about the conference

Now entering its fifth year, the Canadian Women in Medicine (CWIM) Conference has become a landmark event for thousands of women in medicine. We are *thrilled* to be back in person, while continuing to offer a simultaneous virtual option, similar to that which saw over 1500 women physicians attendees in 2021. 

 

The Canadian Women in Medicine (CWIM) Conference was founded in 2018. Its purpose was to bring women physicians together to learn and connect, as well as to improve their personal and professional wellness in a fun and supportive environment. The event also served to honour the life of our colleague and friend Dr. Elana Fric, by raising funds for her children, as well as charities supporting women struggling with Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). 

 

After that successful first conference, we saw the need for more. The Canadian Women in Medicine (CWIM) Organization was founded, a not-for-profit national membership organization with a mission to connect and support women physicians in all aspects of their lives. The CWIM Organization serves to provide additional support to women physicians throughout the year by way of advocacy, mentorship, and social/charitable events. The conference continues to support CWIM partners by providing early access and discounted registration, a forum for mentorship activities, and the presentation of the annual CWIM Inspiring Woman Physician Awards. 

 

The CWIM Conference provides best-in-class education on topics aligned with the CWIM mission to help women physicians thrive in both their personal and professional lives. It has grown to be the largest gathering of women physicians in North America. It also continues to be dedicated to honouring the life of Dr. Elana Fric, and all other women affected by IPV, by raising funds for charities that support women and their children. 

in person or virtual

In Person

  • Join us in beautiful Victoria, B.C. 

  • Conference swag box shipped to your home

  • Two full days of live plenary talks 

  • Breakfast, snacks and lunch on plenary days

  • Optional live workshops 

  • Welcome cocktail reception

  • Women, Wealth & Wine event (sponsored)

  • Optional Friday night social event 

  • Optional morning yoga and workout

  • CWIM Partner mentorship breakfast

  • Access to recorded sessions to view anything you miss live for six months! 

Virtual

  • Join us from the comfort of home or at a local CWIM partner hotel

  • Conference swag box shipped to your home

  • Two full days of live-streamed plenary talks

  • Optional virtual and live-streamed workshop

  • Women, Wealth & Wine live-streamed event

  • Optional virtual morning yoga & workout

  • CWIM Partner virtual mentorship breakfast

  • Access to recorded sessions to view anything you miss live for six months!

your conference team
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Dr. Setareh Ziai

Co-Founder & Organizer

Ophthalmologist

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Dr. Caitlin Schwartz

Co-Founder & Organizer

Family Physician

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Sarah Watson

Programs & Events Manager

CWIM Conference