Latest News at the SOGC

SOGC releases joint statement with CAS and CPS: Lack of evidence that epidural pain relief during labour causes autism spectrum disorder

 

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October 19, 2020
SOGC releases joint statement with CAS and CPS
 

Update on ulipristal acetate: Voluntary Withdrawal in Canada due to Risk of Drug-Induced Liver Injury

Rare cases of liver injury, including cases of serious liver impairment requiring liver transplantation, have been reported internationally in patients using ulipristal acetate tablets, 5 mg. It has been determined that it is not possible to identify which patients are most at risk for developing liver injury, or identify measures that could further reduce the risk. No cases of serious liver impairment leading to transplantation have been reported in Canada.

  • Following rare international cases of severe liver injury requiring liver transplantation, the manufacturer of FIBRISTAL, Allergan Inc., is voluntarily withdrawing the product from the Canadian market. FIBRISTAL was approved in Canada to treat signs and symptoms of uterine fibroids in women of reproductive age.
  • On September 24, 2020, Allergan Inc. initiated the recall of FIBRISTAL from the Canadian market to the retail pharmacy level.

Healthcare professionals are advised to:

  • not prescribe or dispense FIBRISTAL
  • contact patients under their care who are currently being treated with FIBRISTAL to stop treatment, and review alternative treatment options
  • advise patients who have been taking FIBRISTAL to immediately contact a healthcare professional if they experience signs and symptoms of liver injury such as nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, severe tiredness, yellowing of the eyes or skin, or dark urine, which could occur after stopping treatment
  • perform liver function monitoring within 2-4 weeks after treatment with FIBRISTAL has stopped and investigate further if liver function is abnormal

To read the full Health Canada advisory please click here. https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/74063a-eng.php

 

 

October 2, 2020
Update on ulipristal acetate:Voluntary Withdrawal in Canada due to Risk of Drug-Induced Liver Injury
 

SOGC Statement on Trial of Labour after Cesarean (TOLAC) Birth during the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 28, 2020
SOGC Statement on Trial of Labour after Cesarean (TOLAC) Birth during the COVID-19 Pandemic
 

About the SOGC

The SOGC is one of Canada’s oldest national specialty organizations. Established in 1944, the Society’s mission is to promote excellence in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology and to advance the health of women through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and education.

The SOGC has over 4,000 members, comprised of obstetricians, gynaecologists, family physicians, nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals working in the field of sexual reproductive health.


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About the JOGC

The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC) publishes original research, reviews, case reports, and commentaries by Canadian and international authors, pertinent to readers in Canada and around the world. The Journal covers a wide range of topics in obstetrics and gynaecology and women’s health covering all life stages including the evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines, Committee Opinions, and Policy Statements that derive from standing or ad hoc committees of The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.

The Journal emphasizes vigorous peer-review and accepts papers in English and French. Abstracts for all papers are available in both languages. JOGC is indexed in Medline.

Members - You MUST sign in below before proceeding to JOGC.com to access member-only content published in the JOGC.


Access to the JOGC is a benefit of SOGC membership.

Sign in to take advantage of this member benefit or join the SOGC to enjoy the Journal by clicking on ‘Become a Member’ below.

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Dr. Bill Ehman on the SOGC's Newest Online Course: "Vaccination in Pregnancy"

"Should my pregnant patient get a flu shot?" "My patient has received a Tdap vaccine before - does she need another one in this pregnancy?" "How can I make a strong recommendation about vaccination to my vaccine-hesitant patients?"

We sat down with Dr. Bill Ehman to review these considerations. Find the answers to these questions and more in the SOGC’s newest online course : "Vaccination in Pregnancy". Registration will be available soon - keep checking our Online Courses page.

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Online Courses
Premier medical education combined with the convenience of online study.

Online Courses

Designed by SOGC experts and employing the most current medical knowledge, our accredited online courses combine premier medical education with the convenience of online study. 

These courses are designed specifically for improving the learning experience and to tailor your educational experiences to meet your personal learning objectives.

Courses

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ALARM Courses
Improving care provided to women, babies and families during pregnancy, labour and delivery.

