Equally interchangeable? How sex and gender affect transplantation

07.03.2018 12:00 Uhr bis 08.03.2018 16:00
CRC Hannover
Feodor-Lynen-Str. 15
30625 Hannover
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Dear colleagues,

We invite you to join us for an interactive workshop on sex- and gender-specific issues in transplantation as important, but potentially under-recognized factors determining patient and transplant outcomes. In 2015 the National Institute of Health (NIH) launched a notice stating the expectation that “sex as a biological variable will be factored into research designs, analyses,and reporting in vertebrate animal and human studies.”

The recognition of potential differences and their impact for science has been an important step forward. It reinforces the establishment of still mostly unavailable but necessary scientific insights. While the NIH motivates researchers to consider sex, it also acknowledges the importance of gender for health and disease processes. Sex refers to the biological and physiological differences, gender is seen as a social concept. Nevertheless, both are interrelated and potentially inseparable.

Our workshop starts by providing epidemiological findings on access and outcome in transplantation, followed by evaluating underlying and causative factors for potential differences. We discuss not only how to implement sex/gender in basic and clinical research proposals, but also how to translate generated evidence into guidelines and policies.
Throughout the workshop we take a sex- and gender-based perspective, being aware that many times we may discuss sex rather than gender due to data limitations. We look forward to presenting a comprehensive overview of the current evidence that intends to dispel existing myths on sex- and gender-specific questions in transplantation. Finally, we expect to identify areas where more basic and/or clinical research is needed Hannover Medical School and University Osnabrück.

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

wir möchten Sie sehr herzlich zur Abschlusstagung des Projekts Geschlecht – Macht – Wissen in der Transplantation einladen. Das Projekt wurde für drei Jahre vom Niedersächsischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur gefördert. Die hochkarätig besetzte Tagung „Biomedical and Socio-cultural Aspects in Transplantation“, die am 7. und 8. März an der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover stattfindet, zeigt, dass die Projektergebnisse zur medizinischen Geschlechterforschung international anschlussfähig sind. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Teilnahme.

Kontakt: Dr. phil. Bärbel Miemietz, M.A., Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Gleichstellungsbeauftragte, Gleichstellung OE 0013, Carl-Neuberg-Straße 1, 30625 Hannover, Deutschland, Tel.: +49 511 532-6501, Fax: +49 511 532-3441, gleichstellung/AT/mh-hannover.de,
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