About the SOGC

The SOGC is one of Canada’s oldest national specialty organizations. Established in 1944, the Society’s mission is to lead the advancement of women’s health through excellence and collaborative professional practice. 

The SOGC has grown to over 4,000 members, comprised of obstetricians, gynaecologists, family physicians, nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals working in the field of women's sexual and reproductive health.

The Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (APOG) was officially integrated with the SOGC in January 2018, strengthening and unifying the voices of both organizations in their common goal to improve women’s health in Canada through research and education.

The SOGC produces Clinical Practice Guidelines for both public and medical education, which are published in the acclaimed Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC). The Society is also a Continuing Professional Development provider for physicians and health care providers in Canada and offers a comprehensive suite of Continuing Medical Education events, including an Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), three regional conferences, online courses and the popular Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM) program. 

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The SOGC is the leading voice in women's health in Canada. We are a strong and vibrant society with an active and growing membership. We are here to support you in providing the best care possible to women in Canada and around the world. That's why so many health care providers have become members of the SOGC. Let us be your partner in practice.

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