5th Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium

5th Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium

Target Audience:

Researchers, scientists, various healthcare providers, administrators, and other stakeholders

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Boulevard
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This conference is being hosted by the Women’s Health Research Institute and it will be an opportunity for investigators interested in women’s health research to celebrate the exceptional research currently being conducted in our province. This symposium will engage researchers and relevant stakeholders from a wide range of disciplines in order to provide a forum where provincial leaders in women-focused health research can connect and collaborate in order to advance future research and to improve the health of women in the province. The theme of this year’s event will centre on the current issues at the forefront of women’s health and well-being in the province.
Conference Location
The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Boulevard - UBC Campus,
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
There are various parking garages close to the Alumni Centre:
The Heath Sciences Parkade 
2250 Health Sciences Mall
A 5 minute walk to the Alumni Centre
The North Parkade (next to Gage Residences)
6115 Student Union Boulevard
An 8 minute walk to the Alumni Centre
For parking rates and other parkades on campus: https://parking.ubc.ca/find-parking


Wed Mar 4

0730 Trainee Breakfast (RSVP Required): Introduction to Implementation Science | Dr. Sarah Munro
0800 Registration & Continental Breakfast
0830 Welcome & Opening Remarks
0845 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Using Social Media to Dispel Myths about Women’s Health | Dr. Jen Gunter, Twitter’s resident OBGYN
0915 Research Presentations
1000 Coffee Break
1015 SPECIAL PRESENTATION: An Introduction to Patient-Oriented Research within Women’s Health | Ms. Lisa Ridgway, Lawyer and Patient Partner, BC SUPPORT Unit, Victoria
1030 FACILITATED DISCUSSION SESSION: The Hummingbird Project: Postcasting as a Means to Support Women and Families in Pregnancies after Stillbirth
1115 SPOTLIGHT TALK ON AN EMERGING WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUE: SmartMom: Text Messaging Program for Delivering Prenatal Education | Dr. Patricia Janssen
1145 Lunch and Networking
1230 Poster Session and Networking
1315 Research Presentations
1400 Coffee Break
1430 FACILITATED DISCUSSION SESSION: The Digital Divide: How Technology Increases and Decreases Care Access
1515 Award Ceremonies
1525 SPOTLIGHT TALK: Digital Health Impact Awardee
1545 SPECIAL PRESENTATION: BC Women’s Health Foundation
1555 Closing Remarks | Dr. Lori Brotto
1600 Conference ends

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