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HMHB 2018


Welcoming words from Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau!

More information available on our Conference Brochure

The conference theme is Working Together to Improve Perinatal Outcomes.

The conference was held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport,
7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC.

This conference was for health care professionals interested in the care of pregnant/postpartum women and their infants through the continuum of perinatal and newborn care. 

It engaged health care professionals from a wide range of disciplines in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration in order to provide the best care possible and ensure healthy mothers and babies. Patient informed research and practice as well as examples of how health care can be enriched by patient involvement were highlighted. 

The format included plenary, breakout, and poster sessions, along with networking opportunities. 

As a result of attending the conference, participants were able to:

  1. review clinical best practices and new research acquired from researchers, experts, women and their families, and fellow participants, that will enhance shared decision-making with pregnant and postpartum women;
  2. reflect on five new developments across the continuum of care from conception to postpartum that will impact clinical practice;
  3. discuss current surveillance and system improvements in perinatal services that are relevant to improving maternal/fetal and newborn outcomes; and
  4. integrate knowledge learned by engaging in dialogue with other health care professionals from a range of disciplines, as well as women and their families.
The interdisciplinary audience included but was not limited to:

  • administrators, managers, and planners;
  • allied health professionals (occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, etc.);
  • dietitians;
  • doulas;
  • educators;
  • faculty of nursing, medicine, and health services
  • lactation consultants;
  • midwives;
  • nurses and nurse practitioners (primary care, public health, and acute care);
  • physicians (primary care and specialists);
  • policymakers;
  • public (parents, expectant parents, and family members);
  • researchers; and
  • students/learners.

SOURCE: HMHB 2018 ( )
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