But I Don’t Do Maternity Care! Hidden Gems - Resources to Know

But I Don’t Do Maternity Care! Hidden Gems - Resources to Know

Registration is now closed. Please email cpd.vdofp@ubc.ca if you would like to attend.

Target Audience:

Vancouver Division of Family Practice (VDoFP) members only. Non-member family physicians practicing in Vancouver are welcome to apply for VDoFP membership and register for the workshop.

Course Format:  Short didactic presentations followed by Q&A and discussions.
Arbutus Club
2001 Nanton Avenue
Vancouver BC
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Are you unsure how to help your patients get more comprehensive care? The aim of this meeting is to connect GPs with some of the people who provide services to enhance care for our maternity patients. We will hear briefly from a variety of speciality clinics and service providers about what they offer, who is eligible, and how to contact them. Practice support forms and tools are included.


Dinner 1745
Panel Member Introductions 1800
Break/Written Questions from Audience 1900
Vignettes & iClicker Votes 1910
Moderated Q&A 1930
Summary/Closing & Evaluation 1955
Pathways Demo 2000
Networking 2010
End 2030

Key Speakers

Sandra Bodenhamer, RD, MPH, Coordinator, Healthiest Babies Possible (Vancouver/Richmond), Vancouver Coastal Health

Dr. Wee-Shian Chan, Internal Medicine, BCWH

Dr. Janine Hardial, Medical Coordinator, Sheway

Dr. Sylvie Langlois, Medical Genetics,  BCWH

Linda Pearson, Social Work, Youth Pregnancy and Parenting Program (YPPP), Vancouver Coastal Health

Donna Quail, RN, BScN, Coordinator (Vancouver and Richmond), Nurse Family Partnership, Vancouver Coastal Health

Skills Gained

  1. Identify 5 resources available in Vancouver for enhancing comprehensive maternity care.
  2. Refer women at the best time to appropriate Public Health services
  3. Confidently refer appropriate women with medical problems to the Obstetrical Medicine service at BCWH.
  4. Access support for maternity patients with special needs such as poverty, language barriers, addictions, refugees, teens, and mental health concerns. 
  5. Manage and coordinate referrals for pregnant and postpartum women with up-to-date communication tools and contact information.


Vancouver Division of Family Practice members:

No cost for dinner and course materials

*Family physicians whose primary practice is Vancouver are invited to become members of the Vancouver Division of Family Practice. Apply for membership on the Vancouver Division of Family Practice website.

Non-members of the Vancouver Division of Family Practice:

$50.00 for dinner

No cost for course materials

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