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!



Call for Symposium Proposals

16th Annual Meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences 

May 1-5, 2022
Marina del Rey Marriott
Marina del Rey, CA 90292



The 2022 OSSD Meeting Program Committee invites proposals for
Scientific Symposia and Individual Talks.

Learn more


OSSD President’s One Year Update by Rhonda Voskuhl, M.D. 
July 2021

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).

I have had the privilege of serving as the OSSD President over the last year. At this midway point in my two year presidency, it is time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the next...