Calgary is a vibrant metropolitan bustling with arts, architecture, universities, scientific community, beautiful landscapes and western culture.  Most importantly, it is the location for the OSSD 2023 annual meeting.  We look forward to seeing you there!  #OSSD2023

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** Funding for this conference was made possible, in part by 5R13AG056135 from National Institute of Aging. 'The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 
***This conference was supported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award 5R13FD006896 totaling $24,975 with 20% funded by FDA/HHS and $19,000 amount and 15% funded by non-government source(s). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by FDA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.


PWHR & SWHR Pre-Conference Symposium
From Cells to Society: Research and Advocacy to Advance Mature Women’s Health

The OSSD is proud to announce a Pre-Conference Event by PWHR and SWHR! 
Join us Sunday, May 7, 2023, 12 P.M. - 3 P.M. prior to the start of the OSSD Annual Meeting.  

Research has documented sex differences across a myriad of biological processes and diseases, however, the full impact of sex, gender, and hormones in areas such as cognition, heart disease, and mental health, is still not well understood. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the urgency of applying a sex and gender-based life stages framework to promoting health for all individuals. This symposium will offer a cell to society perspective on sex and gender differences in aging that influence heart, brain, and mental health among older women. Panelists will present basic and translational research approaches, public health initiatives, and policy interventions that have been utilized to advance these key issues in mature women’s health. Attendees (whether they are researchers, trainees, health care providers, patient advocates, or policy stakeholders) will have the opportunity to engage in Q&A with the panel and roundtable conversations to discuss how they can contribute their expertise to address persistent gaps and barriers to advancing the health of women.  Learn More>>>




Important Dates

Call for Symposium Proposals
Call for Individual Talks
      September 12, 2022
Symposium Submission Deadline                November 4, 2022

Abstract & Awards Submission Portal Opens


    November 7, 2022

Young Investigator, OSSD and NIH OWHR
and CIHR-IGH Travel Award Deadline 

      February 1, 2023
Abstract Submission Deadline       February 1, 2023
Early Bird Registration Ends       February 15, 2023 extended Feb. 20
Late Breaking Abstracts Due       March 15, 2023
Hotel Reservation Deadline       April 1, 2023
URM Award Deadline       April 14, 2023
Annual Meeting Dates       May 7-11, 2023
POSTER BOARDS (Details Below)       8 feet Wide x 4 feet Tall
(2.4 meters Wide x 1.2 meters Tall)


2023 Registration

Early Registration - Member $475 655
Regular - Member $575 792
Early Registration - Trainee $275 379
Regular - Trainee $335 462
Non-Member - Regular $675 930
Non-Member - Trainee $375 517

*Estimated conversion rate at time of posting.

Early Bird Registration Ends February 15, 2023
Cancelled registration will be refunded at 50% up until 30 days prior to the meeting, after which there is NO REFUND.


Keynote Speakers



Poster Session I on Monday, May 8th, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Poster Session II on Tuesday, May 9th, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Please plan to display your poster (Maximum size: 8 feet Wide x 4 feet Tall (2.4 meters Wide x 1.2 meters 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. 
  • Presentation date and poster numbers coming soon.
  • 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.


Hyatt Regency Calgary

The OSSD has contracted a block of rooms at discounted rates for the OSSD 2023 Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Calgary, 700 Centre Street SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2G 5P6. Please use the following link to book your room at a nightly rate of $269.00 CAD (Single & Double), $304 CAD (Triple) and $339 CAD (Quad).  Make your reservations early as the rooms available at the group rate fill up fast!  This reservation link and discounted room rate will be active through Saturday, April 1, 2023.  Cancellation Policy: 24 hours Prior Or 1 night Fee. Credit Card Required.


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This page will be updated regularly with information on the annual meeting as it becomes available.