A Workshop in Washington D.C.
In response to a request from The Office of Research on Women’s Health, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) conducted a seminar regarding the lack of data in female human and animal subjects in scientific literature. The forum focused on the lack of sex-specific reporting of scientific results and the potential barriers and unintended consequences this brings. Four panels were conducted consecutively.
Dr. Legato participated in a panel session, “Experiences of Journal Editors Implementing Editorial Policies “ moderated by Floyd Bloom, M.D. of the Scripps Research Institute. Dr. Legato is the founding editor of Gender Medicine, a journal devoted entirely to reporting the differences in the normal function and response to disease between males and females.
Other panelists included Frank Davidoff, M.D., MACP, Executive Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Editor Emeritus, Annals of Internal Medicine; Interim Chief Executive Officer, Physicians for Human Rights; Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D., Distinguished Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Visiting Professor, Department of Medicine, Stanford University; Former Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine; and Member, Workshop Planning Committee; and Barnett S. Kramer, M.D., M.P.H., Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the National Cancer Institute.