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Speakers:

  • Dr. Olga Bougie, MD, FRCSC, MPH, (she/​her), Assistant Professor, Queens University, Specializing in Minimally Invasive Gynaecologic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Public Health, Kingston General Hospital

  • Dr. Innie Chen, MD, MPH, FRCSC, (she/​her), Associate Professor & Clinical Research Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ottawa, Scientist, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon, The Ottawa Hospital

Drs. Olga Bougie and Innie Chen will explore the mechanisms that lead to inequity, specifically how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated gender inequality. They will also assess specific examples of gender inequity during COVID-19 in Canada and around the world. They will then strategize on effective advocacy interventions that consider gender specific factors, to foster gender equity during the COVID-19 pandemic management and recovery.

Please join us on this year’s International Women’s Day, for a special presentation on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women’s health.