Webinar: Sex As a Biological Variable (SABV) Policy and Sex-Inclusive Research: Making Progress, Taking Stock, and Visioning the Future

30 November 2023 | Organizer: National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women’s Health

This special session was organized by the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health, Sex and Gender in Health and Disease (SGHD) Scientific Interest Group (SIG). The primary focus of the webinar was to delve into the impacts of sex (as a biological variable) and gender (as a social construct) on health and disease throughout the lifespan. The webinar facilitated a conversation to look back at the progress made, and new ongoing efforts and have a forward-looking conversation on how to accelerate progress. following the insightful presentation by Drs. Natasha A. Karp (Biostatistics Director at AstraZeneca) and Barbara Stranger (Professor at the University of Chicago), and Shirin Heidari (President of GENDRO), provided an overview of the development of the SAGER guidelines and its success to date and its potential to driving systemic changes in the research ecosystem.

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Watch the webinar recording here.