Events and Webinars

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  Upcoming Webinars

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Out-of-hospital birth case review: Midwives and paramedics
Following the launch of the Paramedic Emergency Skills Program (PESP) earlier this year, this webinar will provide an opportunity for interprofessional case review from paramedics and midwives.  There will be time to discuss emergency childbirth management experiences after the case reviews.
Sept. 19, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Connecting with Clients: Tools and Evidence for Discussing Choice of Birthplace
In 2016, the AOM published a guideline on discussing choice of birthplace with clients. Developed by an expert advisory panel of Ontario midwifery researchers and other stakeholders, this guideline offers detailed and clear guidance for how to approach a topic that still carries misconceptions and apprehension for many clients and their families.

Curious about the guideline? Looking for ways to integrate up-to-date evidence into your ICDs on choice of birthplace? Curious about what information clients said they would value in choosing where they plan to give birth? This webinar will feature AOM staff Tasha MacDonald, Director, Clinical Practice Guidelines and Anna Meuser as they discuss the origins, development and implementation of the guideline, with practical tips for integrating the guideline into practice.

Learn about:
•Tools developed to help midwives discuss birthplace options with clients – including a video, pictograms, and an interactive chart you can edit to describe the options available in your community.
•Research conducted with clients and midwives to better understand how clients use information from midwives, their family and friends, and other sources to make decisions about choice of birthplace.
Sept. 20, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m.

For assistance with registration or to get on a waiting list, please contact or 416-425-9974 (1-866-418-3773) x 2236.

Archived webinars can be found on the members' only site.

   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.

Physiologic Breech Birth

The Physiologic Breech Birth Workshop will be led by Shawn Walker (RM, MA), a U.K. midwife, lecturer, researcher and a PhD candidate. This workshop will focus on the most recent research events and optimal mechanisms of vaginal breech birth, recognizing normal and abnormal variations. It will also include video footage of breech births, hands-on learning with a focus on upright vaginal breech birth.

Two options:

1. Breech Resource Leaders:
An in-depth two-day workshop, with hands-on teaching opportunities for midwives who are interested in becoming Breech Resource Leaders in their communities
September 11 & 12, 2017
Holiday Inn Yorkdale
3450 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON M6A 2V1

2. Physiologic Breech Birth for Midwives: a day-long workshop for midwives who want to know more about vaginal breech birth.
September 12, 2017
Holiday Inn Yorkdale
3450 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON M6A 2V1

Pelvic Floor Workshop
This interactive, all-day event covers pelvic floor anatomy; suturing techniques with a variety of needles; understanding high vs low pelvic tone and more.
Oct. 20, 2017
Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront
2 Princess Street
Kingston, ON K7L 1A2

Induction and Augmentation of Labour
An engaging, all-day session that provides greater understanding and valuable insight into induction and augmentation.
Presentations from experts, including Bruce Wainman, and hands-on instruction and practice of Foley catheter insertion.
Dec. 13, 2017
Toronto, ON
Location - TBA

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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