Simon Fraser University's First Women's Health Research Symposium

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Diamond Alumni Centre, SFU Burnaby campus

University Dr E

Burnaby, BC V3H 1J2


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We invite you to join us for SFU's first annual Women's Health Research Symposium: Examining Diversity across Disciplines, Decades and Distances.

Open to all students, trainees, researchers and anyone interested in connecting with peers and leaders to support the diverse researchers at SFU. There will be a Trainee breakfast and a networking lunch.

The symposium is hosted in collaboration with the Women’s Health Research Institute and will be a great opportunity to support and connect with the exceptional multidisciplinary community of researchers and trainees at SFU. The symposium will include panel discussions with expert speakers from a wide range of disciplines to speak to the symposium theme from different perspectives, discussing intersections between technological, scientific, social, and legal solutions to improve women’s health.

This symposium is aimed, in part, to build on SFU commitments and strengths to engage in collaborative efforts and partnerships with local, national and international activities focused on women’s health and celebrating the engaged women’s health scholarship across SFU faculties.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Joy Johnson, Vice President of Research at SFU and former Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health.

Panel Presentations

Panel 1: Mapping the future for women’s health research: Equity, Diversity, and Success

Panel 2: Harnessing New Science & Technology for women’s health

Panel 3: Supportive environments, policies, and laws for women’s health

*Once you RSVP, your email will be added to our list to share with you the program agenda.

Trainee Breakfast

We will be also hosting a trainee breakfast and invite interested trainees to attend a breakfast and talk with Dr. Joy Johnson. This special event immediately precedes SFU’s First Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

7:15am - 8:00am

Charting a Course for Successful Research Career + Q&A Session

Presented by Dr. Joy Johnson

Location: Diamond Alumni Centre, SFU Burnaby campus

PRESENT A POSTER & WIN A CASH PRIZE! (Deadline: October 18, 2017)

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to present a poster on their work related to women’s health research. Two cash prizes of $200 each will be awarded to the best poster presented by a Master's student, and by a PhD student or post-doctoral fellow.

To register a poster presentation, please submit to Ama Kyeremeh, Symposium Coordinator: The deadline to submit a poster presentation is Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 5:00PM. Posters should be no larger than (48" x 36").

Presenters are invited to attend the (free) Trainee Breakfast at 7:15AM. We also ask that presenters set up at 8:00AM and stand by their posters to discuss their work during coffee/tee breaks (8:00-8:30AM and 10:15-10:40AM).

Why present? Poster presentations provide a great opportunity to disseminate ongoing research, engage with conference attendees to improve your work and develop collaborations downstream, and celebrate young researchers and their contributions to improving women’s health in BC, nationally, and globally.

The themes of the symposium include: Equity, diversity, and success in women’s health research; Harnessing new science & technology for women’s health; Supportive environments, policies, and laws for women’s health.

Other suggested poster themes: Child health; Adolescent health; Sexual and reproductive health; Seniors’ health; Immigration policy and immigrant health; Refugee policy and health; Global health; Gender and power inequity; Stigma & discrimination; Critical feminism; Health of gender and sexual minorities.

***Please note that with only 20 posters maximum being accepted, we advise you submit your poster to soon.

Photographic Consent

Photographs will be taken during the trainee breakfast and symposium for publicity purposes only. Your registration at the 1st Annual SFU Women's Health Symposium provides your consent to these photographs. If you wish to opt out this photographic consent, please present at the registration desk at the symposium. Your picture will be taken for exclusionary purposes only.

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Diamond Alumni Centre, SFU Burnaby campus

University Dr E

Burnaby, BC V3H 1J2


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