West Central CME 2017

March 16-18, 2017 in Banff, Alberta

Scientific Program

The scientific program is subject to changes.

Sessions

President's lecture: Choosing wisely - Don't just do something, stand there

8:00 AM to 8:40 AM
Room Name: Wildrose BC

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
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Guideline update: Nutrition

8:40 AM to 9:20 AM
Room Name: Wildrose BC

Details:

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

  • Summarize highlights of the new SOGC Female Nutrition Guideline;
  • Discuss key areas of controversy and knowledge gaps in the guideline; 
  • Locate helpful tools on the internet to support healthy eating of patients;
  • Describe Health Canada’s new Healthy Eating Strategy. 


 

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Celebrating our members

10:00 AM to 10:10 AM
Room Name: Wildrose BC

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The SOGC is proud to celebrate our members at the West Central CME by presenting the Regional Achievement Award for the Western region. This award recognizes the excellence of a member who volunteers at the local, regional or provincial levels for women’s health and have made significant achievements and contributions to the advancement of women’s health in their community or province through education, practice or community involvement.

Workshops (1)

11:20 AM to 12:20 PM

Workshop 1a: Difficult IUDs: tricks and tips

Room Name: Bluebell
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Workshop 1b: Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

Room Name: Hawthorn A
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Workshop 1c: Medico-Legal - Gynaecology problems with mid-urethral slings

Room Name: Hawthorn B
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Workshop 1d: Occiput posterior: Diagnosis and management

Room Name: Hawthorn C
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Managing Fibroids: Not as simple as we think

1:20 PM to 2:00 PM
Room Name: Wildrose BC

Details:

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

  • Identify the current challenges in managing symptomatic uterine fibroids;
  • Describe an approach to complex fibroid cases using examples;
  • List strategies for improving care for women with symptomatic uterine fibroids.
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Workshops (2)

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Workshop 2a: 2a: Current evidence in implementing perinatal mental health screening, referral and treatment

Room Name: Bluebell

Details:

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

  • Understand and deliver mental healthcare based on international guideline recommendations (including ACOG) for mental health screening and treatment in the perinatal period;
  • Summarize the progress and direction of “in progress” SOGC consensus statement on perinatal mental health screening;
  • Utilize the tools and strategies needed to conduct clinic-based screening (e.g., most appropriate depression/anxiety tools for perinatal mental health screening and how to use; responding to high scores; managing identification of self-harm; referring – when and to what);
  • Design strategies for implementation of screening based on recent evidence on approaches to implementation (e.g., online versus paper/face-to-face; women’s preferences) and Australia/UK experiences (good and bad!).
     
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Workshop 2b: Non-pharmacologic pain management in labour

Room Name: Hawthorn A
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Workshop 2c: Investigations of infertility

Room Name: Hawthorn B
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Workshop 2d: Medical-legal: obstetric

Room Name: Hawthorn C
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NIPT: What's new

4:20 PM to 5:00 PM
Room Name: Wildrose BC

Details:

After this session, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize the current and potential uses of NIPT in high and low risk pregnancies;
  • Describe the limitations of NIPT as a diagnostic tool; 
  • Assign the appropriate screening and diagnostic test in a variety of prenatal scenarios;
  • Reflect on the current guidelines for the use of NIPT in prenatal screening in North America.
     
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Enhanced recovery after surgery

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Room Name: Wildrose BC

Details:

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

  • Describe the rationale for developing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society guidelines in gynecologic surgery;
  • Discuss the ERAS recommendations for pre-, intra-, and postoperative care in gynecologic surgery;
  • Describe the ERAS Interactive Audit System (EIAS) that has been recently developed for implementation of the ERAS Gyn guidelines;
  • Implement enhanced recovery principles into their own surgical practice.
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Concurrent plenary sessions: GYN topics

8:30 AM to 11:50 AM

8:30 AM - Concurrent 1a: Glandular Cells on Pap Smears

Room Name: Wildrose A

Details:

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

  • Interpret Pap test results containing glandular cells, both abnormal and benign.  (Medical Expert)
  • Manage benign endometrial cells on Pap smear. (Medical Expert, Collaborator)
  • Identify risk factors for endometrial pathology. (Medical Expert, Health Advocate)
  • Select patients for endometrial sampling and/or colposcopy. (Medical Expert, Collaborator)
     
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9:10 AM - Concurrent 1b: Case presentations

Room Name: Wildrose A

Details:

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

  • Describe management topics in colposcopy by participating in case-based discussions.
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10:20 AM - Networking break and exhibits

Room Name: Wildrose Prefunction

10:50 AM - Concurrent 1c: Obesity in gynaecologic surgery

Room Name: Wildrose A

Details:

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

  • Recognize the scope of the problem;
  • Understand the surgical considerations and elements of risk reduction;
  • Understand the impact of obesity on the gynaecologic surgeon.
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11:20AM - Concurrent 1d: Adnexal masses: Diagnosis and management

Room Name: Wildrose A

Details:

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

  • Recognize the limitations of current diagnostic tools;
  • Work towards a strategy that works for the patient and the physician;
  • Discuss the issues of operating or not operating when in retrospect you should or shouldn’t have;
  • Discuss pre-operative consent;
  • summarize different intra-operative approaches.
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Concurrent plenary sessions: OBS topics

8:30 AM to 11:50 AM

8:30 AM - Concurrent 2a: Prenatal Diagnosis Guidelines Update and Review

Room Name: Wildrose BC
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9:15 AM - Concurrent 2b: Peri-viable Antenatal Steroids: Is it time to change our views on threshold of survival of extreme prematurity?

