Program is subject to changes.
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Please note that events are taking place at a number of venues For easy reference, use this legend to help find your way:
V - Victoria Conference Centre
F - Fairmont Empress
There is no food or beverage permitted in the lecture theatre (all plenary sessions).
Dr. Brian Fitzsimmons MD
Dr. Fitzsimmons is Clinical Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at University of British Columbia. He was medical director of the CARE Program at BC Womens’ Hospital (BC’s tertiary program for Family Planning) from 2004 - 2016. He brought Family Planning to the Residency Program at UBC as a one month rotation (in 2007) and in 2016, brought the Family Planning Fellowship to UBC and is currently the Fellowship Director. He is a native of Calgary, Studied at McGill (BSc Physiology), U of Calgary (Medicine) and UBC (OB/GYN residency). He was an author for the SOGC guidelines in Medical Abortion and is part of the team drafting the Surgical abortion guidelines. Dr. Fitzsimmons as also been involved Health for Humanity (H4H) bringing Gynecologic services to Antigua Guatemala, and served on 12 surgical missions between 1999 and 2015). He lives in Vancouver with his partner Michael. He loves teaching, traveling, cooking and cycling.
1. I have/had an affiliation (financial or otherwise) with a pharmaceutical, medical device or communications organization:
2. I have received a grant(s) or an honorarium from a commercial organization: Allergan, Bayer
3. I do intend to make therapeutic recommendations for medications that have not received regulatory approval (i.e. "off-label" use of medication).