The Federation of Medical Women of Canada, a national medical organization committed to the development of women physicians and to the well-being of all women, will hold their annual meeting in Vancouver this year, from 16 to 18 September.
The meeting, themed “Trailblazers: Catching Our Dreams,” will offer attendees a unique opportunity to be inspired by outstanding medical women, hear about new advances in women’s health care, and connect with colleagues and students.
Trailblazer topics include leadership, work-life/home-life balance, physician health, media, career change, preventive health, immunization, cervical cancer, contraception, and osteoporosis.
Two pre-conference leadership workshops on 16 September (Friday), focusing on improving management and team-building skills, are offered for an additional fee to a limited number of delegates.
Delegates will have a chance to connect with one another at networking events on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, and those with a Saturday Soiree ticket can relax on a sunset dinner cruise. The awards lunch on Saturday is a chance to celebrate women who aptly fit the theme of trailblazer, and, in the spirit of the West Coast, there will also be Tai Chi and yoga breaks throughout the weekend.
Participating BC woman physician leaders include Drs Nadine Caron, Teresa Clarke, Cathy Clelland, Mary Conley, Alexandra T. Greenhill, Kerstin Gustafson, Diane McIntosh, Shelley Ross, and Dorothy Shaw.
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