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15th Gender Summit: United in Science and through Science

19th June 2018

The theme of GS15 is United in Science and through Science (June 18 and 19). This theme was chosen to reflect the need to: 1) enhance the rapport between different actors and stakeholders in science endeavours (especially post-Brexit) built on shared commitment to gender equality and scientific excellence; 2) advance research for societal challenges with the required sensitivity to local needs and contexts; and 3) advance development and application of cross-disciplinary methods of sex/gender analysis, for example were basic biology, environment and socio-economic conditions interact to impact on outcomes.

The GS15 programme will discuss a range of new and persistent issues: Why cell’s sex matters? How do sex/gender-related risks impact on life-course? How to improve statistical indicators of gender equality in research? What progress has been achieved in changing research cultures and working conditions so that women and men can participate on equal terms? What actions are needed to ensure fair, systematic, and gender bias-free scientific peer review? How to produce the “best gender research” for the targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals? How will Brexit change Europe’s research landscape and collaborative networks?

Please consult the Gender Summit website to find more details about the evolving programme, and to find who the speakers are. Registration and Call for Abstract will open on 7 April 2018.


19th June 2018


Aldwych, London

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