Welcome to the OSSD!

The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) is a unique scientific organization that seeks to enhance knowledge of sex/gender differences by facilitating interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among scientists and clinicians of diverse backgrounds.

Benefits of OSSD Membership

Among many reasons to join OSSD, here are just a few:

  • Education and networking
  • Discount on annual meeting registration
  • Strong trainee support with numerous travel and poster awards!



Submit Your Abstract 

OSSD members and prospective members are now invited to submit abstracts for the 2022 Annual Meeting in Marina del Rey, CA, May 2-5, 2022.  

Abstracts must be submitted by February 1, 2022 for Award Consideration.

Submit Your Abstract


OSSD President’s Update for 2022 by Rhonda Voskuhl, M.D.  

Rhonda Voskuhl M.D. is the current President of the OSSD. She holds the Jack H. Skirball Chair and is a Professor in the Department of Neurology and the Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

As the OSSD President, I want to provide updates regarding progressive changes made at OSSD in 2021 and share my excitement for our annual meeting, OSSD 2022. Aligned with one of my top priorities, OSSD has strengthened its collaborations with the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research in Women’s Health (NIH ORWH) and the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR). OSSD, ORWH, and SWHR share common goals. Each plays a unique and critical role in advancing the unified mission of recognizing and studying sex differences in health and disease to improve the lives of both sexes...