Latest News at the SOGC

Canadian Researchers Create Natural Supplement to Combat Postpartum Blues

SOGC CEO Dr. Diane Francoeur spoke with Global News about a new publication in the Lancet journal on a Canadian-developed supplement to help prevent postpartum blues and reduce symptoms of postpartum depression.

Read the full article on Global News.

April 11, 2024
SOGC CEO Dr. Diane Francoeur spoke with Global News about a Canadian-developed supplement to help prevent postpartum blues.
 

SOGC CEO Speaks with The Current About Misinformation in Women's Healthcare

SOGC CEO Dr, Diane Francoeur spoke with CBC Radio's The Current host, Matt Galloway yesterday to talk about growing misinformation concerns in women's healthcare, particularly as it relates to birth control. Listen here:

This interview is saved from CBC’s The Current which aired on April 8, 2024

April 9, 2024
SOGC CEO Speaks with The Current About Misinformation in Women's Healthcare
 

National pharmacare plan to be included in 2024 budget: Freeland

The SOGC President, Dr. Amanda Black, and CEO, Dr. Diane Francoeur, joined Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland as she confirmed that the recently announced national pharmacare program will be included in the 2024 budget, coming April 16. 

 

And when considering the cost of this policy, we also need to consider the cost of non action and the economic impact directly felt by women and their families.Dr. Amanda Black, SOGC President

 

Read the full article on CHCH News

April 3, 2024
The SOGC joins Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland as she confirms national pharmacare program will be included in the 2024 budget
 

About the SOGC

The SOGC is one of Canada’s oldest national specialty organizations. Established in 1944, the Society’s mission is to lead the advancement of women’s health through excellence and collaborative professional practice.

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.


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SOGC Guidelines and JOGC
About the JOGC The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC) publishes original research, reviews, case reports, and commentaries by Canadian and international authors, pertinent to readers in Canada and around the world.

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About the JOGC

The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC) publishes original research, reviews, case reports, and commentaries by Canadian and international authors, pertinent to readers in Canada and around the world. The Journal covers a wide range of topics in obstetrics and gynaecology and women’s health covering all life stages including the evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines, Committee Opinions, and Policy Statements that derive from standing or ad hoc committees of The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.

The Journal emphasizes vigorous peer-review and accepts papers in English and French. Abstracts for all papers are available in both languages. JOGC is indexed in Medline.

We are excited to announce that starting January 2022, the JOGC will transition into an online-only publication in an effort to reduce its environmental footprint while remaining a valuable benefit to SOGC members.

 
Online Courses
Premier medical education combined with the convenience of online study.

 

SOGC Online Courses

 

Designed by SOGC experts and employing the most current medical knowledge, our accredited online courses combine premier medical education with the convenience of online study. These courses are designed specifically for improving the learning experience and to tailor your educational experiences to meet your personal learning objectives.

 

Already Registered for a course? Visit your account here to access the Online Learning Platform.

 

 
ALARM Courses
ALARM - Advances in Labour and Risk Management Improving care provided to women, babies and families during pregnancy, labour and delivery.

Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM)

                 The SOGC places the utmost importance on improving intrapartum care, from the process to its outcomes. One way to achieve that objective is through offering continuing education programs like the ALARM course (Advances in Labour and Risk Management).

Welcome and Overview

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.

  • The content of the course is evidence-based and incorporates the Canadian practice guidelines, so participants who complete the course gain an understanding of the latest best practices for providing care.
  • The ALARM course objective is to evaluate, update and maintain the competence of obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians, midwifes and nurses.
  • This two-day course offers case-based and hands-on workshops.
  • This course is not intended to certify attendees in any procedural skills. It provides education and hands-on experience, but this is not a substitute for clinical exposure and mentorship.
  • The courses have a ratio of approximately 6 participants to 1 faculty member to ensure a highly interactive and educational course.

The ALARM certificate will be awarded only to those who pass the written examination and who attend the course in its entirety.

If you are unable to attend an ALARM course but would like to purchase the PDF ALARM manual, please download this form  and submit it by email to [email protected].

Partnership with CFPC

The SOGC is proud to partner with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) to offer the ALARM course to Family Physicians Residents across the country. 

 

Already Registered for a course? Visit your account here to access the Online Learning Platform.

 

 

Become a Member

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.

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Upcoming Events

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April 24 - 24
Contraception Summit 2024
 
June 10 - 14
Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference 2024
 
June 11 - 28
Virtual Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference 2024
 
October 21 - November 22
FMC du Québec 2024 Virtuelle
 

Public Education Resources

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.

SexandU.ca

Rated one of the top 5 e-health projects in the world, SexandU.ca provides credible and up-to-date sexual health information for teens, adults, parents, teachers, and health care providers.

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Brand Recognition Program

The SOGC Brand Recognition Program aims to assist Canadian consumers to make informed choices when selecting over-the-counter products. 

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