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​Events Schedule

McMaster University Organizational Development is running the free sessions below. Use this link to register for any of them: 

Rounds Recordings:

Rounds January 13, 2021 - Dr. Marinela Grabovac "Standardization of Caesarean section technique" 
Rounds January 20, 2021 - Dr. Lua Eiriksson "Management of Gestational Trophoblastic Diseases"

Rounds January 27, 2021 - Dr. Ali Marseu "Common Obstetrical Ultrasound Abnormalities and how to              Approach them"

Greg O'Connell February 3, 2021 -  Drs. Reade, Eiriksson, Carlson, & Francescutti "HIPEC & Ovarian Cancer" 

Rounds February 10, 2021 - Dr. Michelle Morais "Moving Beyond the Risk of Aneuploidy"

Rounds February 17, 2021 - Dr. Sofia Hussaini "Recurrent Pregnancy Loss"

Rounds February 24, 2021 - Dr. Chandrew Rajakumar "Neuropathic Pain in Women's Health"

Rounds February 26, 2021 - Dr. Sarah McDonald "The Single Dose of Antenatal Corticosteroids (SNACS) Non inferiority Randomized Control Trial for Women at Risk of Preterm Birth"

Rounds March 24, 2021 - Dr. Sharon Bal "Social Media and Medicine"

Rounds March 31, 2021 - Dr. Sharon Dore and Dr. Christine Bloch "Impacted Fetal Head"

Rounds April 7, 2021 - Dr. Val Mueller "Coaching in a CBD World" 

Rounds April 14, 2021 - Dr. Lisa Yang "Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's 'Choosing Wisely' Initiative: A Review of Select Recommendations" 

Round May 12, 2021 - Norah Delitala "Navigating Breast/ Chestfeeding Challenges for the Obstetrician"

Rounds May 19, 2021 - Dr. Michelle Jacobson "Gynaecologic Management of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer" 

Rounds May 28, 2021 -  J C Guzmán "POTS and Syncope in Pregnancy"

Rounds June 2, 2021 - (RT Weaver Day) - Dr. John Kingdom & Sebastian Hobson “Screening, Diagnosis and Management of Invasive Placentation" 

Rounds June 9, 2021 - Zoe Winterton-Perks and Yung Lee "Key Considerations in the Management of Gallstone Disease in Pregnancy" 

Rounds June 16, 2021 - Dr Leslie Proctor, MFM Fellow "Rescue Cerclage at Advanced Dilation and Gestational Age"

Rounds June 25, 2021 - Dr. Siwar Albashir "IBD in Pregnancy"  

Rounds September 8, 2021- Dr. Deshayne Fell "Immunization During Pregnancy"

Rounds September 15, 2021- Dr. Nicholas Leyland "ASPIRE- Assessing Perioperative Care of Patients with Uterine Fibroids"

Rounds September 22, 2021- Dr. Kshitiz Singh "Prenatal and Nanopartical Delivery of CRISPR Technology"

Rounds September 24, 2021- Dr. Claire Lee "Atrial Fibrillation/ Flutter in Pregnancy" 

Rounds September 29, 2021- Dr. Andrew Latchman "Fatigue Risk Management"

Rounds October 6, 2021- Drs. Edwards, Gomes, Werlang "Maternal Sepsis: Adoption of Maternal Early Warning System"

Rounds October 13, 2021- Dr. Alex Chorley "Giving Difficult Feedback"

Rounds October 20, 2021- Drs. Erica Pascoal and Kaylee Clark "Management of Early Pregnancy Loss"

Rounds November 3, 2021- Claire Ramlogan-Salanga and Dr. Liz Darling "Equity, diversity, and inclusion in clinical education: sharing ideas and reflections from the midwifery education program"

Rounds November 10, 2021 - Dr. Katy Bartlett "Summarizing the Evidence behind our Inductions of Labour" 

Rounds November 17, 2021 - Dr. Ginette Moores "Headaches and Hormones" 

Rounds December 1, 2021- Dr. Jens-Erik Walter "The (D)evolution of Transvaginal Mesh Use in Pelvic Floor Surgery"

Rounds December 8, 2021 - Dr. Lara Des Roches "SOGC Guideline 421: Point of Care US in ObGyn and a Look at McMaster PoCUS"

Rounds December 15, 2021- Drs. Tarnow-Mordi, Kumar, Carlo "The iSearch Collaboration - an Individual Participant Data Prospective Meta Analysis on trials of Sildenafil in women in term labour"

Rounds January 12, 2022 - D. Mehdiya Hemani "An Approach to the Initial Investigation and Management of Adnexal Masses"

Rounds January 19, 2022 - Dr. Graeme Smith "Pregnancy Complications and Postpartum Cardiovascular Risk Screening"

New Faculty: 

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Academic Credits: 


STAR and MacFacts are the University approved databases for maintaining an updated Curriculum Vitae. This database is also used to record merit for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

The Computer Services Unit provides training and user ID/passwords to Faculty and Administrative Staff. 


The Academic Recognition and Compensation System (ARCS) provides recognition of academic contributions for McMaster University work during the academic year (July 1 through June 30th). The ARCS model that is used assigns point values for each role in Postgraduate, Undergraduate and Fellowship Education, Post Professional Education, Administration and Research.

Please see the below files for the principles of the system and a complete list and description of the roles.



Part-time/Adjunct Assignments:

Faculty members, who are appointed primarily to perform clinical teaching (minimum contribution of 100 weighted hours annually), will be appointed at one of the following ranks dependent on experience and/or academic credentials:

i. Assistant Clinical Professor
ii. Associate Clinical Professor
iii. Clinical Professor

Faculty members, who are appointed primarily to contribute to non-clinical teaching(minimum contribution of 100 weighted hours annually) will be appointed at one of the following ranks dependent on experience and/or academic credentials:

i. Assistant Professor (Part-Time)
ii. Associate Professor (Part-Time)
iii. Professor (Part-Time)

Faculty members, who are expected to provide a minimum of 150 hours of educational contributions over a three year period can be appointed to the following ranks:

i. Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct)

Part-time academic appointments can be renewed for up to three years, with no limit on the number of renewals.

Initial Applications:

Renewal Applications:

For any further questions, please contact the department Human Resources Manager.

CBD Newsletters

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Royal College Resources

PGME McMaster Resources

Hooker Distinguished Lecturer Series: Topic Covered

Date of Recording

Link to Lecture

Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: A Canadian Update                             

Nov 22, 2021 LINK

Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Mortality (MBRRACE):        Why is this imperative?

Nov 23, 2021 LINK

Lessons learned From United Kingdom Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS) – Focus on COVID-19 and pregnancy

Nov 24, 2021 LINK

Summarizing the United Kingdom’s success with reporting maternal mortality and morbidity (UKOSS and MBRRACE)

Nov 24, 2021 LINK

The Achievements of UKOSS in driving guideline change and improving outcomes

 Nov 25, 2021 LINK


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