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14th Annual Metamorphosis - A Focus on Women's Health


Mon May 16th 2022, 8:30 am to Mon May 16th 2022, 2:30 pm


Donald Gordon Centre
421 Union St., Kingston, Ontario, K7L3N6, Canada
Fee: $250.00 (Base Price)
Registration for this program has closed.

14th Annual Metamorphosis - A Focus on Women's Health

An Educational Event for Nurse Practitioners, Physicians & Interprofessional Colleagues

We are looking forward to you joining us at this year's Metamorphosis program taking place at the Donald Gordon Centre.  We will be discussing topics with a focus on women's health, for example: Cardiovascular: Chest Pain in Women, Diet/Exercise: Obesity Management for Women, Women’s Mental Health, Perinatal Complication, Asthma in Women, and An Approach to Menopause.

We have designed pre-learning activity this program that is part of the learning, counted as part of your learning hours for the program, and will prepare you for program. Please complete this pre-learning survey before May 16th.  You can also access the survey by copying and pasting this link into your internet browser: https://queensu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_54oPqqfj2ZaBh42


Note: This program is currently planned to be held in-person in Kingston, ON. All health and safety measures that are recommended by KFL&A Public Health at the time of the program, including self-screening and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, will be in place. Registrants will be notified in a timely manner should there be any changes to the program format due to public health concerns.


Option 1: In-person

Monday, May 16, 2022 | 8:30 am – 2:30 pm | Donald Gordon Centre, Kingston, ON

Lunch and snacks are provided. All in-person learners will also receive access to presentation recordings.

  • MDs & NPs: $250
  • RNs, RPNs, PAs, OTs, PTs, and other healthcare professionals: $185
  • Students & Residents: $117.50

Option 2: Presentation Recordings Only

This program is also part of the Winter/Spring 2022 Online CPD Subscription click here to learn more

Recording will be made available within a month of live program completion

  • MDs & NPs: $74.50
  • RNs, RPNs, PAs, OTs, PTs, and other healthcare professionals: $53
  • Students & Residents: $32



This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Queen’s University for up to 4.25 Mainpro+ credits. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is approved by the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Queen’s University. You may claim a maximum of 4.25 hours.


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This presentation is part of an initiative in continuing professional development. It aims to provide information and opinion which will assist health professionals in maintaining and enhancing their competence. It does not, however, represent any official position of Queen’s University, nor does it attempt to set forth definitive practice standards or to provide medical advice. All content provided in this presentation is intended to be used thoughtfully - viewers of this presentation should rely on their own professional skill and judgment to assess the accuracy of the opinions and information expressed.


Mon May 16th 2022, 8:30 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Mon May 16th 2022, 9:00 am


Mon May 16th 2022, 9:20 am

Cardiovascular: Chest Pain in Women

Amer Johri, MD, FRCPC Asst. Prof., Depts. of Medicine, Div. of Cardiology; and of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University
Mon May 16th 2022, 9:50 am

Diet/Exercise: Obesity Management for Women

Karen Lollar-Baird MSc, NP-PHC, Nurse Practitioner, Regional Bariatric Assessment & Treatment Centre, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston
Mon May 16th 2022, 10:20 am

Nutrition Break

Mon May 16th 2022, 10:40 am

Women’s Mental Health

Elisa Brietzke, MD, Professor, Division of Adult Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Queen's University
Mon May 16th 2022, 11:10 am

Perinatal Complications

Laura Gaudet, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Associate Professor, MFM, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen's University
Erna Snelgrove-Clarke, PhD., Associate Professor, Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) & Director, School of Nursing, Queen's University
Mon May 16th 2022, 11:40 am


Mon May 16th 2022, 12:40 pm

Asthma in Women

Delanya Podgers, RN(EC), MN, CRE, Nurse Practitioner, Asthma & COPD, Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Mon May 16th 2022, 1:10 pm

An Approach to Menopause

Marla Shapiro, C.M., MDCM, CCFP, MHSc, FRCPC, FCFP, NCMP Professor, DFCM, University of Toronto
Mon May 16th 2022, 2:10 pm

Post-Program Reflection and Survey Completion

Mon May 16th 2022, 2:20 pm

Closing Remarks