thursday, september 5, 2013
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Tackling the greatest healthcare challenges through innovation in clinical care and policy – Dr. Danielle Martin and Dr. Sacha Bhatia lead the recently-launched Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) > MORE


Take Note

Women’s xchange presents: Building the Future of Leadership in Women’s Health
On Monday Sept. 16, join us for a panel discussion to learn how six remarkable women have developed their diverse careers and are contributing to the health of women. And, learn about the launch of our exciting $15K Challenge that will award $15,000 or more to various organizations who can help advance the health of women and girls.

New health disciplines and nursing section launches in Connect. For a look at the first piece, set to run in each edition of Connect, visit the section below.


Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Social workers break down barriers and create new ways to deliver care – WCH social workers from the Mother Matters program and the Family Practice Single Session Clinic are improving treatment options and enhancing quality of life for patients.



Onsite colposcopy clinic improves cancer screening rates: study
Women who had a colposcopy at a sexual health clinic that provided extra support and counselling were 34 per cent more likely to undergo the cancer screening procedure compared to women who were referred to a hospital or doctor’s office, according to a new study by Women’s College Hospital’s Dr. Sheila Dunn. Click here for the full story.

WCH in the Media

Canadian Living relaunches magazine with monthly column from Dr. Danielle Martin and health stories vetted by WCH experts. > MORE

Dr. Steven Narod’s study on BRCA1 and cancer survival rates gains international attention. > More

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Women’s Health Matters

This month, Women’s Health Matters spoke with Women’s College Hospital psychiatrist Dr. Simone Vigod about her research showing that new mothers who live in urban areas may be at greater risk for postpartum depression than women who live in rural areas.


From WCH Foundation

Avril Lavigne has partnered with WCHF by inviting all her fans to join her in the world’s largest choir in support of women’s health. No auditions required! Sing today online or at our recording booth at locations across the GTA. Raise Your Voices for WCH! > MORE


If you have a story idea for a future issue of Connect, please contact Magda Stec at or ext. 3210.