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International Autonomic Symposium: Women's Health After Spinal Cord Injury

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ICORD, Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

818 West 10th Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia(BC) V5Z1M9

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This Symposium will focus on women's health and autonomic function after spinal cord injury (SCI), with particular emphasis on motherhood (fertility, pregnancy, lactation, breastfeeding) and aging. As this topic is poorly understood, this Symposium will examine the current understanding of women's health issues related to SCI.

Autonomic disturbances, such as life-threatening fluctuations in blood pressure (i.e. autonomic dysreflexia), are amongst the most common debilitating complications in individuals with SCI. This remains true for women who pursue motherhood, as autonomic disturbances can create unique challenges to pregnancy, lactation and breastfeeding. This event will gather international experts in various disciplines of medicine, clinical science and the community to provide a truly multidisciplinary platform for participants to exchange ideas and learn from each other. Community participants, clinicians, scientists and trainees will have the opportunity to interact and share knowledge during this symposium. Talks will also address the latest advances in research and management of autonomic dysfunction and health issues for women with SCI, particularly for prospective or current mothers.



Program 1: Research Meeting + Café Scientifique + Evening Reception

*Note: if you have signed up for Program 1, you do not need to sign up for Program 2.

Full-day program designed for physicians, residents, researchers, and students and eligible for up to 6.5 MOC Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Eligible for 4 hours of Continuing Professional Education Credits for Allied Health Care Professionals.

Registration Fee:

$100 - Physicians (includes refreshment breaks, lunch and wine + hors d’oeuvres reception)

$60 - Nurses, PTs, OTs and other allied health professionals (includes refreshment breaks, lunch and wine + hors d’oeuvres reception)

$0 - Students, ICORD Trainees and UBC FoM Division of PM&R Medical Residents with valid UBC ID (includes refreshment breaks, lunch and wine + hors d’oeuvres reception)

$0 - Invited speakers, invited SCI community members and sponsors


Program 2: Café Scientifique + Evening Reception

*Note: Program 1 tickets already include this evening event. It is not necessary to obtain two tickets for Program 1 and 2.

This session will bring together clinician scientists, and community representatives with SCI to interact and engage in a discussion about the latest advances in research and clinical practice for maternal health following SCI. An international panel of experts as well as representatives from the community will lead these discussions. The Café Scientifique (5:00pm-6:00pm) is followed by an evening reception.

Registration Fee:

$0 - Individuals with SCI and community members involved in SCI care, including caregivers and family members (includes wine and hors d’oeuvres reception).


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** Accreditation statement

The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. 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 has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 6.75 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.



Registration is open as of July 9, 2018 and will be closed on February 4, 2019. Please direct inquiries about this event to Ms. Amanda Lee, Clinical Research Coordinator with the Autonomic Laboratory, ICORD, University of British Columbia, at alee@icord.org.

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ICORD, Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

818 West 10th Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia(BC) V5Z1M9

Canada

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