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The 11th Annual International Women's and Children's Health Conference

Burlington, Ontario
October 2, 2009

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Royal Botanical Gardens

Traditional research and education has neglected women's health issues. This is particularly evident in the developing world, where the majority of science and research is not related to major causes of morbidity and mortality. McMaster University has a tremendous potential to change this, and improve the health of many people around the world. It can do so through newly-focused participation in international health care delivery, education and research. The vision of IWCH Network is to improve the health of needy women and children. It does this by mobilizing professionals, and equipping dedicated students in leadership development, research and education, both at home and abroad.

Themed “Planting Seeds: The Growth of Community-Centered Health Initiatives," this conference will promote active participation in improving health outcomes for women and children in local as well as global communities.

Keynote Speakers

  • Sally Armstrong - Author, Journalist, Human Rights Activist, Member of the Order of Canada, Amnesty International Award Winner
  • Carol Devine - Human Rights Activist, Vice President of Dignitas International, Former Program Director of Medecins Sans Frontieres

Register today; the early-bird deadline is Sept 18th, 2009.

For more information and to register, visit