Refresher Course — Saturday, April 22, 2017 — 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM — , Room W190A
Education Committee — Chair: Karie Scrogin — Co-Chair: Jennifer Sasser
Discoveries in sex and gender differences in health and disease are now beginning to impact clinical practice as we move closer to the ideal of individualized medicine. This refresher course is targeted toward the medical school instructor who desires to update their course or lecture content with clinically relevant information on sex and gender differences in physiology. Four lectures will be presented which together cover a broad spectrum of topics taught in medical physiology. Dr. Marjorie Jenkins, Chief Research Officer of the Laura Bush Institute for Womens Health will discuss where we are, and where we need to go in sex/gender difference medical education. Dr. Todd Vanderah, Head and Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Arizona will discuss sex and gender differences in pain perception. Dr. Kent Thornburg, Director of the Moore institute for Nutrition and Wellness at Oregon Health and Sciences University will provide an update on how sex differences in fetal programming impacts the health of adults. And finally, Dr. Virginia Miller, Director of the Womens Health Research Center at Mayo Clinic will help educate the educators with examples from sex and gender differences in cardiovascular disease. Attendees will be provided with links to resources that can be used to guide the development of a sex and gender based medical physiology curriculum. Panelists will answer questions following their individual presentations and a short panel discussion will take place at the end of the symposium for more general discussion.