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SOGC congratulates Regional Award winner for Quebec, Dr. Fabien Simard

The SOGC is delighted to announce Dr. Fabien Simard as this year’s regional award winner for Quebec for his many years of dedicated service and contributions to the profession. The award was awarded at the Quebec CME earlier this week.

Dr. Fabien Simard holds a degree in medicine from Laval University and also completed his specialization in obstetrics/gynaecology at the same university in 1985. 

In addition to pursuing a career in obstetrics/gynaecology in his native region of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Dr. Simard was also department head for a decade before becoming President of the council of physicians, dentists, and pharmacists at the health and social services centre of Chicoutimi, a regional university centre affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at Université de Sherbrooke. 

Dr. Simard became President of the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Quebec in 2017. During the past few months, he has been highly involved on the issue of medical abortion using mifepristone with the goal of improving access to women in rural and remote regions. He was a privileged representative of the Collège des médecins du Québec and advocated to ease the requirements on family physicians, which stipulated that physicians must have experience performing surgical abortions to be allowed to practice medical abortions.  
Dr. Simard represents the best and the most devoted of our profession. 
Congratulations, Dr. Simard.