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OBGYN Academic Day 2023 Award Winners

2023 OBGYN Academic Day
April 20, 20232023 OBGYN Academic Day May 3rd, 2023 8:00AM-6:00PM PDT In person at:Chan Centre Auditorium950 West 28th AvenueVancouver, BC V5Z 4H4 & Virtual via ZOOM (live-stream broadcast) Program and Abstract Booklet can be accessed by clicking here  Read More >

Welcome to Sara Derikvand, Research Manager for BCWH Dept of OBGYN
March 23, 2023The Department would like to welcome Sara Derikvand!  Sara has recently taken on a new position with Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) as the Research Manager responsible for the research program at BC Women’s Hospital’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (OBGYN). Sara will be able to provide research guidance and support to department members who […] Read More >

Diagnosis & Management of Endometriosis – New Article in CMAJ
March 20, 2023A new clinical review published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, written by Drs. Catherine Allaire, Mohamed Bedaiwy and Paul Yong, provides an overview of the causes, diagnosis and management of endometrioisis based on the latest evidence to help clinicians and patients. You can see the full article here: Read More >

Abstract Submission for the 23rd Annual Academic Day
February 28, 2023This is a call for abstracts for the 23rd Annual Academic Day occurring on Wednesday May 3rd, 2023. Who can present at Academic Day? Open to all trainees within Department of OBGYN. However, a student in another program may submit an abstract provided:  A) the topic is directly related to the field of obstetrics and/or […] Read More >

Perinatal Research IMaging Evaluation (PRIME) Centre Research Award
February 9, 2023The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI), in partnership with the BC Women’s Health Foundation, announces the first PRIME Centre Research Award competition for the advancement of knowledge in maternal, fetal and neonatal health. Awards are open to WHRI-affiliated post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows, research associates, clinician scientists and academic researchers who are engaged in maternal, fetal […] Read More >

WHRI and BCCHR Invites all perinatal health care providers to share your thoughts on priorities for perinatal digital innovation
January 17, 2023The Women’s Health Research Institute and the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute are partnering with Perinatal Services BC, the Office of Virtual Health and the Provincial Digital Health and Information Services to develop a shared research agenda for perinatal digital innovation in BC. You are invited to participate in this Thought Exchange if you provide […] Read More >

Congratulations to Drs. Bouchard, Altas, and Dehaeck on receiving a WHRI Catalyst Grant!
January 11, 2023The Women’s Health Research Institute, in partnership with the BC Women’s Health Foundation, awarded six Catalyst Grants for the advancement of knowledge in women’s and newborn’s health. Department members Dr. Katrina Bouchard (PI), Dr. Melanie Altas, and Dr. Ulrike Dehaeck received a Catalyst Grant to study the sexual health implications of vulvar lichen sclerosus, a […] Read More >

Welcome to the new OBGYN Research Manager
January 11, 2023Please welcome Jessie Dhillon to the Department.  Jessie will be our new full time Research Manager. The Research Manager provides support to all Department members, including coordination of multiple research projects for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology across multiple sites. ​ The Department is excited to be able to provide full time support for those who need assistance.  […] Read More >

DocTalks vodcast for World AIDS Day: How doctors can promote equality around testing, prevention, and treatment
December 7, 2022December 1 is World AIDS Day and the start of Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week in Canada. Dr Julio Montaner and Dr Chelsea Elwood spoke in a DocTalks vodcast episode to discuss what doctors should know about HIV/AIDS and how they can promote equality around testing, prevention, and treatment. Find out the details here. Read More >