The Coalition promotes women's health research across the University of Toronto and its affiliated institutions. To support that mandate, the Knowledge Exchange Office of the Women's College Research Institute maintains this listing of upcoming women's health research seminars and events in our community. If you would like to add an event or seminar to this listing, please send the details of your event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 10, 2007 - Transcultural Mental Health: The impact of culture on mental health
This seminar in celebration of World Mental Health Day will focus on mental health and addiction challenges
and opportunities in South Asia showcasing the world of some of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health's partners on the Indian sub-continent. Presentations will include Scientific and Research Challenges in India
with Dr. Sanjeev Jain; Addiction Challenges in India with Dr. Vivek Benegal; Addiction and Mental Health Challenges in Sri Lanka with Dr. Nalaka Mendia; and a Review of the CAMH-CIDA Sri Lankan Project with Nalini Pandalangat. From 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Auditorium, 250 College Street. Please R.S.V.P. to Katherine Lo at (416) 535-8501 x 6090. For more details.
October 11, 2007 - Environmental degradation and emerging deseases: the case of HIV, SARS and Ebola - with Dr. Kerry Bowman, Bioethicist, Mount Sinai Hospital and University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. Part of the Fall Environment and Health Seminar Series from the Centre for the Environment at the University of Toronto. At 4 PM, Health Sciences Building, 155 College St., Room 106. Use this link for further series details.
October 17, 2007 - Predictors of Hospitalization in Cystic Fibrosis: Is there a gender gap? - A Women's Health Research in Progress Round with Dr. Anne Stephenson. From noon to 1 PM, Cummings Auditorium, Women's College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street. For details of this or any other Women's Health Research in Program round see http://www.womensresearch.ca/news/rounds.php
October 17, 2007 - Branding AIDS Conference - presented by Gendering Adolescent AIDS Prevention (GAAP), the Equity Studies program at New College and the Centre for International Health. The Conference will examine issues of corporate branding and consumer activism in terms of their relevance to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Dr. Lisa Ann RICHEY of the Danish Institute of International Studies, and co-author of From Band Aid to Brand Aid will deliver the keynote address. Other speakers include Dr. Vinh-Kim Nguyen, University of Montreal + Dr. Rinaldo Walcott, OISE/UT. The Conference is open to everyone. Registration is free but mandatory. From 12 - 6 PM in the William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks St at Corner of Spadina Ave. For further details see http://events.takingitglobal.org/15391.
October 17, 2008 - My Leaky Body - a performance piece by Julie Devaney based on her experiences spending five years in and out of hospitals. Embodied as both patient and academic, Julie will explore theories of sexuality in clinical encounters in the context of chronic illness, pain and surgery. Writer Jiji Voronka will be joining Julie to read a parallel academic narrative that explores the tension between writing a "sick" body while situated in a "well" one. Moderator: Sarah Whyte. Health Care Technology and Place, Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street at 5 PM. For details see http://www.myleakybody.com/calendar/event/7/
October 18-20, 2008 - Maternal Health and Wellbeing Conference - Hosted by the Association for Research on Mothering at York University the conference includes 230+ regular and graduate student presenters and 4 keynote panels featuring academics and activists on important, timely themes of Maternal Health and Well-Being and issues related specifically to Young Mothers. We have also created an additional four panels for local community Young Mothers to participate in the conference and share their experiences/challenges/successes. Held at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel Downtown Toronto (Yonge & Carlton). Use these links for a registration form.
October 19, 2007 - Interpersonal Violence in Same Sex Relationships - A Women's Mental Health Program Round with Deirdre Bainbridge. From noon to 1 PM, Room 934, Women's College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street. For details of this or any other Women's Mental Health Program round see http://www.womensresearch.ca/news/rounds.php
October 19, 2007 - Health Issues for Physically Active Women: Scientific Update Conference
Sponsored by the Centre for Girls' and Women's Health and Physical Activity at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Physical Education and Health in partnership with the Canadian Association of Sports Medicine (CASM).
This event assembles an internationally renown group of speakers including: Dr. Anne Loucks, Dr. Paula Harvey, Dr. Doug Richards, Dr. Gillian Hawker, Dr. Nancy Williams, Lisa Hoffman and Kathleen Cody. The conference will be held at 55 Harbord Street @ Spadina Ave, Lecture Hall 307, of the Athletic Centre from 8:30am to 5:30pm (lunch and snacks will be provided). Cost for registration is $80.00 for professionals and $40.00 for students. Please register by October 10th, 2007. Registration can be accomplished by mail, fax or in person to: The Athletic Centre Main Office, 55 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2W6, Fax (416)946-7679, Tel (416) 978-3436. For more details of the day's program, please review the conference flyer.
October 25, 2007 - The notion of hope in an environmental age - with Dr. Stephen Scharper, Associate Professor, Centre for Environment, and Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto at Mississauga. Part of the Fall Environment and Health Seminar Series from the Centre for the Environment at the University of Toronto. At 4 PM, Health Sciences Building, 155 College St., Room 106. Use this link for further series details.
