The Election Results are in!
We would like to thank all of the candidates for running for
office and the Nominations Committee, chaired by Peg McCarthy, for
bringing together a wonderful slate of truly outstanding candidates. The
membership has elected the following Councilors and Young Investigator
- Melissa Holmes, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
- Gretchen Neigh, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Emory University
- Marcia Stefanick, Ph.D.,
Professor, Stanford University, School of Medicine
- Jennifer Tremmel, M.D.,
Assistant Professor, Stanford University, School of Medicine
- Marianne Seney, Ph.D.,
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Pittsburgh
The Program is set for the 2014 OSSD Annual Meeting!
Topics range from sex differences in the gut microbiome to the
development of gender identity. The meeting starts with a pre-meeting
workshop entitled Inflammation 101 with speakers discussing sex
differences in inflammation and related disorders ranging from mental
health to cardiovascular and autoimmune disease. The two Plenary
Keynotes, 'Sex Differences in the Gut Microbiome Drive
Hormone-Dependent Regulation of Autoimmunity' (Dr. Jayne Danska) and
'Sex & Gender in Differences in Stress & Aging' (Dr. Jens
Pruessner) will be exciting and of interest to all attendees. Both
speakers touch on the interaction of environmental and biological factors
and highlight one of the central themes of the meeting:
Sex goes beyond the gonads and affects all body systems.
Among the line-up of symposium topics are:
- Structural changes to
funding agencies and mechanisms to heed sex and gender differences
- The production of sex and
gender-appropriate drugs and medical devices
- Advances in understanding
sex differences in cardiovascular disease
- Aromatase as a key
molecular player in obesity, addiction, aggression and more
- Sex differences in the gut
microbiome and its effects on the immune and urinary tract systems
- Sex differences in drug
addictions and eating disorders
- Sex differences in
developmental trajectories for affective and gender disorders
It is a
full and thought-provoking program with a balance of ground-breaking
research as well as discussions on structural changes in governmental,
publishing, and device design policies to incorporate what the science of
sex differences research has established, thereby moving us from research
Join us in
Minneapolis at the Commons
Hotel, April 24th - 26th, 2014, for this exciting opportunity to
learn and network!
for the meeting here.
reserve a room at the OSSD conference rate, click here.
Recently published in the 'BSD'
The BSD is
currently being tracked by the Thomson Reuters (ISI) for Impact Factor.
The unofficial impact factor for the BSD is 4.30.
The official impact factor for the BSD is due June 2017.
differences in the prognostic significance of KRAS codons 12 and 13, and
BRAF mutations in colorectal cancer: a cohort study.
S, Sundström M, Zendehrokh N, Lindquist KE, Nodin B, Jirström K and
Eberhard J Biology of Sex Differences 2013, 4:17 (10
inflammation in respiratory diseases: a clinical viewpoint
GJ, Lefèvre N, Corazza F and Duchateau Rocca Biology of Sex Differences
2013, 4:16 (1 September 2013)
your next manuscript to the Biology of Sex Differences.
- The BSD at SfN. The Biology of Sex
Differences journal will be represented via BioMed Central at the
up-coming Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting in San
Diego, CA. Come and visit the BioMed Central Booth 137.
- Please consider donating
to the OSSD.
Running a world-class meeting, such as the annual OSSD meeting, is
expensive. Sponsorship from industry is exceedingly difficult
to acquire. To keep the meeting affordable while still
providing travel awards and poster awards for outstanding trainees,
the OSSD needs your help! Remember how tight your budget
was as a student? Help support future scientists by
donating today. A $250 dollar (all tax deductible)
donation can provide a travel grant for a trainee. Any
amount will help. You can make a difference and insure the
success of the annual meeting in 2014. Donate today!
OSSD is an independent non-profit organization that fosters unique
interdisciplinary opportunities for investigators interested in
sex-based biology. There is no other scientific organization
that provides basic and clinical scientists, clinicians, and
epidemiologists with a comparable opportunity to share research
related to sex differences across disciplines. If you haven't
done so already, experience this for yourself by becoming
an OSSD member and attending the annual meeting.