Abstracts Awards Hotel &
Posters Program - Online

Tour -
Fjord Cruise
 WHR Satellite 

In Grateful Appreciation of our 2024 Sponsors & Exhibitors


Important Dates

Symposium Submission Deadline October 13, 2023
Abstract & Awards Submission Portal Opens  October 16, 2023
Deadline to submit your abstract for travel award consideration February 2, 2024
Abstract and Award Submission Deadline February 2, 2024
Late Breaking Abstracts for poster and undergraduate attendee awards March 15, 2024
Annual Meeting Dates May 6-9, 2024


Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the OSSD 2024 Meeting? Contact the OSSD Central Office


Early Registration - Member $600 USD
Regular Registration - Member $700 USD
Early Registration - Trainee $350 USD
Regular Registration - Trainee $410 USD
Non-Member Registration $800 USD
Non-Member Trainee Registration $450 USD


 * Breaks and lunches are included in the registration fees 
 ** Early Bird Registration Ends March 15, 2024
 *** Cancelled registration will be refunded at 50% up until 30 days prior to the meeting, after which there is NO REFUND.

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Women's Health Research Satellite Event 

We will be hosting a satellite event on Sunday, May 5 prior to the start of the OSSD Meeting on Monday, June 6.  Registration is $80 USD and RSVP is required to attend.  Registration includes the scientific sessions, lunch and breaks.

Recently the US White House announced an Initiative on Women’s Health Research as a way to improve women’s health by investing in research. While we await the details of this specific initiative, we need to acknowledge the broad health disparities facing women, sexual, racial and ethnic minorities that still exist across the world. These disparities likely stem from a worldwide lack of focus on these variables, including on the need to understand female health specifically. While studying sex and gender influences is important, it is merely a first step in understanding how and why women’s disease risks are different across a variety of disorders.  This pre-meeting satellite to the 18th annual meeting of Organization for the Study of Sex Differences has brought together experts asking questions specifically about women’s health from mental to cardiovascular health.  We have gathered 14 speakers world-wide who will delve into topics related to hormonal cycles, pregnancy and the postpartum, hormone therapy, menopause and endometriosis. There are also talks on the need for more education in women’s health in medical school and how basic science can translate in women’s health startups.  We hope by providing time to spotlight women’s health research we can show that understanding women’s health is needed in order to effectively compare across sexes and genders.  Please join us to learn more and join the growing movement to turn the dial towards greater understanding of the need for specific research focusing on women and gender-diverse individuals.


Register for WHR ONLY

** If you plan to attend the WHR Satellite Event & the OSSD Meeting, use the OSSD Registration Form



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The OSSD discounted room rate has been extended for those arriving early or staying later to explore wonderful Bergen.  We currently have discounted rooms from May 1-12.  These will go fast.  Book now!   


Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Dreggsallmenningen 1
5003 Bergen
T: +47 55 54 30 00 F: +47 55 54 31 15
E: [email protected] 

Room Rate:  NOK 1650 (approximately $155 USD at the time of this post)
The promotional code to book online is NO280792

Room rates are in NOK, per night, and include VAT, applicable charges and the following amenities:
  • Tasty breakfast buffet
  • Access to fitness facilities
  • Coffee & tea facilities
  • In room safe
  • Professional hairdryer
  • TV with Chromecast
  • Fast wireless internet access

We were able to secure a discounted block of rooms at the Thon Hotel Orion which is a 2 minute walk from the Radisson. The price is 2095 NOK which converts roughly to $196.16 USD per night with breakfast included.  These will be available on a first come, first served basis. 
Of course, you can still book at the Radisson via their website.  The current published rate is $297.15 USD with breakfast included.  I have included both links below for your convenience.
Radisson Blu Royal: Book Your Room


Upgrade to Premium If you’re looking for some additional space, available upon request and for a supplement of NOK 500 per room, per night. Enjoy generous space (approx. 30 sqm) and additional amenities.

There is a fee for parking on the hotels parking area which is NOK 80 per hour, maximum NOK 285 per 24H. 

Getting to the Hotel:

From Bergen Flesland Airport

By bus:

Bergen Flesland Airport (BGO) is well connected and is the second busiest airport in the country. There are many airlines operating flights across the rest of Europe and beyond. On arrival, the best way to reach the city center and Bryggen is by the airport bus, flybussen, which takes 35 minutes. The hotel is the last stop on the journey.  Flybussen website

You can find the airport bus at stop A5, right outside the main exit at Bergen Airport Flesland. Take the bus to Dreggsallmenningen Flybusstopp

By car:

The journey by car takes around 30 minutes (20km). At Bergen Airport, you can pick up a hire car on arrival from a choice of operators.

Local Restaurants


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

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