Date: May 28-29, 2015
About: SWHR held its second interdisciplinary roundtable discussion on sex and gender differences in Alzheimer’s disease. The roundtable included 13 experts from diverse disciplines, including basic scientists, clinicians, behavioral scientists and advocates focused on the caretaker role, and federal government representatives.
Goal: The meeting’s goal was to explore the state-of-the-science and discuss trends in research since SWHR’s last roundtable meeting on Alzheimer’s disease in 2011.
- Discuss state-of-the science and examine knowledge gaps related to sex and gender differences in basic science, clinical research and psychosocial research;
- Focus on key topic areas including sex hormones, disease mechanistic pathways, current diagnostic tools and disease risk factors;
- Examine gender-specific issues related to caregiving; and
- Investigate the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on women’s health