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Call for Abstracts--Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies: New Research and Best Practice

Deadline September 30, 2013

This inaugural conference hosted by Perinatal Services BC, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, will be an opportunity for health care professionals who are interested in the care of pregnant women and their newborns to be updated on new research and best practices across the continuum of perinatal and newborn care. This conference will engage health care professionals from a wide range of disciplines in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration in order to provide the best care possible and ensure healthy mothers and babies. The format will include plenaries, breakout sessions, and poster sessions.

February 21 - 22, 2014
Vancouver, British Columbia

Learning Objectives

  • To create an opportunity for perinatal and neonatal care providers to learn from researchers, experts and each other
  • To provide an opportunity to network with interdisciplinary colleagues
  • To learn about what is new across the continuum of care from conception to postpartum
  • To learn about surveillance and system improvement in perinatal services

Who Should Attend

This conference will be of interest to all those who are interested in care for pregnant women and their newborns. The interdisciplinary audience includes but is not limited to: administrators, managers, planners, parents, physicians, allied health professionals, midwives, nurses and nurse practitioners.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for concurrent sessions. The abstract must be submitted by online electronic submission at or by email to in Word Document format (.doc(x)) using minimal text formatting (i.e. tables, etc.). Abstract maximum length is 250 words. Abstract submission guidelines can be found here.  Last day for abstract submission is September 30, 2013.

For more information, please visit the conference website at