A Letter from Our Co-Chairs
We are ecstatic to be this year’s co-chairs for the 2021 IWCH conference. As aspiring healthcare professionals, we hope to use this platform to bring our passion for health equity to this year’s conference and expose students to concepts pertaining to women’s and children’s health. We hope that we are able to inspire young professionals to find their passions relating to advocacy and enable them to become contributing members of society.
Our theme this year is “Breaking Barriers: Exploring the Impact of Systemic Oppression on Women’s and Children’s Health.” The goal of this theme is to provide future healthcare leaders with a toolbox of skills to combat prejudices faced by women and children globally. With the help of outstanding experts in the field, we want to explore the layers of systemic oppression including, but not limited to, the influence of systemic oppression on youth development, the impact of marginalization on access to care and culturally competent care.
We invite you to virtually join us on the Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 to learn more about women’s and children’s health, get involved in local initiatives, network with other students and professionals in the field, or share your research. This year, the IWCH team has decided to host an online conference due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in order to preserve the safety of all individuals involved. Nevertheless, we envision our online conference to be interactive and engaging. The online platform allows us to make the event bigger than before and we are excited to expand the conference to students from multiple schools and backgrounds.
We look forward to meeting you (virtually)!
Preksha, Haniah, & Payal
IWCH Co-Chairs 2021