Agenda Item Details
Day 1   Wednesday Oct 9, 2019
10:15 - 11:30am
Little / Big Talks (Four 15-minute presentations)
Presented By:

1. Fetal Health Surveillance - New SOGC Recommendations

Gwen Peterek, RN, BScN, PNC(C)

Perinatal Nurse Consultant

SW Ontario Maternal Newborn Child and Youth Network (MNCYN)


2. Newborn Hypoglycemia - New CPS Recommendations

Kevin Coughlin, MD, MHSc, FRCPC

Neonatologist, Neonatal / Perinatal Medicine

London Health Sciences Centre

Neonatal Co-Director, SW Ontario Maternal Newborn Child and Youth Network (MNCYN)

Past President, Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)

Chair, National Acute Care of at-Risk Newborns (ACoRN) Committee


3. PCMCH Low Risk QBP


Roxana Sultan, MHSc, MSc

Executive Director

Provincial Council of Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH)





Presenter's Background

Gwen Peterek, BScN, PNC (C) - Gwen received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from Western University, London, Ontario and has since that time dedicated her career to the care of mothers and newborns. Prior to her current position as a Perinatal Nurse Consultant, she was employed at St. Joseph’s Health Care London, providing direct nursing care for women on the Antenatal and Labour/Birth units, the Maternal/Newborn unit and for infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. At that time St. Joseph’s Health Care was the tertiary perinatal centre for southwestern Ontario. Since then, Gwen has provided leadership as a Nurse Consultant with the regional Perinatal Outreach Program, which is part of the Southwestern Ontario Maternal Newborn Child and Youth Network (MNCYN). In addition to consultation services, Gwen also provides professional perinatal education for MNCYN partner organizations, organizes regional perinatal meetings, conferences and workshops. Along with her physician colleagues, she facilitates Hospital Perinatal Reviews for regional hospitals. Since 2001, Gwen has maintained her certification in Perinatal Nursing through the Canadian Nurse's Association. She is also a member of the Canadian Assoc. of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN), Canadian Perinatal Programs Coalition (CPPC) and is an associate member of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) and the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS).


ROXANA SULTAN - Before coming to the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health, Roxana was the Vice President of Strategy and Clinical Operations at The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, a specialized paediatric mental health treatment, research, and education centre in Toronto. In this role, she led significant clinical service transformation, culminating in a voluntary integration with The Hospital for Sick Children to support the delivery of integrated, interdisciplinary, and high quality treatment for children and families with complex mental health needs, across the continuum of care from acute, hospital based services to complex continuing care in the community.


Prior to her position with Hincks-Dellcrest, Roxana worked with the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in the University Health Network as the Director of Strategic Planning and Implementation, where she developed a strategic plan for the organization, provided operational leadership for initiatives aimed at implementing the strategic plan, and co-led the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Quality Committee. Under the auspices of Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), the Princess Margaret is the Regional Cancer Program for Toronto Central South, and Roxana undertook a concurrent secondment to support this portfolio during her time at the hospital, where she was responsible for directing program planning and leading CCO-supported initiatives, as well as monitoring and reporting on progress against CCO deliverables and the Ontario Cancer Plan.


Roxana trained as a medical geneticist with a focus on developmental biology and oncology, and has a Masters of Health Science from the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.



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