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June 14, 2013
ACM day 4: Friday, June 14
Welcome to the last day of our Annual Clinical Meeting, hosted in booming Calgary, Alberta! Over 700 health-care professionals are in attendance this week to learn, share experiences with their peers and celebrate women’s health.
It has been a busy, informative and exciting week for everyone at the Annual Clinical Meeting. From our first day, which focused on international women’s health, through to the delivery of 24 best practice sessions, 21 post-graduate sessions, and 11 symposia, as well as our Research and Innovation Program, many conjoint meetings, and pre- and post-conference courses, it has all been a success.
Today began with the Society’s Annual Business Meeting, which all voting members were encouraged to attend and participate in. Following the afternoon sessions will be the Presidential Inauguration. We will recognize the recipients of our Regional Award, President’s Award and Distinguished Service Award, as well as welcome our president for the upcoming year, Dr. Ward Murdock. Friday will end with the President’s Reception.
June 13, 2013
ACM day 3: Thursday, June 13
Welcome to the third day of our Annual Clinical Meeting, hosted in booming Calgary, Alberta! Over 700 health-care professionals are in attendance this week to learn, share experiences with their peers and celebrate women’s health.
While the SOGC prides itself on the quality of our scientific program, feedback always tells us that another important aspect of our Annual Clinical Meeting is the opportunity for participants to network, socialize and relax with their peers. Yesterday was a great day in Calgary: informative post-graduate sessions, interesting symposia, and the Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health ‘Healthy Women, Healthy Future’ Gala and Research Awards Ceremony — a special evening of dinner and celebration.
There is a full day of best-practice sessions ahead, as well as oral and video abstract presentations and four symposia!
June 12, 2013
ACM day 2: Wednesday, June 12
Welcome to the second day of our Annual Clinical Meeting, hosted in booming Calgary, Alberta! Over 700 health-care professionals are in attendance this week to learn, share experiences with their peers and celebrate women’s health.
Feedback from delegates who attended yesterday’s International Women’s Health Symposium indicates that they were exposed to innovated clinical practices, community experiences and valuable insights.
The scientific program continues today, with symposia and 21 post-graduate sessions on the schedule, covering topics from ultrasound and prenatal screening to the management of pelvic organ prolapsed for the generalist — and everything else in between.
Today, delegates can also speak with over 40 exhibitors displaying the latest in innovation and technology for the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.
Many people at the meeting are already looking forward to this evening’s social event, the Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health ‘Healthy Women, Healthy Future’ Gala and Research Awards Ceremony — a special evening of dinner and celebration, where the Foundation will thank supporters and congratulate the winners of its awards, fellowships and grants. And, of course, also raise funds for a great cause.
June 11, 2013
ACM day 1: Tuesday, June 11
Welcome to the first day of our Annual Clinical Meeting, hosted in booming Calgary, Alberta! Over 700 health-care professionals are in attendance this week to learn, share experiences with their peers and celebrate women’s health.
The event starts with our International Women’s Health Symposium. Today, speakers and attendees will explore women’s health experiences at home and around the world. This year’s symposium is entitled: First do no harm – Reflecting on the ethics of global women’s health. Participants and speakers will examine ethical dilemmas that challenge our work and our ways of thinking when working internationally, particularly in the field of sexual and reproductive health.
Following these activities, attendees will come together at the Opening Reception, an opportunity to discuss what was learned throughout the day, network and relax.
Tomorrow we are looking forward to 21 post-graduate sessions and several exciting symposia.
May 23, 2013
We’re offering free yoga and running sessions in the morning
Sun salutations at sunrise: wake up with yoga! Start your morning with a Hatha course suitable for all levels. Limit of 20 participants; first come, first served.
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 06:45
Jog and java: join in a daily morning 5-km jog or run around the reservoir, which has views of the city.
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 06:00
May 13, 2013
Looking for a hotel room?
The Calgary Marriott and the Fairmont Palliser are full on some nights, and our group rate is no longer available, but there are still many great options near the conference site:
- Hyatt Regency Calgary
- Hotel Le Germain Calgary (a five-minute walk)
- Ramada Hotel Calgary Downtown (a 15-minute walk)
- Calgary Marriott (sold out on June 11 and 12)
- Fairmont Palliser (sold out on June 10, 11 and 12)
- Hotels available 1 LRT ride to downtown (10-15 min)
May 2, 2013
You’re registered, but is your hotel room booked?
Our discounted group rates will not be available after Wednesday, May 8—room availability is limited and you can save over $300 per night if you book now.
- Calgary Marriott: our discounted group rate is still available for all nights (this hotel is connected to the convention centre).
- Fairmont Palliser: our discounted group rate is already sold out for the night of Monday, June 10.
April 17, 2013
A peek at our symposia presenters
- Dr. Vincent Covello will speak on communicating in situations of high stress and high stakes.
- Are guidelines and consensus statements improving our quality of care for endometriosis? Hear from Dr. Catherine Allaire.
- Dr. David Grimes will speak on ‘forgotten needs and forgettable contraception‘ and Dr. Sheila Dunn will address the unmet contraceptive needs of marginalized populations.
- Dr. Alex Ferenczy will speak on progesterone receptor modulators associated endometrial changes (PAEC), as well as safety considerations, while Dr. Jacques Donnez will speak about the latest evidence in uterine fibroid treatment.
- Registered dietician Leslie Beck and Dr. Peter Chedraui will speak on the role of nutrition and other lifestyle considerations for menopausal women.
- Dr. Wendy Wolfman and Dr. Denise Black will give an update on the latest about hormone therapy.
- Dr. Philippe Bouchard will talk about selective progesterone receptor modulators in reproductive medicine.
- Everything you thought you knew is changing: Calgary’s Dr. Brian Hauck and Dr. Maire Duggan will address abnormal Pap smears and HPV vaccination.
- Dr. Wade Hillier and Dr. Sony Singh will help you bring your gynaecologic ambulatory program to life.
- What’s age got to do with it? Dr. Arthur Leader will talk about fertility.
- Dr. Vyta Senikas will address the question ‘to be or not to be?’ in her review of OTC predictors.
April 10, 2013
ACM keynote speaker: Introducing Dr. Brian Goldman
Hear this physician and author, host of CBC Radio One’s White Coat, Black Art, speak about medical mistakes. Dr. Goldman works in the emergency room of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and is an award-winning medical reporter. The topic of his presentation will be Mea Culpa: a personal and professional reflection on medical mistakes. Between 9,000 and 24,000 people die each year in hospital due to preventable medical mistakes. A major stumbling block to making health-care safer is resistance to change within the culture of modern medicine. Dr. Brian Goldman addresses our view of physician error, the consequent systemic problems that are permitted to fester, and how to address those issues.
February 1, 2013
A message from our president, Dr. Douglas Black
Please join us this summer for Canada’s premier CME event in Obstetrics and Gynaecology; you won’t regret it. Time and again, we receive feedback from participants confirming that what makes our Annual Clinical Meeting so worthwhile is the quality of our scientific program, the chance to talk with peers, and the opportunity to have your voice heard. Calgary is an exciting city, and our Host Committee has prepared an extensive list of activities for you and your families, places to explore, wonderful restaurants to try, all of which will soon be posted on this website. Since we’ve condensed this year’s event to four days, Tuesday through Friday, you will have more flexibility for your travel plans and even consider adding your own Rocky Mountain adventure before or afterward. I strongly believe that when so many motivated and gifted minds come together, the result will have a meaningful and positive impact on both the health of our patients and our profession. I look forward to welcoming you to Calgary next June.