Women’s Health Research Seminar Series 2023-2024: Improving Women’s Healthcare Through Research

Join the 2023-2024 PWHR Women’s Health Research Seminar Series, a platform dedicated to exploring ground-breaking research that is driving advances in healthcare for women, trans and non-binary people. Whether they are immersed in bench work to advance basic science, at the bedside, or engage with the broader health, social, and economic policies and systems that shape individual and population health, a fundamental goal of women’s health researchers is to improve healthcare. This free, virtual, and national seminar series shines a spotlight on how researchers from across Canada are bringing PWHR’s vision to life: “Better health for all women, trans and non-binary people through research equity, excellence, and inclusion.”

The inaugural session of this series will focus on Precision Women’s Health and Personalized Medicine. PWHR invites everyone who is interested in women’s health research (researchers, trainees, policymakers, and healthcare providers).

  • When: September 19th, from 9 to 11am PT (10am-12pm MT, 11am-1pm CT, 12-2pm ET, 1-3pm AT, 1:30-3:30pm NT)
  • Where: Zoom
  • How: Registration via Eventbrite, please visit their website for connection details

The panelists of this event and their topics of discussion include:

  1. Dr. Cheng-Han Lee, M.D. & Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Alberta & WCHRI
    Topic: Dedifferentiated and sarcomatous mullerian cancer – development of precision preclinical models to facilitate precision oncology
  2. Dr. Jessica Dennis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia & WHRI
    Topic: Genetic risk for major depressive disorder and loneliness in sex-specific associations with coronary artery disease
  3. Dr. Mohammad R. Akbari, M.D.& Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Toronto & WCRI
    Topic: Population-based screening for hereditary breast and ovarian cancers

For a comprehensive overview of the current and upcoming events, please visit their website at https://pwhr.org/

Should you have any question about this event, please contact communications@pwhr.org