Incorporating a Sex-and-Gender Lens from Bench to Bedside: Neurology

Date and Time

– September 1, 2020, 02:00 PM EDT

Virtual only

Event Information

The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health, in partnership with the Food and Drug Administration Office of Women’s Health, developed the e-learning course “Bench to Bedside: Integrating Sex and Gender to Improve Human Health.” This online course gives users a thorough and up-to-date understanding of sex and gender influences on health and disease, knowledge users can apply when conducting research and interpreting evidence for clinical practice.

This virtual event on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, introduced the neurology module of the “Bench to Bedside” course. It featured guest presenter Farida Sohrabji, Ph.D., of the Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Sohrabji discussed the urgency of considering sex and gender in neurological health and briefly introduced the three conditions covered in the e-learning module: ischemic stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy. Dr. Sohrabji also shared lessons learned from her career as an educator committed to including sex and gender in graduate and medical education. Her lecture was followed by a moderated Q&A session. The event was one hour long.

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Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Leika Inniss at, at 240-541-4764, and/or through the Federal Relay (800-877-8339).