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Conference Program

Date

Event

Speakers

Wednesday 

October 5th, 2022

10AM - 11:15AM PDT

Session 1

Keynote Talk with Dr. Elizabeth Hampson

Opening conference remarks (10 minutes)

Program overview (10 minutes)

Keynote Talk: Dr. Elizabeth Hampson

  • An Introduction To Oral Contraceptives And Their Potential Effects In The Central Nervous System 

Q&A (15 minutes)

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ModeratorDr. Liisa Galea, Lead Women's Health Research Cluster

Keynote speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Hampson, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Program Overview: Jesse Lacasse, PhD candidate, Concordia University

Wednesday

October 19th, 2022

10AM - 11 AM PDT

Session 2

Trainee Mentor Session with Dr. Lori Brotto

  • Communication Etiquette Within and Outside Academia

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Moderator: Bonnie Lee, University of British Columbia 

Mentor: Dr. Lori Brotto, University of British Columbia 

Wednesday

October 26th, 2022

10AM - 11:45AM PDT

Session 3

Symposium 1: Imaging the Brain on Hormonal Contraceptives

  • Dr. Nafissa Ismail: The Effects of Pubertal Exposure to Oral Contraceptives on Brain Structure and Function 
  • Dr. Caitlin Taylor: TBD
  • Dr. Michael L. Lipton: TBD

Q&A (20-25 minutes)

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ModeratorDr. Nafissa Ismail, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. Nafissa Ismail, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. Caitlin Taylor, University of California (SB), Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Dr. Michael L. Lipton, Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA.

Thursday 

November 10th, 2022

10AM - 11AM PST

Session 4

Indigenous women’s health session: Marisa Blake from Native Women’s Association of Canada

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Marisa Blake, Native Women's Association of Canada

Tuesday

November 23rd, 2022

10AM - 12PM PST

Session 5

Trainee Symposium

Trainee Poster Session: 10AM-11AM

  • Theme: Endogenous and Exogenous Hormones in Women+'s Health

Young Investigator Data Blitz: 11AM - 12:30PM with a 15 minute break

  • Jennifer Williams: Heart-Brain Connection in Women: Contraceptive Hormones and the Peripheral Vasculature
  • Laura Gravelsins: Hormonal Contraception and Cognition: Considering Genes and the Influence of Endogenous Ovarian Hormones for Clinical Translation
  • Rachel Gilfarb: Hormonal Contraceptive Exposure During Adolescence Impacts the Prefrontal Cortex and HPA Axis Response of Female Rats

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Young Investigator Data Blitz speakers:

Jesse Lacasse, PhD candidate, Concordia University

Jennifer Williams, PhD candidate, McMaster University 

Margot Marsinkhof, PhD student, Universiteit Amsterdam/ OLVG Hospital

Laura Gravelsins, PhD candidate, University of Toronto

Rachel Gilfarb, PhD candidate, Ohio State University

Wednesday 

November 30th, 2022

10AM - 11:45AM PST

Session 6

Symposium 2: Hormonal Contraceptives Effects on Mental Health

  • Dr. Bronwyn Graham: The Impact of Hormonal Contraceptives on Anxiety Treatments: From Preclinical Models to Clinical Settings
  • Dr. Frances Chen: Adolescent Hormonal Contraceptive Use and Long-Term Risk for Depression
  • Dr. Natalie Tronson: TBD

Q&A (20-25 minutes)

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Moderator: Dr. Frances Chen, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. 

Dr. Bronwyn Graham, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. 

Dr. Frances Chen, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. 

Dr. Natalie Tronson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 

Thursday

December 9th, 2022

10AM -11 AM PST

Session 7

Trainee-Mentor Networking Session with Dr. Angela Kaida

  • Global Health and Interdisciplinary Research

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Moderator: Bonnie Lee, University of British Columbia 

Mentor: Dr. Angela Kaida, Simon Fraser University

Thursday

January 17th, 2023

10AM - 11AM PST

Session 8

Workshop: Gender and Hormonal Contraceptives

  • Dr. Adriene Beltz: Assessing the Psychological Correlates of Hormonal Contraceptive Use in Unique Women: A Workshop on Study Design

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Moderator: Jennifer Williams, McMaster University

Dr. Robert-Paul Juster, University of Montreal

Dr. Adriene Beltz, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Thursday

January 26th, 2023

10AM - 11:45AM PST

Session 9

Symposium 3: Hormonal Contraceptives and Risks for Women’s Health

  • Dr. Ami Pravinkant Raval: Oral Contraceptives and Stroke: Foes or friends
  • Dr. Kelly Klump: Combined Oral Contraceptive Use and Binge Eating Women: Potential gene x Hormone Interactions
  • Dr. Sofia Ahmed: TBD

Q&A (20-25 minutes)

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Dr. Ami Pravinkant Raval, University of Miami, Florida, USA

Dr. Kelly Klump, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. 

Dr. Sofia Ahmed, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

Thursday

February 1st, 2023

10AM - 11PM PST

Session 10

Trainee-Mentor Networking Session with Dr. Liisa Galea

  • Beyond SGBA: Women's Health

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Moderator: Bonnie Lee, University of British Columbia 

Mentor: Dr. Liisa Galea, University of British Columbia

Thursday

February 9th, 2023

11AM - 12PM PST

Session 11 

Workshop on Brain Imaging Studies

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Dr. Nicole Petersen, University of California (Irvine), Irvine, California, USA.

Dr. Caitlin Taylor, University of California (SB), Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Thursday

February 23rd, 2023

10AM - 11AM PST

Session 12

Workshop on Animal Models

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Moderator: Jesse Lacasse, PhD candidate, Concordia University

Jesse Lacasse, PhD candidate, Concordia University

Dr. Natalie Tronson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 

Wednesday

March 1st, 2023

10AM - 11AM PST

Session 13

Trainee-Mentor Networking Session with Harlan Pruden

  • Ending Anti-Indigenous Racism in Research and the Academy

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Moderator: Bonnie Lee, University of British Columbia 

Mentor: Harlan Pruden, BC Centre for Disease Control

Wednesday

March 8th, 2023

10AM - 11AM PST

Session 14

Discussion with Dr. Sarah E. Hill, author of "This is Your Brain on Birth Control"

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Dr. Sarah E. Hill, Texas Christian University, Texas, USA.

Thursday, 

March 23rd, 2023

10AM - 11:45AM PDT

Session 15

Symposium 4: Hormonal Contraceptives and Cognition

  • Dr. Adriene Beltz: From General Inferences to Specific Effects: Evaluating Research on Hormonal Contraceptives and Cognition
  • Dr. Birgit Derntl: Empathy, Stress and so Much More: Hormonal Contraception and the Social Brain
  • Dr. Marie-France Marin: Current and Lasting Effects of Oral Contraceptive Use on Emotional, Cognitive, and Brain Functions

Q&A (20-25 minutes)

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Moderator: Dr. Gillian Eintstein, University of Toronto

Dr. Adriene Beltz, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Dr. Birgit Derntl, University of Tübingen, Germany

Dr. Marie-France Marin, University of Quebec, University of Montreal

Thursday 

March 30th, 2023

10AM - 12PM PDT

Session 16

Round Table Discussion

  • Discussion topic: Building a Blueprint for Future Research on Hormonal Contraceptives and Women’s Health

Trainee poster award ceremony and closing remarks from Dr. Liisa Galea (15 minutes)

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