2019 AGM & Educational Assembly

 2019 Annual General Meeting & Educational Assembly

The Future of Women in Medicine & Healthcare:
Our Aptitude and Our Influence 

September 20 - 22, 2019 - Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON

The FMWC's AGM is a once a year opportunity to highlight the talents, aptitude and collaborative power of women allied in medicine and healthcare.  Clinicians, scientists, social scientists and compassionate healers achieve more, together!  This conference is a weekend of stimulating educational discussions and networking among women in health care from across the country and disciplines.


This year’s theme is The Future of Women in Medicine & Health Care: Our Aptitude and Our Influence.  

As health care providers, 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 and other health care professionals to optimize their potential, collaborate, and lead initiatives aimed at improving patient care. This annual event is where our organization offers medical students, residents and physician members and other women in health care at all stages in their careers the opportunity to enhance their clinical expertise, develop their leadership skills, network and celebrate the accomplishments of women.






Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. We are pleased to give you access to our group rate at the Les Suites Hotel, located across the street from the Ottawa Art Gallery. The group rate is available until Friday, August 2, 2019 and is subject to availability. To book your room now CLICK HERE using group code 183310 or call the 24 hour toll-free reservation line at 1-800-267-1989 using the same group code.



We are delighted to share a conference discount code: DQW4MHJ1. 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, ON. The travel period is valid every day of the week from Sept 13, 2019 through to Sept 29, 2019. No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.

We are thrilled to share a conference fare with VIA Rail Canada providing 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class, subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.  To access this fare, 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 13957 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.  For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montreal, or Ottawa only.  Valid for travel between September 18, 2019 to September 24, 2019.


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, 2019. No refund will be offered for cancellations received after that time — no exceptions. Participants who request a cancellation may opt to send a substitute.


Any Conflicts of Interest will be disclosed by speakers and presenters at the beginning of their remarks.  The Scientific Planning Committee for the 2019 Annual General Meeting and Educational Sessions have also submitted Conflict of Interest Disclosure Forms, which may be found HERE.