Nominate a colleague for a 2022 Regional Achievement Award!
Nominations are due on 13 February 2023 at 23:59 (PST).
Do you know any SOGC members who stood out as advocates for women's health in 2022? We encourage you to nominate them for a 2022 Regional Achievement Award.
About the awards:
The SOGC Regional Achievement Awards recognize the excellence of SOGC members from a given region who volunteer at the local, regional, or provincial level as an advocate for women's health.
The nominee is a member of the SOGC (any membership category);
The nominee has made significant achievements and contributions to the advancement of women's health in their community or province through education, practice, and/or community involvement;
The nominee is an active member of the community (this award cannot be awarded posthumously);
The nominee's contributions reflect the goals and objectives of the SOGC;
The nominee is an advocate for the SOGC.
Those who were nominated for the previous year and were not successful will automatically be reconsidered this year and therefore need not be nominated again. Additional nominations are welcome.
The list of nominees will be presented to the SOGC Talent Acquisition, Nominations and Award Committee who will select the award recipients for these regions.
Benefits to the award recipient:
The award recipient will receive a cheque for $500 and a complimentary registration for their region's next SOGC CME. The recipients will be recognized during the year at their regional conferences in 2023 and in select communication throughout the remainder of this year.
Previous award recipients:
Western – Dr Radha Chari (2021)
Central – Dr Alaa Awadalla (2021)
Ontario – Dr Cynthia Maxwell (2021)
Quebec – Dr Édith Guilbert (2021)
Atlantic – Dr Kim Butler (2020)
Application deadline: Monday, February 13, 2023 at 23:59 PST
Western region: British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon
Central region: Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories
Ontario region: Ontario, Nunavut
Quebec region: Quebec
Atlantic region: Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
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For any questions about the nomination process or to submit a nomination, please contact Ms. Andrea Di Alessandro at [email protected].
POLIQUIN, V; CASTILLO, E; BOUCOIRAN, I; WONG, JMH; WATSON, H; YUDIN, M; MONEY, D; VAN SCHALKWYK, J; ELWOOD, C on behalf of the Infectious Disease Committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Original date: December 18th, 2020
Revised and reaffirmed date: January 18th, 2023
1. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended during pregnancy in any trimester and while breastfeeding
2. All available COVID-19 vaccines approved in Canada can be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Presently, preference is given for the use of mRNA vaccinations during pregnancy as more data on safety and efficacy during pregnancy is available for these vaccines.
3. The SOGC recommends following provincial and territorial guidelines on type of vaccine to prioritize for pregnant and breastfeeding individuals.
4. Individuals should not be precluded from vaccination based on pregnancy status or breastfeeding.
5. Given that pregnant people are at increased risk of morbidity from COVID-19 infection, all pregnant persons should be prioritized to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
Vaccinations are an important part of primary and preventative healthcare for pregnant women. The benefit of vaccination during pregnancy for the infant (e.g., pertussis and influenza) is recognized and recommendation of these vaccinations is part of routine prenatal care.
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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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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.
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To apply, please complete this application prior to February 28, 2023.
Following the deadline, applications will be considered on a first-come first-served basis as space allows.
Selected candidates will be sent a registration link and additional course information.
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