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Webinar: Wednesday, November 4, 2020


1:00-2:00PM (EST)


1. To discuss the evidence about COVID-19 in pregnancy and how it has evolved since the beginning of the pandemic.

2. To provide an overview of the data collected from the Ontario hospitals and Midwifery Practice Groups and the linkage to the BORN Information System (BIS).

3. To discuss how BORN will use the data to fulfil the role of the Registry.

4. To discuss what will happen with the data collection as the pandemic continues. 

Target Audience

  • BORN Information System (BIS) data contributors
  • physicians, midwives, nurses and administrators who care for pregnant individuals

Guest Speakers

Dr. Gillian Alton PhD 

Gillian Alton

Epidemiologist, BORN Ontario 






Dr. Darine El-Chaar MD, FRCS(C), MSc (epi) 

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Medical Staff - Division Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Newborn Care, TOH

Maternal Fetal Medicine Program Director

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Clinical Investigator - OMNI Research Group

Clinical Epidemiology Program - OHRI

Dr. Ann Sprague PhD 

Headshot of Ann Sprague Project Advisor, BORN Ontario  





Dr. Deshayne Fell PhD 

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‚ÄčAssistant Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa

Scientist, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute & BORN Ontario

Adjunct Scientist, ICES



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