Events and Webinars

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  Upcoming Webinars

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Opportunities with the Canadian Association of Midwives' Global Program
This webinar showcases the Canadian Association of Midwives' (CAM) partnership with midwifery associations around the world to strengthen the profession and contribute to improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health outcomes globally. CAM's approach is rooted in the ICM twinning principles of mutual capacity building, equality and sharing of best practices. Since 2009, CAM has been collaborating on international projects that support the three pillars of midwifery (education, regulation and association). Learn how Canada's midwives are supporting these goals and how you can get involved in CAM's global program!
March 28, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Student Conference Spotlight: HIV and lactation suppression, a clinical protocol for the care of HIV-positive clients
This webinar showcases one of eight presentations from the Sept. 2016 Ryerson Student Conference. The webinar focuses on the physiology of lactation, the role of cabergoline in lactation suppression, and the development of a postpartum lactation suppression protocol specific to the care of HIV+ clients. Participants will become familiar with additional factors that are associated with the decision to inhibit lactation, and the potential to expand this protocol to address these issues.
March 29, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Ratification of New Contract: Questions and Discussion
Voting for a new contract closes April 10, 2017. Do you have outstanding questions or comments following your review of the new contract? Join AOM President Elizabeth Brandeis for an interactive teleconference to answer your questions and discuss the new contract offer. 
April 5, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Instrument cleaning - the first step to achieving sterility and the last step in the AOM's 4-part series on reprocessing
This webinar will cover everything midwives need to know about pre-cleaning and cleaning their instruments including why you to do both, what products to use (e.g., enzymatic cleaners, instrument milk, dirty boxes and lint-free towels), barriers to effective cleaning and considerations in the home environment. We will also discuss the use of reusable and disposable instruments/supplies and share experiences of practices that have implemented IPAC recommendations.
April 11, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m.


Midwives & Disability - a two-part webinar series presented by the AOM and AOMBT

Part 1 -
Disability Benefits for Midwives
The AOM Benefits Trust will share what we’ve learned about midwives and disability, and provide an overview of new and planned resources available for plan members with a disability. Insights will be provided about how all plan members can be supported throughout the disability process.
April 13, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Part 2
- Making the Invisible Visible: Disability in Midwifery
Following the passing of the disability justice resolution at the AOM’s 2016 AGM, hear from midwives, in their own words, about their experience working with disability and what they would like to see change. Join AOM employee and disability rights lawyer, Cara Wilkie, as she explores historical and current conceptions of disability, the experiences of midwives with disabilities, and practices’ legal obligations toward them.
April 19, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m.

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   Live Events
* Please note: Due to limited space available at live events, there will be a $100 deposit upon registration to better allow the AOM to offer available spots to those on the waiting list.  Members will be charged the $100 deposit when they register and will be fully reimbursed after they have attended the event or if they cancel 15 days or more before the event date. The deposit will not be refunded to those who cancel within 14 days of the event or who do not attend.

Healthy Practice Culture *This event is full. Please join the waiting list.
This all-day workshop will focus on strategies to encourage healthier and more productive working conditions in midwifery practice groups. Topics will include: practice vision and values; practice meetings and norms; practice goal setting; conflict management; setting ground rules for effective communication; and giving and receiving feedback.
March 31, 2017
Markham, ON
Location TBD

  Registration and Website Security Policies

Please note that all webinars (including the question and answer period) are recorded and posted to our website.

Space is limited, so register early. A confirmation e-mail will be sent upon receipt of application for live events.

Webinar Space
Webinar space is available on a first come first served basis. While you must be registered for a webinar in order to attend, registration does not guarantee your spot. It is advised that you login early.

When a fee is charged, refunds will be subjected to a $50 administrative fee. Registration fees are refundable only if a cancellation request is made 14 days or more prior to the event date. Refund requests made less than 14 days prior to the event and for "no shows" will only be considered under exceptional circumstances (not births). 

Please note that the Association of Ontario Midwives reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to insufficient registrations, three weeks prior to the event, in which case registrants will be duly notified.

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