The Women’s Brain Project (WBP) is counting down to its annual flagship event, the International Forum on Women’s Brain and Mental Health (the Forum). This year, it will take place virtually on Saturday and Sunday September 19-20. However, the format is different to your usual Zoom- or Hopin-powered event.
Expert insights at your fingertips, at your convenience
Part 1 of the Forum is a series of pre-recorded videos that will go live a week before the live event. This means that as of Monday 14 September, if you have registered for the event, you will get access to exclusive expert content.
- Keynote speeches by experts such as Carolee Lee, founder of WHAM!; Londa Schiebinger, the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University, and Director of EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment; and George Vradenburg, the Chairman of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s (UsA2)
- Panel presentations and an initial moderated conversation, to which you can react by sending us questions about the panel topic or questions directed to specific speakers
- Additional short videos by WBP partners on brain health – including Fagun Thakrar, actress, film director, and activist and Forum Ambassador, and Tor Svensson, CFI.co Chairman and Columnist, among others.
You can view this content 24/7, at your leisure.
The WBP team will be collecting questions and comments, and integrating them into the second part of the Forum – when we go live!
A live experience focused on sex and gender differences in brain and mental health
On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September, we’ll be live from 2-6pm CET with our core scientific program made up of six panel discussions, in addition to the launch of an exciting new campaign, Be Brain Powerful Switzerland and a few other exciting speakers:
- Opening by Mr. Engelberger, Health Councilor city of Basel
- Remarks by Mrs. Signe Ratso, European Commission Deputy Director General for Research and Innovation
- Keynote by Eliot Sorel, MD, an innovative global health leader, educator, health systems performance expert, and a practicing physician.
The panel discussions will be live, and build on both the pre-recorded content and the questions you, our audience, will have sent in.
Following our theme of “Sex and Gender Differences in Brain and Mental Health Across the Lifespan”, the panels will include:
- Panel 1: Young Suicide – “Suicide In Adolescents And Young Adults From A Gender Perspective”
- Panel 2: Maternal Mental Health – “Maternal Mental Health: Challenges For Better Treatment”
- Panel 3: Alzheimer’s – “Sex And Gender Differences In Neurodegenerative Diseases Such As Alzheimer’s”
- Panel 4: Migraine policy changes – “The Ideal Migraine Patient Experience Both In Life And At Work: Policy Changes To Achieve It”
- Panel 5: Lifestyle interventions – “Lifestyle Changes That Can Have A Positive Impact On Brain And Mental Health – A Sex And Gender Perspective”
- Panel 6: Novel technologies – “Beyond Traditional Approaches – Novel Digital Products For Brain And Mental Health With A Sex And Gender Perspective”
Bonus offering, for your convenience – and inspiration
All the content described above will be available to all registered participants beyond the Forum – so even if you can’t tune in to the panel you’re the most excited for, you can view the content at your convenience after the fact.
To ensure access, you just have to register for the Forum.
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