“It takes a global effort. In a visionary and bold initiative, women leaders from different countries are coming together to identify priorities and opportunities for international collaboration. ‘Women in Science, Health and Innovation: Leadership Looking To The Future‘ will be held in Vancouver on March 7. In this event that ties to International Women’s Day — and foreshadows the 2019 Women Deliver conference in Vancouver on gender equality — researchers and speakers from Canada, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany and the United States will come together to address important questions:

1. What have been the greatest changes in North America and Europe and over time for women in health, science and innovation?

2. What have been some of the historical and incentives barriers to women entering engineering and physical sciences?

3. What is on the agenda for coming years in gender, medical research and innovation?

4. How have women in the past set the path for women in academic medicine and entrepreneurship of the future?”

More on Women in health, science and innovation are collaborating globally by Dr. Judy Illes, Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia. She is Director of the National Core for Neuroethics at UBC, and faculty in the Brain Research Centre at UBC and at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.

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