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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 April 2016 issue of the CAPWHN Newsletter is now available!



The May 13, 2016 Obstetrical Triage Acuity Scale (OTAS) Instructor Course is sold out! If you are interested in attending but have not registered, please put your name on the waiting list. We will contact those on the waiting list in order if space becomes available. Sign up for the wait list online.




2016 CAPWHN National Conference


Call for Abstracts - Closed


Planning is underway for the 6th National Conference. We look forward to seeing you October 21-23, 2016 at the Westin Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

Thank you to all who submitted abstracts for consideration! We will be back in touch with the corresponding authors following the completion of the abstract review process. If you did not receive a confirmation of receipt for your submission, please contact CAPWHN as soon as possible.

Accommodations information is now available. Further details will be posted soon!


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.





Stay tuned for details regarding the next CAPWHN webinar! Click here to access the recordings of past webinars.


CNA Certification 2016


Click here for more information.



Become a Member today!

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


OTAS Instructor Course

May 13, 2016


Toronto, ON

The course is sold out! Sign up for the waiting list in case spaces become available.


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


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