Gender Medicine Meeting
European Institute of Women’s Health hosts expert workshop on sex and gender in medicines regulation and medical education
As part of the FP7-funded European Gender Medicine (EUGenMed) Project, the European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) organised a workshop on 4 March 2015, bringing together a multidisciplinary, multi-sectorial group of approximately fifty experts to discuss Sex and Gender in Medicines Regulation and Medical Education.
Peggy Maguire, Director General of the EIWH, opened the afternoon session and welcomed the expert participants. Dr. Katrin Fjeldsted of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) and Dr. Petra Verdonk of the VU University Medical Centre co-hosted the afternoon session, which explored the integration of sex and gender in medical education.
EIWH Board Member Prof. Karen Ritchie of INSERM, chaired a panel of speakers who outlined examples of best practice for integrating sex and gender in medical education.
Dr. Petra Verdonk of the VU University Medical Centre presented the challenges of sex and gender mainstreaming in medical education based on her experience of integrating sex and gender issues in eight medical curricula in the Netherlands.
Prof. Dr. Margarethe Hochleitner of the Medical University Innsbruck detailed the successful integration of sex and gender in different curricula at the Medical University, Innsbruck and gave examples of best practice.
Speakers from Charite—Universitatsmedizin presented their current efforts to integrate sex and gender in medical education. Dr. Ute Seeland of the Institute of Gender Medicine at Charite—Universitatsmedizin spoke on the extension of sex and gender knowledge in medical education through their online eGender educational programme. The next presentation was by Sabine Ludwig of Charite—Universitatsmedizin, who explored how Charite Berlin integrated sex and gender throughout their new modular medical curriculum.
The second panel explored how to move forward and the opportunities to integrate sex and gender in medical education.
Prof. Dr. Hanneke de Haes of AMC-UvA explained how communication was successfully integrated into medical education and discussed how this practice could be applied to the integration of sex and gender in medical education.