An Invitation You Won’t Want to Miss!

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The following invitation is from Dr. Kathee Andrews, President-Elect, FMWC

Dear Colleagues,

As chair of the AGM planning committee, I am pleased to invite you to join with us as we celebrate our 95th AGM and Educational Sessions. It has been an honour and distinct pleasure to help bring together an outstanding group of speakers for our educational sessions under the theme - Women Physicians: Making A World Of Difference.

Dr. Lynda Redwood, global physician and humanitarian, and Dr. Jill Stein, leader of the US Green Party and presidential candidate in the US 2016 election, and environmental activist will deliver inspiring keynote presentations exemplifying how we can make a difference in the word around us.

The women’s health component of the program features:

  • Dr. Charissa Patricelli, along with a front line worker, will be addressing the difficult and pressing issue of domestic violence.
  • Dr. Vivien Brown will share with us her expertise on HPV
  • Dr. Marla Shapiro will discuss the management of the vaginal symptoms of menopause.
  • Dr. Carol Redmond regarding fertility and
  • Dr. Kali Balaban, a perinatal psychiatrist, will explore postpartum depression.

We will round off the educational sessions with a series of presentations focused on taking care of ourselves: mindfulness, self resilience, and non-surgical rejuvenation. We are thrilled to have Dr. Aileen-Burford Mason, a biochemist, immunologist, cell biologist AND author who will talk about her new book Optimizing Brain Power At Any Age.

Our elegant Saturday Night Social will be held at the Bata Shoe Museum and will include live music, tours of the galleries, including the Manolo Blahnik exhibit, The Art of Shoes, the final stop on this international tour and only North American showing. And of course there will be cocktails, food stations, and more! I hope you will consider joining us.

The pre-conference activities begin on Friday with a workshop entitled “#MeToo in the Medical Workplace” that will be led by physician leader, psychiatrist and author, Dr. Mamta Gautam. A media training workshop offered by Duet PR will help prepare participants in working with the media. MD Financial Management will be hosting a “Nibble and Learn" session with consultants available to answer all your financial planning questions.

This year’s meeting has something stimulating, inspiring and fun for everyone at any and every stage of their career.

I invite you all to join us as we celebrate the Federation of Medical Women of Canada’s 95th year, by attending our AGM and Educational Sessions. It's a wonderful opportunity to meet energetic, friendly, like-minded physicians and hear fabulous talks on a variety of women’s health topics. You will be reminded, and at times astounded, at how much we as women physicians truly make a difference.

Kathee Andrews
President-Elect, FMWC