The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has a leading profile in Canada with regard to basic and clinical research activities. Members of the department published approximately 130 peer-reviewed original research papers, plus 75 additional publications in 2010/2011 and received funding for over 200 research projects.
The main departmental forum reflecting our research profile is our Annual Research Day and the Henderson Lecture, held in early May. (Please click on this link to see a list of Henderson Lectures over the years.) 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 programme includes oral and poster presentations by trainees. Also included in the programme 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.