Catherine Allaire

  • Clinical Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vancouver, Canada
  • Head of Division of Gynaecologic Specialties, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vancouver, Canada
  • Medical Director, BC Women’s Hospital Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis, and BC Women’s Reproductive Medicine Program

Professor Allaire graduated from McGill University medical school, did her specialty training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of British-Columbia and then completed an SRS Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She was an early adopter of MIS techniques in Canada and has been a surgical mentor to many trainees and colleagues. She founded and was Fellowship Director for 12 years of the UBC Advanced Training Program in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis.

Professor Allaire was President of the World Congress on Endometriosis (Vancouver, 2017) and past President of the Canadian Society for Advancement of Gynecologic Excellence (CanSAGE). She currently a board member of CanSAGE and the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS). She is co-lead of EndoACT Canada, a national advocacy movement aiming to drive policy action on endometriosis.

Professor Allaire has co-authored many Canadian national guidelines on gynaecologic conditions and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Her current clinical and research focus is on the etiology and management of pelvic pain and endometriosis.

Professor Allaire was a member of the WES Board from 2014-2021 and joined in her current role in 2022.