Scientific Program


Saturday February 25, 2006 - Hall A

08:30-10:30 Gender and Sexual Function
Chairpersons: J. Bancroft, G. Kopernik
08:30-08:55 Gender differences in the brain’s response to pheromones
I. Savic
08:55-09:20 The reductionistic journey of the Y chromosome during the last 300 million years
S. Werner
09:20-09:45 Androgens and sexual function and dysfunction in men and women
J. Bancroft
09:45-10:05 Treatment of testosterone replacement therapy
H. Behre
10:05-10:30 Gender differences in sexual function and dysfunction
J. Bancroft
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 Gender Medicine Around the World
Chairperson: M. J. Legato
11:00-11:30 The impact of sex on human adaptation to space
S. Mark


Gender-specific aspects of the burden of HIV/AIDS in South Africa - Communicable diseases
I. LeRoux
12:00-12:30 Gender mainstreaming in health
S. Ross
12:30-13:00 Gender medicine: The public health perspective
A. Rieder
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:00 Gender and Aging
Chairpersons: Z. Dolev, G. Samsioe
14:00-14:30 The aging heart and stress
K. Brixius
14:30-15:00 Menopause and andropause: What can we add?
G. Samsioe
15:00-15:30 Gender differences in three generations at risk for major depression
M. Weissman
15:30-16:00 Exercise as an alternative approach to improve quality-of-life of aging men and women
M. Matsuda
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:30 Free Communication
Chairpersons: C. Tei, B.D. Johnson
16:30-16:45 Prehospital gender bias in coronary angiography referral
A. Bader, A. Chwosta, D. Musshauser, M. Hochleitner
16:45-17:00 Metabolic and life-style risk factors for coronary artery disease: Age variation in gender gaps
D. Hochner-Celnikier, O. Gotzman, R. Gofen, T. Chajek-Shaul, O. Manor
17:00-17.15 Is the relationship between depression and inflammatory markers modulated by coronary artery disease in women? The NHLBI-sponsored women's ischemia syndrome evaluation (WISE) study
B.D. Johnson, V. Vaccarino, N. C. Bairey Merz, G. Barrow, V. Bittner, S. F. Kelsey, D. S. Sheps, T. Rutledge, K. M. York, S. E. Reis
17:15-17:30 Gender differences and heritability of two indices of heart rate dynamics: A twin study
J. F. Thayer, H. Snieder, L. J. P. van Doornen, D. Boomsma
17:30-17:45 Gender differences in mortality among nonagenarians undergoing coronary artery bypass procedures in the United States: 1993-1999
J. H. Lichtman, Y. Wang, M. J. Radford, L. M. Brass, H. M. Krumholz
17:45-18:00 Sex and gender differences in outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery
F. Kendel, E. Lehmkuhl, V. Regitz-Zagrosek, R. Hetzer
18:00-18:15 Sex specific results are not reported in cardiology trials
L. A. Blauwet, S. N. Hayes, D. McManus, R. F. Redberg, M. N. Walsh
18:15-18:30 Large gender differences in cardiovascular risk and in willingness to take part in preventive activities call for action - results of the Polish 400 cities project
I. Mogilnaya, T. Zdrojewski, L. Wierucki, K. Narkiewicz, T. Grodzicki, A. Januszewicz, J. Guszek, B. Wyrzykowski


Saturday February 25, 2006 - Hall B

08:30-10:30 The Gender-Specific Brain
Chairpersons: J. A. Gustafsson, N. Azad
08:30-09:00 The aging brain: Is there really a gender difference?
A. R. Genazzani
09:00-09:30 Sleep apnea and gender: Lessons from studying women
A. Day
09:30-10:00 Risk factors and gender-specific dementia
N. Azad
10:00-10:30 Estrogen receptors in the brain
J. A. Gustafsson
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 The Role of Testosterone in the Metabolic Syndrome in Men
Chairpersons: T.H. Jones, M. Hanefeld
11:00-11:30 The metabolic syndrome - common soil for diabetes and cardiovascular disease
M. Hanefeld


