OSSD 16th Annual Meeting

Please join us for an exciting and diverse scientific program that will provide an opportunity for you to stay informed about the most recent advances in research and policy regarding sex differences in health and disease! 

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Local Host  AWARDS Posters 


In Grateful Appreciation of our OSSD 2022 Sponsors


Preliminary Program

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Early Bird Registration Ends April 3, 2022
Regular Registration Starts April 4, 2022

Early Bird - Member $475
Regular - Member $575
Early Bird - Trainee $275
Regular - Trainee $335
Non-Member - Regular $675
Non-Member - Trainee $375
Register Today! 


The OSSD meeting in May 2022 will follow COVID rules as mandated by California, specifically Los Angeles County, because that is the location of the meeting venue and the nearby airport (LAX). 

Cancelled registration will be refunded at 50% up until 30 days prior to the meeting, after which there is NO REFUND.

Important Dates - Mark your calendar!

December 23, 2021

Abstract Submission Portal Opens

February 1, 2022

Abstract must be submitted by February 1, 2022 for
New Investigator, Travel and ORWH Award Consideration - Deadline has passed

March 1, 2022 Award Notifications
March 7, 2022 Final Abstracts DUE (poster/presentations)
April 3, 2022 Early Bird Registration Rate ENDS
Late-Breaking Abstracts (submission for poster award consideration) DUE
April 8, 2022 Hotel Reservations DUE Book Here
April 15, 2022 URM Awards Extended Deadline (Abstract not required) See Details
April 4 - May 2, 2022 Late Registration Rate
May 2-5, 2022 In-Person Meeting Dates



Please click this link to see the full details on Awards offered by the OSSD.  URM Awards have been extended until April 15, 2022.

Abstract Instructions

Abstracts may be submitted on any subject related to the general area of sex and/or gender differences to be considered for poster presentation only. PRESENTING AUTHORS MUST SUBMIT THEIR ABSTRACT USING THEIR OWN LOG IN (e.g. Advisors may not submit an abstract for a student under the advisor's account). More than one abstract may be submitted by each author.
Abstracts should be no longer than 2,000 characters including title, author, affiliations and spaces and prepared as a single paragraph, single-spaced Microsoft Word document. Abstracts should NOT contain photos, tables or references. Data must be original and not previously published. Please include any funding acknowledgements.
The abstract form works on both PC and Mac computers with a current browser.  However, if the form does not work correctly for you, please email the OSSD Central Office.
Note: Once you "submit" your form, you cannot edit it. However, your entries are automatically saved, so that you may exit the form and all your information will still be listed when you log back into the form.

The deadline to submit an abstract has passed.

Submit Your Abstract


Poster Presenters

Poster Session I on Tuesday, May 3rd, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Poster Session II on Wednesday, May 4th, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

  • Please plan to display your poster (Maximum size: 8 feet Wide x 4 feet Tall, with push pins) during the lunch break or afternoon break on the day of your session.
  • ALL posters should be displayed no later than 3:30 pm. 
  • Please check your presentation date and poster number on the final program.
  • You are required to be present in front of your poster during the entire poster session.
  • Please promptly remove your poster after your poster session. Posters left behind will be discarded.

Oral Presenters

  • During  breaks, please submit your presentation on a thumb drive (e.g. jump drive, flash drive, USB stick) to the Chairperson of your session who will upload your slides, in the room where your presentation takes place. It will be pre-loaded to the conference laptop, at which time you can review your slides.
  • Oral presentations should be compatible with a PC.  For Mac users, please be sure your presentation is compatible with a PC prior to your arrival.
  • Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your presentation. To keep our full schedule on time, it is the duty of the Chairperson to stop any speaker who is going over their time limit.


View ALL Speakers & Poster Presenters


2022 Arthur P. Arnold Distinguished Lecture

2022 Capstone Speaker, Simon Baron-Cohen 

2022 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Workshop Luncheon


OSSD 2022 Local Host:  Arbi Nazarian, Ph.D.

Dr. Nazarian is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA.   He earned his Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from the City University of New York, where he studies sex differences in the rewarding and analgesic effects of psychostimulants and narcotics in rodents.  His postdoctoral training at the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego, enhanced his training in pain pharmacology.  His present research examines sex differences in sensory, affective, and cognitive components of pain, responses to analgesics, and potential mechanisms.  His involvement with the OSSD dates back several years, including his service as OSSD Treasurer (2015-2018).  He is presently the Chair of the local host organizing committee for the 2020 annual meeting in Marina del Rey, CA.   He has had the pleasure to witness the amazing growth that the OSSD has experienced in recent years and believes that the Organization has the potential to make a notable impact in excelling the recognition, education, implementation, and advocacy of sex difference research and women’s health in basic and clinical sciences.  Aside from the “serious stuff,” he tries to maximize the time he spends with his family.  He loves to go to amusement parks, hiking, and fishing with his children.

Hotel Reservations

There are no more rooms available because the cutoff date has passed so any additions will be on a case by case basis based on availability of the hotel.  Contact the OSSD Central Office
The OSSD has contracted a block of rooms at discounted rates for the OSSD 2022 Annual Meeting at the Marina del Rey Marriott, 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA, USA 90292.  The hotel has recently completed all the renovations for their sleeping rooms and fitness center. Please use the following link to book your room at a nightly rate of $249.00++ USD.  This reservation link and discounted room rate will be active through Monday, April 11, 2022.  The group rate is extended three days pre- and post-meeting based upon availability


 Book your discounted room at the Marriott


Please review the OSSD Code of Conduct for all events HERE.

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