Conferences & Workshops

Penn Workshops

  • Penn Center for Research on Sex and Gender in Health and the Penn Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program
    May 23, 2016 - May 26, 2016
    Inn at Penn

    OSSD 2016 Annual Meeting, May 23 - 26, 2016: The 10th annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences: "The Causes and Consequences of Sex Differences"

    The 2016 OSSD meeting will be held at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. Join us in Philadelphia for an exciting and diverse scientific program that will provide an opportunity for you to stay informed about the most recent advances in research and policy regarding sex differences in physiology and disease. The 2016 Program Committee is chaired by Kathryn Sandberg. The local hosts of the meeting are Tracy Bale and Neill Epperson.

    Opening Plenary Lecture and Reception: May 23rd, 5:00 - 7:30 pm (14th floor Penn Biomedical Research Building) Eric J. Nestler, M.D. Ph.D. 'Sex differences in the molecular basis of depression.'

    Keynote Speakers: Rhonda Voskuhl, M.D. 'Protective effects of estrogen in multiple sclerosis' & James L. Kirkland, M.D. Ph.D. 'Sex and aging'

    Presidential Symposium: 'Getting Basic Scientists to Think About Sex' with Janine Clayton, M.D. and Cara Tannenbaum, M.D.

    OSSD 2016 Workshop: (May 24th, 9:10 am - 12:00 pm) "Variability in Response to Drugs and Devices: Influence of sex" with Naomi Lowy, M.D. and Marjorie Jenkins, M.D., MEHP

    Invited Sessions Include:

    • Sex Differences in Developmental Origins of Metabolic Disease
    • Sex Differences in Sensorimotor Control
    • Sex Differences in the Gut Microbiome
    • Sex Differences in Bones and Joints from Puberty to Adulthood
    • Sex Differences in Multiple Sclerosis
    • Sex Differences in Stress Responses
    • Sex, Inflammation and Stroke
    • Sex Differences in Memory Decline
    • Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Disease
    • Sex Differences in Addiction
    • Sex Chromosomes and Sex-Linked Genes in Cancer
    • Thinking about Gender in Preclinical Models: Examples of models and best practices (lunch time discussion)

    The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) is a scientific membership organization that seeks to enhance knowledge of sex/gender differences by facilitating interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among scientists and clinicians of diverse backgrounds.   Most diseases differ in males and females. Often, one sex is partially protected from a disease because of biological or environmental factors. It is important to understand these sex differences, to discover and enhance sex-biasing factors that protect from disease, and to develop optimal therapies for women and men.

    Date posted: 3/22/2016 | View listing

Other Workshops

  • Penn State Population Research Institute
    September 19, 2016 - September 21, 2016
    Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA
    March 31, 2016
    The conference will feature a mix of keynote panels currently in development as well as panels, posters, and other innovative sessions that we invite you to submit for juried review. The call for proposals and conference abstract submission website can be found here. Conference submission deadline extended from March 15 to March 31st!
    Date posted: 3/24/2016 | View listing
  • Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research
    January 11, 2017 - January 13, 2017
    San Antonio, TX
    Applied Demography Conference, January 11-13, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.The conference is for demographers, sociologists, economists, planners, marketers, and others working with demographic information in applied settings. Plan to join us for this stimulating and fun meeting in the relaxed setting of a historic city. Student participation is encouraged.Contact Lloyd Potter ( for more information or if you wish to be notified when the call for papers is issued. Details will be available soon at:
    Date posted: 3/24/2016 | View listing
  • Population and Poverty Research Initiative, IFPRI, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (WFHF)
    September 8, 2016 - September 9, 2016
    Washington, DC
    Date posted: 4/8/2016 | View listing