Sex and Gender News
Sex and Gender Is the Focal Point at Medical Meetings and More
Members of the Sex and Gender Health Collaborative have been promoting their work to a variety of practitioners as well as making a case for enhanced training through a sex and gender lens.
AMWA Interim Meeting 2018
AMWA held their interim meeting on September 15-16, 2018 in Rochester Hills, MI at the Van Hoosen Farm, the home of Bertha Van Hoosen, founder of AMWA. The Sex and Gender Health Collaborative chair and executive director presented an update to the board and attendees regarding current and upcoming projects. Attendees offered to assist with future projects.
Sex and Gender Health Education Summit 2018
On April 8-10, 2018, the first international Sex and Gender Health Education Summit was held at the University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City, UT. This was the first interprofessional Summit and included educators from medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health, and public health. The Summit’s goal were to provide participants with knowledge about sex and gender based health (SGBBH), the tools to integrate SGBH into their own curricula, and tools to advocate for SGBH inclusion at their home institutions. SGHC leadership participated in event planning and led various Summit activities.
Sex and Gender Medical Education Summit 2015
On October 18-19, 2015, the first international Sex and Gender Medical Education Summit was held at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. The Summit’s goal was to create a roadmap for curricular change about sex and gender based medicine. SGWHC was an event co-sponsor. SGWHC board members were event co-chairs, planning committee members, speakers, and Summit e-proceedings editors.
Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase
On October 15th, in Bridgewater, NJ, more than 300 leaders from medical institutions, industry and non profit came together for an evening of networking and discussion about the opportunities to advance women’s health in the new health care environment. Visitors to the exhibit were invited to play the Wheel of Differences, where questions about medical practice are posed to elicit an understanding of when and if sex or gender distinctions in screening, prevalence, response to treatment, or outcomes varies between women and men.
Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex & Health Conference, hosted by the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health in Montreal, October 2012.
National Board of Medical Examiners Working Group
Meeting at the National Board of Medical Examiners offices in Philadelphia in 2012.
The Texas Tech University Health Science Center and Laura Bush Institute for Women’s Health
Hosted its first Gender-Specific Women’s Health Symposium on October 3, 2012. Larry Cahill, Ph.D., professor of Neurobiology and Behavior at UC Irvine provided the Keynote address. Dr. Marjorie Jenkins chaired the symposium. There were almost 150 attendees from four schools and six campuses. More than 100 posters were presented. The strong response from leadership, faculty and students resulted in many “ah ha” moments in discovering the significance of sex and gender medicine.
Physicians, medical students, physicians-in-training and speakers at the American Medical Student Association Annual Meeting in Houston and the American Medical Women’s Association annual meeting in Miami visited the Advancing Women’s Health Initiative exhibit (relaunched as the Sex & Gender Women’s Health Collaborative) which inspired them to consider sex and gender differences in their approach to medical care. Medical students was very interested in learning more about approaching their patients with a sex and gender lens; one student voiced his support for women’s rights in healthcare so much so that he started a chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association at the University of South Florida. Margaret A. Nosek, PhD, executive director of the Center for Research of Women with Disabilities at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston stopped at tour exhibit to reinforce the need for people with disabilities to be included in efforts to promote sex and gender specific care.