cervix. The afternoon will be a hands-on lab for developing skills using different colposcopic equipment, including the performance of the LEEP.

 

Learning objectives:

1. Confirm knowledge about pathophysiology of lower genital tract disease and HPV infection

2. Practice basic clinical skills needed to perform basic colposcopy

3. Describe features of high grade dysplasia

4. Identify and apply management strategies around high grade dysplasia

5. Explain the current status of primary prevention through vaccination

Discussion panel on returning birth to remote communities

12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the First Nations’ birthing practices (CanMEDS: Communicator, Collaborator and Professional);
  • Understand the historical journey of birth in First Nations’ communities from a personal perspective (CanMEDS: Communicator);
  • Describe the cultural implication of birthing in a First Nations’ community (CanMEDS: Communicator, Health Advocate and Professional);
  • Understand maternity care in remote communities including implications of giving birth away from home (CanMEDS: Leader, Health Advocate, Professional);
  • Learn about existing remote birthing programs (CanMEDS: Leader, Health Advocate, Professional);
  • Discover opportunities in returning birth closer to home (CanMEDS: Leader, Health Advocate, Professional).
Speaker(s):

Update Democratic Republic of the Congo project

12:45 PM to 1:15 PM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

A la fin de la session, les participants seront à mesure de:

  • Présenter brièvement la République Démocratique du Congo.
  • Décrire les principaux problèmes de Santé de la femme et de l’adolescente à l’aide des indicateurs clefs.
  • Identifier les goulots d’étranglement dans l’accès aux soins et services de qualité pour la femme et l’adolescente.
  • Expliquer la problématique des fistules urogénitales, les défis et les stratégies mises en oeuvre pour leur éradication.
Speaker(s):

CFWH International Elective Fellowship

1:15 PM to 1:25 PM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the AMPATH collaboration in Women’s and Reproductive Health (Collaborator);
  • Describe the clinical experience of exchange elective residents and students (Collaborator);
  • Support the development of Maternal Fetal Medicine training program at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (Scholar, Medical Expert);
  • Develop a framework for global health collaborations (Health Advocate).
Speaker(s):

Panel discussion on opioid use in pregnancy in AI/AN populations

1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the use of harm reduction strategies to improve pregnancy outcomes;
  • Summarize the 10 lessons learned by the HER Pregnancy program in Edmonton, which has demonstrated a high level of success in improving the health of pregnant women;
  • Review the factors that contribute to poor health outcomes for street involved pregnant women;
  • Describe the ways in which the current standard pregnancy care systems do not meet the needs of homeless women.
Speaker(s):

Zika: an international perspective

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of the session, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the clinical manifestations of Zika and its impact on the countries of Latin America;
  • Interpret the diagnostic tests for Zika;
  • Compare the clinical findings related to the Zika congenital syndrome.
Speaker(s):

Community-based approaches to healthcare: The ENRICH First Nations Project

3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the pregnancy-related health status of the First Nations population of Alberta, Canada (Communicator);
  • Describe the methodology of a collaborative, community-based research project targeting improved pregnancy-related health in a large Indigenous community (Communicator);
  • Identify and describe potential strategies for improving prenatal outcomes in Indigenous populations (Communicator).
Speaker(s):

Opening Keynote: Evolution in obstetrics and gynaecology

5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

"From death to demand: Caesarean delivery on maternal request" by Dr. Thomas Basket

At the end of the session, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the reasons women choose elective caesarean delivery;
  • Discuss the maternal implications of elective caesarean section;
  • Discuss the potential infant sequelae of elective caesarean section;
  • Estimate the economic implications of elective caesarean delivery.

"The evolution of women’s reproductive healthcare" by Dr. Al Yuzpe

Speaker(s):

Social event: Opening reception

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Room Name: Governor General

Details:

Great Canadian Cottage Party

Nothing kicks off the summer better than thinking about cottage life! Join us for the Great Canadian Cottage Party to officially open the ACSC. Relax in a Muskoka chair by the fire, compare your best camping or fishing stories – or that amazing round of golf - with colleagues, enjoy some friendly outdoor games, and feast on some of Canada’s signature dishes, including ribs, sliders, poutine, and sweet treats. Don’t make dinner plans, we’ll keep you full!

Join us for a casual evening to sit back, relax, and connect with old friends that have gathered in Ottawa from all provinces and territories. And welcome our guests visiting from other countries to show them why we are so proud to be Canadian. We invite you to wear your favourite Canadian colours or your most comfortable cottage attire. There will also be a photo booth for you to send a digital postcard back home on social media telling everyone about the great time you’re having at the ACSC!

This event is complimentary for registered ACSC delegates, but tickets must be reserved using the ACSC registration form so we can confirm catering quantities.

Hot topics!

7:45 AM to 8:15 AM

07:45-08:00 --- Long-term consequences of extended endocrine strategies for premenopausal breast cancer

Room Name: Confederation II/III
Speaker(s):

08:00-08:15 --- Marijuana and the fetal brain

Room Name:
Speaker(s):

Menopause: 15 years later

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the contrasting findings of the two arms of the Women's Health Initiative hormone clinical trials (CanMEDS: Medical Expert);
  • Identify patients who are appropriate candidates for postmenopausal hormone therapy (CanMEDS: Medical Expert);
  • Critically appraise the early and later reports of the findings of the Women's Health Initiative hormone clinical trials (CanMEDS: Scholar);
  • Define how to determine the appropriate use of HT- type, dose, route of administration, duration of use;
  • Identify the difference between estrogen alone, estrogen/progestogen and estrogen/bazedoxefine;
  • Differentiate risks of hormone therapy for women under age 60 and within 10 years of menopause compared to women over 60 or more than 10 years from menopause onset;
  • Discuss special populations regarding hormone therapy risks;
  • Present difficult cases about menopause and hormone therapy.
Speaker(s):

