2021 CAPWHN's Virtual National Conference

Celebrating Resilience
Please Note: Online Registration is Now Closed
The registration deadline for this event was Sep 23, 2021


Thursday, September 23rd - Friday, September 24th, 2021

Registration Deadline

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Early Bird Deadline

Saturday, August 14th, 2021




The theme for this year’s national conference is Celebrating Resilience. The American Psychological Association defines resilience as “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, loss, or significant sources of stress”. It is thus fitting for CAPWHN to acknowledge and celebrate the triumphs and champions of perinatal and women’s health nurses and the communities they serve.

Join us for the CAPWHN 2021 National Conference as we take it to the virtual stage. Enjoy two days of educational content, networking and entertainment.

Contact and Support

For assistance with registration or program questions please contact Lynne Coyne at lynne@intuitivece.com.


on or before
Aug 14th
Early Bird
Aug 15th to
Sep 19th
on or after
Sep 20th
Late Bird
This ticket will entitle you to all education sessions and any social activities during the two conference days.
Full / Associate Member
Student (full-time undergraduate only) / Retired Member
Non Member
Prices are in Canadian dollars.


Day 1 Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

10:00am - 10:10am
Welcome and Opening Remarks More info
10:10am - 11:40pm
QI Saves Lives More info

Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN

University of Maryland School of Nursing and Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement

11:40am - 11:50am
BREAK More info
11:50am - 12:25pm
Breakout Sessions #1A
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Breakout Sessions #1B
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch and Wellness Session More info
1:30pm - 2:05pm
Breakout Sessions #2A
2:10pm - 2:40pm
Breakout Sessions #2B
2:45pm - 3:45pm
“Sometimes I’d rather be eating Gelato!” The cost of caring… More info

Valerie Spironello MSW, RSW, Choose Wellness

3:45pm - 3:50pm
BREAK More info
3:50pm - 4:50pm
Maternal Mortality in Canada: Putting Evidence into Action More info

Dr. Jocelynn Cook

Chief Scientific Officer, Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

4:10pm - 4:20pm
4:50pm - 5:00pm
Closing Comments More info
5:10pm - 6:10pm
Annual General Meeting More info

Day 2 Friday, September 24th, 2021

10:00am - 10:10am
Opening Remarks More info
10:10am - 11:10am
Caring for Transgender Pregnant Men More info

Kirsten Schmidt

Jordan Thompson

11:10am - 11:45am
Breakout Sessions #3A
11:50am - 12:20pm
Breakout Sessions #3B
12:20pm - 12:50pm
Lunch and Poster Sessions
12:50pm - 1:25pm
Breakout Sessions #4A
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Breakout Sessions #4B
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pumping iron: preventing and treating iron deficiency in women More info

Dr. Christine Lett, FRCSC, is an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan.  She is an obstetrician/gynecologist in community practice in Regina, Saskatchewan, where she is also the department head. She has a passion for quality improvement.  When she started learning about iron deficiency, she recognized that a significant number of her patients were iron deficient and had the opportunity for better care. Together with her husband and two children, she eats liver, stays active, and is currently not anemic.

3:00pm - 3:10pm
BREAK More info
3:10pm - 3:45pm
Breakout Sessions #5A
3:50pm - 4:20pm
Breakout Sessions #5B
4:20pm - 4:30pm
Closing Comments

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations are subject to a $50 administration fee. Cancellations received on or before September 16, 2021 will be refunded. Cancellations made after September 16, 2021 are non refundable.

2021 CAPWHN's Virtual National Conference Contact and Support