Registration is open! Get tickets here.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Ideas to Action: Advocating for Women and Children’s Health”. We’ve organized a variety of workshops and speakers delivered by professionals in advocating for child and youth health, LGBTQ+ rights and more!

Come learn about your role as an advocate for women and children’s health on a local and global scale through exciting speakers and workshops. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as IPE credit. Tickets are $25 and registration will close November 10th. For more information, check out our website If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at


International Women and Children’s Health 

The International Women’s and Children’s Health (IWCH) Network was founded by Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese in 1998 and was originally aimed at promoting global health education among students, faculty, and community members at McMaster University. The key product of the Network was a one-day symposium featuring different talks on issues related to women’s and children’s health around the world. Dr. Froese, with the assistance of Dr. Lynda Redwood-Campbell and Mary Harvey (among other faculty members) coordinated the conference each year. Students from various faculties (particularly medicine, nursing, and midwifery) were very involved in organizing the conference. Since 2007, students have exclusively chaired the IWCH Conference.

The IWCH Network is committed to improving the health of women and children in disadvantaged places of the world through leadership development, clinical outreach and research.

Photos from our conference are also available on our Facebook page!