Vaccination in pregnancy

10:20 AM to 11:05 AM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Counsel pregnant women regarding the role of influenza and pertussis vaccination;
  • Understand resistance to vaccination and develop evidence based strategies to counsel and overcome resistance to vaccinations in pregnancy.
Speaker(s):

Accredited lunch and learn: Fibroids

12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Room Name: Ontario

Details:

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify patients requiring treatment for symptoms resulting from fibroids;
  • Compare different approaches for treating fibroids in regard of expected patients' satisfaction;
  • Optimize patients' condition prior to elected fibroid surgery.
Speaker(s):

Little BIG talk: Contraception

12:50 PM to 1:00 PM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

In this rapid-fire session, participants will be able to:

  • Highlight and describe key findings from five important studies in family planning, highlighting opportunities for improved contraception care provision.
Speaker(s):

Little BIG talk: 5 things you need to know about NIPT

1:00 PM to 1:10 PM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic principles of NIPT.
Speaker(s):

Little BIG talk: Diagnosis and management of early pregnancy of unknown viability and unknown location

1:10 PM to 1:20 PM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define a pregnancy of unknown location and explain the different steps in its evaluation and follow up (Medical expert and communicator)
Speaker(s):

Pain, narcotics and addiction

1:25 PM to 1:55 PM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of the session, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the history of opiates use and abuse over the last century and the impact of the current narcotic addiction epidemic;
  • Implement medical and behavioral strategies to prevent and/or reduce harm.
Speaker(s):

Choosing wisely – Don't just do something, stand there

1:55 PM to 2:15 PM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate that “More” is not necessarily better, and not necessarily innocuous;
  • Apply Choosing Wisely methods to  obstetrical and gynecological procedures;
  • Devise means to identify tests or procedures we do which should be part of the SOGC’s Choosing Wisely/Elegant Minimum list;
  • Describe the purpose and method of proceeding of Choosing Wisely Canada.
Speaker(s):

Genetics and “… the will that the freedom of the other be.”

2:20 PM to 2:50 PM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

“One truly enters into ethics when, to the statement of one’s freedom, one adds the statement of the will that the freedom of the other be. I want your freedom to be.” - by Paul Ricœur

 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Formulate the complex interplay between genetics and the environment, including the concept of epigenetics;
  • Review the recent major advances, ongoing research and uncertainties concerning whole genomic analysis (including prenatal DNA sequencing), precision medicine, predictive medicine, and somatic or germinal genetic engineering;
  • Formulate the questions these advances raise concerning the formation of physicians;
  • Discuss the major ethical challenges these advances raise concerning privacy protection, genetic counseling, and free and informed choice.
Speaker(s):

Workshops (1)

3:25 PM to 4:25 PM

1.1: IUD tips and tricks

Room Name: Governor general I

Details:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to :

  • Identify strategies to minimize discomfort with insertion of IUD;
  • Distinguish efficient ways of managing unsecheduled bleeding with IUD;
  • Review management of delayed perforations with IUD;
  • Update their knowledge on extended use of IUD up to menopause.
Speaker(s):

1.2: The pitfalls of EMR charting

Room Name: Manitoba/British Columbia

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the top EMR pitfalls;
  2. Identify mitigation strategies to avoid trouble.
Speaker(s):

1.3: Pregnancy of unknown viability and unknown location

Room Name: Governor general II

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define a pregnancy of unknown location and explain the different steps in its evaluation and follow up (Medical expert and communicator);
  • Interpret ultrasound findings and BHCG values of intrauterine and ectopic pregnancies (Medical expert and Scholar);
  • Recommend management options for pregnancies of unknown location (Medical expert, communicator, collaborator).
Speaker(s):

1.4: Addiction in pregnancy

Room Name: Nova Scotia/Newfoundland

Details:

At the end of the session, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the maternal and prenatal consequences of drug use and abuse;
  • Describe the history of opiates use and abuse over the last century and the impact of the current narcotic addiction epidemic on maternal and neonatal complications including NAS;
  • Implement medical and behavioral strategies to prevent and/or reduce perinatal morbidities.
Speaker(s):

1.5: How to write a publishable manuscript - Author's perspective and editor’s expectation

Room Name: Alberta

Details:

After this session, participants will be able to:

Author’s perspective:

  • Select the most appropriate type of article for their work (Can Meds: communicator);
  • Avoid pitfalls in writing the manuscript (authorship, excessive length, redundancy, plagiarism etc…) (CanMeds: Scholar);
  • Develop a paper with a concise introduction, complete details on methodology and findings, and a conclusion that enhances understanding of the subject area (CanMeds: Scholar);
  • Interact in an optimal way with the editorial staff of the journal (CanMeds: Communicator).

