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Hot Topics from Biology of Sex Differences Session

May 10, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm EDT

Hot Topics from Biology of Sex Differences Session on May 10 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT is part of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) Annual Meeting in May 2023. Learn more about the OSSD Annual Meeting here.

The session will be moderated by Jill Becker, University of Michigan, Professor of Psychology, Research Professor Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute.

SWHR will present on its Biology of Sex Differences article, “The roles of sex and gender in women’s eye health disparities in the United States,” led by Irene O. Aninye, Society for Women’s Health Research, Chief Science Officer

About the Article: Irene O. Aninye 1, Kathleen Digre 2, M. Elizabeth Hartnett 2, Kira Baldonado 3, Erin M. Shriver 4, Laura M. Periman 5, Julie Grutzmacher 3, Janine A. Clayton 6, and Society for Women’s Health Research Women’s Eye Health Working Group 11 Society for Women’s Health Research, 2 Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Utah, 3 Prevent Blindness, Chicago, IL, 4 Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Iowa, 5 Periman Eye Institute, Seattle, WA, 6

Office of Research on Women’s Health, National Institute of HealthIn the United States, women are at a higher risk of developing vision impairment or a serious eye disease (such as age-related macular degeneration, thyroid eye disease, or glaucoma) than men. Biological sex and social determinants of health contribute to eye health disparities and inequities for women that are clinically under-addressed, resulting in undue burden on the healthcare ecosystem. Many causes of vision impairment are preventable or treatable, yet eye health is not prioritized in research, policy, or public health measures to ensure optimal outcomes. Based on an assessment of the state of science regarding sex and gender differences in women’s eye health across the lifespan, the Society for Women’s Health Research Women’s Eye Health Working Group identified priority areas in research, clinical care, and education to reduce disparities and improve patient care in women’s eye health. Consensus recommendations of the working group included using a systems approach that (1) incorporates a sex and gender lens to guide a comprehensive framework for future research; (2) increases health care provider and public education; and (3) expands inter-sector partnerships among ophthalmologic providers, researchers, and non-vision stakeholders. Funding: Programmatic sponsorship from Horizon Pharmaceuticals. Read the article here.

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Date:
May 10, 2023
Time:
1:00 pm - 1:20 pm EDT
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