Call for Abstracts for FMWC AGM 2019


Submission Deadline: Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada seeks to be the networking and professional development home for all Canadian women in the medical profession while being the preeminent advocate for women’s health across Canada.

The FMWC AGM is attended by women physicians and allied health professionals in all fields of medicine. The presentations include seminars on: leadership, networking, work-life balance, and career transitions. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work and network with specialists from across the province and country.

FMWC is now accepting abstracts for the Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, ON.

Abstract submission is open to medical students and residents who are current FMWC members (register at: Submissions will NOT be considered if the presenter is not a member of the FMWC. However, registration for the conference can be postponed until after you have received confirmation of acceptance of the abstract for presentation. Please note that it is acceptable for a co-author to present the poster. We encourage poster topics related to sex and gender differences, enriching women physician’s leadership and women’s health issues.

We invite you to submit your abstracts here

Submissions will undergo peer review and selected abstracts will be invited to participate in our poster session (Sunday, September 22, 9:40 - 10:10 AM). The author of the top two abstracts will be awarded an opportunity to give a formal oral presentation at the AGM, which will occur on Sunday, September 22 from 8:30-9:00.

The abstract limit is 250 words (not including title, authors, and affiliations) and submissions should be formatted using the following headings:

  • Background and Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions

The organizing committee will be selecting the top resident and medical student abstracts for a prize based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity and depth of writing
  • Ability of the abstract to stimulate discussion
  • Relevance to women’s health issues
  • Overall impression of the abstract

Please note: by submitting an abstract, you are giving consent for the FMWC to include your abstract in a pamphlet which will be available in print at the AGM and will be posted on the FMWC website.

Questions can be forwarded to Lauren Kan ([email protected]).


Thank you,


Danusha Jebanesan, National Resident Representative

Lauren Kan, National Student Representative

Dalia Karol, National Student Representative

Meera Mahendiran, National Student Representative

Lily Park, National Student Representative