UBC ObGyn 14th Annual Academic Day

Our 14th annual Academic Day was held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Chan Auditorium in the Child and Family Research Institute.  Sixteen trainees had the opportunity to present their work as an oral presentation, and there was a record-breaking 8 poster presentations.  Faculty abstracts were displayed to showcase the research done in 2013 by the department faculty.

Dahlgren Money Cundiff

The invited guest speaker was Dr. Deborah Money, Profession, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Vice President, BC Women’s Hospital and Health Care Centre, who gave an enlightening presentation on “Metagenomic Approach to Understanding the Vaginal Microbiome in Health and Disease: How an ObGyn ended up collaborating with plant and animal microbiologists”.

Academic Day Awards

Dr. Leanne Dahlgren presented the awards to the 2014 Academic Day Best Student Presentations.  Our congratulations to the following recipients for being honoured!

Aghababaei M

Best graduate student oral presentation – Mahroo Aghababaei

Boucoiran I

Best fellow oral presentation – Isabelle Boucoiran

Houlihan S

Best resident oral presentation – Sara Houlihan

Payne B

Best poster presentation – Beth Payne

Dr. Geoffrey Cundiff also presented the Best Publication by a Resident award to Dr Chelsea Elwood.  Congratulations!   (no photo available)

Teaching Awards

Dr. Geoffrey Cundiff presented the teaching awards to the 2014 winners.  Our congratulations to the following recipients for being honoured!

Sanders B

Mike Turko Surgical Teaching – Dr. Barry Sanders

Thomson S 1

Undergraduate Teaching – Dr. Sydney Thomson

APGO Teaching – Dr. Sydney Thomson

CREOG Resident Teaching – Dr. Blair Butler (no photo available)

We would like to thank our sponsors this year for their generous support!  The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hologic, SeeMore Imaging, Women’s Health Research Institute, and the Child and Family Research Institute Research Education.



Congratulations to our winners of the 4GB memory stick – Dr Janice Kwon and Dr Alya Al-Kaff.  All they had to do was fill out an evaluation form and hand it in at the end of the day!