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Date: Wednesday, May 31st 2023


Time: 12:00 PM EST



Maternal Mortality in Canada: We Can Do Better !!

Maternal mortality continues to be a global concern, necessitating accurate and reliable information to address this critical issue. In this webinar, we will delve into the importance of obtaining precise data on maternal morbidity and mortality, both in Canada and worldwide. We will explore the factors associated with maternal mortality within the Canadian context and shed light on the current approaches to Maternal Mortality Review.

Our expert speakers will summarize the existing approaches and provide a glimpse into the future of Maternal Mortality Review, emphasizing the significance of continued improvement in this area. The webinar will highlight the indispensable role of nursing professionals in driving advancements in maternal and mortality knowledge. We will discuss how nurses can contribute to the development and implementation of new strategies, working collaboratively to reduce maternal mortality rates and improve maternal health outcomes.



Learning Objectives:

  • To describe the importance of accurate and reliable information about maternal morbidity and mortality in Canada and worldwide
  • To review the factors associated with maternal mortality in Canada
  • To summarize current and future approaches to Maternal Mortality Review in Canada
  • To outline the role of nursing in moving forward with new strategies in maternal and mortality knowledge





Jocelynn Cook, MBA PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada





Sharon Dore, RN PhD, Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, McMaster University








This webinar is made possible by an educational grant from Pampers Professional. CAPWHN thanks Pampers Professional for their generous support


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Past Webinar Recordings



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January 11 – Towards a National Perinatal Mental Health Strategy


February 9 – Breaking the Cycle of Pain: Helping Women Navigate the Symptoms of Endometriosis


April 27 – Preserving the Time to Bond


June 21 – Promoting the Well-Being of Nurses: Sleeping with Science


September 14 – Covid-19 Infection and Vaccination During Pregnancy



January 21 – Hémorragie Postpartum (French Webinar)


January 28 – Impacted Fetal Head


February 10 – Induction of Labour


February 22 – Trauma Informed Care


March 31 – Impacted Fetal Head


April 27 – Neonatal Skin Care


May 5 – COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy


May 19 – Health Outcomes and Experiences of WOmen with Disabilities in Ontario


June 8 – Multidisciplinary Team Challenges to Caring for Newborns with HIE


June 15 – Obesity in Pregnancy


December 8 – Vaccine Hesitancy: Best Practices in Moving Towards Vaccine Confidence

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