The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine has collaborated with the Johns Hopkins faculty for the first in a series of symposia. This symposium reviewed some of the most common illnesses and the sex-specific manifestations and treatment of these illnesses. Furthermore, this symposium aimed to inform health care professionals to learn about gender and sex-differences in the presentation, perception and management of disease. It is of great interest that the public routinely asks for physicians educated in the science of gender-specific medicine and that to date, no specific or well organized body of evidence- based practice recommendations for all the subspecialties of medicine has yet been assembled. We are planning more collaborative symposia like this one to underscore the need to increase research where gender is a significant variable and to develop and teach sex-specific strategies for the treatment of disease.
1) Rehka Kumar
- Rehka Kumar, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Attending Endocrinologist, Weill Cornell Medical College
2) Pamela Ouyang, Myron L. Weisfeldt, Marianne J. Legato
- Pamela Ouyang, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Director, Johns Hopkins Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center
- Myron L. Weisfeldt, MD, Professor of Medicine, Former Director, Department of Medicine
- Marianne J. Legato, MD, FACP, Emerita Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeon, Adjunct Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins Medical School, Director, The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine
3) Terri L. Cornelison
- Terri L. Cornelison, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Oncology Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Sex Matters: Update in Gender Specific Patient Care February 13, 2015
PROGRAM February 13, 2015
7:30 ‐ 8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 ‐ 8:15 Introduction and Conference Goals Marianne Legato, MD, FACP
8:15 ‐ 8:30 Introduction and Conference Goals Myron Weisfeldt, MD
8:30 ‐ 9:00 Gender Differences in the Presentation and Treatment of Depression Karen Swartz, MD
9:00 ‐ 9:30 Sex Differences in Dementia Cynthia Munro, PhD
9:30 ‐ 10:00 Gender‐Specific Considerations in the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Headaches Jason Rosenberg, MD
10:00 ‐ 10:30 Refreshment Break
10:30 ‐ 11:00 I’d Love to Lose Ten Pounds: How To Deal With the Overweight Patient Rehka Kumar, MD
11:00 ‐ 11:30 Boning Up on Osteoporosis in Men and Women: A Separate But Equal Disease? Kendall Moseley, MD
11:30 ‐ 12:00 Sexual Dimorphism in the Immune System and the Implications for Autoimmunity Jennifer Mammen, MD, PhD
12:00 ‐ 2:00 Lunch and Lectures
- Tales of the Heart: It’s Not Always What It Seems Kirsten Healy, MD
- Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Older Men Adrian Dobs, MD
2:00 ‐ 2:30 Sex Disparities in Urological Cancers Armine Smith, MD
2:30 ‐ 3:00 Chasing Sleep: Differences in Sleep Between Men and Women Grace Pien, MD
3:00 ‐ 3:30 Gender‐Specific Medicine in the Genomic Era: What Are the Questions and How Do We Find the Answers? Marianne Legato, MD, FACP
3:30 ‐ 4:00 Closing Remarks Pamela Ouyang, MD Sex Matters: Update in Gender-Specific Patient Care
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
The schedule is subject to change.
Dr. Marianne Legato, Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University is an internationally known academic physician, author, lecturer, and specialist in gender-specific medicine. She is founding member of the International Society for Gender Medicine and also the founder and director of The Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University and its next iteration, The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine. These enterprises are the first collaborations between academic medicine and the private sector focused solely on gender-specific medicine: the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and of how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender and sex. Her ground breaking textbook on Gender-and Sex Specific Medicine has been published in 2017 in the 3rd edition.
She has published extensively on Gender and Sex Specific Medicine, both scientifically and for the lay public. She is also the founding editor of the journal Gender Medicine, and the Journal Gender and Genome, published for the scientific community. In 1992, Dr. Legato won the American Heart Association’s Blakeslee Award for the best book written for the lay public on cardiovascular disease. She is a practicing internist in New York City and has been listed each year in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” since the feature’s inception in 1993.