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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. Registration, abstract submission and awards information will be available soon. Sign up for conference announcements.

This biennial event is the premier forum for scientists to meet and discuss new areas of research associated with sex and gender differences in diseases of the cardiovascular, renal, endocrine and immune systems. Topics of research will include:

  • developmental origins of adult diseases,
  • regulatory T cells and other inflammatory phenotypes,
  • hypertension,
  • microbiome,
  • brain function,
  • transgender medicine,
  • developmental programming,
  • 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 will also be included in the program.

The conference will address risk factors associated with female reproduction, such as hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, polycystic ovary syndrome and menopause.

In addition, the effects of a complicated pregnancy on offspring health, often referred to as “developmental programming of adult disease,” and sex differences in aging will be discussed.

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The American Physiological Society 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.


Abstract Submission: Monday, August 16

Award Applications: Monday, August 16

Diversity Conference Scholarship: Friday, October 1

Registration: Friday, October 22


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