Research Day

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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). 

About Research Day

Research Day is an annual event within our department that showcases research projects from our trainees in both oral and poster presentations. Topics will cover a range of subjects within the Obstetric and Gynaecology field, and will be presented by over 100 trainees! This is a great way to support our trainees, as well as learn more about current research in your field.

Join us on Friday, May 5, 2023!  

Conference Details  

When: Friday, May 5, 2023 
Where: Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street Simpson, tower 8th floor, Toronto 

What is the Henderson Lecture?  

The D. Nelson Henderson Lectureship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology was established in 1965 through the generosity of the Henderson family in honour of Dr. Donald Nelson Henderson, a highly respected clinician-scientist and eminent member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Toronto General Hospital from 1930-1965. This lecture is an important part of Research Day, providing attendees with a look at new and emerging research.  


This is an all-day event. The full schedule including names of presenters and titles of projects is coming soon.  


Am I eligible?

In order to present at Research Day, trainees must follow the below requirements:  

  • The first/presenting author must:   
    • be a trainee (clinical fellow, resident, post-doctoral fellow, graduate student, summer/undergraduate student) affiliated with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at U of T;  
    • be supervised by a primary or cross-appointed Ob-Gyn faculty member at U of T;  
    • be the primary author of the research, have performed the majority of the research to be presented and completed the analysis.  
  • The first/presenting author must attend Research Day and present the work.  
    • Trainees may only submit more than one abstract under the following conditions:  

    • The submitted abstracts are on unrelated projects;  

    • The supervisory teams are different.   

  • If a trainee’s work is completed or sufficiently advanced, we encourage them to consider requesting an oral presentation. Oral presentations are limited in number and the abstracts of those who wish to be considered will be reviewed by the research committee at large. This option should be discussed with the trainee’s research supervisor.  

How do I submit my abstract?

 Step 1 – Register for the Event  

Step 2 – Submit Your Abstract  


The abstract submission portal will close on Monday, February 13, 2023 at 11:59 pm. All abstracts must be submitted before this deadline.     

If you have questions about submitting an abstract, contact us at  


Faculty and trainees associated with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology are welcome to attend our Research Day!  

There is no fee to attend Research Day, but we do require advance registration.  




Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology  
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto   
123 Edward St., Suite 1200  
Toronto, ON M5G 1E2  



Past Research Days

To view information about previous Research Days, click on the links below: