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start postponed until march 2021

Given the current situation regarding the new coronavirus we have come to the conclusion that the implementation of the CAS is currently not possible within the desired framework. Since networking and personal exchange of experiences and opinions are an important part of the CAS, we also do not want to conduct the continuing education course online.

Therefore, we have decided to postpone the start of the CAS in Sex- and Gender-Specific Medicine until March 2021. The exact dates of the individual modules will be announced as soon as possible.

We deeply regret the decision. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (031/632 55 76 or info@gender-medicine.ch).

Continuing education course at the Universities of Berne and Zurich

Both biology (sex) and sociocultural variables (gender) have a fundamental impact on health behaviour, as well as epidemiology, manifestation, and pathophysiology of diseases. Although sex and gender are essential to effective health care, differences between women and men are often neglected in medical research and clinical practice. The CAS study programme in Sex- and Gender- Specific Medicine is a part-time course for postgraduates at the Universities of Bern and Zurich. To meet the eligibility requirements for this CAS course candidates must hold a master’s degree in either medicine or a related field.

The study programme provides the participants with concepts of sex- and gender-specific medicine and addresses the important implications of biological sex and sociocultural factors for disease prevention, biomedical research, and healthcare.

The eleven modules are based on the most recent scientific findings in the field of gender and sex specific medicine and cover all medical disciplines.

The new concept of evidence-based sex and gender medicine will be taught and strategies promoting the integration of gender into research initiatives and health interventions will be elaborated.

The CME credits for the individual modules are applied for at the respective professional associations.

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