ALARM Courses

The SOGC places the utmost importance on improving intrapartum care, from the process to its outcomes. One way to achieve that objective is through offering continuing education programs like the ALARM course (Advances in Labour and Risk Management).

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Welcome and Overview

ALARM was developed by obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians, midwives and nurses, who jointly continue to maintain and teach the course. Backed by the SOGC, the ALARM course arose out of our work to improve the care provided to women, babies, and families during pregnancy, labour, and postpartum.

  • The content of the course is evidence-based and incorporates the Canadian practice guidelines, so participants who complete the course gain an understanding of the latest best practices for providing care.
  • The ALARM course objective is to evaluate, update and maintain the competence of obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians, midwifes and nurses.
  • This two-day course offers case-based and hands-on workshops.
  • This course is not intended to certify attendees in any procedural skills. It provides education and hands-on experience, but this is not a substitute for clinical exposure and mentorship.
  • The courses have a ratio of approximately 6 participants to 1 faculty member to ensure a highly interactive and educational course.
The ALARM certificate will be awarded only to those who pass the written examination and who attend the course in its entirety.

If you are unable to attend an ALARM course but would like to purchase an ALARM manual, please download this form and submit it by email to alarm@sogc.com.

Upcoming Courses

Please note that there are upcoming ALARM courses planned that are not yet listed below. They will be added as soon as logistical aspects are finalized.


If you would like to hold an ALARM course in your community, please contact us at alarm@sogc.com. Please note that a minimum of 12 participants is required.

Should you have any questions about your registration, please do not hesitate to contact us at alarm@sogc.com.

 

Instructor Courses - Overview

The ALARM program would not be possible without the efforts of specialists, physicians, nurses and midwives trained to teach this course to their peers. In order to maintain the quality of this highly recognized program, the ALARM Committee has identified specific requirements for instructors throughout Canada.

In order to be eligible to take the instructor course, you must:
  • Have participated in an ALARM course in the past 4 years
  • Be currently registered as an MD (Family Physician or OB/GYN), Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife
  • Be actively providing intrapartum obstetrical care

If you meet the above requirements and wish to participate in the ALARM instructor course, please submit an application at the link below. Please note, a letter of recommendation from your employer, department head or a current ALARM Course Director is required.


If you are selected, you will be sent a registration link for the course. At this point, you will be able to pay your registration fees ($650 plus applicable taxes for OB/GYN and FP doctors; $500 plus applicable taxes for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives) and receive access to the course materials.

Your participation at the ALARM instructor course is not a guarantee that you will become a qualified ALARM Instructor. 

To become a qualified ALARM instructor, you must:
  • Complete the Instructor course
  • Teach a course
  • Receive a favourable evaluation from the Course Director

Please note you will be required to teach once every three years to maintain your status as an active instructor following a successful completion of the evaluation process. If you fail to do so, you will have to take another ALARM course or Instructor course to maintain your active instructor status.

Space is limited to 24 participants per course. 

Upcoming Instructor Courses

Richmond, BC - offered in English only

November 8, 2020

Please submit your application by September 11, 2020

Selected candidates will be invited to register for the course.

Should you have any questions about your application, please do not hesitate to contact us at alarm@sogc.com.

 

Become a Member

The SOGC is the leading voice in women's health in Canada. We are a strong and vibrant society with an active and growing membership. We are here to support you in providing the best care possible to women in Canada and around the world. That's why so many health care providers have become members of the SOGC. Let us be your partner in practice.

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October 8 - 9
FMC du Québec 2020
 
October 28 - 28
Live interactive forum - October 28, 2020
 
November 10 - 10
Forum interactif en direct - le 10 novembre 2020
 
November 18 - 18
Live interactive forum - November 18, 2020
 

Public Education Resources

The SOGC believes that good healthcare is built upon many partnerships and that improving healthcare requires a collaborative, holistic approach.

Providing the public with the information needed to make informed health decisions removes one barrier to improved health.

SexandU.ca

Rated one of the top 5 e-health projects in the world, SexandU.ca provides credible and up-to-date sexual health information for teens, adults, parents, teachers, and health care providers.

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Brand Recognition Program

The SOGC Brand Recognition Program aims to assist Canadian consumers to make informed choices when selecting over-the-counter products. 

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