Editor’s Expectation

  • Appraise the knowledge of writing a publishable manuscript (CanMeds: Scholar);
  • Understand different types of manuscript for publication (CanMeds: Scholar);
  • Describe types of study for a research paper (CanMeds: Scholar);
  • Understand what to and what not to do in publishing (CanMeds: Scholar and Communicator);
  • Understand basic statistics (CanMeds: Scholar).
Speaker(s):

1.6: Laparoscopic tips and tricks for difficult hysterectomy

Room Name: Ontario

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the indications for TLH as part of the technicity index; 
  • Summarize the basic steps for a successful hysterectomy;
  • Apply specific tips and tricks in difficult situations:  
    • large uterus;
    • severe endometriosis;
    • adhesions/previous abdominal surgery;
    • obese patient;
  • ​​​​Describe the post-op care and optimize outpatient surgery.
Speaker(s):

1.7: Culturally competent care

Room Name: Saskatchewan

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the social determinants of health (CanMeds Health Advocate, Professional)
  • Define Culture (CanMeds Health Advocate)
  • Discuss cultural competency in healthcare delivery (CanMeds Leader, Health Advocate)
  • Devise an approach to Culturally competent care (CanMeds Communicator, Health Advocate, Leader, Collaborator)
Speaker(s):

1.8: Collaborative care….The how to be a team player

Room Name: Quebec

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize best practices for how obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians and midwives collaborate among themselves and with other allied care providers, according to the definition of collaboration;
  • Apply strategies used by their peers to enhance collaborative efforts;
  • Utilize evidence from the literature which informs best collaboration practices, including tools to enhance communication and teamwork.
Speaker(s):

Workshops (2)

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

2.1: HR and menopause: how to

Room Name: Ontario

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Determine the types of women that may benefit from hormonal replacement therapy;
  • Expose the new developments in hormonal replacement therapy;
  • Identify when to start and when to stop hormonal replacement therapy.
Speaker(s):

2.2: The surgical approach to the invasive placenta: Planning for better outcomes

Room Name: Quebec

Details:

  • Ultrasound screening and MRI diagnosis: Planning in the antenatal period
  • Surgical team-work in the OR and post-operative period
  • Surgical approaches – Core competencies for success
  • Delphi consensus on management
  • Your role on improving care for women with invasive placental disorders

At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the optimal approach to screening and diagnosis of invasive placental disorders (IPDs)
  • Describe a team based approach to managing IPDs
  • List the core competencies for the surgical management of IPDs
  • Develop an individual/local institutional plan for managing IPD
Speaker(s):

2.3: NIPT

Room Name: Governor general II

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the biological basis and the sequencing techniques behind NIPT (medical expert, scholar)
  • Apply the pre-test counselling for NIPT (communicator, health advocate)
  • Assess the clinical performance of NIPT (medical expert)
  • Interpret the result of NIPT in relation with the ultrasound findings (medical expert, collaborator)
Speaker(s):

2.4: Chronic pelvic pain

Room Name: Governor general I

Details:

At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify which patients would benefit from a referral to a pelvic health Physiotherapist;
  • Examine the pelvic floor muscles for over-activity and explain how this may play a role in pelvic pain;
  • Know how to locate a pelvic health Physiotherapist;
  • Apply a general approach to history & physical examination in patients with chronic pelvic pain;
  • Utilize practical “tips and tricks” in the initial management of patients with chronic pelvic pain.
Speaker(s):

2.5: Advice for the pregnant traveler

Room Name: Nova Scotia/Newfoundland
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2.6: Sleep deprived and overwhelmed physician

Room Name: Alberta

Details:

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the risks associated with lack of sleep to themselves and their patient care;
  • Identify early signs of overload;
  • Develop an plan for self-care that is practical and incremental;
  • Integrate methods that foster the brain body connection.
Speaker(s):

2.7: Reproductive tourism: Egg donation and surrogacy

Room Name: Saskatchewan

Details:

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify why patients may choose reproductive tourism to achieve their fertility goals;
  • Recognize issues which may arise in providing obstetrical care for women who have used imported gametes or women acting as surrogates for foreign intended parents;
  • Review the legal framework in Canada and how it affects patients undergoing reproductive tourism for fertility treatment;
  • Examine the realities of reproductive tourism in Canada and for Canadians traveling abroad​.
Speaker(s):

2.8 Member's choice: Pregnancy after 40 - Risks and challenges

Room Name: Manitoba/British Columbia

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the risks associated with advanced maternal age (medical expert);
  • List the challenges in management including monitoring at the end of pregnancy and induction of labor as well as recent scientific publications on the topic (Collaborator, Communicator, Health Advocate, Scholar);
  • Describe the tools and strategies to improve informed decision-making by prospective parents (health advocate).
Speaker(s):

Social Event: CFWH Celebration fundraiser to support women's health

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Room Name: Courtyard Restaurant

Details:

CFWH - Celebration Fundraiser for the support of women's health

 

The Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health is hosting an exciting fundraising and networking event at the beautiful Courtyard Restaurant in the famous Byward Market of Ottawa. This will follow the day’s events at the ACSC and is walking distance from the Westin Ottawa.

Event Details: The action packed evening will start at 6pm.

While enjoying a short walk from the conference, you can learn about First Nations history on the way to the Courtyard Restaurant; a great way to celebrate National Aboriginal Day! You will be greeted with live music, food and beverages upon arrival. There will also be a chance for you to win a draw prize! The night will include First Nations dancing, a fabulous dinner and a live auction! To cap the night, you can pull out your dancing shoes with our live DJ! We will also have a photo booth and henna station!

At the event, we will also be updating you on the exciting work the CFWH has been doing over the past year as well as providing information on opportunities for the betterment of newborn/maternal health going forward.

