Women’s Health & Well-Being: Connected, Compassionate and Courageous

 2017 Annual General Meeting & Educational Sessions

Women’s Health & Well-Being:
Connected, Compassionate and Courageous 

September 15-17, 2017 - Sheraton Ottawa Hotel

The FMWC's AGM is a once a year opportunity for women physicians and associates to benefit from a weekend of stimulating educational discussions and networking.


This year’s theme is Women’s Health & Well-Being: Connected, Compassionate, Courageous… providing each delegate with the latest information on women’s health and well-being so they can go forward and make positive change. 2017 promises to be a year of celebration, as the FMWC celebrates its 93rd year of commitment to being the voice of women doctors in Canada and as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. We hope that you will be a part of our celebration.

As physicians, we are leaders and partners in the journey of health care. We work in our patients’ best interests to make things happen and advocate for change. Women innately bring many of the traits needed for leadership today, and this conference is designed to nurture leadership skills and talent to allow women physicians to optimize their potential and lead initiatives aimed at improving patient care. This annual event is where our organization offers medical students, residents and physician members at all stages in their careers the opportunity to enhance their clinical expertise, develop their leadership skills, network and celebrate the accomplishments of women physicians.




Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. We are pleased to give you access to our group rate at the  Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (event venue). The group rate is available until August 16, 2017 and is subject to availability. To book your room now CLICK HERE or call the 24 hour toll-free reservation line at 1-888-627-7045. Make sure to ask for the ‘Federation of Medical Women of Canada’ group block.


 Flights and other transportation arrangements can be made with  MALLORY PEISLEY - our Flight Centre Corporate Agent. She can also be reached at 613-599-5245 or toll free at 1-855-638-1854.

We are delighted to share a conference discount code: UHDFE9Q1. To book a flight, access aircanada.com and enter the  promotion code in the search panel. *The booking is to be made to the following city: Ottawa, YOW (ON). The travel period is valid every day of the week from Sept 07, 2017 through to Sept 24, 2017. No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from this event. The discounted fares are available for booking from March 22, 2017 to September 20, 2017. Please book online here or through your travel agent using promo code FMWC17.


In order to take advantage of 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class, please log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter 16516 in the “Discount code” field. Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking from all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa and return. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.



Click HERE to download a custom map of  Ottawa with our two main venues highlighted. No need to print this out, we will have a copy waiting for our in your delegate bag at registration.

Bringing your family along? We would love to meet them; please contact Ana to inquire about their presence at each event. Here are resources available to assist in the planning of your companion or children’s programming:

  • The Ottawa Tourism Flash Your Badge Program grants you and a guest access to discounts and special offers at participating attractions, tours, and restaurants. There is no registration required to utilize this program – simply present your badge at participating retailers. *Reservations may be required.
  • Tours & Sightseeing options and sample itineraries highlighting points of interest for visitors of all kinds and stays of various lengths and also available HERE.
  • For locals and savvy travelers - a fantastic list of Free or Nearly Free activity options.


Official letters of invitation will be sent when requested via [email protected] Please note the letter does not represent a commitment on the part of the FMWC or the event to provide any financial assistance.


The event organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to the congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of the congress. Delegates and their accompanying guests are strongly advised to purchase adequate travel insurance for the duration of their travel.


Registration fees, less a $100 administrative charge will be refunded for cancellations received in writing before July 31, 2017. No refund will be offered for cancellations received after that time — no exceptions. Participants who request a cancellation may opt to send a substitute.