Vulvovaginal Health Update 2018 *SOLD OUT*

Vulvovaginal Health Update 2018 *SOLD OUT*

Target Audience:

Family Physicians, Gynaecologists, Dermatologists, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Medical Residents and Students

Course Format: Interactive and informative lectures with small group discussions
  • May 3, 2018
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson St.
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As a result of collaboration between the new BC Centre for Vulvar Health, the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development, we are excited to announce the first BC conference addressing vulvar health! 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 Womens’ Health Care Providers in mind (Primary Care Providers, Gynaecologists, Nurse Practitioners) and will endeavour to provide education in vulvovaginal disorders.  Areas that will be addressed include: vulvar skin conditions, urogenital symptoms of menopause, sexual health concerns, vulvar pain conditions, and recurrent vulvovaginal infections. The focus will be on practical diagnosis and management.

The conference format will be a mixture of 30 minute plenary lectures and small group interactive sessions. The breakout sessions will include introductory and advanced sessions in vulvar health.


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Thurs, May 3, 2018

0730 Breakfast, Registration & Exhibits Open
0820 Opening Remarks & Welcome
0830 What’s ‘Normal’? Dr. Leslie Sadownik
0900 The Itchy Red Vulvar Rash—A Practical Approach Dr. Gillian de Gannes
0930 Vulvar Intra-epithelial Neoplasia Update Dr. Marette Lee 
1000 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1015 Vulvar Ulcers Update Dr. Lynne Margesson
1045 Can Anything Prevent Recurrent Vaginitis? Dr. Julie van Schalkwyk
1115 Taking A Sexual History in Women with Vulvar Disorders Dr. Sydney Thomson
1145 Lunch (included) & Exhibits
1230 Small Group Workshops I (choose 1)
A Vulvology 101: Practical Tips to Examining and Assessing the Vulva and Vagina in the Office Setting Dr. Ulrike Dehaeck
B “I’m Glad You Asked”: Answering Patient Questions About Viral STIs Dr. Julie van Schalkwyk
C Office Management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa of the Vulva Dr. Lynne Margesson
D Pediatric & Adolescent Vulvar Health Issues Dr. Debra Millar
1330 Travel time to next session
1335 Small Group Workshops II (choose 1)
E Vulvology 101: Practical Tips to Examining and Assessing the Vulva and Vagina in the Office Setting Dr. Melanie Altas
F “I’m Glad You Asked”: Answering Patient Questions About Viral STIs Dr. Julie van Schalkwyk
G Provoked Vestibulodynia - Treatment Take Home Points from Physiotherapy and Psychology Dr. Carolin Klein & Ms. Marcy Dayan
H Which Lichen Is It? Dr. Leslie Sadownik
1435 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1450 Small Group Workshops III (choose 1)
I Painful Sex in Menopause—How to Help Dr. Sydney Thomson
J Office Management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa of the Vulva Dr. Lynne Margesson
K Pediatric & Adolescent Vulvar Health Issues Dr. Debra Millar
L Have You Ever Seen? Interesting and Unusual Vulvar Disease Cases Dr. Leslie Sadownik
1550 Complete evaluations; conference ends

Key Speakers

Lynette Margesson, MD

Dr. Margesson is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgery(Dermatology) at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  She holds vulvar clinics at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center monthly in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is very active in vulvar teaching, lecturing locally, nationally and internationally, is active in the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) and teaches regularly at the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology meetings.  She is the author of two textbooks on vulvar disease and has been a contributor to several others.

She received her medical degree from University of Western Ontario in 1970 and finished her Fellowship in Dermatology in 1975 in Toronto.  She was on the teaching staff at Queens University from 1976 until 1997 where she started the first combined vulvar teaching clinic in Canada with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  She moved to New Hampshire in 1997. She is working, part time, in a vulvar clinic in Manchester, New Hampshire. She is now living in Maine. She is committed to promoting vulvar education and awareness of vulvar conditions.




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Physicians by Jan 25: $259
Physicians by Apr 25: $279
Physicians after Apr 25: $309
Allied Health by Jan 25: $109
Allied Health by Apr 25: $129
Allied Health after Apr 25: $139
Residents & Students by Jan 25: $59
Residents & Students by Apr 25: $69
Residents & Students after Apr 25: $79
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