Mindfulness for the healthcare provider

8:00 AM to 8:15 AM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the principals of mindfulness;
  • Benefit from the impact of a brief meditation on ones level of stress.
Speaker(s):

Addressing the challenges of transgender health care

8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Appraise your knowledge and comfort in using LGBTQ terminology; 
  • Modify your history-taking to be inclusive of transgender identities;
  • Propose management strategies for the use of cross-sex hormones;
  • Identify barriers in your provision of transgender care;
  • Discriminate personal values from professional values in the delivery of inclusive care.
Speaker(s):

A look into the changing landscape of healthcare technology

8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize how device and network technologies are evolving, and how their evolution will affect healthcare;
  • Identify how device and network use changes by various demographics and understand how they influence the end user;
  • List upcoming new technologies that could be tailored to improve healthcare, such as machine learning chips, 3D printers and 3D imaging;
  • Evaluate new technologies in the face of hype and sort out what technologies are likely to become mainstream (and when!) and which are not a critical skill.
Speaker(s):

Joint SOGC/APOG session: Maternal mortality and severe morbidity: can we ever say there are no lessons to learn?

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • List the main routes by which maternal deaths can be identified and the strengths and limitations of each. (CanMEDS Professional competency);
  • Describe the added benefits of surveillance and review of severe maternal morbidities (CanMEDS scholar competency);
  • Compare and contrast surveillance and review (confidential enquiry) processes (CanMEDS leader competency);
  • Appraise the maternal mortality and morbidity surveillance and review process within your organisation (CanMEDS medical expert competencies and Leader competency).
Speaker(s):

HPV prevention in adult women - Putting communication into action

10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the burden and risk of HPV infection and diseases in sexually active women in an era of social media;
  • Summarize the safety, clinical and real life efficacy of current HPV vaccines in adult women;
  • Describe communication gaps among Canadian health care professionals and patients (SOGC-LEGER survey);
  • Identify HPV prevention counseling opportunities and communication strategies to optimize adherence to national guidelines.
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Oral and video abstract presentations

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Oral abstracts - Room 1

Room Name: Quebec

Details:

  • 11:30-11:45 - Getting Wound Up: Temporal Summation in Chronic Pelvic Pain (John Jarrell)
  • 11:45-12:00 - Sliding sign in the prediction of posterior cul-de-sac obliteration in women with suspected endometriosis (Tuba Aksoy)
  • 12:00-12:15 - Do Young Women Regret Their Hysterectomy? A Survey of Women 35 years of Age and Under (Michael Suen)
  • 12:15-12:30 - Primary Efficacy and Safety Results from Two Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Studies of Elagolix, an Oral Gonadotropin-releasing Hormone Antagonist, in Women with Endometriosis-associated Pain (Sukhbir Singh)
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Oral abstracts - Room 2

Room Name: Alberta

Details:

  • 11:30-11:45 - What do Patients Undergoing Surgery Understand About the Role of Resident Physicians?  A Survey of Gynecology Patients (Arielle Cantor)
  • 11:45-12:00 - Hysterectomy in Ontario: Complications and Health Outcomes in Laparoscopic (and Minimally invasive) Compared to Vaginal Approaches (Erin Kelly)
  • 12:00-12:15 - Influence of Resident Involvement in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Surgery on Surgical Outcomes: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (Olga Bougie)
  • 12:15-12:30 - Video: Best of 3:Risk-Reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomy in BRCA Mutation Carriers (Lea Luketic)
Speaker(s):

Oral abstracts - Room 3

Room Name: New Brunswick

Details:

  • 11:30-11:45 - Best of 3: Caesarean Sections in a National Referral Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Trends, Predictors and Outcomes (Tamara Kuzma)
  • 11:45-12:00 - Effect of a nanocrystalline silver-coated dressing compared to routine dressing on wound complication rates following elective cesarean section in obese patients: a randomized controlled trial (Clara Wu)
  • 12:00-12:15 - Characterizing the Pregnancies of a Select Group of Women with Previous Caesarean Section: a population based study (Mila Smithies)
  • 12:15-12:30 - Lacking consensus: results from an international Delphi survey on invasive placentation (Susan O'Rinn)
Speaker(s):

Oral and video abstracts - Room 4

Room Name: Nova Scotia/Newfoundland

Details:

  • 11:30-11:45Best of 3: Imaging fetal subcutaneous fat development using 3D water-fat MRI (Barbra de Vrijer)
  • 11:45-12:00 - A high fidelity simulator and curriculum for teaching Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) (Darine El-Chaar)
  • 12:00-12:15 - Best of 3: Advanced Maternal Age and Incidence of Non-Chromosomal Congenital Anomalies - A Population-based study (Matthew Grossi)    
  • 12:15-12:30 - Laparoscopic cerclage: Challenging cases (Kristina Arendas)
Speaker(s):

Oral abstracts - Room 5

Room Name: Saskatchewan

Details:

  • 11:30-11:45 - Labor outcomes after successful external cephalic version compared to spontaneous cephalic version (Samantha Krueger)
  • 11:45-12:00 - Effect of maternal education through text messaging: results from a cluster randomized trial in rural China (Rihua Xie)
  • 12:00-12:15 - Interprovincial Variation in Excess and Inadequate Maternal Weight and Gestational Weight Gain and Their Impact on Key Perinatal Indicators (Susie Dzakpasu)
  • 12:15-12:30 - Best of 3: Methods and lessons from a focused quality improvement program in obstetrics (Guylaine Lefebvre)
Speaker(s):

Accredited lunch and learn: Menopause - Myths, realities and practicalities

12:40 PM to 1:30 PM
Room Name: Ontario

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify several popular medical myths about menopause and its therapies;
  • Critically appraise the scientific evidence around these myths;
  • Transform the myths into realities;
  • Translate these realities into clinical practicalities.
Speaker(s):

Concurrent sub-specialty (CS1): Maternal Fetal Medicine

1:30 PM to 5:45 PM

13:30-14:00 --- CS1A plenary: CIHR Pan-Canadian Network to Improve Outcomes of Preterm Birth

