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! 

Preliminary Program

Click here to see the OSSD preliminary program.  Please check this webpage for updates.


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









Important Dates - Mark your calendar!

December 23, 2021

Abstract Submission Portal Opens

Submit your abstract HERE!
February 1, 2022

Abstract must be submitted by February 1, 2022 for Award Consideration

March 1, 2022 Award Notifications
March 7, 2022 Final Abstracts DUE (poster/presentations)
April 3, 2022 Early Bird Registration Rate ENDS
Late-Breaking Abstracts DUE
April 8, 2022 Hotel Reservations DUE Book Here
April 4 - May 2, 2022 Late Registration Rate
May 2-5, 2022 In-Person Meeting Dates


2022 Arthur P. Arnold Distinguished Lecture


2022 Capstone Speaker, Simon Baron-Cohen 


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

Book your group rate for Organization for the Study of Sex Differences

The OSSD has contracted a block of rooms at discounted rates for the OSSD 2022 Annual Meeting.  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 group rate for Organization for the Study of Sex Differences


Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, California 90292




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