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The Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH) is hosted a series of webinars to support maternal-neonatal care providers during the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinars were led by clinical experts with experience managing COVID-19. Each webinar focused on specific topics such as care management for COVID-19 positive patients and vaccine hesitancy. Watch recordings of the webinars below.

 

Webinar 4

Webinar Title: COVID-19 in the Third Wave and the Maternal-Neonatal Population: Neonatal Care and Considerations

Webinar Objectives:

  • Review pathophysiology, clinical presentation and transmission rates in newborns
  • Discuss practical considerations in caring for neonates born to mothers who had COVID-19 during pregnancy; and impact on family integration in neonatal units
  • Review BORN data on the impact of COVID-19 on neonatal outcomes

Date: Monday, May 31st 2021

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Panelists:

  • Dr. Prakesh Shah, Paediatrician-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Dr. Yenge Diambomba, Clinical Director of Nurseries, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Dr. Gillian Alton, Epidemiologist, BORN Ontario

Moderated by Dr. JoAnn Harrold, Neonatologist and Division Chief of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Division Head of Newborn Care, The Ottawa Hospital

Audience includes, but is not limited to: clinicians, educators, managers and administrative leaders involved in maternal-neonatal care.

WATCH PART 1 OF THE VIDEO RECORDING HERE

WATCH PART 2 OF THE VIDEO RECORDING HERE 

 

Webinar 3

Webinar Title: COVID-19 in the Third Wave and the Maternal-Neonatal Population: Promoting Seamless Postnatal Care

Webinar Objectives:

  • Identify facilitators and barriers to seamless postnatal care across the province
  • Discuss strategies to support mothers in navigating the postnatal period during COVID-19
  • Explore topics of postnatal assessment, breastfeeding initiation and support, perinatal mental health and more

Date: Wednesday, May 26th 2021

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Panelists:

  • Sue Thériault Valin, Lactation Consultant, South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre
  • Jaime Charlebois, Regional Perinatal Mood Disorder Coordinator, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
  • Dr. David Millar, Executive Director, Medical Lead, Monarch Centre
  • Jenni Huntly, Registered Midwife, Extended Care Midwifery Program NorWest Community Health Centres
  • Jennifer Proulx, Program Manager, Nurse-Family Partnership, Middlesex-London Health Unit

Audience includes, but is not limited to: clinicians, educators, managers and administrative leaders involved in maternal-neonatal care.

WATCH PART 1 OF THE VIDEO RECORDING HERE

WATCH PART 2 OF THE VIDEO RECORDING HERE 

 

Webinar 2

Webinar Title: COVID-19 in the Third Wave and the Maternal-Neonatal Population: Vaccines

Webinar Objectives:

  • To share current knowledge around COVID-19 vaccine-related issues for pregnant and breastfeeding individuals, such as: immunological benefits to the baby; concerns around future infertility, breastfeeding and menstrual cycle changes; recommendations about delaying pregnancy post-vaccination.
  • To address questions related to maternal-neonatal care during COVID-19

Date: Monday, May 10th, 2021

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Speakers:

  • Dr. Tali Bogler (Staff Physician, Dept. of Family & Community Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital; Chair, Family Medicine Obstetrics, St. Michael’s Hospital; Co-founder @PandemicPregnancyGuide ~30K followers)
  • Panel of experts in discussion facilitated by Cynthia Maxwell (Co-Chair of PCMCH COVID-19 Pregnancy Care Task Force, Maternal Fetal Medicine & Obesity Medicine Specialist; Medical Lead, Women and Infants Ambulatory Health, Sinai Health) and 

    Dr. Darine El-Chaâr (Maternal Fetal Medicine physician at TOH, Associate Scientist at OHRI, and Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, Co-Lead of the COPE network).

Audience: Clinicians, educators, managers and administrative leaders involved in maternal-neonatal care

VIDEO RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE

 

Webinar 1 

Webinar Title: COVID-19 in the Third Wave and the Maternal-Neonatal Population: Case Management

Webinar Objectives:

  • To review a case study of COVID-19 positive patient.
  • Share practice considerations in caring for COVID-19 positive pregnant patient.
  • To engage with audience on their experience and answer questions they may have.

Date: Monday, May 3, 2021

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Presented by: Dr. Serena Gundy, Dr. Kate Miller and Dr. Gillian Alton

Moderated by: Dr. Jon Barrett and Dr. Wendy Whittle

Audience: Clinicians, educators, managers and administrative leaders involved in maternal-neonatal care

VIDEO RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE