OSSD 2019

May 5-8, 2019

Washington Marriott Georgetown



The 2019 OSSD/IGM Meeting Program Committee invites proposals for Scientific Symposia

We welcome proposals in all areas of sex and gender differences research, spanning the gamut from fundamental biology (including 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 and IGM, including proposals focusing on fast-moving, timely areas, and proposals bringing together interdisciplinary perspectives on a common theme. See further information.


Inaugural Arthur Arnold Distinguished Lecture

Dr. Eric Vilain
Children's National Medical Center
"Hurdling Over Sex: Sport, Science, and Equity"
OSSD Capstone Speaker

Dr. Joan Roughgarden
Stanford University
"The Gender Binary in Nature, Across Human Cultures,
and in the Bible"
IGM Capstone Speaker

Dr. Alexandra Kautzky-Willer
Medical University of Vienna
"Sex and gender matter in diabesity: From pathophysiology
to prevention and personalized therapy"


The 2019 Program Committee will be chaired by Dr. Karyn Frick

The local host of the meeting is Dr. Kathryn Sandberg


Important Dates (subject to change)

October 15, 2018 Proposal Submissions DUE

Travel Award and Elizabeth Young New Investigator Award Applications/Abstracts DUE 

(see abstract submission for details)


Travel Award and Elizabeth Young New Investigator Award Notifications

April 8, 2019

Early Bird Registration Rate for members ENDS


Final Abstracts DUE (poster/presentations)

May 5 - 8, 2019

2019 Annual Meeting Dates


Registration Rates for 2018 (subject to change for 2019)

Join the OSSD for the best rates! Renew your membership or join the OSSD to get a decreased registration rate.  


  • Member Early Bird Registration: $450 (ends April 8, 2019)
  • Member Late Bird Registration: $550
  • Member Single Day Registration $250
  • Trainee Member Early Bird Registration: $250 (ends April 8, 2019)
  • Trainee Member Late Bird Registration: $300
  • Trainee Member Single Day Registration: $100

Non-Members (Consider joining the OSSD for 2019!)

  • Non-Member Registration: $700
  • Non-Member Single Day Registration: $300
  • Trainee Non-Member Registration: $330
  • Trainee Non-Member Single Day Registration: $120

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Interested in becoming a sponsor and/or exhibitor for OSSD 2018? Please contact the OSSD President to request information.



If you have questions regarding the OSSD 2018 scientific program, please contact Dr. Karyn Frick.  

For more information about OSSD 2018 and the Atlanta area, please contact Dr. Kathryn Sandberg