Mind the Gap: Hormonal Contraceptives and Brain Health

This event occurs every 2 weeks on Wednesday until Oct, 19th 2022
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
$10 - $250

Event banner that is pink in colour with a brain graphic in the middle surrounded by different contraceptives used by people who give birth

Mind the Gap is a virtual conference series hosted by Women’s Health Research Cluster that is led by Dr. Liisa Galea

UBC’s Women Health Research Cluster (WHRC) is hosting ‘Mind the Gap’: a virtual conference series that aims to bring to light the unique aspects of hormonal contraceptives and the examined effects of these hormones on the brain. It will engage researchers, clinicians, community partners, trainees, and policymakers to share research and develop strategies to spotlight the need for consideration of female-specific factors to improve women+’s brain health. The overall objective of this conference is to bring attention to the brain health issues that women+ face and encourage the medical, scientific and commercial communities to address them. 

In this virtual conference series, WHRC will be hosting bi-weekly events including two keynote talks, four symposia, trainee mentor sessions, guest workshops and a roundtable discussion where attendees will co-create create a blueprint for future research on hormonal contraceptives. You are invited to join all of these gatherings, or pick and choose which ones you want to attend. 

For more information about the conference program, visit their page for a detailed schedule.

Students interested in women’s health can register for a lower price. Early Bird registration for the full series is open until August 31, 2022.