Gender-Specific Research in Emergency Care: Investigate, Understand, and Translate How Gender Affects Patient Outcomes
May 13, 2014 - 7:30am

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 

Dallas, TX

Houston Ballroom ABC
Sheraton, Dallas

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:

  • Cardiovascular/resuscitation

  • Cerebrovascular

  • Pain

  • Trauma/injury/violence

  • Diagnostic imaging

  • Mental health

  • Substance abuse


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.


  1. Summarize and consolidate existing data and create a blueprint that furthers gender-specific research in the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute diseases.

  2. Discuss the conceptual models for designing studies and analysis that incorporate gender as an independent variable.

  3. Build a multinational interdisciplinary consortium to study gender medicine for acute conditions.

Visit the AEM site for more information.


May Research Forum Featuring Mercedes Carnethon, PhD
May 15, 2014 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

Join us during National Women's Health Week for our extended forum featuring women's health exhibitors, women's health research posters and Dr. Mercedes Carnethon's keynote presentation! 

Guest Speaker: Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Preventative Medicine, the Associate Chair for Faculty Development and Mentoring, and the Director of the Department's Division of Epidemiology

Topic: Metabolically Healthy Obese: Reality or Fantasy?

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014, Time: 11:00AM-1:30PM, Keynote lecture scheduled from 12:00-1:00pm, Prentice Women's Hospital (250 E. Superior Street), 3rd Floor Conference Room L South

The event is free but please register and  arrive early to ensure a seat and a light lunch. Register Today!

If you are a non-profit or for-profit exhibitor who would like a women's health informational table on display, please fill out our Information Table Application by May 3, 2014.

If you are a researcher who would like to display a poster on a topic important to women's health, please fill out our Abstract Submission Application by May 3, 2014.

Nursing credit hours are pending for this forum.

7th International Congress for Gender and Sex-Specific Medicine
November 10, 2014 - 9:00am to November 12, 2014 - 4:00pm

The 7th International Congress for Gender and Sex-Specific Medicine will be November 10-12, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel. 

Visit the website for more information.

Deadline for abstract submission is July 21, 2014.

Review abstract guidlines.