GenderBasic Expert meeting
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Expert Meeting GenderBasic

January 26-27 2007, Maastricht, the Netherlands

Objective of the expert meeting: to provide scientists involved in health related research (with a focus on basic and clinical research) funded by the EU Framework programmes, with practical tools, relevant examples and best practices as regards paying attention to sex and gender differences in the content of their research. The meeting is aimed at reviewing the state of the art as regards specific problems and opportunities (challenges) and at proposing widely supported solutions.

Abstracts

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Expert Meeting GenderBasic Maastricht, January 26-27, 2007

Expert Meeting Abstracts

Proceedings

Ten scientists were asked to write a review paper on the integration of sex and gender in their area of expertise. They each presented their review paper during the meeting. The papers were peer reviewed and the comments on the original papers were also presented at the meeting. The PowerPoint presentations are available. Following the presentations the other participants were encouraged to further discuss the papers and comments. The discussions are reported in the proceedings.

Madelief Bertens & Ineke Klinge (2007) Proceedings GenderBasic Expert Meeting. Promoting integration of sex and gender in biomedical and health related research

Proceedings Rapport GenderBasic

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Friday January 26, 2007:

Opening 9.30-9.40

Welcome and introduction to the Expert Meeting
Ineke Klinge, coördinator GenderBasic

Session 1 9.40-11.10

Paper 1 Integrating the dimension of sex and gender into basic life sciences research: methodological and ethical issues in research.
A review of the problems and solutions in experimental studies (pdf)
Integrating the dimension of sex and gender into basic life sciences research: problems and solutions Author: Anita Holdcroft
"Integrating the dimension of sex and gender into basic life sciences research: problems and solutions"
The invisible woman Reviewers: Flavia Franconi
"The invisible woman"
Paper 2 Gender differences in asthma development and progression (pdf)
“Gender differences in asthma: unsolved puzzles ” Author: Dirkje Postma
"Gender differences in asthma: unsolved puzzles"
Reviewer: Onno van Schayck

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Session 2 11.30-13.00

Paper 3 Methodological ramifications of paying attention to sex and gender differences in clinical research (pdf)
Methodological ramifications of paying attention to sex and gender differences in clinical research Author: Martin Prins
"Sex and Gender Differences in Clinical Research Methodological Ramifications"
Gender in clinical research Reviewer: Susan Phillips
"Gender in Clinical Research: A Review of Prins et al"
Paper 4 Integrating a gender dimension in osteoporosis and fracture risk research (pdf)
Integrating a Gender Dimension in Osteoporosis and Fracture Risk Research Author: Piet Geusens & GeertJan Dinant
Integrating a Gender Dimension in Osteoporosis and Fracture Risk Research
“Integrating a gender dimension in osteoporosis and fracture research” Reviewer: Alan White

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Session 3 14.00-15.30

Paper 5 Sexually dimorphic gene expression in somatic tissues of mammals (pdf)
“Sexually dimorphic gene expression in somatic tissues” Author: Jörg Isensee & Patricia Ruiz Noppinger
"Sexually dimorphic gene expression in somatic tissues"
“Not gene after gene but 25.000 genes simultaneous: DNA microarrays ” Reviewer: Edwin Mariman & Agnes Wold
“Not gene after gene but 25.000 genes simultaneous: DNA microarrays ”
Paper 6 Gender Aspects in the Metabolic syndrome as risk factor for cardiovascular disease (pdf)
Gender Aspects in the Metabolic syndrome as risk factor for cardiovascular disease Author: Vera Regitz-Zagrosek
Gender Aspects in the Metabolic syndrome as risk factor for cardiovascular disease
“Metabolic syndrome from a gender and cardiovascular perspective ” Reviewer: Eva Swahn
“Metabolic syndrome from a gender and cardiovascular perspective”

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Session 4 15.50-17.20

Paper 7 Methodological and ethical ramifications of paying attention to sex and gender differences in public health research (pdf)
“Methodological and ethical ramifications of paying attention to gender differences in Public Health research ” Authors: Anita Rieder & Kitty Lawrence
"Methodological and ethical ramifications of paying attention to gender differences in Public Health research"
Reviewer: Piroska Östlin
Paper 8 Anxiety disorder: Sex differences in prevalence, seriousness and background, yet gender neutrally treated (pdf)
“Anxiety disorders: A gender test case within mental health (care) research ” Authors: Marrie Bekker & Janneke van Mens-Verhulst
"Anxiety disorders: A gender test case within mental health (care) research"
Reviewer: Elisabeth Zemp-Stutz

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Session 5 17.40-19.00

The Mind has no Sex (trailer) Mineke Bosch EU policy for gender equality (GE=WP+GD)
Film: "The Mind has no Sex" (trailer)
Integreating Ethics in EU Research Mary Fitzgerald
Integreating Ethics in EU Research
Towards FP7 Ermo Daniels
Information on FP7 and possibilities for research projects
Towards FP7

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Saturday January 27, 2007:

Session 6 9.10-10.40

Paper 9 A tool for developing gender research in medicine - examples from the medical literature on working life (pdf)
“A tool for distinguishing gender research from gender difference research-examples from work-related health ” Author: Anne Hammarström
"A tool for distinguishing gender research from gender difference research & examples from work-related health"
“Review. A tool for distinguishing gender research from gender difference research-examples from work-related health ” Reviewer: Monique Frings-Dresen
Review. A tool for distinguishing gender research from gender difference research-examples from work-related health
Paper 10 Gender, a significant player in the crosstalk between genes, environment and health (pdf)
Gender, a major player in the crosstalk between genes, environment and health Author: Jose Ordovas
"Gender, Nutrigenomics and CVD"
“Comments on Nutrigenomics review of Jose Ordovas” Reviewer: Nicolien Wieringa
Comments on Nutrigenomics review of Jose Ordovas

Session 7 11.00-12.00

Sex and Gender in Food Allergy Author: Audrey DunnGalvin
Good practice: Incorporating a gender dimension in food allergy research: a review (Allergy 2006:61(11):1336-1343)
"Researching Sex and Gender in Food Allergy : An Integrative Framework"

Summing up - The way forward
Ineke Klinge

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