Annual Research Day

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has a leading profile in research in Canada.

Our main department forum reflecting our research profile is our Annual Research Day and the Henderson Lecture. Research Day is an opportunity for trainees (medical students, residents, graduate students, fellows, and post-doctoral fellows) to present their research, whether in progress or completed, to the rest of the department. Each year the program includes oral and poster presentations by trainees. Also included in the program is the Henderson Lecture, presented by a senior figure in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, with topics ranging from pre-eclampsia to ethics in medicine. Trainees are judged on their presentations and the JW Knox Ritchie Research Awards are presented for best abstract/presentation by trainee category (view criteria). 

Save the Date

Please save-the-date for next year’s Research Day which will take place on May 11, 2018.


34th Annual Research Day

Date:  April 28, 2017
Time:  8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Location:  St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street East, Toronto, ON.  M5E 1B4

We were pleased to have Dr. Dorothy Shaw, Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia and Vice-President, Medical Affairs at BC Women’s Hospital as our Henderson Lecturer for our 34th Annual Research Day.  Dr. Shaw is an outspoken advocate for women’s sexual and reproductive health.  She was recently recognized for her contributions as a leader in advancing women’s health care and equity with the appointment of officer in the Order of Canada.

Click here for the preliminary program for the day.

What’s new for this year:


St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street East, Toronto, ON.  M5E 1B4. Oral presentations will take place in the Bluma Appel Theatre.  Easy access from Union Station with a Green P covered parking lot located nearby at 2 Church Street.  It is recommended that you park towards the west end of the lot as it will let you out closest to the theatre.  For further location details, visit


Introduction of E-Posters:

Posters will be presented electronically in the venue lobbies on large, high-definition displays, in replacement of traditional poster boards, and available online and accessible via internet-enabled smartphones and tablets during the event. 


To view abstracts of previous Research Days, click on the links below:


Since 2014 Research Day has been an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1), as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of RCPSC. Each registered participant will be able to claim up to a maximum of 7.0 RCPSC Section 1 credits by attending all sessions.

For more information about Research Day and CME-accreditation, contact Michael Browne or CPD.

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