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The American Physiological Society’s (APS) seventh conference on New Trends in Sex and Gender Medicine will be held virtually October 19–22, 2021. This biennial event is the premier forum for scientists who conduct research associated with sex and gender differences in diseases of the cardiovascular, renal, endocrine and immune systems. Sign up for conference announcements.

Highlighted Speakers

Kathryn SandbergKathryn Sandberg, PhD
Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

S. Vincent RajkumarS. Vincent Rajkumar, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

John Henry DasingerJohn Henry Dasinger, PhD
Augusta University, Georgia

Liu HongfangHongfang Liu, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Mila BeckerMila Becker, Esq.
Endocrine Society, Washington, D.C.

Rebecca OstheusRebecca Osthus, PhD
American Physiological Society, Rockville, Maryland

Jennifer PollockJennifer Pollock, PhD, FAPS
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Elisabet Stener-VictorinElisabet Stener-Victorin, PhD
Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Jane ReckelhoffJane Reckelhoff, PhD, FAPS 
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Featured Research Topics

Research topics will include:

  • developmental origins of adult diseases;
  • regulatory T cells and other inflammatory phenotypes;
  • hypertension;
  • microbiome;
  • brain function;
  • transgender medicine;
  • developmental programming;
  • female reproductive risk factors, such as preeclampisa, PCOS and menopause;
  • pain and addiction; and
  • aging.

Leading specialists in the field of sex gender differences as well as early-career investigators will present their work.

Workshops on grant writing and career development for junior investigators and trainees are also included in the program.

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APS would like to thank and acknowledge the following organizations for their support of the conference:


*Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13HL160087 from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the NIH; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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Diversity Conference Scholarship: Friday, October 15

Registration: Friday, October 22





Conference Organizers

Licy Yanes Cardozo

Licy Yanes Cardozo, MD
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Vesna Garovic

Vesna Garovic, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Meet the Organizing Committee

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