Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Houston Ballroom ABC
Gender-specific medicine is the “science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and how the manifestations, mechanisms and treatment of disease vary as a function of gender.” While gender-specific medicine incorporates advances in reproductive health issues, the AEM Consensus Conference will focus on broad disease-specific EM issues that are relevant to both women and men.
The key domains of the conference are:
The goal of the 2014 AEM Consensus Conference is to stimulate EM researchers to methodically recognize, investigate and translate the impact of gender on their clinical research outcomes. The conference proposes to build a foundation upon which researchers can build interdisciplinary scholarship, networks of expertise, discussion forums, multicenter collaborations, evidence-based publications, and improved education. The overarching themes of the conference have been guided and informed by NIH research priorities on gender medicine and include study of the lifespan, sex/gender distinctions, health disparities/differences and diversity and interdisciplinary research.
Summarize and consolidate existing data and create a blueprint that furthers gender-specific research in the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute diseases.
Discuss the conceptual models for designing studies and analysis that incorporate gender as an independent variable.
Build a multinational interdisciplinary consortium to study gender medicine for acute conditions.
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