Advances in Labour and Risk Management


The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) places the utmost importance on improving intrapartum care, from the process to its outcomes. One way to achieve that objective is through offering continuing education programs like the ALARM course (Advances in Labour and Risk Management).

ALARM was developed by family physicians, obstetricians, midwives and nurses, who jointly continue to maintain and teach the course. Backed by the SOGC, the ALARM course arose out of our work to improve the care provided to women during labour, their fetuses and newborns, and their families.

This two-day course offers case-based plenary sessions, hands-on workshops and a comprehensive examination process. The content of the course is evidence based and incorporates the Canadian practice guidelines, so participants who complete the course gain an understanding of the latest best practices for providing care.

The ALARM course objective is to evaluate, update and maintain the competence of specialists, family physicians, midwifes and nurses. Upon completion, participants understand how to improve the outcomes and process of intra-partum and immediate postpartum care.

The course is limited to 48 participants with a faculty ratio of approximately five participants to one faculty member—this ensures a highly interactive and educational course. For this reason, we recommend you register early.

We also strongly recommend that you register for an ALARM Course no later than 3 weeks prior to a Course. This allows us enough time to send you the manual and it also allows you time to review the materials prior to the course.

Your course faculty hope that the course benefits your practice. Together, we can fulfill our privilege of providing improved intrapartum care.

The Society gratefully acknowledges the generous in kind support of: