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Women Talking™ Events

  • Women Talking™ Wednesday        Dr Shafeena Premji
    Women Talking™ Wednesday        Dr Shafeena Premji
    Membership Offer
    Wed, May 29
    Virtual Zoom Event
    May 29, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
    Virtual Zoom Event
    Topic: Hormonal Health Implications on Cardiovascular Health

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When:   January 31, 2024

Time:    12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Where: Virtual Zoom Event

Topic:   Promising Treatments for Perimenopause & Menopause

Invited clinical expert: Dr. Ardelle Piper, MD, M.Ed, FRCSC OBGYN, MSCP, Certified Menopause Specialist

About Dr. Ardelle Piper: 

Dr. Ardelle Piper is a Royal College Certified OB/GYN located in Ottawa, ON, Canada. After a BSc(H) in Cell and Developmental Biology, she achieved her medical degree (MD) at the University of British Columbia in 2006. Passionate for women’s health and education, she pursued Obstetrics & Gynecology residency and MEd in Saskatchewan. In 2013 she came to Ottawa to complete subspecialty training in Midlife Women’s Health at The Shirley E. Greenberg Women's Health Centre in Ottawa. She has held NCMP (now renamed MSCP, The Menopause Society Certified Practitioner) designation since 2014.

Dr Piper is now a pioneer in virtual care, providing telemedicine menopause assessments to women across Ontario since 2020. Her virtual menopause clinic focuses on menopause education, hormone therapy, post-cancer thrivership, sexual function, and preventive health promotion. As a subject matter expert, Dr. Piper is frequently called upon as keynote speaker to provide menopause education to medical colleagues and the community. She advocates for improved appreciation of menopause in the general public, and women’s health education in workplace wellness programs.

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When:   November 22, 2023

Time:    12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Where: Virtual Zoom Event

Topic:   Endocrinology & Metabolism, Obesity Medicine

Invited clinical expert: Dr. Megha Poddar MD, FRCPC, ABOM

About Dr. Poddar:

Dr. Megha Poddar is an Endocrinologist and Obesity medicine specialist in Toronto, Ontario. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University. Dr. Poddar serves as the Medical Director of the Medical Weight Management Centre of Canada (MWMCC) and the Clinical Director of the LMC Weight Management Program.

 

As a lead author and co-author, she has contributed to various resources on obesity education, including the McMaster textbook of internal medicine and the 2020 Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines. She is dedicated to mentoring healthcare providers in obesity management and clinical development, both nationally and globally, and is a passionate advocate for patients living with obesity.

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When:   October 18, 2023

Time:    12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Where: Virtual Zoom Event

Topic:   Perimenopause and Menopause Care

Invited clinical expert: Dr. Shafeena Premji, MD, MHS, CCFP, FCFP, MSCP

About Dr. Premji:

Dr Shafeena Premji is a physician with a fellowship designation with the Canadian College of Family Physicians and in Women's Health. She holds a Menopause Society Certification (MSCP) since 2015.

She is the founder/director of Mahogany Medical Clinic and The Village Medical in SE Calgary where she offers prenatal care, women's health consultations, and a menopause clinic. Dr Premji serves on the Board of the Canadian Menopause Society (CMS) and the Medical Advisory Board of the Menopause Foundation of Canada (MFC). Dr Premji was a Top 40 Under 40 recipient with Avenue Magazine.

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