26th Obstetrics Update for Family Physicians

26th Obstetrics Update for Family Physicians

Presented by the Department of Family Practice at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre

Target Audience:

Family physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners who provide maternity care, residents & medical students

Course Format: Two days of hot topics and small group workshops
The Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown
1128 West Hastings Street
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Designed to meet the needs of a busy practitioner - no matter where you work
Suitable even if you don’t attend births!
Thu Oct 25: Updates to intrapartum maternity care
Fri Oct 26: Updates to early pregnancy, postpartum, and newborn care

Thu Oct 25: Wine & Cheese Reception

Sat Oct 27 OR Sun Oct 28: HOUSE-OB (Hands-On Ultrasound Education Obstetrics Course)


View THU OCT 25

0700 Breakfast, Registration & Exhibits Open
0815 Opening Remarks | Dr. Michael Farmer
0830 Induction of Labour: Best Methods | Dr. Janet Lyons
0900 Vaginal Seeding and Placentophagy | Dr. Chelsea Elwood
0930 Pre-Eclampsia | Dr. Christina Nowik
1000 Refreshment Break
1030 Cannabis Use in Pregnancy & Lactation | Dr. Nancy Poole
1100 Medico Legal Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them | Mr. David Pilley
1130 Perinatal Loss: What Our Patients Want Us to Know | Dr. Lynn Farrales
1200 Lunch 
1300 Keynote Address: A Brief History of Everything | Dr. Dena Bloomenthal
1400 Prepare for Small Group Workshops
1415 Small Group Workshops
A) Obstetrics Billing: Get Paid for the Work You Do | Ms. Kathy Evans and Ms. Hailey Hebron
B) Perineal Repair | Dr. Roxana Geoffrion, Dr. Michelle Linekin, Dr. Winnie Su & Dr. Helen Ting
C) Vaccum Delivery | Dr. Karen Buhler & Dr. Elise Balaisis
D) Shoulder Dystocia | Dr. Tania Kung & Dr. Alison MacInnes
E) Fetal Health Surveillance | Dr. Julia Hlynsky & Dr. Laurie Lawson
F) Breastfeeding: Management of Common Problems | Dr. Kara Jensen
G) Post-Placental IUD Insertion: Hands-On Practice | Dr. Sheila With & Dr. Dimithra Hippola
1515 Refreshment Break
1530 Repeart Small Group Workshops
1630 Closing Remarks & Time to Complete Evaluations
1645 Wine and Cheese Reception

*Order of presentations are subject to change

View FRI OCT 26

0730 Breakfast & Registration
0825 Welcome

0830 Infertility Update | Dr. Jason Hitkari
0900 Perinatal Opiate Use Disorder | Dr. Ron Abrahams
0930 Hyperemesis Gravidarum: New Treatment Protocols | Dr. Tessa Chaworth-Musters
0950 Refreshment Break 
1010 Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy | Dr. Sabrina Gill
1040 Infectious Disease Update | Dr. Deborah Money
1110 Gestational Diabetes | Dr. Julie Lee
1140 Pharmacological Treatment of Perinatal Depression & Anxiety | Dr. Tricia Bowering
1210 Lunch
1300 Management of the High BMI Patient | Dr. Susan Sadeghi
1330 Safe Use of Imaging | Dr. Jayson Potts
1340 Diagnosis and Treatment of Iron Deficiency | Dr. Jayson Potts
1400 Newborn Pearls | Dr. Glenn Robertson
1430 Refreshment Break 
1445 Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Prevention & Treatment | Dr. Darren Lazare & Mr. Johanne C. Sabourin
1530 Controversial Medications: Should We Use Them? | Dr. Wee-Shian Chan
1600 Closing Remarks, Time to Complete Evaluations
1615 Conference Ends

Pre & Post Conference Options

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    Hands-On Ultrasound Education Obstetrics Course (HOUSE-OB)
    Oct 27, 2018
    Oct 28, 2018
    1128 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada V6E 4R5

    The HOUSE-OB courses (both Sat and Sun) are now full.  Please email us at cpd.info@ubc.ca if you wish to add on the waiting list.

    The Hands-On Ultrasound Education Program gives rural physicians the training and confidence to integrate point-of-care ultrasound into their practice. HOUSE OB was designed to meet the unique needs of rural physicians providing maternity care. This course features newly added content on first trimester pregnancy, including gestational dating!

    The course agenda includes:

    • Fetal presentation
    • Fetal cardiac activity
    • Amniotic fluid index
    • *new content* 1st trimester pregnancy

    Number of Attendees: Max 16 participants

    This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 27.0 Mainpro+ credits.

    Physician $1,200, Midwife $900, Resident $750


Early bird registration: Mon. Sep 10, 2018 | Add to calendar +

Includes breakfasts, refreshments & lunch

$10 Discount for Online Registration By Sep 10 By Oct 15 After Oct 15
Physicians/Midwives $589 $599 $625
Allied Health $334 $354 $364
Residents/Students $309 $329 $339
DAILY RATE (Thu Oct 25 or Fri Oct 26)
Physicians/Midwives $325 $339 $349
Allied Health $179 $199 $219
Residents/Students $169 $189 $209
Cancellations and Refunds


Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver  British Columbia  V6E 4R5

Special conference rates starting at $289 CDN per night are offered to conference attendees. Please specify that you are with the "UBC Obstetrics Update 2018" in order to receive the correct rate. Please note that this rate does not include applicable taxes or parking. 
In order to take advantage of the special conference rate, reservations must be made by Monday September 24, 2018. Please note that rooms sell out quickly, and you may not get the conference rate if you book late.

T: 1.800.207.4150
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