Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Annual Research Day

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has a leading profile in research in Canada.

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). 

36th Annual Research Day

Date:  May 3, 2019
Time:  8:00AM to 6:00PM
Location: Arcadian Court (401 Bay Street - Simpson Tower, 8th floor), Toronto

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.

This year's Research Day will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Arcadian Court on the corner of Bay and Queen.

I'm a faculty member, but I didn't receive information on this event.

Our department is currently in the process of updating our faculty's information. If you did not receive emails about Research Day, we may have outdated information from you. To update your contact address with us, please fill out the following online form.

How do I participate?

Register to attend Research Day

The registration deadline is Monday, April 15, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Has your abstract been accepted?

Emails have been sent to those whose abstracts have been accepted for Research Day. This email included information about how to submit your posters. For more information about this process, visit the ePostersLive website:

Dr. DeLancey HeadshotSpecial Lecture

"Birth, prolapse and pelvic floor injury" with Dr. John DeLancey

John O. L. DeLancey, MD is the Norman F. Miller Professor of Gynecology and Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan. Dr. DeLancey has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine and named an Honorary Fellow ad eundem in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for pioneering work in advanced imaging and biomechanics that has elucidated basic mechanisms of pelvic floor disorders. He has published over 240 scientific articles, received over $20 million in NIH funding and lectured in over 30 countries on 5 continents. A former President of the American Urogynecologic Society and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, he has an active surgical practice for complex and refractory pelvic floor problems and is listed in Best Doctors in America and received Marquis Who’s Who in the World Life-time Achievement Award. 

Past Research Days

To view abstracts of previous Research Days, click on the links below:


Since 2014 Research Day has been an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1), as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of RCPSC. Each registered participant will be able to claim up to a maximum of 7.0 RCPSC Section 1 credits by attending all sessions.

For more information about Research Day and CME-accreditation, contact CPD.