Conferences

Champions for Change: Nurses Driving Change for Normal Birth Workshop
October 19, 2012 | Vancouver, B.C.
The 2012 Champions for Change: Nurses Driving Change for Normal Birth workshop invited registered nurses to share their insights and expertise on supporting normal birth at the patient level. The exciting day combined expert knowledge with the practicality of nursing; each speaker bringing a unique perspective to nursing practices and supporting normal birth. To exhibit the expertise of nurses while encouraging inter professional discourse; each session was presented by a registered nurse paired with a midwife, family doctor, obstetrician, anesthesiologist or another nurse. The 106 participants, mostly labour and delivery nurses, traveled from across British Columbia to attend the event.
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The 23rd Obstetricians Update for Family Physicians
October 27-29, 2011 | Vancouver, B.C.

This two day course focused on increasing competence and confidence in order to promote sustainable, secure maternity care for the benefit of patients, their families, and the practitioners who perform this important work. It also aimed to promote evidence-based maternity care and to increase awareness of developing controversies in obstetrical treatment. This course provided participants with hands-on experience in managing obstetrical complications and emergencies whilst facilitating the understanding of new and evolving techniques. It also offered an opportunity for interaction amongst physicians whose practice includes maternity care. More…
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Turning the Tide: Balancing Birth Experience and Interventions for Best Outcomes, A Consensus Conference
May 11 – 13, 2011 | Vancouver, B.C.
The goal of Turning the Tide: Balancing Birth Experience & Interventions for Best Outcomes was to provide an opportunity for maternity care providers, managers, researchers, students and other interested parties to engage in a discussion on labour and birth, examine current initiatives to normalize birth, and to participate in making recommendations on how to balance birth experience and interventions for best outcomes in B.C. The conference was interactive and dynamic, and was structured using the consensus development conference model. We look forward to releasing our consensus statement in the coming weeks. More…