***CANCELLED*** Vulvovaginal Health Update

***CANCELLED*** Vulvovaginal Health Update

Target Audience:

Family Physicians, Gynecologists, Dermatologists, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Residents, Medical Students

Course Format: Interaractive and clinically relevant plenary sessions with case based workshops
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson St
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After careful consideration, we have made the decision to cancel the Vulvovaginal Health Update Conference scheduled for April 23rd 2020. This is a disappointing but prudent decision as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly. The safety and well-being of our learners and their patients is our top priority.

We are in discussions with the organizing committee on whether or not to postpone the conference to later in the year, and if this becomes the case, you will be notified and given the first opportunity to rebook. 

As many of you may be aware, many health organizations have put in place bans on work-related international and non-essential domestic travel for their clinicians until further notice. In addition, many small and large medical conferences and meetings are also being postponed, cancelled or moved online. These measures have been put in place out of public health concerns and human resource issues. 

Please note that due to the volume of refunds we are processing it could take up to 12 weeks to receive your refund. We apologize for any inconvenience! 


After selling out in 2018 - we are bringing this popular conference back! We expect a strong regional interest in this unique conference as vulvovaginal disorders are one of the top reasons women seek help from their Family Doctors! This one day conference was planned with Women's Health Care Providers in mind and will endeavour to provide education in vulvovaginal disorders. The focus will be on practical diagnosis and management.

Quotes from the 2018 attendees:

"I learned a lot of practical info. The speakers were engaging and modeled good language when describing their care"
"Nice facility - comfortable chairs, good food and snacks, great speakers"
"The enormous amount of passion and interest"
"The whole thing was fantastic!"
"Within just 2-3 hours it was clear that this was a well organized and very useful conference!"
"Best conference I have attended in years"
"Loved the brief, concise presentations and case studies and pictures"


Thu Apr 23

0730 Breakfast, Registration & Exhibits Open
0815 Welcome & Opening Remarks 
0830 Vulvar Exam: What is Normal Aging vs Disease? | Dr. Leslie Sadownik
0855 Treatment of Vaginal Atrophy in Breast Cancer Survivors | TBC
0920 Desquamative Inflammatory Vaginitis—What Is It? | Dr. Melanie Altas
0945 Question Period
1000 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1015 Update on the Impact of the HPV Vaccine in Female HPV-Related Diseases | Dr. Marc Steben
1040 Transgender Genital Health Concerns | Dr. Marria Townsend
1105 The Work Up of Vulvar Ulcers in Girls | Dr. Wingfield Rehmus
1130 Vulvar Photo Quiz | Dr. Ulrike Dehaeck
1200 Question Period
1215 Lunch Break (provided) 
1315 Small Group Workshops I (choose 1)
A Evidence-Based Treatment of Recurrent Yeast | Dr. Chelsea Elwood
B Vulvology 102: Myth or Fact? Vulvar Hygiene, Skin Care, and Treatment Principles | Dr. Leslie Sadownik
C Vulvar Surgery: Common Office and OR Procedures | TBC
D HPV—How to Counsel Your Patient | Dr. Marc Steben
E Assessment of Sexual Pain—Superficial vs Deep | Dr. Paul Yong
1405 Refreshment Break & Exhibits 
1420 Small Group Workshops repeat
1510 Return to lecture theatre
1515 Challenging Vulvar Cases
1600 Complete evaluations; conference ends


Early bird registration: Mon. Jan 13, 2020 | Add to calendar +

Include breakfast, lunch, and refreshments.
*$10 off if you register online
Physicians & Nurse Practitioners by Jan 13: $289
Nurses & Allied Health by Jan 13: $139
Residents & Students by Jan 13: $79
Physicians & Nurse Practitioners by Apr 9 $309
Nurses & Allied Health by Apr 9: $159
Residents & Students by Apr 9: $89
Physicians & Nurse Practitioners after Apr 9: $339
Nurses & Allied Health after Apr 9: $169
Residents & Students after Apr 9: $99
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