Sex Cells!

Event

Register for the workshop. Registrants will receive an email with the link to join the event one day in advance.

A workshop on sex- and gender-based analysis plus (SGBA+) in research

Wednesday, December 9 from 11:30am-1:30pm EST
Online (Zoom). All are welcome.

Considerations of sex and gender are key to conducting inclusive research, building unbiased technology and facilitating equitable health care. Studies that have implemented sex- and gender-based analysis plus (SGBA+) have found sex differences in risk of disease and response to treatments.1,2 They have increased understanding of the relationship between sex and brain function.3,4 SGBA+ has also helped to detect gender and race bias in artificial intelligence, and develop strategies to remove this bias.5 What will you find when you implement SGBA+ in your research?

Join HBHL and Scientista for Sex Cells!, a workshop on SGBA+, to learn how you can implement SGBA+ in your own research. The workshop will include two talks followed by guided group discussions.

Agenda

11:30am-12:05pm: Introduction to SGBA+ 

  • Krystle van Hoof (Managing Director and CEO, HBHL and past Assistant Director, CIHR Institute of Gender & Health) will present an overview of what SGBA+ is and why it is important, examples of studies that have implemented SGBA+, and how SGBA+ can enhance your research and increase your ability to get published and funded.

12:05-12:45pm: Research talk by Dr. Liisa Galea (Professor, Department of Psychology, Associate Member of Psychiatry, Djavad Mowifaghian Centre for Brain Health, University of British Columbia | Scientific Advisor, Women’s Health Research Institute President-Elect, Organization for the Study of Sex Differences): Sex matters: Studying sex and sex-linked factors in aging and AD

12:45-12:50pm: Break

12:50-1:30pm: Guided small group discussions 

  • Led by researchers currently implementing SGBA+, participants will share experiences, questions and ideas related to integrating SGBA+ in their own research. Group discussions will take place using breakout rooms on Zoom.

Speakers

Headshot of Krystle van Hoof

Krystle van Hoof

Overview of what SGBA+ is and why it is important, examples of studies that have implemented SGBA+, and how SGBA+ can enhance your research and increase your ability to get published and funded.

Headshot of Liisa Galea

Dr. Liisa Galea

Sex matters: Studying sex and sex-linked factors in aging and AD

 

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