Room Name: Wildrose BC
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9:50 AM - Concurrent 2c: Fetal growth: New ideas in late onset IUGR

Room Name: Wildrose BC

Details:

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

  • Define late onset IUGR;
  • Describe increased perinatal risks associated with late onset IUGR;
  • Discuss fetal surveillance and indications for delivery in late onset IUGR.
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10:20 AM - Networking break and exhibits

Room Name: Wildrose Prefunction

10:50 AM - Concurrent 2d: Zika: One year later

Room Name: Wildrose BC

Details:

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

  • Describe current data on estimated transmission rates of Zika virus in pregnancy;
  • Describe current data on congenital effects of Zika virus infection in pregnancy;
  • List infant one year follow-up outcome data;
  • Discuss new information in the Canadian context.
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11:20 AM - Concurrent 2e: Fetal anomalies: When there is no easy choice

Room Name: Wildrose BC

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New SOGC guidelines on diabetes in pregnancy – The unanswered questions

11:50 AM to 12:30 PM
Room Name: Wildrose BC

Details:

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

  • Summarize the content of the new SOGC guidelines and how it relates to other current guidelines;
  • Recognize the unresolved questions surrounding the diagnosis and management of women with diabetes in pregnancy;
  • Identify a tailored approach to the management of the pregnant diabetic patient.
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8th Annual Alberta Colposcopy Meeting

12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Room Name: Wildrose A

Details:

The Alberta Cervical Cancer Screening Program is hosting the 8th Annual Meeting for Alberta Colposcopists  on Friday March 17, 2017 from 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm. The focus of the day will be best practices and emerging issues for Colposcopy in Alberta, with linkages to pathology and patient-centered care presented through didactic and interactive presentations and case reviews. 

This event is only open to Colposcopists and health professionals practicing in Alberta.

For more information and to register to attend, please contact Paul Wright at paul.wright2@albertahealthservices.ca.

HPV related diseases: The complete spectrum

8:00 AM to 8:40 AM
Room Name: Wildrose BC

Details:

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

  • Identify spectrum of HPV-related diseases (genital and non-genital);
  • Review HPV transmission; 
  • Discuss the treatment options; 
  • Describe indications and recommendations for the HPV vaccines in Canada.
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Workshops (3)

8:40 AM to 9:40 AM

Workshop 3a: Fetal health surveillance

Room Name: Bluebell

Details:

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

  • Identify the physiology of FH rate changes (Scholar)
  • Identify the appropriate method of intrapartum surveillance (Medical Expert)
  • Provide effective IA (Medial Expert)
  • Practice systematic interpretation of EFM tracings (Medical Expert)
  • Manage atypical & abnormal fetal surveillance (Collaborator)
  • “Guess” several case outcomes (Medical Expert)
     
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Workshop 3b: Adolescent gynaecology

Room Name: Hawthorn C

Details:

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

  • Describe the causes and list the investigations of primary amenorrhea (Medical Expert)
  • Describe a novel technique to relieve a hematocolpos (Medical Expert)
  • List the diagnostic criteria and summarize the treatment options for PCOS in adolescents (Medical Expert, Health Advocate)
  • Discuss treatment options for adolescents with dysmenorrhea (Medical Expert)
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Workshop 3c: Substance use in pregnancy

Room Name: Hawthorn B
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Workshop 3d: Integrating midwifery into a hospital

Room Name: Hawthorn A
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Workshops (4)

10:10 AM to 11:10 AM

Workshop 4a: Genitourinary syndrome of menopause

Room Name: Bluebell

Details:

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

  • Describe common presentations of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (Medical Expert)
  • Apply different approved therapies as treatment options for this syndrome (Medical Expert)
  • Discuss new treatment options on the horizon (Medical Expert, Scholar, Health Advocate)
  • Explore pertinent counselling tips to use with your patient (Medical Expert, Communicator, Health Advocate)
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Workshop 4b: Management of labour

Room Name: Hawthorn A
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Workshop 4c: Abnormal uterine bleeding

Room Name: Hawthorn B

Details:

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

  • Describe the terminology used to classify abnormal uterine bleeding;
  • Create a differential diagnosis for abnormal uterine bleeding in pre-menopausal women;
  • Organize appropriate investigations based on history and physical exam;
  • Formulate a management plan using available medical and surgical options.
     
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Workshop 4d: Indigenous women's health

Room Name: Hawthorn C
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Microbiome in women's reproductive health

11:10 AM to 12:00 PM
Room Name: Wildrose BC

Details:

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

  • Describe the major constituents of the reproductive tract microbiome and their clinical associations;
  • Identify avenues of microbiome effects on reproductive health and potential intervention points;
  • Better interpret clinically-focused high-throughput microbiome and other omics data.
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Management of incidental imaging findings in gynaecology

12:00 PM to 12:40 PM
Room Name: Wildrose BC

Details:

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

  • Understand the significance of incidental findings on imaging in patients with no gynaecologic symptoms;
  • Plan which patients require further evaluation and follow-up;
  • understand the evaluation of the endometrium and adnexa.
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