frequently asked questions
Who is this course for?
This course is for all women physicians who are parents, or who have an interest in parenting. It is is suitable for parents of kids of all ages (from babies to teenagers!) and will not focus on a particular age group, but on information and skills that apply to parenting across all ages.
Do I have to be a physician to register?
Yes. This course is for physicians only, and does not include allied health professionals.
If you are part of a different professional group that would be interested in this course, email us!
Is there a special CWIM Partner rate?
Yes! CWIM Partners will have early access priority registration and receive a $50 discount until Nov 30th. You must be a partner prior to registration opening on November 23rd to qualify. If you join or renew after this date, please allow up to 5 business days for your email to be recognized. Become a partner at www.canadianwomeninmedicine.com
Where do I find my access code?
Your access code is the email address you used to register as a CWIM Partner. If your email address is not working, please ensure your partnership is up to date (2019 and 2020 partnerships expired June 30, 2021). If you join after registration has begun, your email address will not automatically be recognized - please allow 5 business days. For partnership questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need any special technical skills to attend this course?
No! The course will be held on a user-friendly virtual platform and no technical skills are required. We do recommend a high speed internet connection to ensure the live-stream components are clear.
What is the time commitment for this course?
There will be 5 half-day Saturday sessions between Feb 12, 2022 & April 30, 2022 that will run from 12pm - 3:45pm EST / 9am - 12:45pm PST. There will also be four optional evening meetings with your small group cohort to check-in, share ideas & strategies, and explore the material more deeply in a supportive group. You can participate live as much or as little as you can manage, and catch up anytime.
What if I can't make every session?
Not a problem! All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing throughout the course and for 60 days afterwards. If you have specific questions for the speakers and won't be able to attend a session, you can even submit these in advance.
What is a cohort and how will mine be assigned?
Every attendee will be assigned a small cohort group to follow through the course with. These groups will connect virtually approximately every two weeks to check in on the course topics, and be a source of support and connection throughout the course and afterwards. We will create groups based on a number of factors, including time zone for meeting convenience, and individual parenting circumstances & interests, including the age of your child(ren) (a survey will be sent after registration).
Will I get to connect with other women outside my cohort?
Absolutely! Every session will be interactive, with group chat, Q&A and small group roundtable sessions that will be randomly assigned, so you will get a chance to meet many of the course participants, all women physicians like you!
What happens after the course?
We hope that you will have made connections, learned new skills, set goals, and be on your way to achieving them by the conclusion of the course. However, we recognize that making changes can be challenging, especially on your own. Our goal is to create lasting connections and a network of support for each attendee to move forward. We will keep our platform open for group discussions and small group meetings after the course ends, to foster an ongoing community. If there is sufficient interest, we will offer ongoing monthly parenting support groups for participants.
What does the course include?
All of the course inclusions are listed on the Course Details page.
How many CME credits will I get?
This course is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of
Certification Program (MOC) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Thoracic Society. You may claim a maximum of 21.50 hours (credits are automatically calculated). Check back for further accreditation details.
What is the cancellation policy?
All registrations are non-refundable. If your schedule changes and you are no longer able to attend some sessions, you can still access all recorded content for 60 days after the course ends. You will also be able to participate in online group discussions, access online course materials & receive your curated CWIM parenting swag box & workbook.