Our Goals

The Scientific and Medical Community

Internationally, the Foundation works within a well-organized network of gender-specific scientists and institutions around the world, under the umbrella of the International Society for Gender Medicine.  We have important links with the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, the Rabin Hospital in Israel, and the Charité in Germany as well as centers in Vienna, Seoul, Tokyo, and Chiba Province, Japan.

Dr. Legato was the honorary president of the Congresses on Gender-Specific Medicine of Vienna and Stockholm, as well as of the Foundation Meeting of the Israel Society for Gender Based Medicine in 2009 and the 5th International Congress of Gender Medicine in 2010, both in Tel Aviv. She was the keynote speaker at a conference honoring the 10th Anniversary of the Center for Gender Medicine at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. She was also the keynote speaker at the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences’ Sixth Annual Meeting.

In collaboration with the Menarini Foundation, Dr. Legato will be co-chairing Sex, Gender and Epigenetics: From Molecule to Bedside in Florence, Italy to be held in Spring 2021. This innaugural symposium will host thirty of the world’s leading scholars and researchers on the subject of epigenetics for the prevention, detection and treatment of disease.