BC Women’s Hospital Research Rounds

BC Women’s Hospital Research Rounds are going virtual! Join us the third Friday of each month from 8:00am – 9:00am to hear about the latest in women’s heatlh research.

COVID RESPONSE: COVID Rapid Evidence Study of a Provincial Population based cOhort for geNder and SEx; Results from a Population Based Survey

Presenters: Dr. Lori Brotto, Dr. Gina Ogilvie, Dr. Angela Kaida, Dr. Liisa Galea, Dr. Manish Sadarangani

Learning Objectives:

Survey data from 5000+ British Columbians will be presented, including:

  1. Impact of pandemic controls on mental health
  2. Intention to receive COVID-19 vaccinations
  3. Economic impacts of pandemic control, including impact on income, housing, and food security
  4. Impact of pandemic controls on reproductive health and access to contraception outcomes

Connection details:

ZOOM LINK: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/69374099665?pwd=Rm4vazczKzdoajZHNUhJbCtQcUlIdz09

Meeting ID: 693 7409 9665

Password: 329022

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Current dispensing and practice use patterns of ulipristal acetate (UPA) 30mg (Ella®) as emergency contraception in British Columbia

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Chan

Learning Objectives:

  1. ECElla: What did we do, what did we find
  2. What did we learn
  3. Knowledge translation and next steps

Connection details:

ZOOM link: https://ubc.zoom.us/ click Join a Meeting

Meeting ID: 965 160 897 77

Password: 089777

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The experience of women and health care providers in assessing history of gender-based violence during perinatal care

Presenters: Drs. Jila Mirlashari, Ann Pederson, Lori Brotto, & Janet Lyons

  • Learning Objective:
    To investigate the experience of women and health care providers regarding their views on the advantages and disadvantages of assessing for the presence of Gender-Based Violence during perinatal care

Connection details:

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Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on trainees engaged in women’s health research in British Columbia

Presenter: Dr. Angela Kaida

Learning objectives:

  1. To learn about how COVID-19 has yielded significant disruptions to trainees’ academic, research, professional, and personal lives
  2. To explore trainee-led recommendations for institutional and supervisor supports
  3. To discuss what we can do as stakeholders in trainee success, to ameliorate impacts in the short and longer term

Connection details:

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Self-Care Interventions for Health

Presenter: Dr. Manjulaa Narasimhan

Learning Objectives:

  1. WHO terminology of self-care and self-care interventions
  2. Key elements of WHO’s conceptual framework for self-care interventions for health
  3. Self-care interventions for sexual and reproductive health as additional options when facility-based provision of services is disrupted 

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Impact of COVID-19 on Women’s Wellbeing in British Columbia: Preliminary Results from a Qualitative Study

Presenter: Dr. Julia Smith

Learning Objectives:

  1. To explore the intersections between COVID-19 as a health crisis and the broader socio-economic determinants of women’s wellbeing
  2. To discuss how COVID-19 is particularly impacting women healthcare workers
  3. To apply gender-based analysis to policy responses to date


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Women focused digital health research: Conducting digital research and case study presentation of a digital health research project

Presenters: Ciana Maher, Madison Lackie

Learning Objectives:

1. To discuss results of digital health scan and the barriers and facilitators identified in conducting digital health research

2. To learn how to incorporate patient-orientated research and user-centred design to create equitable digital health tools

3. To provide an overview of the development of a web-based resource for postpartum depression


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Connection details

ZOOM link: https://ubc.zoom.us/ click ‘Join a Meeting’

Meeting ID: 965 160 897 77

Password: 089 777

Telephone Participants (audio only):

The following telephone number can be used to join and callers WILL be charged for any long distance charges that may apply:

  • +1 778 907 2071 Canada
  • You will be prompted to enter the Zoom Meeting ID

965 160 897 77 followed by “#”

  • Password: 089 777

How to join a Zoom Session: To test your video/audio before joining using Zoom

For those new to this please follow these golden rules:

  • Always have your microphone on mute when you join a Zoom session and stay muted during the session.
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    Contact: Marsha Simons at marsha.simons@cw.bc.ca

A qualitative inquiry on pregnant and postpartum women’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

Presenter: Dr. Hamideh Bayrampour

Goals/Learning Objectives

  1. To learn about pregnant and postpartum women’s experiences and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. To identify ways in which healthcare providers can support pregnant and postpartum population during the pandemic
  3. To discuss the implications of these findings for practice

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New mothers’ thoughts of infant-related harm: Relation to OCD and infant safety

Presenter: Dr. Nichole Fairbrother

Goals/Learning Objectives

  1. The nature and prevalence of new other’s thoughts of infant-related harm
  2. The nature and prevalance of postpartum-presenting OCD
  3. The relation of new mothers’ thoughts of infant-related harm and OCD with infant safety

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Mindfulness: Practice and results of a clinical trial  in women’s health

Presenter: Dr. Lori Brotto

Goals/Learning Objectives 

  1. Learn about a clinical trial evaluating mindfulness versus cognitive behaviour therapy for provoked vestibulodynia 
  2. Learn about a social media knowledge translation campaign designed to disseminate the research to women
  3. Be exposed to some of the mindfulness skills participants in the trial practiced
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