But I don’t do maternity care! Workshops for Family Physicians Who Don’t Do Deliveries

What are the Workshops for Family Physicians Who Don’t Do Deliveries?

Most family physicians do not provide full spectrum maternity care. However, nearly all see pregnant women, if only for a few visits, and provide some degree of prenatal and postpartum care as a result. During these workshops, experienced primary maternity care physicians will connect with their family physician colleagues through:

  1. Knowledge Sharing: Exchanging information on best practices specific to primary maternity care, with a focus on practical resources.
  2. Maternity Care Network Development: Building a network among family physicians to share expertise and services in maternity care. This will contribute to development of an improved and viable referral process for family practice maternity care.

Workshops will include presentations on key recommendations, case discussions, practical resources, and tips on workflow and billing. Primary maternity care physicians will facilitate the session and will be matched with participants who will have the option of contacting them after the session with any questions regarding maternity care.  

Who should attend?

These workshops are designed for Vancouver Division of Family Practice family physician and resident members who see pregnant women in their practice. Non-members who are family physicians and residents that deliver the majority of their services in Vancouver are welcome to attend the event and apply for Vancouver Division of Family Practice membership online  https://www.divisionsbc.ca/vancouver/becomingamember

What will I learn?

Vancouver family physicians are eligible to participate in this initiative for maternity care improvement by attending one, some, or all of the Workshops for Family Physicians Who Don’t Do Deliveries, whose themes include:

  1. Preconception Care (coming winter 2017!)
  2. Early Pregnancy Loss
  3. Early Prenatal Care
  4. Prenatal Genetic Screening
  5. Initial Postpartum Care
  6. Hot Topics in the First Year of Life
  7. Perinatal Mental Health

At the end of the workshop(s), participants will be able to:

  1. Apply relevant evidence regarding maternity care in family practice
  2. Describe the latest recommendations for maternity care in family practice
  3. Access resources to support the implementation of maternity care recommendations into practice
  4. Devise a plan to apply recommendations and best practices to their particular practice setting
  5. Access a network of family physicians who provide maternity care in Vancouver
  6. Identify a family physician specializing in maternity care who is available as a resource/mentor
  7. Be able to utilize GPSC maternity care incentives and billing codes in their practice

Past Workshops

Workshop Date Accreditation
Hidden Gems - Resources to Know May 2, 2017 2.5 Mainpro+
Hot Topics in the First Year of Life March 29, 2017 6.0 Mainpro+
Early Pregnancy Loss February 15, 2017 2.0 Mainpro+
Early Prenatal Care November 12, 2016 6.0 Mainpro+
Perinatal Mental Health November 11, 2016 6.0 Mainpro+
Perinatal Mental Health November 7, 2016 6.0 Mainpro+
Early Pregnancy Loss September 27, 2016 2.0 Mainpro+
Prenatal Genetic Screening February 25, 2016 3.0 Mainpro+
Early Prenatal Care February 17, 2016 3.0 Mainpro+

Other Divisions of Family Practice: Can we deliver a 'Workshop for Family Physicians Who Don't Do Deliveries' in our community?

Our modules are available to other Divisions across the province who are interested in hosting the workshops for Family Physicians Who Don’t Do Deliveries locally. Participating Divisions will be able to modify content by adding local resources and statistics to address community-specific challenges and needs.

Services offered by UBC CPD:

  • Certification for up to 1 credit—per-hour workshops
  • Support with application for up to 2 or 3 credit-per-hour-workshops (if content changes are significant)
  • Content review and design of CPD materials
  • Evaluation and needs assessment
  • Full-service registration
  • Provision of certificates to workshop attendees

If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your community, please contact cpd.vdofp@ubc.ca

Primary Maternity Care Information Sheets

Early Prenatal Care Summary and Checklist for Family Physicians

Postpartum and Newborn Care Summary Checklist for Family Physicians

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