Announcement: Baby Steps 2021

This is an external event. We are just featuring it to get the message out. visit it now.

Announcement: Baby Steps 2021

This is an external event. We are featuring it to help get the message out. visit it now.


November 25, 2021 - 08:00 - 15:00
Team: Education and Events
Posted on October 06, 2021

Announcement: Baby Steps 2021

Team: Education and Events

November 25, 2021 - 08:00 - 15:00


Actionable and realistic care strategies for the substance-involved pregnancy.

A co-presentation of Obstetrics, Midwifery, Addiction Medicine, Neonatology, Nursing, Indigenous Health, Psychiatry, Social Work, Pharmacy and Clinical.

Research hosted by Manitoba iMAPLES


Join us for a day of interprofessional collaboration, addressing a growing area of need in our communities, including people with lived experience.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this event participants should be able to:

  • Cultivate collaborative strategies to reduce congenital syphilis.
  • Develop a team approach to manage substance-associated agitation in pregnancy, labour and delivery.
  • Explore new evidence for harm reduction with opioid-involved pregnancy and newborn care.
  • Address the history of birth alerts and infant-apprehension as barriers to care; new directions in Manitoba.
  • Learn from the lived-experience: Discuss the ways that care models can promote healing or perpetuate harms.


This event addresses the CanMEDS competencies of: Medical Expert, Collaborator, Communicator, Professional, Health Advocate and Scholar


Session Topics:

  1. Reducing congenital syphilis
    o Co presented by pediatrics and outreach nursing
  2. Managing agitation in pregnancy, labour and delivery
    o Co presented by obstetrics, psychiatry and midwifery
  3.  Harm Reduction and opioid-involved pregnancy – new trends
    o Co presented by addictions medicine and pharmacy
  4. Birth alerts, apprehension and barriers to care
    o Co presented by nurse practitioners and social work
  5. The lived experience: panel discussion
    o impact of stigma and creating safe care access
    o impact of homelessness with practical approaches
    o impact of previous custody loss and bridging trust
    o impact of racism and amplifying the Indigenous perspective


Physicians: $175
Other health professionals: $65
Residents/students: $30

As Per CPD Medicine policy, the department requires any refund or cancelation request to be submitted in writing up to fourteen (14) days prior to the program or session start date . A $50 administrative fee will be withheld to cover transaction and administrative costs. Refund or cancelation requests made less than fourteen (14) days notice may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

This event is available via ZOOM. You will be emailed connection information 24/48 hours prior to the event.

Only paid registrants can receive credits and access speakers’ presentations post-event.

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