Newsletter der OSSD
Women are rising. Recent reports of sexual harassment and assault of women by men in powerful positions have regalvanised solidarity around women's rights, and remind us that disadvantage, discrimination, and sexism are a regular part of the lived experience of many women. These reflect broader and unjustified inequalities between men and women that have persisted across time, culture, and geography. That disadvantages exist for women in science, medicine, and global health is thus unsurprising—and yet wholly unacceptable. The renewed visibility of women in these areas, such as the Twitter campaign #allmalepanel, offer hope for change. As part of this movement we (Lancet) are dedicating a special theme issue to women in science, medicine, and global health in late 2018 or early 2019.
How to submit your paper
• Submissions to the women in science, medicine, and global health theme issue should be marked as such and submitted to The Lancet's electronic submission system.
• The deadline is March 1, 2018.
• All submissions will undergo normal peer review. We are assembling a group of advisers to assist with review of submissions and development of the theme issue.
• We invite readers to join our Twitter Chat on Dec 5, 2017, at 1700 h GMT/1200 h EST to share your ideas on how we can make this theme issue most relevant, impactful, and action-oriented. Use #LancetWomen to join the conversation and post your questions.
For the full announcement from Lancet visit: http://bit.ly/lancetwomen
Organization for the Study of Sex Differences
Press release 2017 10 17
The EU funded GENCAD project analysed major differences between women and men in the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). These differences are still largely unknown in Europe. Lack of consideration impairs treatment of women and men and puts life in danger. To close the gap in awareness and knowledge, the GENCAD project developed factsheets for health care professionals and the general public. They are based on approx. 1000 references, and truly reflect the international knowledge on gender specific needs in CAD .