Attend the Forum, go on a journey
• Are you aware of the relevant sex and gender differences in your field (be it research, clinical practice, psychosocial support, socioeconomic policy making, drug development, clinical trials, neuroengeneering and digital solutions)?
• Do you know if neglecting sex and gender differences in data impacts the quality of your work?
• How can you factor sex and gender differences into your processes, towards precision medicine?
• What should be the role of policy makers in ensuring sex and gender health equality in global and national policies?
• How can we leverage sex and gender differences to achieve precision medicine?
• Can we harness AI to create new, unbiased solutions for brain and mental health?
• How do sex and gender differences impact the life of patients and caregivers struggling with mental health, and how can we leverage them to improve their experience?
Sex and gender differences in mental health is a complicated topic and many open questions remain. Often, professionals do not realize what and were sex differences lie. Even more often, their relevance for medicine and mental health is not recognized. At times, these sex differences are seen as annoyances, or, at best, as neutral phenomena that can be neglected.
Instead, we at WBP think that they are fundamental to understand the pathologies, to find cures and to support patients. They are a resource to tap on, to improve mental health.
Sex and gender differences in brain and mental diseases exist, for reasons still unclear to science. They are an opportunity for precision medicine and we must study them, for the benefit of both men and women.
The 2nd International Forum on Women’s Brain and Mental Health will be held in Zurich, on June 8th-9th 2019, in the magnificent Aula in the main building of the University (https://www.haus-der-wissenschaft.uzh.ch/de/kunsthistorische-tour/4-aula.html). The Forum program will take participants through the various phases of dissecting and understanding some of the key facts, questions and opportunities surrounding sex and gender differences in brain and mental diseases.
Speakers include some of the world-experts in mental health (from academia, private companies and government bodies), as well as patients and caregivers. We encourage everybody to join our conversation (experts, caregivers, patients) to give their perspective, learn about the latest developments and contribute to a debate, which will improve mental health globally.
For more information and program visit the website www.forum-wbp.com.