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Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies Conference — Early-Bird Registration Closes February 5

Register by February 5 to take advantage of the early-bird rate.
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Our conference is an opportunity for health care professionals interested in the care of pregnant and postpartum women and their newborns to be updated on new research and clinical best practices across the continuum of perinatal and newborn care. 

Download the Conference Brochure​.

Featured Presenters 

Darci Lang 

Motivational Speaker, National Best-selling author and blogger, Regina, SK

Focus on the 90%
Darci uses one simple tool—a magnifying glass—to help you focus on the 90% that works in your job, co‐workers, mothers/babies and family. This powerful presentation is an incredible opportunity for you to examine where you are focusing your magnifying glass. There will always be 10%s that don’t work and the power we give to those 10%s affects every aspect of our lives. Using this one simple tool, Darci demonstrates how anyone can change their focus

Dr. Gabor Maté 

Adjunct Faculty, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

The Biology of Loss: Recognizing the Consequences of Impaired Attachments and Fostering Resilience
The session will illuminate the sources of developmental challenges, childhood and adult mental disorders, and physical health issues as originating in the pre-natal, perinatal, and early childhood periods. Based on Gabor Maté’s bestselling books and on current neuroscientific and developmental research, the talk and Q and A will focus on how we can prevent maldevelopment through attuned parenting, and also on how we can restore and foster resilience in children already facing developmental challenges. ​

Tamara Taggart

CTV News Anchor, Vancouver, BC

What Makes Good Healthcare: A Mother's Perspective
Tamara Taggart is a mother of three children, one who happens to have Down syndrome. In the past eight years, she has experienced both positive and negative interactions with medical professionals regarding her son, Beckett. Tamara’s perspective will shine light on why words matter when speaking to pregnant and postpartum women.
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