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The Ottawa Hospital celebrates International Women’s Day

March 8, 2016  International Women’s Day is a globally recognized celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women. The Ottawa Hospital is proud to join this important day with our own celebration.

The hospital will:

  • Celebrate the achievements of women who work at the hospital with an inspirational keynote speech by Dr. Gretchen Conrad
  • Host a panel discussion about the balance between personal and professional life
  • Host an exhibit featuring a variety of vendors


Tuesday, March 8, 2016
4 to 5:30 p.m.: Keynote speech and panel discussion
2 to 6 p.m.: Exhibition


Keynote speaker:
Dr. Gretchen Conrad, Psychologist, The Royal

Moderator: Renee Legare, Executive VP Human Resources, The Ottawa Hospital


  • Dr. Mamta Gautam, Dept. of Psychiatry, The Ottawa Hospital / Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa President, CEO, Peak MD Inc.
  • Dr. Cathy Tsilfidis, Principal Investigator, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • Nathalie Cadieux, Executive VP Finance and Business Development, The Ottawa Hospital
  • Jan Leahy, Clinical Manager, Otolaryngology, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Pulmonary Medicine and Thoracic Surgery, 6NW – 6th Floor Observation Unit, General Campus, The Ottawa Hospital
  • Geneviève Côté, Professional Practice Manager, Psychosocial Services, The Ottawa Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital
Civic Campus Amphitheatre
1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9

Media contact:
Sarah Hartwick
Tel.: 613-737-8899, x79211

About The Ottawa Hospital:

The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals, with more than 1,100 beds, approximately 12,000 staff members and an annual budget of about $1.2 billion.

Our focus on learning and research helps us develop new and innovative ways to treat patients and improve care. As a multi-campus hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, we deliver specialized care to the Eastern Ontario region, but our techniques and research discoveries are adopted around the world. We engage the community at all levels to support our vision for better patient care.

From the compassion of our people to the relentless pursuit of new discoveries, The Ottawa Hospital never stops seeking solutions to the most complex health-care challenges.