Room Name: Ontario

Details:

The goals of this session are to review the recently funded CIHR initiative which will identify new and existing collaborations to conduct world-class research, quality improvement (QI) and knowledge translation (KT) initiatives focused on improving PTB outcomes in Canada.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the development of Canadian Preterm Birth Network;
  • Summarize the planned activities and opportunities;
  • Share and develop collaborative plan of further action for preterm birth in Canada.
Speaker(s):

14:00-14:30 --- CS1B plenary: CIHR A systems approach for enhancing perinatal care regionalization

Room Name: Ontario

Details:

The goal of this session is to review the recently funded CIHR initiative which will critically analyse the provision of perinatal health services in Canada using a systems approach in order to enhance regionalization of perinatal care and to develop and implement evidence-based recommendations to improve perinatal health care in Canada.

At the end of the session, the participant will be able to:

  • Evaluate how well perinatal regionalization is being implemented in their region/province (Medical Expert; Leader);
  • Analyse factors that facilitate and impede maternity care provision in rural and remote areas in their region/province (Scholar; Health Advocate);
  • Evaluate the functioning of emergency transport in their region/province (Medical Expert; Professional).
Speaker(s):

14:30-15:15 --- CS1C oral abstracts

Room Name: Ontario

Details:

  • 14:30-14:45Best of 3: Subclinical intra-amniotic inflammation in the midtrimester and the subsequent development of abnormal gross motor skills in infants born either term or preterm (Laurence Soucy-Giguere)
  • 14:45-15:00 - First-trimester mean arterial blood pressure and risk of preeclampsia (Cédric Gasse)
  • 15:00-15:15 - Best of 3: Prediction of preeclampsia in nulliparous using first-trimester PlGF serum concentrations (Amélie Boutin)
Speaker(s):

15:15-16:15 --- Network break and abstract poster viewing

Room Name: Confederation I/Provinces

16:15-17:15 --- CS1D workshop: Current Canadian practices for management of common preterm obstetrical complications

Room Name: Ontario

Details:

The goal of this workshop is to present practices for the management of common preterm obstetrical complications such as preterm labour, PPROM, antenatal corticosteroids, cervical length, progesterone, etc., and to work towards creating a national recommendation on the management of common preterm obstetrical complications.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe national practices around management of preterm pregnancies
Speaker(s):

17:15-17:45 --- CS1E plenary: Stillbirth

Room Name: Ontario

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify recent local and global stillbirth statistics and reduction initiatives (Medical Expert, Collaborator, Leader, Scholar, Professional);
  • Manage post-stillbirth workups and investigations (Medical expert, Communicator, Scholar, Professional);
  • List the medical and psychosocial considerations in the management of pregnancy subsequent to stillbirth (Medical expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Leader, Health advocate, Professional).
Speaker(s):

17:45-18:00 --- CS1F plenary: MFM in Kenya: An opportunity to teach abroad

Room Name: Ontario
Speaker(s):

Concurrent sub-specialty (CS2): Reproductive endocrinology and infertility

1:30 PM to 5:45 PM

13:30-14:00 --- CS2A plenary: Sleep disturbance and fertility/pregnancy outcomes

Room Name: Quebec

Details:

At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe sleep changes that occur in pregnancy;
  • Identify three pathways by which sleep difficulties may adversely affect reproduction;
  • Recognize how sleep disordered breathing can affect reproduction.
Speaker(s):

14:00-14:30 --- CS2B plenary: Endometriosis and fertility

Room Name: Quebec

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the overall impact of endometriosis on fertility;
  • Describe the effect of endometriomas on ovarian function and reserve;
  • Discuss fertility sparing treatment options for endometriosis;
  • Describe the impact of surgery for endometriosis on fertility;
  • Discuss the role of assisted reproductive technologies in the setting of endometriosis.
Speaker(s):

14:30-15:15 --- CS2C oral abstracts

Room Name: Quebec

Details:

  • 14:30-14:45Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Menopausal Symptoms (CBT-Meno): Preliminary Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT).  A Mid-Way, Interim Analysis (Donna Fedorkow)
  • 14:45-15:00Does Ulipristal Acetate Affect Surgical Experience at Laparoscopic Myomectomy? (Lea Luketic)
  • 15:00-15:15 - Video: Minimizing ovarian damage when resecting endometriomas (Andrew Zakhari)
Speaker(s):

15:15-16:15 --- Network break and poster viewing

Room Name: Confederation I/Provinces

16:15-17:15 --- CS2D workshop: Recurrent pregnancy loss

Room Name: Quebec

Details:

At the end of the session, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the current evidence based guidelines for the definition of REPL and indications for specialty referral;
  • Summarize the current guidelines for the investigation of REPL;
  • Discuss what's new in the management of REPL with case-based illustrations and debate on current topics such as pre-implantation genetic screening, immune therapies and gestational surrogacy.
Speaker(s):

17:15-17:45 --- CS2E plenary: Fibroids and fertility

Room Name: Quebec
Speaker(s):

Concurrent sub-specialty (CS3): Canadian Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology and Obstetrics (CANPAGO)

1:30 PM to 5:45 PM

13:30-14:00 --- CS3A plenary: PAG simulation

Room Name: New Brunswick

Details:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Site the literature in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology simulation (PAG);
  2. Utilize the various teaching tools available to teach PAG procedures and skills to their learners; 
  3. Discuss how simulated patients can be used to teach the approach to the child and adolescent; and
  4. Critique the different evaluation modalities of PAG simulation research.
Speaker(s):

