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Sex Cells!

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

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

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

  • 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)

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 Dr. Liisa GaleaDr. Liisa Galea

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

 

All are welcome. Please register using the form below. Registrants will receive an email with the link to join the event one day in advance.

In support of our work towards facilitating inclusion in the Montreal community and beyond, Lola Rosa has generously offered to provide a $6 gift card to all participants of this event.


 

We would like to acknowledge that McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet.

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