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Women's Health Seminar Series 2022/2023

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 attendees including students 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 everyone that is interested in learning more about women's health. We encourage all interested faculty, clinicians, community members and trainees to register for a talk or check out past seminars on our YouTube channel. All the seminars will be held virtually on Mondays from 12:00pm – 1:00pm (PST) unless otherwise indicated.

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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Mon, Sep 12, 2022

12:00pm-1:00pm PDT

Impact of Physician and Patient Sex on Outcomes after Major Surgery

Presenters: Dr. Angela Jerath, Anaesthesiologist, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia,Sunnybrook Research Institute, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Dr. Christopher Wallis, Assistant Professor of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto and Urologic Oncologist, Mount Sinai Hospital

No recording available

Mon, Sep 26, 2022

12:00pm-1:00pm PDT

A Big-Data Approach to Women's Health Research

Presenter: Dr. Ann-Marie de Lange, SNSF Ambizione Fellow, Département des neurosciences cliniques, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)

Tue, Oct 11, 2022

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Sex- and Gender-Based Analyses of Chronic Stress and Allostatic Load

Presenter: Dr. Robert-Paul Juster, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Addiction, University of Montreal

Mon, Oct 24, 2022

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Sex and Circuits: A Systems Approach for the Identification of Disease States and Novel Targets

Presenter: Dr. Melissa L. Perreault, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences & Adjunct Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph

Mon, Nov 7, 2022

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

A Tale of Two Mouse Models of Menopause - How Dietary Fatty Acids and Estrogens Interact to Alter Physiology, Behavior, and the Gut Microbiome

Presenter: Dr. Troy A. Roepke, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University

Recording coming soon

Mon, Nov 21, 2022

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: Clinical nuances and research gaps

Presenter: Dr. Benicio Frey, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University

Mon, Dec 5, 2022

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Asthma in Women: Lessons Learned from Clinical and Animal Studies

Presenter: Dr. Patricia Silveyra, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Indiana University Bloomington

Winter Break

Mon, Jan 9, 2023

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Sex Differences in Exercise for Healthy Cognitive Aging

Presenter: Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity, Mobility, and Cognitive Health

Mon, Jan 23, 2023

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Translating the Spectrum of Sex Differences in Cancer Biology into Sex-Adapted Treatments

Presenter: Dr. Joshua B. Rubin, Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine

Mon, Feb 6, 2023

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Genomics of Sex-Specific Phenotypic Variation

Presenter: Dr. Judith Mank, Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Canada 150 Chair

Mon, Feb 13, 2023

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Imaiyạchi: Transcending Historical Trauma and Living Ancestral Visions Imagined for Us as Native Women

Presenter: Dr. Karina Walters, Professor, Katherine Hall Chambers Scholar, Co-Director, IWRI, University of Washington, School of Social Work

Mon, Mar 6, 2023

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Measures of Success in Science- Moving Towards More Equitable Metrics

Presenter: Dr. Rulan Parekh, Professor, University of Toronto, Vice President Academics, Women's College Hospital

Recording will be available

Mon, Mar 20, 2023

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Scaling up Psychological Treatments for Perinatal Women Worldwide

Presenter: Dr. Daisy Singla, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Recording will be available

Mon, Apr 3, 2023

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Postpartum Harm Thoughts, OCD and Infant Safety

Presenter: Dr. Nichole Fairbrother, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Victoria

Recording will be available

Mon, Apr 17, 2023

12:00pm-1:00pm PST

The Impact of Sex, Age, and Stress on Cognitive Bias

Presenter: Dr. Travis Hodges, Assistant Professor at Mount Holyoke College

Recording will be available