Why: There is growing interest among scientific and medical communities, both nationally and internationally, in the topic of gender/sex-based biology. With progress on the human genome, the establishment of National Centers of Excellence in Womens Health in the United States and the federal governments mandate that women be included in clinical trials of new drugs and treatments, there is a greater need for more and better information about how genetics and hormones influence human physiology. For the first time ever, experts in genetics, molecular biology, pharmacology, integrative physiology and clinical medicine will meet to assess genetic influences on responses to sex steroids.
Clearly, this is a conference whose time has come. Who: The American Physiological Society (APS). The APS was founded in 1887 to foster basic and applied science, much of it relating to human health.
The Bethesda, MD-based Society has more than 10,000 members and publishes 3,800 articles in its 14 peer-reviewed journals every year.
When: October 17-20, 2001
Where: Pittsburgh, PA