Women's Health Research Symposium

Women's Health Research Symposium

(Invite Only Event)

Target Audience:

Invite only event for those interested in women’s health research

Course Format: One Day Event
SFU Segal Building
500 Granville Street
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Please join us at the upcoming First Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium: Celebrating Excellence, Shaping the Future through Collaboration and Capacity Building symposium to be held Wednesday April 27, 2016 at the Segal Building in Vancouver, BC.

This conference is 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 and to discuss issues that are central to elevating women’s health research in British Columbia. 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 format will include research presentations, facilitated discussion sessions, and an expert panel!


07:30-08:00 Registration & Breakfast
08:00-08:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks | Dr. Deborah Money, Dr. Gavin Stuart, Hon. Andrew Wilkinson & Councillor Heather Deal
08:15-09:15 Advances in Cancer Prevention & Care for Women: BC Research Shaping the Global Landscape | Dr. Jessica McAlpine, Dr. Gina Ogilvie & Dr. Karen Gelmon
09:15-09:45 Facilitated Discussion Session | Dr. Sheona Mitchell-Foster, Dr. Kate Shannon & Dr. Robert McMaster
09:45-10:00 Refreshment Break
10:00-11:00 Highlighting Gender-Specific Issues in Chronic Disease | Dr. Karin Humphries, Dr, Liisa Galea & Dr. David Patrick
11:00-11:30 Facilitated Discussion Session | Dr. KS Joseph, Ms. Nancy Meagher & Dr. Bonnie Henry
11:30-12:15 Lunch & Networking
12:15-12:35 Spotlight on an Emergent Women's Health Issue | Zika Virus: The Local and Global Response to an Emerging Epidemic | Dr. Deborah Money
12:35-12:55 Optimizing Maternal & Fetal Health: Findings from BC Research | Dr. Denise Pugash & Dr. Jehannine Austin
13:15-13:45 Facilitated Discussion Session | Dr. Alexander Beristain, Dr. Marette Lee & Dr. Ruth Elwood Martin
13:45-14:00 Refreshment Break
14:00-15:00 Advances in Women's Sexual & Reproductive Health | Dr. Lori Brotto, Dr. Wendy Norman & Dr. Paul Yong
15:00-16:00 Infectious & Communicable Disease in Women: BC Leading the Way | Dr. Helene Cote, Dr. Mel Krajden & Dr. Julie van Schalkwyk
16:00-16:55 Expert Review Panel | Lessons Learned & Mapping the Future for Women's Health Research | Dr. Tamil Kendall, Dr. Dermot Kelleher, Dr. Jan Christilaw & Mr. Carl Roy
16:55-17:00 Wrap up and Thank You | Dr. Deborah Money 



This event is free to attend

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