Call for Abstracts and Awards

Deadline March 19, 2021 

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The OSSD is accepting abstract submissions for the OSSD 2021 Virtual Meeting to be held May 3-6, 2021!



The OSSD currently offers numerous awards to trainees!! 

  • Elizabeth Young New Investigator Award
  • Virtual Travel Awards
  • First Time Attendee Awards NEW!! 
  • Underrepresented Minority Undergraduate Attendee Awards NEW!! 
  • The Florence P. Haseltine Poster Awards
  • Canadian Institute for Health Research Poster Awards


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Recently published article

Sex- and Gender-Based Pharmacological Response to Drugs.
Do Women with Diabetes Need More Intensive Action for Cardiovascular Reduction than Men with Diabetes?:

RANK links thymic regulatory T cells to fetal loss and gestational diabetes in pregnancy:
Nauman AT, Behlouli H, Alexander N, Kendel F, Drewelies J, Mantantzis K, Berger N, Wagner GG, Gerstorf D, Demuth I, Pilote L, Regitz-Zagrosek V. Gender score development in the Berlin Aging Study II: a retrospective approach. Biol Sex Differ 12, 15 (2021)
PDF icon Methods for Prospectively Incorporating Gender into Health Sciences Research published in Journal of Clinical Epidemiology Now available in PDF



What is GOING-FWD?

Project title: Gender Outcomes INternational Group: to Further Well-being Development (GOING-FWD)

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Educational activities

Sex and gender dimensions in education and training will include face-to-face and online modules, tools and workshops designed to improve health outcomes across non-communicable diseases. 

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We also aim to construct innovative ways to disseminate the application of gender measurement towards personalized approaches to chronic disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Our research focuses on the following:

1. Gender-related variables.

2. Cost-sensitive and patient-reported outcome measures.

3. Knowledge translation and dissemination

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Workshops, Conferences and Lectures.

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Going forward Consortium integrates sex and gender dimensions in applied health research and evaluates their impact on clinical cost-sensitive outcomes and patient reported outcomes related to quality of life in noncommunicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, chronic kidney disease and neurological disease (read more).

The project has been selected as the one from one of several funded by under the consortium of 16 committed organisations from 13 countries aims to strengthen transnational collaborations between research programme owners and managers, provide support to the promotion of gender equality through institutional change

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What is GOING-FWD?



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