Scientific Program


Friday February 24, 2006 - Hall A

08:30-10:30 Gender-Specific Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease
Chairpersons: V. Regitz-Zagrosek, K. Schenck-Gustafsson
08:30-09:00 Physiological and functional differences of the heart and the cardiovascular system between the genders
V. Regitz-Zagrosek
09:00-09:30 Gender-specific aspects of the care of the patient with heart disease
K. Schenck-Gustafsson
09:30-10:00 Gender-specific features of the experience of coronary artery disease
M. J. Legato
10:00-10:30 Gender aspects of cardiovascular surgery
R. Hetzer
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 Gender Medicine and Opening Address (Plenary Session)
Chairpersons: Z. Shoham, V. Regitz-Zagrosek
11:00-11:30 Welcome address by:
Professor Zeev Shoham, Congress Secretary, Director of Reproductive Medicine and Infertitly Unit, Kaplan Medical Center, Rechovot, Israel
Harald Wolf, Senator for Economics, Labor and Women's Issues and Mayor of Berlin - substitute for Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor of Berlin, Germany
Professor Dr. M. Paul, Dean, Charité - University of Medicine, Berlin, Germany


Research as the portal to gender-specific medicine
V. W. Pinn, Congress (Honorary) President, Director, Office of Research on Women's Health, NIH, USA
12:00-12:30 The new discipline of gender-specific medicine and the coming revolution in patient care
M. J. Legato, Congress President, Founder and Director of The Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine, New York, New York, USA
12:30-13:00 Timesome: The Human Gender Clock-genes Interactome of Biological Time-keeping. Toward mapping and timing gender chrono-pharmacogenomic individualized medicine and therapy.
H. J. Bendayan, Theraclock Genomics International Project, Israel
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:00 Gender and the Treatment of Disease
Chairpersons: R. Correa de Araujo, C. Maric
14:00-14:30 Gender disparities in health services provided for myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure
R. Correa-de-Araujo
14:30-15:00 Migraines – A feminine disease
R. Carasso
15:00-15:30 Hypertension and gender: Pathophysiology and treatment of gender differences in hypertension
I. Os
15:30-16:00 Renal disease in men and women: What protects women and makes men vulnerable?
C. Maric
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:30 The Gender-Specific Experience of Pain
Chairpersons: Z. Weisenfeld Hallin, F. Al-Azzawi
16:30-17:00 Gender aspects of pain management
A. Holdcroft
17:00-17:30 Mechanisms of pelvic pain in women: Lessons for both sexes
K. Berkley
17:30-18:00 Gender, sex and chronic pain - clinical aspects
L. LeResche
18:00-18:30 Perception of pain in males and females
F. Al-Azzawi


Friday February 24, 2006 - Hall B

08:30-10:30 Immunology – The Role of Gender
Chairpersons: G. Goddard, E. Sternberg
08:30-09:00 The impact of gender on the mosaic of autoimmunity
09:00-09:30 Neural immune interactions in health and disease: Relevance to women’s health
E. Sternberg

Multiple sclerosis as a predominantly female immune-mediated disease
A. Miller

10:00-10:30 Sex differences in allergy and immunology
J. Chihara
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 Gender Medicine and Opening Address - Plenary Session Hall A
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:00 The Impact of Biological Sex/Gender on Metabolism
Chairpersons: K. Sherif, K. S. Korach
14:00-14:30 Gender differences in the metabolic syndrome?
A. F. H Pfeiffer
14:30-15:00 Gender-specific differences in diabetes and cardiovascular disease?
O. Schnell
15:00-15:30 Polycystic ovary syndrome: The intersection of sex hormones and metabolic diseases
K. Sherif
15:30-16:00 Estrogen receptor insensitivity: Consequences in endocrine physiology
K. S. Korach
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Gender and Dermatology
Chairpersons: S. Brenner, J. Lipozencic
16:30-17:00 Gender differences in dermatology: Adam and Eve - forever different
S. Brenner
17:00-17:30 Contact allergy: The impact of gender and occupation
J. Lipozencic
17:30-18:00 Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy
M. Worm



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