The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and Practice Point Communications (PPC) announce a new partnership to promote the integration of sex and gender differences in health practitioner education.
To achieve evidence-based patient-centered care, both sex and gender considerations must be integrated into research and data reporting, health professions education, and clinical practice. For women, the goal is to shift from a focus on reproductive concerns to a perspective that encompasses the health of women overall. In both men’s and women’s healthcare, clinicians need to consider both biological (sex) and sociocultural (gender) factors, as well as the interaction between the two.
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“We are thrilled about the collaboration with Practice Point Communications and appreciate the recognition of the critical need to further the integration of sex and gender specific medicine in professional education,” say Caroline Paul, MD, and Mary Rojek, PhD, co-chairs of the American Medical Women’s Association Sex and Gender Health Collaborative (AMWA-SGHC). “We hope that with Practice Point Communications’ deliberate and conscious inclusion of more sex and gender specific data in their content, we will raise awareness regarding the crucial need to consider sex differences in all aspects of medicine and its delivery.”
In furtherance of our shared mission, Practice Point Communications commits to promoting the inclusion of sex and gender differences when working with faculty to develop new medical educational content within their live lecture series, and in enduring modules, when applicable.
“We aim to work with AMWA faculty who are well versed in chronic disease care to incorporate any sex and gender differences impacting diagnosis and management, and will invite all faculty to acknowledge any known sex and gender differences in the planning and presentation of educational content with regard to the prevalence, diagnosis, or management of the condition or disease,” says Chris Fleming, President of Practice Point Communications.
The importance of recognizing the effects of sex and gender on disease presentation, treatment and prognosis, and the value of considering these differences in clinical decision-making will go a long way toward achieving evidence-based personalized medicine for men and women.