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The Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) represents women's health, obstetric and newborn nurses from across Canada. CAPWHN aims to promote excellence in nursing practice, leadership, education and research in the areas of perinatal and women’s health care.





CAPWHN Newsletter


The May 2017 issue of the CAPWHN Newsletter is now available!





There has been much to celebrate and raise awareness for lately - National Volunteer Week, Maternal Mental Health Day, International Day of the Midwife, and now National Nursing Week 2017. Please see take a moment to view the messages from CAPWHN to all of our colleagues and to the parents and families in our care.



2017 CAPWHN National Conference


Abstract Review


Thank you to all those who submitted abstracts for the CAPWHN Annual Clinical, Education, Research Conference, to be held October 12-14, 2017 in Halifax NS! We have now contacted all corresponding authors with the results of the abstract review process. Please contact CAPWHN if you did not receive your results.


For cost information and budgeting purposes, we anticipate that the registration fees will be similar to the 2016 conference. Follow the Conferences link, past conferences, 2016, registration to access last year's details. 


Hotel and travel information for the 2017 conference have been posted. Additional travel details will be posted soon. 


Sponsor and exhibitor registration is open! The prospectus is also available. 





The next CAPWHN webinar, "The Role of Nurses in Supporting Families who are Pregnant After Perinatal Loss: Care, Leadership, and Advocacy" will take place on May 10, 2017. Follow the link above for more info and to register.





The CAPWHN office moved to its new headquarters at 2781 Lancaster Road, Suite 200, Ottawa ON K1B 1A7. Phone and fax numbers as well as email addresses remain the same.





The February 2017 issue of the CAPWHN Newsletter is now available. We will be issuing a call for content for the next newsletter shortly. We welcome submissions from all CAPWHN members!




Congratulations to Lyndsay Martin-Kowalyk, recipient of the 2016 CAPWHN Rising Star Award and Dr. Karen M. Benzies, recipient of the 2016 CAPWHN Excellence in Leadership Award!



CAPWHN Board of Directors


Learn more about your Board of Directors and contact us with any questions, comments, concerns, or compliments you may have!



Zika Travel Alert

Pregnant women in any trimester should consider postponing travel to 14 countries and territories in South and Central America and the Caribbean where mosquitos are spreading the Zika virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced tonight. Viral infection in pregnant women has been associated with microcephaly in infants. See the CDC website or the Public Health Agency of Canada for more information.



CNA Certification 2016


Click here for more information. Why should you certify? Read the Perinatal Nursing Certification brochure!




Become a Member today!

Remember to use all your membership benefits including the new membership term, educational webinars and conference registration discounts.



New job posting available - Provincial Executive Director, Perinatal Services BC, Vancouver BC


Thank you to our sponsors - we greatly appreciate your support!


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