ACSC - Resident Leadership Day

June 20, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario

Resident Leadership Day - new this year!

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The SOGC and APOG have co-developed a one-day program specifically tailored to the needs and interests of ob/gyns in training. The Resident Leadership Day will offer residents an opportunity to interact with Canada’s leading ob/gyn experts, as well as peers from medical programs across the country.

In the morning session, Setting Up for Success, residents will gain practical advice to prepare for their future careers as ob/gyns. Guest speakers will present Little BIG Talks on career preparation, career advice, resume building, and practice management. These talks will be followed by a rotation of round table discussions in smaller groups, allowing participants to ask their questions directly to experts who have already seen the path to success in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.

In the afternoon, residents will have a choice between two hands-on courses focused on topics that are essential to building a career in ob/gyn – laparoscopy and ultrasound. These hands-on courses are designed specifically to meet the educational needs of residents and are an excellent opportunity to get feedback from experts and to practice vital techniques.

 

Sessions

Setting up for success

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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In this session, residents will gain practical advice to prepare for their future careers as ob/gyns. Guest speakers will present Little BIG Talks on career preparation, career advice, resume building, and practice management. These talks will be followed by a rotation of round table discussions in smaller groups, allowing participants to ask their questions directly to experts who have already seen the path to success in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.

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

  • Identify the key steps required to set up a practice
  • Examine and adapt methods of management of a practice once it is running
  • Identify pitfalls to avoid in a clinical practice

Registration fee for this course: $50 (residents only)

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Laparoscopic suturing course

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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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

Registration fee for this course: $175 (residents only)

There is a maximum number of 24 participants for this course. 

Ultrasound simulation workshop

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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In this session the attendees will perform ultrasound using high fidelity simulators, rotating through several stations. The stations will be designed with cases relevant to the level of participant.  The residents will be able to scan common emergency and non-emergency pathologies in gynecology. The stations will also contain cases in early and late pregnancy. Participants will have an opportunity to become familiar with real ultrasound machines (“knobology” & probes), allowing them to optimize their image acquisition. These real ultrasound machines will allow an opportunity to perform scans and amniocentesis using training manequins. Finally, the participants will continuously interact with ultrasound experts throughout and discuss numerous issues, such as consent for prenatal invasive diagnosis.

Objectives

    ·Practice scanning base on OBGYN clinical scenarios in a simulation setting;

    ·Perform prenatal invasive test in a simulation setting;

    ·Learn about imaging optimization

Registration fee for this course: $175 (residents only)