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Sex- and Gender-Based Medicine &
Women's Health Symposium
Highlighting research and education in the areas of
women's health, sex and gender differences

Women's Health

October 23, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
3601 4th Street, Lubbock Texas
Academic Classroom Building
Room 100

Presented by

TTUHSC Office of the President & Office of the Provost
in collaboration with Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health

TTUHSC will host its fourth research and education conference focusing on women's health and sex and gender differences. This conference will highlight research and scholarships performed by faculty throughout the many schools and campuses of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Faculty, residents and students from all schools and campuses are encouraged to submit research and scholarship works for this exciting symposium.

Keynote speakers include national women's health and sex and gender experts:

Jeffrey S. Mogil, Ph.D.

“Sex Differences in the Genetic and Cellular Mediation of Pain and Analgesia”
Pain researchers have now come to some consensus regarding the existence of small quantitative sex differences in the sensitivity to and tolerance of pain in humans. However, broad conclusions regarding the existence and direction of such sex differences are complicated by emerging evidence from laboratory animals that sex differences interact with genetic background; even the direction of sex differences may depend on genetic factors. In addition to these quantitative sex differences, evidence is rapidly emerging that the sexes may differ qualitatively in their neural mediation of pain and analgesia. That is, different neural circuits, transmitters, receptors and genes may be relevant to pain processing in males and females. I will present new data from our laboratory demonstrating that the specific cellular and neurochemical mediation of chronic pain processing in the spinal cord in male and female mice are radically different.

Paul K. Maciejewski, Ph.D.
Paul Maciejewski is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. He published the Yale Bereavement Study several years ago of research findings on bereavement and acceptance of which were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The end-of-life study analyzed the age-old theory of the stages of grief, and through NIH funding, is finding ways to better equip both men and women with Palliative Care.

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2015 eBook

Travel Stipends for
Oral and Poster Presenters

Campus Maximum
El Paso $250 per person
Amarillo $100 per person
Dallas $100 per person
San Angelo $100 per person
Permian Basin $100 per person
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(No Cost to Register)
October 23, 2015







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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.