Women's Brain Health Conference—Symposium 4: Sex Hormones and Metabolic Regulation

March 8, 2021, 9:00 am to 10:30 am

9:00-10:30 am PST

This symposium is part of our Women's Brain Health Virtual Conference Series, which brings attention to the brain health issues women face and encourages the medical, scientific and commercial communities to address them. In this session, we will hear from three renowned speakers who will discuss pertinent topics related to sex hormones, metabolic regulation and women's health. Dr. Elizabeth Rideout will chair the event and facilitate conversation.

Speakers Talk Title

Dr. Susan Howlett, Professor of Pharmacology and Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University

Impact of Sex Steroid Hormones on the Heart

Dr. Julia Sacher, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Brains in transition: How Sex Hormones and Body fat shape the Journey
Dr. Sharon Ladyman, University of Otago, New Zealand  Hormone-induced Adaptations in Body Weight during Pregnancy: Short-term and Long-term Implications


9:05-9:30—Dr. Susan Howlett (20 min presentation + 5 min Q&A)

9:30-9:55—Dr. Julia Sacher

9:55-10:20—Dr. Sharon Ladyman

10:20-10:30—Open Q&A + Closing remarks

Individual Event Cost

General Public: $15

Students: $10

We offer you the option of registering for individual events or signing up for the entire series. Click here to learn more about the conference, or register for this event below. 

Individual Event Registration

*If you registered for the Women's Brain Health Conference before April 2020 you will automatically be given access to this event at no additional charge. However, we ask that you sign up if you'd like to attend so we can send meeting details only to those interested in joining. When registering, please use the discount code provided to you by email on Sep 3.

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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