6th Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium

6th Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium

VIRTUAL Conference

Target Audience:

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

  • Mar 3, 2021

Online from Vancouver BC


This event is being hosted by the Women’s Health Research Institute, one of only a few research institutes worldwide to focus exclusively on women’s health. With this event, we aim to celebrate the work of local women’s health researchers and offer a unique forum for networking and knowledge exchange. This event 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. Because we will be holding the symposium virtually this year, we want to use this opportunity to showcase the amazing research taking place across British Columbia with representation from all corners of the province.


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0730 Trainee Workshop: How to Engage with Patients in Your Research | Brittney Schichter | Moderator: Heather Noga
0830 Welcome & Opening Remarks; Acknowledgement of  Ancestral Traditional Lands | Lori Brotto & Elder Valerie Nicholson
0840 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Relax, Dammit! Cutting Through the Noise in the Era of Misinformation | Timothy Caulfield
0915 Research Presentations: Traumatic Brain Injury and Intimate Partner Violence, Paul Van Donkelaar & Karen Mason | Adapting Trauma-Informed Practice into Research, Bev Pomeroy | Integrated services for pregnant and parenting women who use substances,  Karen Urbanoski | Moderator: Ann Pederson
1000 AM Break & Networking
1030 FACILITATED DISCUSSION SESSION: Science Communication when Evidence is Limited | Panelists: Rosemary Morgan,Tania Bubela, Bev Holmes, Amber Hui | Moderator: Gina Ogilvie
1100  SPOTLIGHT TALK ON AN EMERGING WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUE: Sex and Gender: A COVID-19 Spotlight | Unmaking Gender Inequity Findings, Victoria Gay | RESPPONSE Study Lori Brotto, Gina Ogilvie, Angela Kaida, Liisa Galea, Manish Sadarangani | Canadian Surveillance of COVID-19 in Pregnancy, Deborah Money | Moderator: Victoria Gay
1145 Lunch Break 
1215 Introduction to Afternoon Session | Joy Johnson
1220 Poster Session 
1300 Breakout Sessions:
1. Predatory Publishers and Conference Organizers: Profiteering from the Open Science Revolution in Scholarly Publishing | Eduardo Franco | Moderator: Laurie Smith
2. Representation and Engagement of Women in Clinical Trials | Jean Smart and Alison Orth | Moderator: Liisa Galea
3. Approaching Community-Engaged Research Through a Trauma-Informed Lens | Lyana Patrick | Moderator: Angela Kaida
1400 PM Break & Networking
1430 Presentation by the BC Women's Health Foundation | Genesa Greening
1435 Mentorship Awards in Women's Health Ceremony: Announcement of the Award Recipients | Lori Brotto & Gina Ogilvie
1455 Closing Remarks; Acknowledgment of Ancestral Traditional Lands | Lori Brotto & Elder Valerie Nicholson
1500 Conference ends

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