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.

  • Mar 4, 2020
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.
Registration is now CLOSED for this event. Please contact UBC CPD at cpd.info@ubc.ca regarding on-site registration. 
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): An Introduction to Implementation Science | Dr. Sarah Munro
0800 Registration & Continental Breakfast
0830 Welcome & Opening Remarks
0845 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: The Use of Social Media to Dispel Myths about Women’s Health | Dr. Jen Gunter, OB-GYN, pain medicine physician, "Twitter’s Resident Gynecologist"
0915 Research Presentations: LEAP: A Patient-Oriented Data Resource, Dr. Aline Talhouk | CervixCheck: Virtual Clinic for Cervical Cancer Screening, Sandy Zhang & Dr. Sarai Racey
1000 Coffee Break
1015 SPECIAL PRESENTATION: An Introduction to Patient-Oriented Research within Women’s Health | Lisa Ridgway, Lawyer and Patient Partner, BC SUPPORT Unit, Victoria
1030 FACILITATED DISCUSSION SESSION: The Hummingbird Project: Podcasting as a Means to Support Women and Families in Pregnancies after Stillbirth | Moderators: Lisa Ridgway & Beverley Pomeroy
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 Vendor Fair
1315 Research Presentations: A Digital Tool to to Improve Diagnosis of Neonatal Sepsis, Dr. Pascal Lavoie | How Social Media Advocacy Drove Practice Change within BC's Breast Screening Program, Dr. Paula Gordon | A Social Media Platform for Sharing Scientific Evidence and Lived Experience about Living and Loving with HIV, Dr. Angela Kaida & Shelly Tognazzini
1400 Coffee Break
1430 FACILITATED DISCUSSION SESSION: The Digital Divide: How Technology Increases and Decreases Care Access | Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth Borycki
1515 Award Ceremonies
1525 SPOTLIGHT TALK from the Digital Health Impact Awardee: Developing and Disseminating an Interactive Menstruation (Info)graphic (I'M IN), Dr. Caroline Sanders
1545 SPECIAL PRESENTATION: BC Women’s Health Foundation
1555 Closing Remarks | Dr. Lori Brotto
1600 Conference ends

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