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Women's and Children's Health Day 2018

Location: Faculty of Medicine & Web-conferencing, St. John's

Date: 24 November 2018

All fees are inclusive of HST.

Registration Fees

$230.00Physicians - Webinar
$172.50NPs, Nurses, Allied Health
$172.50NPs, Nurses, Allied Health - Webinar
$57.50Students and Residents
$57.50Students and Residents - Webinar

Upon registration at the live event, students MUST provide a student ID in order to be eligible for the student rate.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Screen a prenatal patient for possible infectious diseases that may impact the fetus, including but not limited to: Zika virus, cytomegalovirus (CMV) , parvovirus and syphilis
  • Appropriately investigate the prenatal patient for infectious diseases as indicated on history and risk factor profile
  • Identify prenatal patients who may need further assessment for infectious disease exposure
  • Describe initial treatment that may be offered to those prenatal patients who test positive for Zika, CMV, parvovirus and syphilis.
  • Identify a patient who may be at risk for PCOS
  • Describe the most appropriate screening investigations to confirm a diagnosis of PCOS
  • Start treatment for PCOS symptoms including obesity, acne, hirsutism, and infertility
  • Define a patient who should be referred for further follow-up with gynecology
  • Identify historical features which may put a female at risk for complicated pelvic pain
  • Describe the common causes of complicated pelvic pain
  • Order the initial investigations for pelvic pain
  • Define the features of chronic pelvic pain which would prompt a referral to gynecology

Program Agenda

Saturday, November 24, 2018
7:30 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:55 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:00 AM
Jaundice in the Newborn
Presenter: Dr. Maeve Kelly
Session Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss causes of neonatal jaundice
  • Understand management/treatment using current guidelines
  • Discuss approach including history, physical exam and investigations

  • 8:45 AM
    Presenter: Dr. Vic Sahajpal
    Session Learning Objectives:
  • Define scoliosis
  • Recognize the child at risk for significant scoliosis
  • Exam the child for spinal findings consistent with suspicion of scoliosis
  • Order the appropriate imaging for investigation and consult to orthopedics for further evaluation and treatment.

  • 9:30 AM
    Childhood Developmental Dilemmas
    Presenter: Dr. Lana Soper
    Session Learning Objectives:
  • Define the initial investigations needed for the work-up of autism spectrum disorder, prior to referral to the developmental pediatrics program
  • Describe the provincial programs available for assistance in the initial screening for autism spectrum disorder.
  • Recognize the symptoms and signs in a younger child which may prompt further assessment for possible autism spectrum disorder
  • Recall the risk factors for autism spectrum disorder

  • 10:00 AM
    Nutrition Break
    10:30 AM
    An Approach to Acute Pediatric Head Trauma/Concussion
    Presenter: Dr. Archna Shah
    Session Learning Objectives:
  • Summarize the epidemiology of head injury in pediatrics
  • Recall the unique aspects of the pediatric neurologic assessment
  • Identify when to scan or not to scan?
  • Discuss the CATCH and PECARN CT head rules

  • 11:00 AM
    Adolescent Contraception
    Presenter: Dr. Deanna Murphy
    Session Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the absolute contraindications for certain methods of birth control in the adolescent
  • Describe the types of birth control that are available for adolescents including the IUD.
  • Discuss the various birth control regimes in terms of regulating menstrual flow or eliminating menses entirely.

  • 11:45 AM
    Plagiocephaly and Fontanelles
    Presenter: Dr. Denise Hickey
    Session Learning Objectives:
  • Describe fontanelle landmarks including the usual developmental milestones for closure
  • Identify conditions which put the infant at risk for plagiocephaly.
  • Describe the features which would prompt imaging and referral for plagiocephaly
  • Discuss the treatment and management of plagiocephaly

  • 12:15 PM
    1:00 PM
    Obstetrical Infectious Disease Short Snappers
    Presenter: Dr. Tina Delaney
    1:45 PM
    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCSO)
    Presenter: Dr. Sean Murphy
    2:15 PM
    An approach to Pelvic Pain
    Presenter: Dr. Krisztina Bajzak
    2:45 PM
    Closing Remarks

    Planning Committee

    • Krista Brown, MD, FRCSC

      Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Wedgewood Medical Clinic &
      Health Sciences Centre
      Clinical Assistant Professor (Obstetrics/Gynecology)
      Faculty of Medicine, MUN

    • Robert Kennedy, MD, FRCSC

      Clinical Assistant Professor (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
      Faculty of Medicine, MUN

    • Jennifer O'Dea, MD, FRCP(C)

      Pediatrician, Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre
      Assistant Professor ( Pediatrics)
      Faculty of Medicine, MUN

    • Amanda Pendergast, BSc (Hons), MD, CCFP, FCFP

      Family Physician, Shea Heights Community Health Center
      Clinical Assistant Professor (Family Medicine
      with cross appointment to Women's Health)
      Faculty of Medicine, MUN

    • Pushpa Sathya, M.Sc. MD. FRCPC
      Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
      Faculty of Medicine, MUN


    • Krisztina Bajzak, MD, FRCSC, FACOG, MS

      Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
      Faculty of Medicine, MUN

    • Tina Delaney, MD, FRCSC

      Assistant Professor (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
      Faculty of Medicine, MUN

    • Denise Hickey, M.D., FRCPC
      Associate Professor of Pediatrics
      Faculty of Medicine, MUN

    • Maeve Kelly, M.B., B.Ch., BAO Dublin, FRCPC
      Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
      Faculty of Medicine, MUN

    • Deanna Murphy, BSc, MD, FRCSC

      Reproductive Endocrinologist/Obstetrician & Gynecologist
      Newfoundland/Labrador Fertility Services, Eastern Health
      Assistant Professor (Obstetrics/Gynecology)
      Faculty of Medicine, MUN

    • Sean Murphy, B.Sc., B.Med.Sc., M.D.,FRCPC
      Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
      Faculty of Medicine, MUN
    • Vic Sahajpal, B.Sc., M.D., FRCSC
      Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (General)
      Faculty of Medicine, MUN

    • Archna Shah, MBChB, FRCPC (PEM)
      Clinical Assistant Professor, Discipline of Pediatrics, Memorial University
      Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician
      Janeway Children’s Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre

    • Lana Soper, MD, FRCPC
      Developmental Pediatrician
      Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre

    Accreditation Review

    • CFPC Review - Pamela Snow, MD, CCFP, FCFP
      Associate Professor of Family Medicine
      Director, Academic Development - Family Physicians
      Office of Professional Development
      Faculty of Medicine, MUN


    Lot 30

    The Office of Professional Development (OPD), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows OPD to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.