Events and Conferences

Get Your Green On!

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The Women's Healthy Environments Network (WHEN) Film Series will feature the following documentary showings:

Thursday March 21, Exposure: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer
Friday April 12, Pink Ribbons Inc.
Saturday May 11, Living Downstream
Friday June 7, Toxic Trespass

All screenings at Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Ave., Suite
120, Toronto at 7 p.m.

PYWC (pay-what-you-can).

Q&A and discussion to follow.

Wheelchair accessible.

Barriers to health care for immigrant and racialized women survivors of sexual assault

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 7 pm to 8 pm

Living Arts Centre in the LIVE Restaurant.

Mississauga ON

The Peel Committee on Sexual Assault (PCSA), through the funding of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, is hosting a café style dialogue to discuss the barriers in accessing primary health care for immigrant and racialized women survivors of sexual assault. This event will take place on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 7 pm to 8 pm and will be held at the Living Arts Centre in the LIVE Restaurant.

In the LIVE restaurant, a group of panelists, with expertise in the area of sexual assault, will openly discuss their personal experiences as immigrant and racialized women. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with the panelists and each other on this topic as discussions about their experiences will be facilitated. This event is wheelchair accessible and free underground parking will be available. For attendees taking public transit or requesting Wheel Trans, costs will be covered. Light snacks and beverages will also be provided.

For additional information about this event, please contact the PCSA coordinator, Monica Riutort at (905) 848-7100 ext. 2113 or by email at mriutort@thc.on.ca.

CWHN’s Invitational Roundtable on Women and Alcohol this week

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Our upcoming Invitational Roundtable on Women and Alcohol was promoted today in the Toronto Star.

Alcohol one of Canada’s top health threats: Study discusses a new report by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health that identifies alcohol as one of the greatest public health threats in Canada. It also mentions CWHN’s Invitational Roundtable in Toronto on March 8, which will be co-chaired by Anne Rochon Ford, CWHN’s executive director, and Atkinson Fellow Ann Dowsett Johnson.

The speakers and panelists will include top alcohol experts who will be looking at the wide range of factors affecting the steep rise in alcohol consumption by girls and women, including marketing and pricing. This will be the first in an annual roundtable which will recommend strategies going forward. Sponsors include the Atkinson Foundation, the CWHN, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and the Norlien Foundation, with support from Health Canada.

CWHN & NNEWH present: PINK RIBBONS INC.

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A film screening and discussion about breast cancer fundraising and environmental links to cancer, presented by the National Network on Environments and Women's Health & the Canadian Women's Health Network

PINK RIBBONS INC.
A film screening and discussion about breast cancer fundraising and environmental links to cancer

WHEN? Wednesday February 27 2013, 2PM - 4:30PM
WHERE? Room 1009, TEL Building, York University 

This space is wheelchair accessible.

Please refrain from wearing perfumes, scented personal care products or tobacco-scented clothing. 

Production of this event has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. 

Smoking on the Margins?

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The BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health invites you to a CIHR Café Scientifique: 

Smoking on the Margins? Effects of Outdoor Smoke-Free Bylaws in BC
Monday, March 4, 2013
5:00-7:00pm
Take Five Café
62 West Cordova Street (at Abbott)
Vancouver, BC 
Please RSVP: wrice@cw.bc.ca

A smoke-bylaw law was introduced restricting smoking at Vancouver's parks and beaches in 2010. Some of the benefits of such policies are to protect people from secondhand smoke exposure, provide positive role modeling for children and protect the environment. What are the potential inequitable consequences of outdoor smoke-free policies? How can they affect vulnerable populations? What are the social justice and equity issues that have not been addressed?

You are invited to come and explore these concerns with the panel and engage in a dialogue about the research and work that is being done in this field. Find out about possible future tobacco control policies and how such policies might be implemented with equity considerations in mind. 

Panel:
Dr Joan Bottorff, Professor, School of Nursing, UBC Okanagan 
Dr Milan Khara, Clinical Director, Tobacco Dependence Clinic, VCH Addictions Services
Dr Chizimuzo Okoli, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky
Ms Ann Pederson, Director, BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health

Moderator: 
Jack Boomer, Director, Clean Air Coalition, BC

To download the event flyer visit BCCEWH’s website.

Register for NEDIC’s Body Image and Self-Esteem Conference

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Registration is now open for the National Eating Disorder Information Centre's fourth bi-annual Body-Image and Self-Esteem Conference on May 9th & 10th, 2013.

This conference is a unique opportunity in Canada to learn more about current research, evidence-based practices and innovative outreach in a multi-disciplinary, action-oriented environment.

Sessions will illuminate topics from both sides of the equation: personal experience and professional practice, and recognize that there is common ground among all of us - that binary positions of "them" and "us" may be less useful than harmful to both "them" and "us". 

See the speakers, view the session abstracts and register at: conference.nedic.ca

Cartographies of salt: Sodium, healthy eating and the built environment

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Free webinar hosted by the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence

Date: Thursday 31st January, 2013
Time: 10-11 am PST / 11-noon MST / Noon-1 pm CST / 1-2 pm EST.

Join Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence and researcher, Yvonne Hanson, to learn more at a free webinar.

For more information:

Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence website

To register email: carla@carlasimon.com before January 29th, 2013.

Download the poster for this event.

“They have no choice, because of location. In order to get to areas where food is fresher, or … you can buy things in bulk that are less processed…Those are all in areas way outside the city core... how are you gonna get there? Not only get there, but how are you gonna get everything home?"

Hormone disruptors unmasked - Free public event January 31st in Toronto

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Hormone disruptors unmasked: How chemical exposures are harming human health

 

This free public event features guest speaker Dr. Annie Sasco, Director of Epidemiology for Cancer Prevention, INSERM, France.

It will take place

Thursday January 31st 2013, 7pm

Pearson Room, Best Western Primrose Hotel

111 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

For more information:

National Network on Environments and Women's Health website

 

Presented by:

National Network on Environments and Women's Health (NNEWH)

Canadian Auto Workers

Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)

Breast Cancer Action Montreal (BCAM)

 

Please refrain from wearing perfumes, scented personal care products or tobacco-scented clothing.
 
Production of this event has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada.

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story - Webinar

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Breast Cancer Fund presents a webinar:

A reading and Q&A with author Susan Freinkel

November 8, 2012 4:00 pm  Pacific Standard Time

1 hour

Bay Area author Susan Freinkel will offer a virtual book reading and interview about her 2011 award-winning book Plastic: A Toxic Love Story. The presentation will explore the history of plastic, why it’s virtually impossible to go an hour without touching plastic, and how to reduce reliance on plastics. This web-based discussion will conclude with Q & A. Learn more and register on their website.

Fetal Fibronectin Webinar by BORN Ontario

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Join Echo and BORN Ontario on November 8, 2012 for a webinar on Implementation of Fetal Fibronectin Testing in Ontario Hospitals.

Although up to 10% of women present sometime during their pregnancy with signs and symptoms of preterm labour (PTL), the majority of these women will deliver at term. The rapid fetal fibronectin (fFN) test provides valuable information to clinicians managing pregnant women with signs and symptoms of PTL enabling them to make time-sensitive decisions about which women to admit, treat and/or transfer to a higher level of care.
 
This presentation will provide an overview of a project to evaluate: 

(1) the impact of fFN test implementation on maternity health services utilization for PTL,
(2) the economic impact associated with universal implementation of testing, and 
(3) women and care provider opinions regarding their experience with fFN testing.

Read the Report and Echo Advances (for Policy-makers and Health Care Providers)

REGISTER.

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