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Season’s Greetings from the Women’s Health Research Institute

As 2017 draws to a close, I am reminded of two annual traditions that surface at this time of the year. One is the frantic race to complete pressing tasks that I had committed to complete by year end. The second is the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments, surprises, discoveries, challenges, and laughs over … Continue reading “Season’s Greetings from the Women’s Health Research Institute”

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BC Women’s Research Rounds: PErsonalized Genomics for prenatal Aneuploidy Screening USing maternal blood: Lessons Learned & Questions to be Answered

Presenter: Dr Sylvie Langlois, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG Date: January 19th, 2018 Time: 8:00am – 9:00am Location: Room D308 Shaughnessy Building Goals/Learning Objectives: Review the approaches and performance of cfDNA screening tests for common aneuploidy. Demonstrate the impact of second tier cfDNA screening. Discuss questions to be answered by ongoing research in this filed. Videoconferencing Sites … Continue reading “BC Women’s Research Rounds: PErsonalized Genomics for prenatal Aneuploidy Screening USing maternal blood: Lessons Learned & Questions to be Answered”

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Women’s Health Research Symposium Report

On October 25 2017, the Women’s Health Research Institute, together with the Vice President Research Office at Simon Fraser University, hosted a half-day women’s health research symposium at the beautiful SFU Diamond Alumni Centre. The event was entitled, “Examining diversity across disciplines, decades, and distances”. The event consisted of a trainee breakfast, a keynote presentation … Continue reading “Women’s Health Research Symposium Report”

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#ItsNotInYourHead Dissemination Toolkit

Have you heard about the genital pain condition that affects up to one in ten women? Help us spread the word about provoked vestibulodynia, or PVD, so that women can receive a diagnosis faster and know that they are not alone. We have created a dissemination toolkit which provides information on PVD, and includes pre-written tweets and infographics … Continue reading “#ItsNotInYourHead Dissemination Toolkit”

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Kangaroo Mother Care at BC Women’s Hospital NICU

On November 15th BC Women’s Hospital, along with Perinatal Services BC, announced that their innovative Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) program will receive financial support from the Ministry of Children and Family Development to help implement KMC in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across the province. KMC is a skin-to-skin attachment program, wherein the mother (or partner) holds their … Continue reading “Kangaroo Mother Care at BC Women’s Hospital NICU”

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