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Faculty of Medicine COVID-19 Wellness Series: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and COVID-19: Considerations for Health Care Workers

Webinar Video

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious and preventable issue that affects many couples across the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has recently added additional stress onto households increasing the risk of IPV.

Full Webinar Details

Join us for a discussion specific to IPV during COVID-19 for health care workers. Our speakers will discuss:

  • The definition, Canadian prevalence, and various clinical presentations of IPV
  • How IPV may be impacted by disaster situations (including the COVID-19 pandemic) through literature review
  • Trauma-informed approaches to suspected IPV or to an IPV disclosure by a patient


Elise Wright MD MSc FRCPC
Psychiatrist, Reproductive Life Stages Program
Women's College Hospital

Michelle Bobala BAH MA BScN RN SANE
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Nurse Examiner
Women's College Hospital


College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+® One-Credit-Per-Hour (Group Learning)
This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 1 Mainpro+® credit.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
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 approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim up to a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

American Medical Association – AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. For more information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credits please see: www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities

European Union for Medical Specialists (UEMS)
Live educational activities recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC®.

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