Sex and Gender in Biomedical Research
Date and time
Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Berlin Institute of Health
Master’s, MD, and PhD students with a biomedical background
A patient’s sex and/or gender is often a neglected factor in biomedical research. Yet in order to understand differences in the emergence and progression of diseases and to develop suitable treatments, it is important for such research to take sex and gender differences into account. The sex of cells, tissues, animals and of course humans matter and when research does not consider sex and gender aspects we may miss important effects. It can even harm the life of patients as the example of the female heart attack and the differing symptoms or the life threatening effects of drugs on women have shown.
This symposium wants to explore the potential of sex and gender aspects to add to biomedical research, from basic research to different fields of clinical research. It is open to master’s, MD, and PhD students. The program combines lectures and workshops where the participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own ideas and learn from well-established researchers including the winner of the 2019 BIH Excellence Award for Sex and Gender Aspects in Health Research.
For more information and to view the programme, visit the symposium website.