Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM)

From the SOGC ALARM Portal (

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) places the utmost importance on improving intrapartum care, from the process to its outcomes. One way to achieve that objective is through offering continuing education programs like the ALARM course (Advances in Labour and Risk Management).

ALARM was developed by family physicians, obstetricians, midwives and nurses, who jointly continue to maintain and teach the course. Backed by the SOGC, the ALARM course arose out of our work to improve the care provided to women during labour, their fetuses and newborns, and their families.

The content of the course is evidence based and incorporates the Canadian practice guidelines, so participants who complete the course gain an understanding of the latest best practices for providing care.

The ALARM course objective is to evaluate, update and maintain the competence of specialists, family physicians, midwifes and nurses. This two-day course offers case-based and hands-on workshops.