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.

We welcome proposals in all areas of sex and gender differences research, including fundamental biology (such as evolution, genetics, molecular/cellular biology, and physiology) to translational science and clinical research. Symposia should highlight an area of current research on sex and gender differences, rather than being focused on issues related only to one sex. Proposed symposia should attempt to include basic and clinical science (i.e., from bench to bedside). 

We particularly encourage proposals involving speakers and topics new to the OSSD, including proposals focusing on fast-moving, timely areas, and proposals bringing together interdisciplinary perspectives on a common theme.

Symposia should be chaired by an OSSD member or co-chaired by two members. Proposals from new and prospective members are encouraged, and thus membership of the chair(s) is not required at the time of proposal submission. However, non-member chairs should be prepared to join the OSSD before the meeting.  Each symposium should have three to four speakers (slots 20-30 min each) related by a coherent theme, with topics accessible to a range of OSSD members. Speakers will typically be faculty members (or the equivalent), though up to one speaker in each panel may be a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow. The symposium chair(s) may, at their discretion, be included in the speaker line-up. Confirmation of participation from each speaker is helpful but not necessary at the time of proposal submission. When appropriate, the Program Committee may work with the chairs to combine symposia or suggest additional/alternative speakers.

IMPORTANT!  We also invite individual proposals from faculty and senior trainee members of OSSD for talks in any relevant area. Accepted talks will be grouped into symposia or incorporated into existing symposia as appropriate. Please use the link below to submit an individual proposal. 

Proposals should be prepared using the links below, by Oct. 15, 2021. Please address any questions to the OSSD 2022 Program Committee Chairs, Drs. DeLisa Fairweather and Joel Berletch ([email protected][email protected]).