November 2-4, 2007 - National Conference for Young Women Living with Breast Cancer -
The Canadian Breast Cancer Network and Rethink! Breast Cancer are pleased to announce
that the two organizations are co-presenting the National Conference for Young
Women Living with Breast Cancer at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Ontario. For more information
on the event and to register, please visit: www.youngwomensconference.ca
November 11, 2007 - A Women's Health Research in Progress Round with Dr. Gillian Booth. From noon to 1 PM, Cummings Auditorium, Women's College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street. For details of this or any other Women's Health Research in Program round see http://www.womensresearch.ca/news/rounds.php
November 14, 2007 - Annual FM Hill Lecture with Dr. Mary Tinetti, Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology and Public Health; Director, Yale Program on Aging & Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center Yale University. Cumming Auditorium, Women's College Hospital, 76 Grenville St. 4:30-5:30 PM. More details soon.
November 15, 2007 - The fetus in utero: reactive oxygen species, oxidative DNA damage and repair in teratogenesis - with Dr. Peter G. Wells, Professor, Division of Biomolecular Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, and Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Unversity of Toronto. Part of the Fall Environment and Health Seminar Series from the Centre for the Environment at the University of Toronto. At 4 PM, Health Sciences Building, 155 College St., Room 106. Use this link for further series details.
November 15-17, 2007 - Making Connections: A Canadian Cancer Research Conference
In 2007, the National Cancer Institute of Canada is marking 60 years of research progress. This anniversary conference will focus on outstanding research across the cancer spectrum and will include plenaries and concurrent sessions in 5 broad theme areas: Prevention; Early detection and predisposition to cancer; Novel therapeutic interventions; Survivorship and supportive care; and Knowledge transfer.
November 16, 2007 - Exploring themes and narratives of the experiences of women seeking pregnancy and abortion counseling - A Women's Mental Health Program Round with Greer Slyfield Cook, Karen Gold, and Susan Blayney. From noon to 1 PM, Room 934, Women's College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street. For details of this or any other Women's Mental Health Program round see http://www.womensresearch.ca/news/rounds.php
November 18-21, 2007 - Public Health: Who's at Risk? What is at Stake?
- This year's Ontario Public Health Association Conference focuses on five sub-themes: Working in a Health System under Reform; Evidence Based Practice and the Precautionary Principle; Emerging Issues in Public Health; Populations at Risk; and Access, Equity and Social Justice. This year's lineup of keynote speakers includes Giller prize-winning author and emergency physician Dr. Vincent Lam; Michele Simon, author of the highly-acclaimed "Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines our Health and How to Fight Back"; Dr. Vincent Covello, founder and director of the Center for Risk Communication in the United States; and Angela Robertson, executive director of Sistering: A Woman's Place. As well, keynote panel discussions on youth, Aboriginal Health and Health System Reform are planned. For details visit http://www.ophaconference.ca.
November 22, 2007 - Communications, health and environment: media literacy and the news media contribution (or not) to health public policy - with Charles-Antoine Rouyer, Freelance journalist, Health & Environment, Hygenia Health Communications saine Inc., Course Director: Communications, Health and the Environment, Glendon College, York University. Part of the Fall Environment and Health Seminar Series from the Centre for the Environment at the University of Toronto. At 4 PM, Health Sciences Building, 155 College St., Room 106. Use this link for further series details.
November 26, 2007 - Talking About Body Image, Identity and Difference - A free workshop for health care and social care providers. How the culture we live in values or devalues physical features and capacities has a significant impact on our body images and identities. In this workshop,we explore how perceptions of physical disabiltiy and difference shape people's everyday interactions. Participants will have an opport to expand their knowledge inworking with issues of body diversity and equity, particularly as it relates to disability and difference, so that they can support people who may be confronting difficult sitations. Presented by Carla Rice, Lorna Renooy and Fran Odetter for Envisioning New Meanings of Disability and Difference. Women's College Research Institute. 790 Bay Street, 7th Floor. From 10 AM - 4 PM. Space is limited. Click here to register or for more details.
December 5, 2007 - Measuring Patient Preferences with Dr. Ahmed Bayoumi. From noon to 1 PM, Cummings Auditorium, Women's College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street. For details of this or any other Women's Health Research in Program round see http://www.womensresearch.ca/news/rounds.php
December 14th, 2007 - Pregnancy and Birth: Current Clinical Issues
Annual Conference, Maternal, Infant & Reproductive Health Research Unit (MIRU), Toronto, Ontario
Topics: Using evidence in practice: how are we doing?, Update on preterm labour: what's happening with progesterone and nitroglycerine, Preeclampsia/Hypertension in Pregnancy, What's new in management of third stage?, Delayed Pregnancy, Prenatal screening and ultrasound markers: what is the best approach?, Centering pregnancy: a group approach to prenatal care, Homebirth, Why we should care if twins are identical or fraternal.
Speakers: Eileen Hutton, B Anthony Armson, Michael Helewa, Rory Windrim, Michiel Van den Hof, Jo-Ann Johnson, Trace Kershaw, Patricia Janssen and Greg Ryan.
There will also be a panel discussion on universal prenatal screening with Nan Okun, Jo-Ann Johnson, Karen Raymer and Michiel Van den Hof.
For further details contact: view the full program.
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