Call for Nominations: 2020 Mentorship Award
The Academic Council is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the inaugural Mentorship Award. Do you know an SOGC member who demonstrates outstanding commitment to mentoring at a national level? We encourage you to nominate them! The deadline to submit nominations is October 21, 2020.
Description : This award is presented to an SOGC member who demonstrates outstanding commitment to mentoring at a national level and contributes to both the personal and professional development of others. One award will be presented each year.
Criteria: To be considered for this award, the nominee will have demonstrated mentorship skills in the following areas:
The nominee must be a member in good standing of the SOGC.
Nomination process: Candidates may be nominated by any member of the SOGC. This award cannot be won by an individual more than once. To nominate a candidate, please send an e‐mail to email@example.com and include the following:
The Academic Council will assess the submissions for each nominee based on the above criteria using a standardized scoring mechanism. If any member of the Academic Council submits a nomination, they will not take part in this assessment.
SOCG Clinical Expert Opinion in Response to European Medicines Agency Recommended Revocation of UPA
You may be aware that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recently recommended the revocation of the authorization of ulipristal acetate (Fibristal) for the treatment of uterine fibroids, because of an unpredictable risk of liver injury. This recommendation has gone to the EMA’s Human Medicines Committee for implementation.
Health Canada is conducting its own independent review. We have not seen the same severity of liver injury in Canada, to date. Health Canada does recognize that there is also an unpredictable risk of severe injury or death associated with surgical management of fibroids, and that this medication has been an important option for women. Because of this, Health Canada did reach out to experts at the SOGC for their clinical opinion, and a response was prepared by a panel drawn from our clinical leaders. Click HERE to read the response.
We have not heard what the implications of this European decision will be for practice in Canada, but it is relevant information that you would want to include in the fully informed consent process with your patients.
This advice does not apply to the use of UPA for emergency contraception.
We will keep you informed of any further developments, or decisions taken by either Health Canada or the manufacturer.
Nomination Form - 2020 SOGC Regional Achievement Awards
Do you know SOGC members who stood out as advocates for women's health in 2019-2020? We encourage you to nominate them for a 2020 Regional Achievement Award.
Nominations are due September 6th, 2020 at MIDNIGHT (EDT
The SOGC is one of Canada’s oldest national specialty organizations. Established in 1944, the Society’s mission is to promote excellence in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology and to advance the health of women through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and education.
The SOGC has over 4,000 members, comprised of obstetricians, gynaecologists, family physicians, nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals working in the field of sexual reproductive health.
Sign in to take advantage of this member benefit or join the SOGC to enjoy the Journal by
clicking on ‘Become a Member’ below.
Become a Member
ALARM was developed by obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians, midwives and nurses, who jointly continue to maintain and teach the course. Backed by the SOGC, the ALARM course arose out of our work to improve the care provided to women, babies, and families during pregnancy, labour, and postpartum.
Please note that there are upcoming ALARM courses planned that are not yet listed below. They will be added as soon as logistical aspects are finalized.
If you would like to hold an ALARM course in your community, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that a minimum of 12 participants is required.
Should you have any questions about your registration, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Richmond, BC - offered in English only
November 8, 2020
Please submit your application by September 11, 2020
Selected candidates will be invited to register for the course.
Should you have any questions about your application, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SOGC is the leading voice in women's health in Canada. We are a strong and vibrant society with an active and growing membership. We are here to support you in providing the best care possible to women in Canada and around the world. That's why so many health care providers have become members of the SOGC. Let us be your partner in practice.
The SOGC believes that good healthcare is built upon many partnerships and that improving healthcare requires a collaborative, holistic approach.
Providing the public with the information needed to make informed health decisions removes one barrier to improved health.
No content found
The SOGC Brand Recognition Program aims to assist Canadian consumers to make informed choices when selecting over-the-counter products.