Maternal, Newborn, Child and Youth Network

Supporting and Embracing Every Pregnancy
32nd Annual Perinatal Outreach Conference

MNCYN partner members include practice members employed at the following hospitals, Public Health Units and CCAC:



Alexandra Marine & General Hospital, Hanover & District Hospital, Alexandra Hospital, South Bruce-Grey Health Centre, Erie Shores Healthcare, Listowel-Wingham Hospital Alliance, London Health Sciences Centre, Grey Bruce Health Services, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, Middlesex Hospital Alliance, Tillsonburg District Hospital, Woodstock Hospital, Norfolk General Hospital.



Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit, Southwestern Public Health (formerly Oxford, Elgin & St. Thomas Health Units), Huron County Health Unit, Middlesex-London Health Unit, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit





For the practice institutions listed above, please select "MNCYN Partner Member Fee" when you check out. 


*If your practice institution is NOT on this list, you must select "Regular Registration Fee" when you check out. 

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
Best Western Lamplighter Inn
591 Wellington Rd. S.
London, ON
N6C 4R3
Regency ballroom
Google Map
Registration Deadline
Friday, October 4th, 2019
Early Bird Deadline
Register on or before Friday, September 13th, 2019 to receive special pricing.
Event Description

The Regional Perinatal Outreach Program of SW Ontario invites you to attend our 32nd annual Fall conference. Registration is limited, and will be on a "first come, first served" basis, so don't delay. Registration is not guaranteed until payment has been received


This conference will be of interest to Nurses, Midwives, Physicians, Social Workers, Public Health Nurses, and medical / nursing students who practice, or have an interest in the area of obstetrics, neonatal or perinatal care. 


Contact & Support

Sheila Johnston

Administrative Assistant

Perinatal Outreach Program (MNCYN)

519-685-8500 x 65859

Fax: 519-646-6172

All prices in Canadian dollars
* Early Bird Price Special
On or before Sep 13, 2019
Regular Price
After Sep 13, 2019
Registration Ticket
To determine whether you are eligible for the MNCYN member fee, please review the highlighted list provided at the top of this registration form. If your organization is NOT listed there, please choose "Regular Registration" fee when you check out.

Please note: if you are employed by, or practice at, any of the listed MNCYN member hospitals, Public Health Units or CCAC, you qualify for the MNCYN reduced fee. (this includes Midwives)

In the event that you select the wrong category, refunds will not be issued for the difference between pricing levels, so PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY before checking out!
MNCYN Member $175.00 $190.00
Regular Registration $225.00 $250.00
Student (including Post-Graduate) $100.00 $100.00
Vendor / Informational Display
This ticket is to be used for persons attending a display table for informational materials or book sales.
  $25.00 $25.00
7:00am - 7:45am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:45am - 8:15am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Presented By:

Mari Teitelbaum, B.Sc.H, MHA

Vice President

Provincial Programs and Chief Innovation Officer

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

8:15am - 9:45am
Connecting Indigenous Communities and Cultural Care
Presented By:

Dr. James Makokis, MD, B.Sc, M.H.Sc.

Family Physician

Saddle Lake First Nation

Northern Alberta

9:45am - 10:00am
Creating a Culturally Sensitive Hospital Environment for Indigenous Families
Presented By:

Krista Turner, RN, BN, MSL

Manager, Maternal Child Unit

Bluewater Health,

Sarnia, Ontario


10:00am - 10:15am
10:15am - 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)

11:30am - 12:15pm
Supporting Pregnancies with Fetal Anomalies
Presented By:

Dr. Genevieve Eastabrook, MD, FRCSC

Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Western University

Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine Subspecialty Training Program, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University

Associate Scientist, Division of Maternal, Fetal & Newborn Health, Children's Health Research Institute

12:15pm - 1:15pm
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Perinatal Mental Health: Innovations in Service Delivery
Presented By:

Cindy-Lee Dennis, Epidemiologist, PhD, MSc, BSc

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Community Health

University of Toronto

Women's Health Research Chair,

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital



2:15pm - 3:00pm
Communication and Team Effectiveness
Presented By:

Mary T. Yates, M.Ed

Align Associates, Inc.

Aurora, Ontario

3:00pm - 3:15pm
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Utilizing Trauma-informed Skills in the Perinatal Period
Presented By:

Sarah Parkinson, BaPsych, BScN, MScN, PNC(C)

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Women's and Perinatal Care

London Health Sciences Centre

4:00pm - 4:05pm
Closing Remarks
Presented By:

Gwen Peterek 


A block of rooms has been reserved for the night of September 8th for this event at $129-$149.
Please reference that you are attending the "Perinatal Outreach" event and ask for the Corporate Rate when booking. This price will be in effect until three weeks before the event. Call 1-888-232-6747 to reserve.


Additional Information

We sincerely appreciate and thank the following sponsors for this event:

Getinge Healthcare Group 

CAREStream Medical

London Health Sciences Centre

McArthur Medical

McNiece TENS

Tribe Medical

Cancellation &
Refund Policy

Cancellations /substitutions accepted with 24 hours notice. Refunds will be allowed with 1 weeks' notice (minus a $25 administration fee). Substitutions allowed. Please contact Sheila with details. 

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