14:00-14:30 --- CS3B plenary: Human trafficking – focus on minors

Room Name: New Brunswick

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define what is sex trafficking (medical expert);
  • Identify adolescents who are at risk – screening tool (medical expert, communicator);
  • Review the health consequences associated with sex trafficking in teens (medical expert);
  • Identify how to intervene for patient who are involved in human trafficking (medical expert, collaborator, communicator, professional).
Speaker(s):

14:30-15:15 --- CS3C oral abstracts

Room Name: New Brunswick

Details:

  • 14:30-14:45 - Use of audio computer-assisted self-interviews (ACASI) to gather information on risk behaviours in a referral population of pregnant adolescents (Carol King)
  • 14:45-15:00 - Canadian National Physician Survey on fertility preservation for prepubertal female oncology patients (Bryden Magee)
Speaker(s):

15:15-16:15 --- Network break and abstract poster viewing

Room Name: Confederation I/Provinces

16:15-17:15 --- CS3D workshop: Difficult cases with panel of experts

Room Name: New Brunswick

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Review, describe and manage complex PAG cases (Medical expert, collaborator, communicator, scholar);
Speaker(s):

17:15-17:45 --- CS3E plenary: Palm-coein/abnormal uterine bleeding in teenagers

Room Name: New Brunswick

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe normal menstrual patterns in adolescents;
  • Adapt the PALM-COEIN classification ​to adolescents;
  • Summarize how treatment may differ in adolescents with AUB.
Speaker(s):

Concurrent sub-specialty (CS4): APOG - Building a Culture of Assessment

1:30 PM to 5:45 PM

13:30-14:00 --- CS4A plenary: Promoting simulation for assessment

Room Name: Nova Scotia/Newfoundland

Details:

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe simulation modalities;
  • Describe how simulation can be used for assessment in postgraduate medical education;
  • Discuss how to utilize a simulation modality for assessment in their own setting.
Speaker(s):

14:00-14:30 --- CS4B plenary: Work-based and simulation assessment: The good, the bad, and how to apply it to your program

Room Name: Nova Scotia/Newfoundland

Details:

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities to utilize workplace-based and simulation assessments that align with CBME;
  • Identify the validity evidence for different assessments, as well as threats to validity in assessment;
  • Identify ways to structure workplace-based and simulation assessments, maximizing their effectiveness and efficiency, within a program of assessment.
Speaker(s):

14:30-15:15 --- CS4C oral abstracts

Room Name: Nova Scotia/Newfoundland

Details:

  • 14:30-14:45Best of 3: Modeling the learning curves of incoming Surgical trainees (Marisa Louridas)
  • 14:45-15:00Canadian Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residents: are they ready for independent practice? (May Sanaee)
  • 15:00-15:15 - Work hour regulations complicate residency education: lessons about the social construct of fatigue in Europe (Taryn Taylor)
Speaker(s):

15:15-16:15 --- Network break and abstract poster viewing

Room Name: Confederation I/Provinces

16:15-17:15 --- CS4D workshop: Workshop: Assessment in competency-based medical education

Room Name: Nova Scotia/Newfoundland

Details:

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize how various assessment tools can be utilized in CBME;
  • Formulate a CBME-based assessment strategy;
  • Employ specific assessment tools for formative assessment in the context of a CBME program.
Speaker(s):

17:15-17:45 --- CS4E plenary: Bringing Competence By Design to the obstetric and gynaecology community

Room Name: Nova Scotia/Newfoundland

Details:

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how Competence by Design will impact on the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology as a whole;
  • Understand what the move to competency-based medical education will mean to them and their workplace.
Speaker(s):

Concurrent sub-specialty (CS5): Colposcopy and oncology - LGT pot-pourri

1:30 PM to 5:45 PM

13:30-14:00 --- CS5A plenary: VaIN

Room Name: Les Saisons

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Classify VaIN lesions according to the LAST terminology (Scholar);
  • Describe VaIN lesions found on colposcopic exam (Medical expert, Communicator);
  • Devise a treatment plan for VaIN (Medical expert);
  • Plan appropriate follow-up post treatment (Medical expert, Collaborator).
Speaker(s):

14:00-14:30 --- CS5B plenary: High resolution anoscopy

Room Name: Les Saisons

Details:

At the end of the session, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology of HPV anal infection and anal cancer in women;
  • Describe screening and high resolution anoscopy (HRA) procedures;
  • Recognize HPV related lesions of the perianal area and anal canal;
  • Summarize therapeutics options.
Speaker(s):

14:30-15:15 --- CS5C oral abstracts

Room Name: Les Saisons

Details:

  • 14:30-14:45Best of 3: Post-Colposcopy Management of ASC-US and LSIL Study (PALS): A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial (Lana Saciragic)
  • 14:45-15:00 - Implementation and Validation of a Retroperitoneal Dissection Curriculum (Aisha Yousuf)
  • 15:00-15:15 - Is Immigrant Status Associated With Cervical Cancer Screening  Among Women in Canada? Results From a Cross-Sectional Study (Vanessa Bacal)
Speaker(s):

15:15-16:15 --- Network break and poster viewing

Room Name: Confederation I/Provinces

16:15-17:15 --- CS5D workshop: Treatment of early cervix ca and fertility preservation

Room Name: Les Saisons

Details:

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify which cervical cancer patients are candidates for fertility preservation;
  • Describe options for fertility preservation such as neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radical trachelectomy and determine which of these is a better option for certain cervical cancer patients;
  • Discuss some of the evidence for conservative surgery in a small population of cervical cancer patients and also what trials are currently ongoing to research this topic further;
  • Examine the research and information available about sentinel lymph node mapping in cervical cancer.
Speaker(s):

