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Symposium on Public Health - The gender equation: Implications for health?

Selected video recordings of the symposium's lectures and discussions are available here.

Date: 17.03.2018

Location: Munich, Germany
Anatomical Institute, Pettenkoferstrasse 11, Lecture hall A202

‘Every human cell has a sex and every person is gendered’ (Eleanor Fish). There is a growing awareness of the implication of gender on several areas of our everyday lives. Current research suggests that the prevention, and management of common ailments requires a consideration of the individuals’ sex.

The aim with this symposium was to highlight the implications of gender on various aspects of human health including occupational and reproductive health as well as infectious disease and vaccination.



08:30 - 09:00   Registration

09:00 - 09:10   Welcome remarks

09:10 - 09:20   Introduction to gender and health
                        Olena Ivanova (Germany)

09:20 - 10:10   SeXX matters
                        Eleanor Fish (Canada)

10:10 - 10:40   Conceptualizing violence at work through a gender lens
                        Katherine Lippel (Canada)

10:40 - 11:10   Coffee break

11:10 - 11:40   Reproductive health and gender
                        Olena Ivanova (Germany)

11:40 - 12:20   Panel discussion I
                        Moderator: TBC

12:20 - 14:00   Lunch break and poster session

14:00 - 14:30   Sex differential effects of vaccines on all cause mortality
                        Christine Benn (Denmark)

14:30 - 15:00   Vaccine and gender
                        Adriane Martin Hilber (Switzerland)

15:00 - 15:30   Emerging infectious diseases and gender health
                        Sara E.Woodson (USA)

15:30 - 16:00   Coffee break

16:00 - 16:40   Panel discussion II
                        Moderator: Günter Fröschl

16:40 - 17:00   Conclusion and closing remarks
                        Günter Fröschl

Symposium Flyer (PDF 560 KB)