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Work in Progress Seminar: December 2nd, 2015

Dec 2 -  Work in Progress Seminar Series

Dr. Mieke Koehoorn - The Difference that Sex and Gender Make in Health Research

12-1pm, Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul's Hospital

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Difference that Sex and Gender
Make in Health Research


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Hospital


Mieke Koehoorn, PhD

Abstract: This presentation will share examples from a variety of health studies/disciplines where accounting for sex and gender in research made a difference in our understanding of health outcomes and health services. Every cell is sexed and every person is gendered – if our research designs do not take sex and gender into account, the evidence we generate may be incomplete or incorrect, with missed opportunities to improve prevention and treatment. This presentation will include examples drawn from studies on gender/sex differences in orthopedic surgery, musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation, work disability, pharmaceutical prescribing practices, and critical care outcomes (to name a few).

Bio: Dr. Mieke Koehoorn’s program of research focuses on current and emerging issues in occupational health, and covers issues related to the surveillance and epidemiology of occupational injury disease in B.C., and the evaluation of workers’ compensation policies and programs. She also has a special interest in developing and linking data to enable cutting-edge research on occupational epidemiology.

Learn more about this event at www.cheos.ubc.ca/events. This talk is open and will include a light lunch, and is part of the 2015/2016 Work in Progress Seminar Series.
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