The 8th Congress of the International Society for Gender Medicine – “Trends in Gender Medicine: Super-aging Society and Globalization”
September 14-16, 2017 – Doctor Marianne Legato delivered one of three keynote addresses (“Presidential Address”) during the course of the congress. The Congress was a great success with approximately 250 participants from 18 different countries. The main theme of the conference was “Trends in Gender Medicine: Super-Aging Society and Globalization.” Two hundred different topics were presented encompassing ideas and views of the international participants.
Thank You Letter from Dr. Yasmin Farhadian – 2017 Travel Grant Winner Sponsored by The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine
September 14th, 2017
Marianne J. Legato, Founder and Director
Wendy Dauber, Executive Director
The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine, Inc.
Dear Prof. Legato and Ms. Dauber,
I would like to thank you very much for helping me attend the 8th Congress of the International Society for Gender Medicine in Sendai. My attendance was only possible due to the generosity of the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine and your Travel Gran Award. This is my first opportunity to engage in the international research arena in this field. Thanks to the fantastic infrastructure and frameworks in Israel I have already presented my research in conferences and seminars. In thanks to having those experiences I’m all the more grateful for the opportunity to present my research at the Congress of the International Society for Gender Medicine.
Only a week ago did I graduate from medical school in Israel. My main goals in the field of medicine are to provide, to the best of my abilities, the best possible heath care to my future patients. At the sane time I strive to excel in research and teaching. These will only be possible if I am able to garner knowledge and skills. In this content, I am deeply grateful for your grant. There is no doubt that attending the congress promotes these goals.
Is is a deep belief of mine that gender based medicine is a leading factor in the medicine world. For this reason I’m constantly searching for new ways to collaborate and new ideas to implement that will benefit the global medical community. Meeting such as the international congress are prime opportunities to forge the ideas and explore collaboration and innovation. Again, I’d like to express how thankful I am for this opportunity that you are giving me. I’m fully obligated to make the most of it, as well of what it will lead to.
New Media Manager
Israeli Society for Gender Medicine
The 8th Congress of the International Society for Gender Medicine Sendai, Japan
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.