Welcome to the Women's Health Research Symposium 2019
The Women’s Health Research Symposium is hosted by the Women’s Health Research Institute and it will be an opportunity to showcase some of the amazing women’s health research taking place in BC and beyond. This year’s focus will be on Global Women’s health. This symposium will engage researchers and relevant stakeholders, including members of the public, from a wide range of disciplines, backgrounds, and perspectives in order to provide a forum where provincial leaders in women-focused health research can connect and collaborate in order to advance future research and to improve the health of women in the province. 

Registration Fees

Category Inclusions Registration Fee
General Audience • Delegate materials
• Continental breakfast
• Two coffee breaks
• Lunch
• Delegate materials
• Continental breakfast
• Two coffee breaks
• Lunch

Thank you for your interest. The event has reached capacity and registration is now closed.

Program Information

The morning portion of the program will feature a trainee breakfast session, opening remarks as well as presentations and a panel discussion from leading women’s health researchers on various fields of interest. After lunch, delegates will attend one of three concurrent breakout sessions. Delegates are able to choose their breakout session during the online registration process. Breakout sessions will be followed by an afternoon research presentation and the award ceremonies. The symposium will wrap-up at 4:00 pm.

Click here for the program.

Click here to view the presenter biographies.

Click here to view the presenter list.


The symposium will take place at Vancouver Convention Centre East at Canada Place. The Vancouver Convention Centre has an east and a west building. The symposium will take place in the east building with the white sails. When coming from Waterfront Station, you’ll have to pass Starbucks and the lobby of the Pan Pacific Hotel to find the entrance on the left side of the building.

When you head into the lobby of Vancouver Convention Centre East, look for the symposium signage and head towards the escalators to go up to the second level. Registration will be on the second floor near the South Foyer and Meeting Rooms 1/2/3.

For directions from Waterfront station to Vancouver Convention Centre East, click here

To plan your trip with public transportation, click here.

For printable directions, please click here.


There is a WestPark parking facility for Vancouver Convention Centre East.

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  1. Enter at the east side of the building (foot of Howe Street), obtain ticket from the dispenser and proceed to P1 or P2 for parking.
  2. Use the Convention Centre/Hotel elevators (not World Trade Centre elevators).
  3. For Meeting Rooms, press “M”.
  4. Head towards the South Foyer and Meeting Rooms 1/2/3 for registration.