Committees

SOGC members are invited to share their expertise, their experience, and their ideas by participating on one of our numerous committees.

Volunteering on a committee offers members an opportunity to work with and get to know peers with the same interests from across the country, advance the health of women by ensuring high standards of quality care and rigorous research, contribute to the Society's social responsibility and advocacy efforts, and gain experience in a specific sub-specialty.

Thank you for your interest! The application period has now ended.


A-B | C-D | E-F | G-H | I-L | M-N | O-P | Q-R | S-T | U-Z  

A-B

  • Aboriginal Health Initiatives Committee

    • To raise awareness of SOGC members and health care professionals to foster a socio-cultural understanding of Aboriginal peoples and to provide the tools needed to deliver culturally-safe care.
  • ALARM Committee

    • To oversee the content and process of an advanced labour risk management course offered by the SOGC for maternity care providers.
  • ALARM/GESTA International Committee

    • To oversee the content and process of the SOGC’s ALARM International Program that aims to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in resource poor settings.
  • Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference Planning Committee

    • To oversee the planning of the Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference, ensuring that the highest quality of continuing professional development activities are available to health care professionals practicing in obstetrics and gynaecology, and maintaining accreditation standards. 

C-D

  • Canadian Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology and Obstetricians (CANPAGO)

    • To act as a resource for the Society members and the Council in issues involving Canadian Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology.
  • Contraception Awareness Program Working Group

    • To serve as an advisory group to help guide the strategic direction of the Contraception Awareness Program.
    • To serve as a resource group of subject matter experts to help guide the development of CAP projects and initiatives that support the three pillars of the program:
      • Contraception use and adherence
      • Safer sexual practices
      • Sexual expression, free of coercion
  • Clinical Practice – Gynaecology

    • To serve as an advisory group to the Council and the Society members on issues pertaining to the area of gynaecologic health care.
    • To provide policy statements, committee opinions and clinical practice guidelines with regards to area of gynaecologic health care.
    • To oversee the development of documents that provides evidence-based guidelines in all aspects of area of gynaecologic health care.
  • Clinical Practice – Obstetrics

    • To provide policy statements, committee opinions and clinical practice guidelines with regards to obstetrical health care.
    • To oversee the development of documents that provides evidence-based guidelines in all aspects of clinical obstetrics.
  • Diagnostic Imaging Committee

    • To serve as an advisory group to the Council and the Society members on issues pertaining to diagnostic imaging services in obstetrics and gynaecology.
    • To provide policy statements, committee opinions and clinical practice guidelines with regards to diagnostic imaging services in obstetrics and gynaecology.
    • To oversee the development of documents that provide evidence-based guidelines in all aspects of diagnostics imaging services in obstetrics and gynaecology.

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E-F

  • Education Committee

  • Ethics Committee

    • To identify ethical and societal issues that relate to the optimal reproductive health care of Canadian women and to bring these issues to the attention of SOGC Council and the appropriate SOGC committee for discussion and potential position statement.
  • Family Physicians Advisory Committee

    • To provide a forum in which Associate Family Physicians (FP) can express opinions and recommendations pertaining to issues in reproductive healthcare.
    • To provide information and develop programmes for Associate FP who are Members of the Society.
    • To increase communication among Associate FP Members and Members of the Society.
  • Finance Committee

    • To review the SOGC's financial policies, strategies, and capital structure; taking action and providing reports and recommendations to the Executive Officers and Board of Directors.

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G-H

  • Genetics Committee

    • To provide opinions/analysis/directions on genetic-related topics for the Society and its members.
    • To oversee the development of documents that provide evidence-based guidelines in all aspects of genetics as it relates to reproduction.
  • Global Women’s Health Initiative Committee

    • Overall, the GWHIC advises and supports the work of the Society's International Women's Health Program and its projects.
  • GYN Risk Management

    • To serve as an advisory group to SOGC Council and members on issues pertaining to the area of risk management in gynaecology.
    • To identify areas for the improvement of gynaecological care and to decrease risks at the time of gynaecologic surgery.
    • To develop and recommend continuous education programs for our members, including the use of simulation.

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I-L

  • Infectious Disease Committee

    • To serve as an advisory group to the Council and the Society members on issues pertaining to the area of infectious diseases of women and newborns.
    • To provide policy statements, committee opinions and clinical practice guidelines with regards to area of infectious diseases of women and newborns.
    • To oversee the development of documents that provides evidence-based guidelines in all aspects of area of infectious diseases of women and newborns.

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M-N

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine Committee

    • To serve as an advisory group to the Council and the Society members on issues pertaining to maternal and fetal health.
    • To provide policy statements, committee opinions and clinical practice guidelines with regards to maternal and fetal health care.
    • To oversee the development of documents that provides evidence-based guidelines in all aspects of maternal and fetal health care.
  • Medico-Legal Committee

    • To provide opinions/analysis/directions on medico-legal topics for the Society and its members.
    • To act as a resource committee to the president, the Council and the membership of the SOGC.
    • To oversee the development and content of post-graduate courses in medico-legal aspects of the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology.
    • To provide policy statements, committee opinions and clinical practice guidelines with regards to area of reproduction and infertility.
  • Membership Committee

    • To identify strategies to recruit new members and maintain current membership.
  • Nomination Committee

    • To assist the SOGC’s Board of Directors in leading a transparent process to promote and recruit the most suitable candidates for vacant positions on the Board and to make recommendations regarding succession planning.

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O-P

  • Obstetrical Content Review

    • To develop clinical core content for the MOREOB ALARM and ALARM International programs.
  • Promotion of the Specialty Committee

    • To improve retention of physicians and to promote recruitment into the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology.
  • Public Affairs Committee

    • Supports the strategic focus of the SOGC and its pillars by engaging past presidents, and members in public, media and government activities.

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Q-R

  • Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility Committee

    • To serve as an advisory group to the Council and the Society members on issues pertaining to the area of reproduction and infertility.
    • To provide policy statements, committee opinions and clinical practice guidelines with regards to area of reproduction and infertility.
    • To oversee the development of documents that provides evidence-based guidelines in all aspects of area of reproduction and infertility.
  • Resident Committee

    • To provide a forum in which Ob/Gyns in training can express opinions and recommendations pertaining to issues affecting training and practice.
    • To provide information and develop programs for Residents of the Society.
    • To increase communication among Residents and Members of the Society.
  • Resident Executive Committee

    • The Resident Executive will prioritize and organize the roles, responsibilities and activities of the Resident Committee.

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S-T

  • SOGC/GOC/SCC Policy and Practice Guidelines

    • To serve as an advisory group to the Council and the Society members on issues pertaining to the area of women’s gynaecological oncology.
    • To provide policy statements, committee opinions and clinical practice guidelines with regards to area of women’s gynaecological oncology.
    • To oversee the development of documents that provides evidence-based guidelines in all aspects of area of women’s gynaecological oncology.
  • Social and Sexual Issues Committee

    • To act as a resource committee to the president, the Council and the membership of the SOGC.
    • To formulate policies, guidelines, and committee opinions that address psychosocial and sexual issues in women’s health for submission to Council.

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U-Z

  • Urogynaecology Committee

    • To provide policy statements, committee opinions and clinical practice guidelines with regards to the treatment of lower urinary tract problems and pelvic floor dysfunction.
    • To oversee the development of documents that provides evidence-based guidelines in all aspects of Urogynaecology.