Gender and Sex Differences in Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation - Interesting Discoveries to Inform Policy and Practice

Date: 
Feb 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
700-828 W. 10 Ave., VGH Research Pavilion
Presenter: 
Mieke Koehoorn
Details: 

This presentation will share examples from clinical health research where accounting for sex and gender differences revealed significant discoveries in health outcomes and health services.  Every cell is sexed and every person is gendered –  the evidence we generate may be incomplete or incorrect if we do not take this into account, with missed opportunities to improve prevention and treatment at a population health level  This presentation will include examples drawn from orthopedic surgery, musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation, pharmaceutical sciences, mental health, and microbiology (to name a few).

Learning Objectives:  

  • To provide examples of where sex and gender matter in clinical epidemiology and evaluation
  • To stimulate discussion of how evidence of sex and gender differences in clinical epidemiology can be used to guide health policy and practice