The Summit was an enormous success! The entire SGWHC Board was present and involved. There were 145 in-person participants and 40 live-webinar participants representing 109 US and international medical schools (Canada Austria Germany Sweden Japan). In addition to the medical schools, there were 20 national organizations represented (student, professional, federal, and non-profit). This was truly a collaborative effort. We repeatedly heard from Summit participants that they were very enthusiastic about taking what they learned back to their medical schools.
The speakers were all outstanding! The agenda was designed not only to inform curriculum leaders in Sex and Gender Based Medicine, but also to highlight excellent educational tools and resources to assist educators in growing existing programs or in creating new programs. The Workshops produced some very useful ideas: Creation of Student Competencies in Gender Medicine in alliance with AAMC Standards; and Utilization of SGBM Resources in US Medical Schools: Overcoming Barriers to Achieve Action.
Well-known leaders in Sex and Gender Medicine participated in panel discussions. The long-awaited US Sex and Gender Medical Education Medical Student Survey sponsored by the Laura W. Bush Institute was presented by Dr. Marjorie Jenkins, a former SGWHC board member. The Summit sessions have video archives available through October 2016. To access these videos, go to this LINK and use Code: 091885.
The Summit Proceedings will be published in a peer-reviewed journal. In 2016, a working group of sex and gender experts will convene to develop competencies for medical education. There are requests for a 2017 Summit to include Interprofessional Sex and Gender Education.