17:15-17:45 --- CS5E plenary: Paget’s Disease of the Vulva

Room Name: Les Saisons

Details:

At the end of the session, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the etiology and clinical features of Paget’s disease of the vulva;
  • Discuss the treatment options for Paget’s disease of the vulva.
Speaker(s):

Concurrent sub-specialty (CS6): Family Planning & STI

1:30 PM to 5:45 PM

13:30-14:00 --- CS6A plenary: STI update - Drug resistant gonorrhoea

Room Name: Saskatchewan

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able:

  • Describe recent Canadian epidemiology of STIs, including gonorrhea;
  • List currently recommended treatment regimens for gonorrhea in Canada;
  • Discuss the ongoing problem with emerging drug resistance in the treatment of gonorrhea in Canada.
Speaker(s):

14:00-14:30 --- CS6B plenary: CCC vs MEC: Updated guidance on contraceptive use among women at risk of thrombosis

Room Name: Saskatchewan

Details:

In this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current theories on differential risks of VTE among Contraceptive Preparations
  • Compare and Contrast guidance and evidence regarding VTE and Contraception between the US-Medical Eligibility Criteria and Canadian Contraception Consensus
  • Gain confidence in describing the risks of VTE among Canadian women using currently-available contraceptive preparations.
Speaker(s):

14:30-15:15 --- CS6C oral abstracts

Room Name: Saskatchewan

Details:

  • Organizing a Canadian Family Planning Society: brainstorm (by Dr. Dustin Costescu)
  • Resistant candidiasis infection (Dr. Marc Steben)
  • Second-trimester medical and surgical abortion techniques across Canada (Dr. Regina Renner)
  • First-trimester surgical abortion techniques across Canada (Dr. Wendy Norman)
Speaker(s):

15:15-16:15 --- Network break and poster viewing

Room Name: Confederation I/Provinces

16:15-17:15 --- CS6D workshop: Contraception in women with chronic diseases

Room Name: Saskatchewan

Details:

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Counsel women on contraceptive options in a setting of medical comorbidities;
  • Counsel women on non-contraceptive benefits of contraceptive options;
  • Manage side effects of contraception.
Speaker(s):

17:15-17:45 --- CS6E plenary: Cervical dilation prior to surgical abortion

Room Name: Saskatchewan

Details:

At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the different methods used for cervical preparation before surgical abortion;
  • Explain the risks and benefits of the methods;
  • Review the current recommendations for cervical preparation before surgical abortion.
Speaker(s):

Concurrent sub-specialty (CS7): Minimally invasive surgery

1:30 PM to 5:45 PM

13:30-14:00 --- CS7A plenary: History of laparoscopy

Room Name: Manitoba/British Columbia
Speaker(s):

14:00-14:30 --- CS7B video abstracts

Room Name: Manitoba/British Columbia

Details:

  • 14:00-14:15 - Video: Best of 3: Stepwise Approach to the Rectovaginal Nodule (Michael Suen)
  • 14:15-14:30Video: Best of 3: Vasopressin in Gynecological Procedures (Tin Yan Tina Ngan)
Speaker(s):

14:30-15:15 --- CS7C oral abstracts

Room Name: Manitoba/British Columbia

Details:

  • 14:30-14:45Best of 3: Improving Cognitive Surgical Knowledge in OB/GYN Residents Using an Interactive Computer-Based Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Trainer (Eliane Shore)
  • 14:45-15:00Factors Influencing Patients’ Willingness to Undergo Morcellation in Minimally Invasive Surgical Fibroid Treatment (Leslie Po)
  • 15:00-15:15Genitourinary Involvement in Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis (Olga Bougie)
Speaker(s):

15:15-16:15 --- Network break and poster viewing

Room Name: Confederation I/Provinces

16:15-17:45 --- CS7D plenary: Multidisciplinary perspective on laparoscopic complications

Room Name:

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the female pelvic anatomy and identification of critical urologic and vascular structure from the perspective of laparoscopy;
  • Utilize tips to accurately identify the ureter, bladder, and associated structures at laparoscopy;
  • Utilize tips for identifying a potential injury to urologic structures at laparoscopy;
  • Apply an algorithmic approach to assessing and addressing ureteric injuries at laparoscopy;
  • Apply an algorithmic approach to assessing and addressing bladder injuries at laparoscopy;
  • Describe endoscopic, minimally invasive, and open surgical strategies to address injury to urologic structures at laparoscopy.
Speaker(s):

Concurrent sub-specialty (CS8): Urogynaecology for the generalist

1:30 PM to 5:45 PM

13:30-14:00 --- CS8A plenary: Pregnancy and the effects on the pelvic floor

Room Name: Alberta
Speaker(s):

14:00-14:30 --- CS8B plenary: Prepare for birth – The pelvic floor and more

Room Name: Alberta
Speaker(s):

14:30-15:15 --- CS8C oral abstracts

Room Name: Alberta

Details:

  • 14:30-14:45Sodium fluorescein: an effective option for ureteral efflux visualization during cystoscopy (Annie-kim Gareau Labelle)
  • 14:45-15:00 - Best of 3: The effect of medical consultation on patients' concerns about vaginal mesh use in pelvic reconstructive surgery (Adrienne Li)
  • 15:00-15:15Acceptability and Effectiveness of an External Support Device for Managing Pelvic Floor Prolapse (Donna Fedorkow)
Speaker(s):

