Shared Maternity Care Collaborative Workshop 2023: Session 1

27 Nov 2023
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM


Available to
Practice Nurses
General Practitioners

Continuing Professional Development

2 RACGP CPD hours - Educational Activities


Hosted by Mercy Health, this workshop will run over 2 evening sessions, covering a range of topics from leading obstetrician and gynaecologist experts.

The first session will include 2 presentations, and a question and answer session after each. Session 2 will be held on Monday, 4 December 2023.  

Topic 1: The first antenatal care visit 

In this session, Dr Sarah McClusky, will outline what is included in the first antenatal care visit and how to identify higher risk patients.  

Topic 2: Problems in the third trimester  

In this session, Dr Ekaterina Jovic, will discuss evidence-based investigations and management plans for appropriate and timely referrals for patients with complications, including small for gestational age, hypertension in pregnancy, large for gestational age and malpresentation. It will also cover appropriate counselling and follow-up options for patients.

Register for session 2  

Don’t miss session 2 on Monday, 4 December 2023, which will cover prenatal screening, non-invasive prenatal tests and different types of deliveries available in Australia. Register now.  


Dr Sarah McClusky – Western Health 

Dr Sarah McClusky is an obstetrics and gynaecology specialist working at Western Health. She specialises in care for pregnant women and unborn children, including looking after women’s sexual and reproductive health.  

Dr Ekaterina Jovic – Northern Health  

Dr Ekaterina Jovic finished her fellowship at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists last year after completing extensive training in Canberra and the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.  

She is currently working as a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist with Northern Health and chairs the C-section audit meetings, and perinatal loss review committee. She has also been appointed as a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne’s Northern Clinical School.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Confidently undertake the initial antenatal visit and identify higher risk patients. 
  • Summarise the process for appropriate referrals of patients with third trimester complications. 
  • Outline required counselling for patients requiring transfer to an obstetrics unit after developing third trimester complications.