PROTECT – Train the Trainer Program
(Prevention and Repair Of perineal Trauma Episiotomy through Coordinated Training)
2017 IUGA Annual Meeting – Vancouver, Canada
Wednesday, June 21; 1:00-5:00 pm
Chairs: Ranee Thakar, Abdul Sultan
Faculty: Aswini Balachandran
Deadline to register for PROTECT is Wednesday, May 31, 2017
To promote knowledge of obstetricians and midwives worldwide in the management of perineal trauma and episiotomy through structured training with a view to minimising pelvic floor and perineal morbidity associated with childbirth.
To minimise pelvic floor and perineal morbidity associated with childbirth.
How to register: Registrants must meet 2 prerequisite criteria in order to attend this program:
- Complete and pass theoretical Test Modules on the IUGA website. (Click here – blue button on the upper right side of the page “Take Test Here”)
- Attend the OASIS hands-on repair workshop at the IUGA Annual Meeting. (You must register for the meeting + Workshop #1, “Diagnosis and Repair of Acute 3rd and 4th Degree Anal Sphincter Tears” chaired by Drs. Abdul Sultan and Ranee Thakar, Wednesday, August 3; 8am-12pm)
[Register separately for the PROTECT Train the Trainer Program at the 2017 annual meeting: Registration to open, Friday, January 20!]
Upon the conclusion of successfully participating in the PROTECT – Train the Trainer course you may begin step 4:
*4. Upload personal videos or photographs (Demonstrate live surgical technique) to IUGA Website (PROTECT area) within 2 years of Step 3.
*NOTE: Those submitting videos or photography must secure consent forms from the subject patients and should use the forms that are typically used within their own institution.
5. Following successful completion of these 4 steps, participants will be awarded a certificate of successful completion of the PROTECT train the trainer program.