15:15-16:15 --- Network break and abstract poster viewing

Room Name: Confederation I/Provinces

16:15-17:15 --- CS8D workshop: Assessment and treatment of fecal incontinence and rectal prolapse

Room Name: Alberta
Speaker(s):

17:15-17:45 --- CS8E plenary: Review and treatment of 3rd and 4th degree tears

Room Name: Alberta

Mental health screening in pregnancy

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Summarize current available guidelines in perinatal mental health screening;
  • Describe the outline of current Canadian guidelines under development;
  • Discuss benefits and challenges of establishing national guideline in perinatal mental health.
Speaker(s):

Workshops (3)

10:40 AM to 11:40 AM

3.1: ERAS (acute pain)

Room Name: Ontario

Details:

At the end of this workshop the participant should be able to:

  • Describe their role within the multidisciplinary delivery of ERAS elements;
  • List the core elements of ERAS;
  • Recount the scientific evidence supporting best practices in ERAS to optimize patient outcomes;
  • Describe strategies of preoperative optimization and patient education;
  • Understand how intraoperative interventions can influence patient outcomes postoperatively;
  • Identify perioperative factors which obstruct optimizing recovery and strategies to overcome them.
Speaker(s):

3.2: Medical abortion update

Room Name: Manitoba/British Columbia

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of use of mifepristone for undesired or failed pregnancies in second trimester;
  • Recommend regimens for use of mifepristone  for second trimester MA (medical abortion) for undesired or failed pregnancies in their own communities;
  • Recognize and manage complications with use of mifepristone for second trimester MA;
  • Appraise the evidence for use of mifepristone “off label” in second trimester medical and surgical abortions.
Speaker(s):

3.3: Test your vulvar IQ

Room Name: Les Saisons

Details:

At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Apply a global management approach;
  • Recognize the alarm signs and symptoms;
  • Develop a conjointly agreed treatment plan;
  • Refer appropriately to allied health professionals.
Speaker(s):

3.4: Transgender in your practice

Room Name: Nova Scotia/Newfoundland
Speaker(s):

3.5: Medico-legal issues in obstetrics

Room Name: Quebec

Details:

By the end of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Name 5 clinical issues that expose obstetricians to high medical-legal risk;
  • Describe 3 strategies that promote reliable clinical decision-making;
  • Discuss the impact of ‘Listening Up’ on safe and effective inter-professional communication.
Speaker(s):

3.6 Member's choice: Stillbirth and pregnancy loss

Room Name: Saskatchewan

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Manage early and late spontaneous abortion and mid-trimester loss (Medical expert, Communicator, Scholar, Professional);
  • Manage second and third trimester intrauterine fetal demise (Medical expert, Communicator, Scholar, Professional);
  • Identify the psychosocial factors involved in management and recovery of pregnancy loss (Collaborator, Health Advocate, Professional);
  • List the medical and psychosocial considerations in the management of pregnancy subsequent to stillbirth (Medical expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Leader, Health advocate, Professional).
Speaker(s):

3.7 Member's choice: Minimal access surgery in maximum BMI patients

Room Name: Alberta

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify pre-operative planning measures to optimize surgery in the class 1-3 obese patients. (Collaborator – working with anaesthesia, a nutritionist, bariatric medicine and internal medicine);
  • Describe evidence-based medical techniques for minimizing complications both intraoperatively and postoperatively including thromboprophlaxis and antibiotics (Scholar – review of the most up to date evidence);
  • Demonstrate surgical techniques that have been shown to improve surgery in the obese patients including the role of laparoscopy. (Medical Expert – videos from surgical experts to demonstrate operative techniques including advantages of balloon trocars and long instruments, entry techniques).
Speaker(s):

Stump the professor: Presidents vs. residents

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Room Name: Confederation II/III

Details:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe an approach to patient assessment;
  • Assigning priorities to new problems presented by weighing the relevance of the information obtained;
  • Identify potential differential diagnosis from history and physical examination;
  • Demonstrate some awareness of the nature and principles of management of problems within the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology.

Enhanced skills course: GOC Hereditary cancer (Section 1: BRCA curriculum)

1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Room Name: Saskatchewan

Details:

This course has been developed by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada (GOC) in collaboration with medical genetics, medical oncology, surgical oncology and menopause experts. It aims to address primary care practitioners involved in the care of women with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome with a specific focus on BRCA 1 and 2. 

There is an additional $50 fee to offset the costs related to offering this course. To register, please complete the Enhanced skills couse section of the Ontario CME registration form.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this advanced skills workshop the participant will be able to:

  • Identify patterns of cancer diagnoses in families suggestive of possible inherited predisposition syndromes
  • Understand the basics of cancer risk assessment and  the selection of appropriate individuals for genetic testing
  • Describe the cancer risks associated with mutations in BRCA 1 & 2
  • Report the evolving literature regarding ovarian cancer screening
  • Define the incidence of BRCA mutations in a woman with newly diagnosed ovarian cancer
  • Outline current guidelines for cancer screening and preventative surgery in BRCA carriers
  • Describe the different cancer rates associated with BRCA 1 & 2 mutations
  • Differentiate the breast cancer and ovarian cancer risk reduction options for BRCA1 vs BRCA2 carriers
  • Discuss the benefits and limitations of breast MRI surveillance and prophylactic mastectomy for BRCA carriers
  • Summarize the evidence regarding prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in BRCA carriers
  • State the advantages and disadvantages of hysterectomy at the time of prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Counsel patients regarding decisions about timing of prophylactic surgeries
  • Review the role of hormone replacement therapy after prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in BRCA carriers with and without breast cancer