Women and Robot Assisted Surgery

Women will discuss how minimally invasive robot assisted surgery is impacting women’s health programs across Canada.




Join us as we launch our webinar series focused on Women and Robot Assisted Surgery.

On Tuesday, December 14th, a panel will discuss the importance of access to robot-assisted surgery and how this innovative medical technology is impacting women’s health programs across Canada. Health care providers and a patient will discuss a range of topics focused on women in surgery, minimally invasive technologies, mentorship, women’s health and advocacy.

A short introduction presentation will be made followed by a moderated and audience question and answer.

The moderated panel will discuss the following important themes:

  • Women and Technology – Adoption and Perception
  • Teaching/Coaching, Training, and Learning Curve
  • Benefits of Robot Assisted Surgery for Patient, Surgeons and Hospitals
  • Navigating Access to Robot Assisted Surgery and Fundraising
  • Advocating Patient Access
  • Women in Leadership
  • Advice for Women in STEM

More details about the speakers:

  • Moderator – Dr. Andrea Simpson, Gynecology, Unity Health St Michaels Hospital (Toronto)
  • Dr. Shannon Salvador, Gynecologic Oncology, Jewish General Hospital (Montreal)
  • Dr. Helen Steed, Gynecologic Oncology, Lois Hole Woman’s Hospital (Edmonton)
  • Angie Stackhouse, Robot Coordinator Nurse, The Ottawa Hospital (Ottawa)
  • Robot Assisted Surgery Patient (TBC)

The audience will include health care professionals and hospital leadership, medical students and patients.

To learn more about robot-assisted surgery and the procedures health care teams across Canada provide with this technology including the perspective of patients who received this minimally invasive care visit robotassistedsurgery.ca

The event is finished.


Dec 14 2021


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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