Medical Disorders and Pregnancy

Medical Disorders and Pregnancy

Virtual Conference

Accreditation
Target Audience:

Obstetricians, family physicians, perinatologists, internists and subspecialists, obstetric anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, midwives, maternity nurses, residents & students

Course Format: A one-day virtual conference with an 'Ask an Expert' Q&A panel session.
  • Apr 17, 2021
Broadcast Online from Vancouver, BC

Vancouver BC

Overview

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Don’t miss this virtual educational conference designed for practitioners that deal with the management of disorders in their pregnant patients. This accredited event will provide a focused, expert review of common medical conditions in pregnancy and will provide practical strategies for their management. Resources and clinical guidelines will be highlighted to support decision making.

Virtual Format

New for 2021, we'll be hosting this event on our new virtual platform powered by PheedLoop. This virtual environment will make it easier to connect and network with colleagues (using private chat and video calls), learn about and connect with the speakers, and access the learning materials all in one space. Note that this event will be recorded and available for viewing for up to 2 months post-conference.

Who Should Attend?

All those interested in advancing their knowledge in the medicine of pregnancy, pregnancy planning and the care of complex obstetrics patients including: obstetricians, family physicians, perinatologists, internists and subspecialists, obstetric anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, midwives, maternity nurses, residents and students.

We look forward to seeing you in Spring 2021! Until then, follow the conversation online: #MDP2021
 

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Agenda

0800

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dr. Wee-Shian Chan
0805

Screening for Early Pre-eclampsia: A Path to Improve Adverse Outcomes in Canada

During this session, participants will:

  1. Review the current standard for screening and prevention of preeclampsia in Canada
  2. Identify gaps between the current state and international evidence on reducing adverse outcomes of preeclampsia
  3. Identify a path forward to reduce the adverse outcomes of preeclampsia in Canada
Dr. Nan Okun
0845

Delivering Culturally Sensitive and Safe Indigenous Care

During this session, participants will:

  1. Reflect on what culturally sensitive and safe care looks like from an Indigenous lens
  2. Explore how to integrate culturally sensitive and safe care into maternity care for Indigenous women
Dr. Tia Felix
0925

Metformin Use in GDM and Type 2 DM: A "sweeter" option?

During this session, participants will:

  1. Address benefits for the fetus and the neonate in using metformin plus insulin for the management of Type 2 Diabetes in pregnancy
  2. Review maternal outcomes in women with Type 2 Diabetes using metformin and insulin versus insulin alone
  3. Consider how the results of the MiTy randomized controlled trial may change our practice
Dr. Denice Feig
1005 20-MIN BREAK
1025

An Itch to Pitch on IHCP

During this session, participants will:

  1. Stratify risk for adverse fetal, neonatal and maternal outcomes associated with IHCP based on the serum level of maternal bile acid
  2. Review how to integrate recommended follow-up strategies and timing of delivery for pregnancies complicated by IHCP
  3. Assess the evidence for the use of ursodeoxycholine to either prevent maternal symptoms or stillbirth in women with IHCP
Dr. Nancy Kent
1050

Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy

During this session, participants will:

  1. Define subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy
  2. Address the benefits of treating subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy for the fetus and neonate
  3. Formulate a management plan for treating subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy
Dr. Xavier Thompson
1110

The Changing "Faces" of SLE in Pregnancy

During this session, participants will:

  1. Identify the features of SLE that define active disease in pregnancy
  2. Create a work-up for SLE flare-ups in pregnancy
  3. Formulate a management plan for SLE flare-ups in pregnancy
Dr. Neda Amiri
1150

Can We Exclude Clots without Rads?

During this session, participants will:

  1. Identify and analyze the current methods of identifying VTE in pregnancy
  2. Refine the algorithm for determining the presence or absence of VTE in pregnant women
Dr. Wee-Shian Chan
1210 LUNCH BREAK
1240

Communicating Risks for Shared Decision Making in Obstetrics

During this session, participants will:

  1. Reflect on risk as a construct in pregnancy
  2. Consider ways to communicate risk to our patients in obstetrics
  3. Identify ways to facilitate shared decision making in obstetrical care
Dr. Jessica Liauw
1310

Supporting your Anxious Patient

During this session, participants will:

  1. Identify the signs and symptoms of anxiety in patients
  2. Review a variety of tools to help support pregnant women with anxiety
Danielle Shroeder, RCC, MA
1330

"Off-the-Cuff" Home BP Measurement in Pregnancy: Time for a Plan?

During this session, participants will:

  1. Reflect on the pros and cons of home BP measurements in pregnant women
  2. Examine methods of refining the utility of home BP measurement in pregnancy
  3. Review methods of integrating home BP measurements into their routine antenatal care
 
1350 20-MIN BREAK
1410

COVID-19 in Pregnancy: An Update

During this session, participants will:

  1. Review recent evidence on the impact of CoVid on the pregnant population
  2. Formulate a management plan for dealing with CoVid positive patients in labour and delivery
  3. Plan for CoVid positive patients presenting to LDR from a systems perspective
Reproductive Infectious Disease Team
1440

Interesting Case: Heading Off a Stressful Situation

During this session, participants will:

  1. Review the details of a challenging case
  2. Deliberate case management with appropriate specialists
  3. Address case-specific issues related to labour and delivery

Dr. Tessa Chaworth

Dr. Michelle Johnson

Dr. Natasha Nathoo

1525 "Ask the Expert Anything" Panel Session
Submit your burning questions and our expert panel will cover as many audience questions as possible!
MDP Scientific Committee
1555 Closing Remarks  
1600

CONFERENCE ENDS

Our event wraps up at 4:00pm, but you are welcome to remain in the virtual rooms to socialize and network with colleagues that you didn't get a chance to connect with. The virtual portal will remain open for 2 months after the event.

 

Cost

  Registration Fee
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives $199
Allied Health Professionals $129
Residents & Students $109

 

Registration fees include access to the post-event recordings.

Residents & students must provide their program status details at time of registration.

Cancellations and Refunds

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