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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.








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!



2017 CAPWHN National Conference


Abstract submission deadline - extended to March 14, 2017


We are already in full swing organizing the CAPWHN Annual Clinical, Education, Research Conference, to be held October 12-14, 2017 in Halifax NS. The Call for Abstracts is available. 


Note that the abstract submission form that was originally posted had a few technical glitches. These have been resolved and the form has been re-posted. Please ensure you use the revised version for your submission. We also recommend the use of Internet Explorer to access the form.


If you have any difficulty entering text in the purpose box on page 1 or the abstract information in the box at the end of the form, you are likely using the old form. Clear the cache and refresh your screen to ensure you use the latest version, which was posted on February 16th. You may also contact CAPWHN and a form will be emailed to you.


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. We will be posting additional 2017 conference information shortly.


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





Thank you to all who participated in the last CAPWHN webinar, "Spontaneous Labour Matters - Evidence-based practices" on January 25, 2017. The recording is now available on the members only site. Stay tuned for the next webinar!





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.


The 2017 Conference Call for Abstracts is now available!


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


Click on the BabyFirst logo below for some great neonatal resources.

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