Physiological Breech Workshop

Physiological Breech Workshop

Upright Breech Birth: Hands On Workshop

Target Audience:

OBs, Midwives, Family Physicians, Nurses

Course Format: In Person, Hands-on Workshop
  • Feb 14, 2020
BC Women's Hospital
4500 Oak Street
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Early bird rates extended! Sign up by January 20 to for early bird rates

This RCM-approved workshop is for all maternity care providers including obstetricians, family physicians,  midwives, nurses and learners.  The workshop will provide an engaging and interactive update on professional skills to facilitate physiological breech births, planned or unexpected, and how to teach these skills to others.
The focus is on collaborative, multi-professional working to improve the safety of vaginal breech birth using the skills of all maternity care professionals.

Training will include:

  •  A research update
  • Thorough theoretical and hands-on explanations of how breech babies journey through the maternal pelvis in a completely spontaneous birth (the breech mechanisms), enabling you to distinguish between normal progress and dystocia
  • Hands-on simulation of complicated breech births and resolutions, using narratives and videos of real breech complications, to enable you to practice problem-solving in real time
  • Models of breech care that work within modern perinatal services
  • Access to video resources following the training
  • Resource booklet containing presentations and the Physiological Breech Algorithm


0930 Registration Opens   
1000 Welcome & Introduction 
1010 Vaginal Breech Update: pearls; pitfalls; how safe is it │ Dr. Andrew Kotaska  
1055 What is normal: defining, recognizing, supporting │ Dr. Shawn Walker  
1200 Lunch Break   
1300 Managing Complications in Active Breech Births: theory and practice │ Dr. Shawn Walker  
1510 Refreshment Break   
1530 Developing A Local Service │ Dr. Shawn Walker 
1600  Case Presentations & Further Hands-on Practice │ Dr. Andrew Kotaska & Dr. Shawn Walker  
1700 Course Ends; Complete Evaluations   

Key Speakers

Dr.  Shawn Walker RM PhD. St Thomas and Guy Hospital, Kings College, London, UK.
Dr.  Andrew Kotaska, OB.  Yellowknife, NWT
Dr. Raz Moola, OB. Nelson, BC.
Dr. Kim MacDonald, MFM. Victoria, BC.
Dr. Jag Ubhi, OB. UBC Director of Post Grad OB / Gyne, Vancouver, BC.
Dr. Brenda Wagner, OB. Richmond, BC.
Jane Wines RM MSc. UBC Midwifery, Vancouver, BC.
Kim Campbell RM MN. UBC Midwifery, Vancouver, BC.


Early bird registration: Mon. Jan 20, 2020 | Add to calendar +

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  By Jan 20 Jan 15 - Feb 6 After Feb 6 
Delegate $310 $335 $360
Learners** $135 $135 $135

*plus applicable taxes 

**learners must be able to provide proof of student registration via email or on-site 

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