Is there a link between testosterone and metabolic syndrome? From epidemiology to treatment
M. Schubert
12:00-12:30 Testosterone and the cardiovascular system
T. H. Jones
12:30-13:00 Testosterone and erectile function and dysfunction
A. Yassin
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:00 Gender-Specific Aspects of Drug Metabolism and Addiction
Chairpersons: S.I. Tashiro, A. Day
14:00-14:30 Gender-related differences in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
P. Thuermann
14:30-15:00 The consequences of smoking and gender: Understanding the shifting landscape
A. Day
15:00-15:30 Powering drugs for women: Pharmacological insight into Kampo
S. I. Tashiro
15:30-16:00 Why the low-dose contraceptive pill in Japan
K. Amano
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:30 Free Communication
Chairpersons: K.J. Breeck, A.M. Nobelius
16:30-16:45 Basis of gender differences in migraine and temporomandibular pain
R. M. Klein, K. M. A. Welch, N. E. J. Berman
16:45-17:00 Epidemiology of sex differences in musculoskeletal pain
H. A. H. Wijnhoven, H. C. W. de Vet, H. S. J. Picavet
17:00-17.15 Gendered Military Medicine Issues - the Canadian Experience
K. J. Breeck
17:15-17:30 Emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and abuse in health care: Prevalence and current suffering in samples of Swedish female and male patients
K. Swahnberg, B. Wijma
17:30-17:45 Physical and psychosocial risk factors at work in relation to musculoskeletal symptoms: Is there a gender difference?
W. E. Hooftman, A. J. van der Beek, P. M. Bongers, W. van Mechelen
17:45-18:00 Making gender-specific medicine Mainstream: introducing of Gender Competence to medical education
A.M. Nobelius
18:00-18:15 Gender, psychosocial factors and coronary risk
S. Knox, G. Weidner, C. Ellison
18:15-18:30 The effects of education on pregnant women in Tehran 2004
M. Robatjazi


Saturday February 25, 2006 - Hall c

14:00-16:00 Free Communication
Chairpersons: K. Schenck-Gustafsson, T. Lagro-Janssen
14:00-14:15 Gender and nausea: Psychological and biological mechanisms in pathogenesis and treatment
S. Klosterhalfen, P. Enck
14:15-14:30 “Is the principle of perfect equality” between the two sexes sufficiently implemented? The example of female patients with eating disorders
M. Langenbach, C. Subic-Wrana
14:30-14:45 Sex differences in help-seeking behavior in urinary incontinence in the elderly
T. Lagro-Janssen, D. Teunissen
14:45-15:00 Sexuality and gender in hypertension
N. Thierry, M. Springer-Kremser
15:00-15:15 Analysis of the risk of gender bias in medicine
G. Risberg, E. E. Johansson, K. Hamberg
15:15-15:30 Incorporating attention to gender equity in the work of local research ethics committees in Europe: A case study of ethical review practices
C. J. Moerman, M. Soderstrom, J. A. Haafken, E. Rasky, P. Maguire, U. Maschewsky-Schneider, M. Norstedt, D. Hahn, H. Reinerth, N. McKevitt
15:30-15:45 Gender differences in cardiovascular risk: Testing the impact of androgen exposure and the Y chromosome using human experiments of nature
R. C Bell, S. Gerard
15:45-16:00 Sexual dimorphic nature of epigenetic and environmental interactions during CNS development
E. M. Sajdel-Sulkowska, M. G. Baxter
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:30 Free Communication
Chairpersons: V. Regitz-Zagrosek, H. Liberman
16:30-16:45 Gender-specific aspects of antihypertensive therapy on sexual function in women
J. Strametz-Juranek
16:45-17:00 Gender modifies the relationship between weight increase during adult life and fasting plasma glucose in obese-overweight subjects
G. Seghier, F. Franconi, F. Tes, R. Anichini, A. de Bellis, G. Fabbri, R. Malagoli, N. Costanza, G. Petrini
17:00-17.15 Metabolic syndrome, prevalence and prediction of cardiovascular events in Spanish adult population
H. Liberman, A. Munoz Urena, C. Imbernon Garcia M. C. Vidal, C. Perez-Crespo Gomez, C. Botias Martinez, A. de Miguel Gomez , J. Antonio Pena Doncel- Moriano, R. Garcia Arsac S. Navarro Sanchez
17:15-17:30 Prevalence of hypercholesterolemia in Japan
K. Yoshida, M. Suka, K. Yamauchi
17:30-17:45 The effects of changes in testosterone level on the development of metabolic syndrome
A. Pechersky, V. Semiglazov, O. Loran, V. Mazurov, A. Karpischenko, A. Nikiforov, N. Kalinina, L. Drygina, N. Davydova, M. Skorobogatikh
17:45-18:00 Gender differences in heart failure
V. Regitz-Zagrosek
18:00-18:15 Gender-related effects of chronic non-malignant pain and opioid therapy on plasma levels of macrophage migration inhibition factor (MIF)
A. M. Aloisi, G. Pari, I. Ceccarelli, L. Paulesu
18:15-18:30 Association of estrogen receptor beta gene polymorphism with menopausal symptoms
C. Takeo, K. Amano, E. Negishi, A. Nakajima, K. Ueno, I. Tatsuno, Y. Saito, A. Hirai



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