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Sex As a Biological Variable (SABV) Policy and Sex-Inclusive Research: Making Progress, Taking Stock, and Visioning the Future

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November 30, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This Webinar is a special meeting of the NIH Sex and Gender in Health and Disease (SGHD) Scientific Interest Group (SIG) sponsored by the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health. The SGHD SIG aims to explore the influences of sex (as a biological variable) and gender (as a social construct) on health and disease across the lifespan. The SIG aims to promote the dissemination of research and foster potential interdisciplinary collaborations among NIH scientists who work on or are interested in, aspects of sex-based research across the research continuum or sex-differences research relevant to health and disease. The SIG also serves as a platform for cross-disciplinary connections.

Our distinguished speakers Drs. Natasha A. Karp, Shirin Heidari, and Barbara Stranger will highlight progress and discuss challenges across three important domains of sex as a biological variable: (1) Importance of rigorous experimental design in biomedical research, (2) Transparent and inclusive scientific reporting, and (3) Sex-inclusive approaches as fundamental to advancing biomedical research. A discussion of the biomedical, social, and ethical complexities of sex-inclusive research will follow the presentations.

Registration is required to join the webinar.