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Dr. Amanda Black receives SOGC’s Regional Achievement Award

June 26, 2014 — At the recent SOGC Annual Clinical Scientific Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Dr. Amanda Black was awarded with the Regional Achievement Award for the Ontario region in recognition for her leadership in women’s health.

Dr. Black is an associate professor in obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Ottawa and works at the Ottawa Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She received her medical degree from the University of Western Ontario and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Ottawa. She completed a fellowship in contraception and pediatric gynaecology at Queen’s University and a masters of public health at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Black has been an active member of the SOGC throughout her career. She contributed significantly to the development of the SOGC website frequently responds to SOGC media requests on the topic of female sexual health. Currently, she is chair of the SOGC’s national contraception awareness program and the Canadian contraception consensus committee.

Dr. Black has been involved in a number of educational initiatives in the area of contraception and sexual health, including the development of counselling aids for office practice and the development of contraception modules and workshops for physicians and residents.

Dr. Black is a recognized expert in her field and is a passionate advocate for ensuring that all Canadian women, including adolescents, have access to a wide range of affordable contraceptive options. She has authored many national guidelines and has published extensively on the topics of contraception and pediatric and adolescent gynecology, including the landmark Canadian Contraception Study.

The SOGC’s Regional Awards recognize the excellence of members, and the outstanding contributions of those who volunteer their time to women’s health at the local, regional, or provincial levels.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Marion Lapham
Communications and Public Education
Tel: 613-730-4192 or 1-800-561-2416, ext. 331

About the SOGC
The SOGC is one of Canada’s oldest national specialty organizations. Established in 1944, the Society’s mission is to promote excellence in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology and to advance the health of women through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and education. The SOGC represents obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals working in the field of sexual reproductive health. For more information, visit