NOSM COVID-19 Weekly Clinical Rounds


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June 5, 2020 Evaluation

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June 5, 2020

COVID-19 and OB/GYN in the North



James Goertzen MD, MCISc, CCFP (Professor)

Associate Dean, CEPD


Amber Dudar MD,FRCSC (Assistant Professor) 



Jennifer Jocko BScN, MD, FRCSC (Assistant Professor)

Medical Director Northeastern Ontario Fertility


Karen Splinter MD, FRCSC (Assistant Professor)

Section Chair Womens Health, NOSM

Chief of Northeastern Ontario Kids & Family, Sudbury HSN




Impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy, women’s health and gynecologically related conditions continues to evolve.  Although COVID-19 pregnancy related data largely reassuring, available evidence is limited.  Questions now arise on the pregnant worker risk as communities move from staying home to work return. As routine women’s health care places patients and practitioners at risk of contracting COVID-19, routine cervical screening has been halted with treatment options limited for gynecological care of more serious conditions. Despite lower rates of COVID-19 in the North, geographical distance and other factors provide unique challenges in our provision of women’s health care.


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify COVID-19 best practice approaches on the provision of prenatal and intrapartum care during COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Examine available guidelines on provision of well women care including cervical screening during COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Describe available COVID-19 resources to support Northern practitioners in their provision of women’s health care.




Upcoming Dates and Topics:


  • June 12, 2020: COVID-19 PPE: Procurement, indications, conservation & reuse


The NOSM CEPD Office is hosting weekly virtual rounds on the management of COVID-19 in Northern Ontario.  Each week will focus on current topics of concern, best practice resources, and gaps identified within your communities.  It is an opportunity to learn from and with your Northern Ontario colleagues to meet the changing needs of COVID-19 patient care.


This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Continuing Education and Professional Development Office at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Continuing Education and Professional Development Office at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. You may claim a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).


June 5 2020 - March 1 2021

955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Canada, P7B 5E1

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