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2020-2021 Women's Health Seminar Series

The Women’s Health Seminar Series will feature multidisciplinary research on women’s health. The goal of the series is to provide multidisciplinary training and mentorship for trainees, across a broad range of women’s health research topics. Speakers will present their research regarding the biological, psychological, behavioural, economic and social factors in women’s health and their effects on women’s health outcomes. Each seminar will feature 45 minutes talks followed by an interactive question and answer period.

The series is open to all, interested faculty, clinicians, staff, and trainees. 

All the seminars will be held Online on Mondays from 12:00pm – 1:00pm (PST). Unless otherwise indicated. Meeting details will be sent out to registrants before the event. When registering for a seminar, please ensure to use the same name as the one you use on Zoom. For security reasons, we will only admit indivdiuals that are on our registration list into the meeting.  

Note: Attendees who attend at least 90% of our seminars will be awarded a Certificate of completion at the end of the series. Attendance is taken during the event, so please log into the meeting with your full name.

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Date/Time

Seminar Topics & Speakers

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Mon, Sept 14, 2020

12:00pm-1:00pm PDT

Sex Differences in Brain Aging and Memory-Related Brain Function

Presenter: Dr. Natasha Rajah-Moir, Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, McGill University

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Mon, Sept 28, 2020

12:00pm-1:00pm PDT

Perimenopause—Women’s Misunderstood, Confusing and Long Midlife Transition

Presenter: Dr. Jerilynn Prior, Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, UBC

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Mon, Oct 19, 2020

12:00pm-1:00pm PDT

Sex Differences in Ischemic Stroke and the Impact of Menopause

Presenter: Dr. Farida Sohrabji, Regents Professor & Interim Department HeadTexas A&M University

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Mon, Nov 2, 2020

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Love, Life, and Family:  Safer conception care for HIV sero-different couples who desire children in Uganda

Presenter: Dr. Angela Kaida, Associate Professor, Health Sciences, SFU

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Mon, Nov 16, 2020

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Stress, Reproduction and Beyond

Presenter: Dr. Pablo Nepomnaschy, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU

Coming soon

Mon, Nov 30, 2020

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Issues for Adolescent Girls and Young Women with Epilepsy

Presenter: Dr. Anita Datta, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC

Coming soon

Mon, Dec 7, 2020

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Intergenerational Transmission of Domestic Violence and Gender: Walking in Their Footsteps

Presenter: Dr. Nisha Malhotra, Faculty member, Vancouver School of Economics, UBC

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Winter Break

Mon, Jan 11, 2021

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Beyond "Women's Cancers"?: How and Why Gender Matters in the Design of Medically and Culturally Competent Cancer Research & Systems of Care

Presenter: Dr. Mary K. Bryson, Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED), Faculty of Education, UBC

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Mon, Jan 25, 2021

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Partnering with Policy Makers to Make an Impact in Women's Health Research

Presenter: Dr. Sarah Munro, Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, UBC and a Scientist with the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences, UBC

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Mon, Feb 8, 2021

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Estrogenic Regulation of Memory Consolidation: Neural Mechanisms and Implications for Women’s Health

Presenter: Dr. Karyn Frick, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Coming soon

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Sex, Gender, Intersectionality and Implementation Science

Presenter: Dr. Ian Graham, Professor, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Community Medicine University of Ottawa

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Mon, Mar 8, 2021

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Hormones, Brain and Social Cognition

Presenter: Dr. Elena Choleris, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, University of Guelph 

Coming soon

Mon, Mar 22, 2021

12:00pm-1:00pm PDT

From Bump to Baby: Women's Sexual Health During the Transition to Parenthood

Presenter: Dr. Samantha Dawson, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia

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Mon, Apr 5, 2021

12:00pm-1:00pm PDT

A Socio-Ecological Approach to the Study of Hormones and Behaviour: Impacts for Women’s Health  

Presenter: Dr. Annie Duchesne, Ph.D. University of Northern British Columbia, Department of Psychology

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Mon, Apr 19, 2021

12:00pm-1:00pm PDT

Microglia and Motherhood: Linking the Neuroimmune System to Plasticity of the Maternal Brain and Postpartum Depression

Presenter: Dr. Benedetta Leuner, Associate Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, The Ohio State University

Coming soon