WHY A 2018 SEX AND GENDER HEALTH EDUCATION SUMMIT?
BUILD on the 2015 Sex and Gender Medical Education Summit
PROVIDE resources to health professional educators for integration of sex and gender evidence into curricula
CREATE a network to support and progress the integration of sex and gender differences into health professionals’ education
EXPAND multi-disciplinary opportunities by convening leaders from 5 major professions – medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and allied health
2018 SUMMIT GOALS
This summit will provide attendees with knowledge and resources to:
NAVIGATE their organization and facilitate curricular change
CREATE a step-wise plan for sex and gender integration
RECEIVE valuable assessment guidance from national experts
ACCESS ready-made sex and gender curricular materials
ENHANCE interprofessional education through a sex and gender approach
ENGAGE with 300 health professionals faculty and stakeholders
For more information please visit Sghesummit2018
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.