College of Nursing

Perinatal Education Program Joint Program of the Colleges of Nursing and Medicine

Conference - February 7 - 8, 2013

Women's & Children's Health Conference & Pre-Conference
39th Nursing POGO


The goal of this conference is to provide an update on recent developments and issues in women's and children's health, provide evidence-based management strategies and engage the multidisciplinary team to improve care for women, children and their families.


Participants in POGO - Women's & Children's Health will be able to:
- Identify screening methods & tools to aid in the
diagnosis of common health issues in women & children and describe evidence-based management of these issues
- Identify risk-reduction strategies
- Identify when to refer, available resources for management and ways to improve communication within the care team
- Describe new technologies and programs in women's and children's health
- Update practitioners on changes in practice guidelines which affect women and children
- Discuss the nature of
clinical decision making and identify tools for navigating & providing advocacy in the healthcare system.

Conference Brochure PDF


Kim Campbell, RM RN MN
Interim Associate Director, Division of Midwifery, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Lionel Dibden, MBBCh FRCPC
Pediatrician, Medical Director, Child & Adolescent Protection Centre, Stollery Children's Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta

Michele Harvey-Blankenship, MD PhD FRCP(C)
Pediatrician, Child & Adolescent Protection Centre, Stollery Children's Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta

Kirby Johnston, BScN RN
Child & Adolescent Protection Centre, Stollery Children's Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta

Andrew Kotaska, MD FRCSC
Clinical Director Obstetrics, Stanton Territorial Hospital, Yellowknife, NWT


As an organization accredited to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools, Continuing Professional Learning, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan has approved this education program for up to 11.5 MAINPRO-M1 credits on behalf of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, Saskatchewan College. Reciprocal
recognition is provided by the American Medical Association for the Physician's Recognition Award and by the American Academy of Family Physicians. This educational event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.

NURSE PRACTITIONERS, REGISTERED MIDWIVES AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS may include their participation in this conference as part of the continuing education and competence programs established by their professional associations.

Up to $3000 of fees for recognized continuing medical education (CME) activities can be recovered each year by Saskatchewan physicians from the CME fund managed by the SK Medical Association (SMA).


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Saskatoon Inn Hotel and Conference Centre
2002 Airport Drive
Saskatoon SK S7L 6M4
Please book directly at (800) 667-8789 or (306) 242-1440 and quote "Continuing Professional Learning-POGO Conference"
Rate: $139.00 plus tax (single/double)
Conference rates are available for room reservations made prior to and on January 8, 2013.
All room reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card or a deposit equal to one night's room rate plus tax. Failure to cancel a guaranteed reservation by 4pm on the day of arrival will result in a charge of one night's room rate plus tax levied against the method of guarantee. A $20 key deposit upon check-in (for incidentals incurred during stay) is required of hotel guests paying cash or whose room charge is being paid by the convener.


Perinatal Education Program - University of Saskatchewan / Division of Continuing Professional Learning, College of Medicine & Continuing Education and Development for Nurses, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, The Department of Bostetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

For More Information Call:
Perinatal Education Program CEDN/CPL
(306) 966-7790 or email