The SOGC welcomes new President, Dr. Amanda Black

At this year’s Annual Clinical Scientific Conference, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist welcomed Dr. Amanda Black as their new president, who begins her 1-year term. Of her many goals, Dr. Black intends to make contraception devices and methods available to all without the burden of cost. 

Dr. Black hails from Ottawa and is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Ottawa.  She completed her medical training at the University of Western Ontario, The University of Ottawa and Queen’s University, and obtained her Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.  She holds appointments at The Ottawa Hospital and CHEO and is an Associate Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI).  

She was previously Vice President of the SOGC Board of Directors and also sits on the Board of Salus Global.  She has authored many national guidelines, developed educational programs including those for health care providers and the public. She has also presented nationally and internationally and authored numerous publications in her field. 
Dr. Black holds the Dr. Elaine Jolly Chair in Women’s Health Research at The University of Ottawa.  She has participated in a number of international clinical trials, database studies, and investigator-led clinical studies.  Her research focuses on new contraceptive methods, contraceptive use and trends in Canada, access to family planning services, and adolescent sexual health.

The SOGC Board of Directors has also undergone a change in membership. We would like to thank the following for their dedicated service to the SOGC:

Dr. Maggie Morris 
Dr. Isabelle Hardy
Ms. Carole Miceli
Dr. Annie Ouellet
Dr. Amanda Morris
Dr. Dante Pascali
Dr.  Charlotte Roy

We are happy to welcome the following SOGC members to our Board of Directors:

Dr. Venu Jain
Dr. Nicholas Leyland

Please visit our Leadership page for more details.