Committees

In 1995, the SOGC established a committee for members interested in becoming involved in international women’s health initiatives. The SOGC's international work is now supported by three committees:


International Women’s Health Committee (IWHC)

The IWHC Committee is co-chaired by Dr. Sari L. Kives (ON) and Dr. Hassan Shenassa (ON), and is composed of SOGC members including representation from obstetrics/gynaecology, family physicians, nursing, junior members and midwifery.

The IWH Committee is coordinated by Ms. Astrid Bucio, Director of the International Women's Health Program.

IWH Committee Members:

Dr. Anjali Aggarwal,
Dr. Céline Bouchard,
Mr. Joseph Chouinard,
Dr. W.A. Ralph Cooke,
Dr. Laurie Margaret Elit,
Dr. Scott Alexander Farrell (SOGC Past President),
Dr. Michel P. Fortier (SOGC Past President),
Dr. Catherine Anne Hansen,
Dr. Naana Afua Jumah (Junior Member),
Dr. Sari L. Kives (Co-chair),
Dr. René Laliberté,
Ms. Ann Lovold,
Dr. Dianne Marie Miller,
Ms. Joanna M. Nemrava (Corresponding member),
Dr. Suzanne Roberge,
Dr. Hassan Shenassa (Co-chair),
Dr. Baljit Singh,
Dr. Thirza Smith,
Dr. Rachel Spitzer,
Mrs. Allende Wittmann.


The ALARM/GESTA International Committee (AGIC)

The ALARM/GESTA International Committee, currently chaired by Dr. Jaelene Mannerfeldt and co-chaired by Dr. Eileen K. Hutton, is composed of SOGC members, including representation from obstetrics/gynaecology, family physicians, nursing, junior members and midwifery.

As of 2005, the ALARM International Committee is no longer a sub-committee of the International Women's Health Committee; instead, the ALARM/GESTA International Committee reports directly to the SOGC Council.

The ALARM International Committee is coordinated by Ms. Christine Nadori, ALARM International Program Manager.

AGIC Members:

Dr. Erin Adams (Junior Member),
Dr. Lauré Adrien (Corresponding Member - Haiti),
Dr. Lisa Avery,
Dr. François Beaudoin,
Dr. Christine Biryabarema (Corresponding Member - Uganda),
Dr. David Vincent Caloia,
Dr. Lenka Cerovsky,
Dr. François Couturier,
Dr. Ahmed M. Ezzat (SOGC Past-President),
Dr. John Guilfoyle,
Dr. Eileen K. Hutton (Co-chair),
Dr. Noor Ladhani (Junior Member),
Dr. René Laliberté,
Ms. Ann Lovold,
Dr. Jaelene Mannerfeldt (Chairperson),
Dr. Hector Romeo Menendez (Corresponding Member - Guatemala),
Dr. Iryna Mogilevkina (Corresponding Member - Ukraine),
Dr. Gilles Perreault,
Dr. Margaretha Rebel (Corresponding Member),
Dr. Suzanne Roberge,
Dr. Eric Stearns,
Ms. Mary Anne Van Os.


The GESTA QUARITE Project Committee

The GESTA QUARITE Project Committee is currently chaired by Dr. André Bernard Lalonde and is composed of SOGC members including representation from obstetrics/gynaecology, family physicians, and midwifery.

The GESTA QUARITE project committee is coordinated by Dr. Jean Richard Dortonne, Project Manager, QUARITE.

The GESTA QUARITE Project Committee Members:

Dr. Daniel Blouin,
Dr. François Couturier (Co-chair),
Dr. Marie Hatem,
Dr. René Laliberté,
Dr. Jean Charles Pasquier,
Dr. Gilles Perreault (Co-chair).


Become a member of a committee

Members of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada are eligible to be members of the committees. The membership of these committees changes annually at the time of our Annual Clinical Meeting in June. Anyone interested in becoming involved can submit his/her name, along with an expression of interest and a CV to the International Women's Health Program at intl@sogc.com.