GS15 Programme At A Glance

Evolving Programme. Confirmed speakers will continue to be added


DAY 1 – 18th June 2018

 08:00–09:00 Arrivals, registration, networking 
 09:00–0915 Welcome
 09:15–10:00 Keynotes
 10:00–11:15 Plenary 1: Why cell sex matters
The genetics of human complex traits, and what it means for diagnostics and things like 'precision' and 'personalised' medicine
Barbara Strange, University of Chicago, USA
Organs-on-a-chip and women's health
Peter Loskill, Fraunhofer Institute, Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology, Germany
 11:15–11:45 Coffee, Networking, Exhibition
 11:45–13:00 Plenary 2: Influence of sex/gender across human life-span: challenges for theories and policy
Gendered findings on radiation and the community that uses radiation daily
Mary Olson, NIRS, USA
Unexpected impacts of social policy on health: the Life Path project
Emily Curtin, Kings College London
 13:00–14:00 Lunch, networking, exhibition
 14:00–15:30 Plenary 3: Statistics, indicators and evidence for effective policy design and implementation
The statistical and policy role of She Figures, and of MORE and MORRI Surveys
Ana Arana Antelo, EU Commission, Research & Innovation Head of Unit for Science & Society
Policy impact of SAGA Indicators: lessons from a roll-out in Angola
Ernesto Polcuch, Chief of Section for Science Policy and Partnerships in the Natural Sciences Sector of UNESCO
Towards scientific understanding of harassment
Fredrik Bondestam, Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research
 15:30–16:00 Coffee, Networking, Exhibition
 16:00–17:30 Plenary 4: United in Science and Through Science, after Brexit
 17:30–19:00 Reception

DAY 2 – 19th June 2018

08:30–09:00 Arrivals, registration, networking 
09:00–09:45 Plenary 5: Global/regional actions on gender in science: role and impact of Gender Summit
On-going progress in Japan
Miyoko O. Watanabe, Deputy Executive Director, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST); Director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, JST, Japan; Chair, Gender Summit 10 Asia-Pacific
Singapore as host of the next Gender Summit - Asia Pacific
Vandana Ramachandran, Institute of Medical Biology and Lakshmi Ramachandran, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore
Gender Summit for the Arab World
Rana Dajani, Hashemite University
09:45–11:15 Plenary 6: Changing attitudes and cultures in organisations
Towards gender balance in mining
Jean E. Des Rivieres, V-P Exploration, BHP Billiton
Transforming the role of science publishers and scientific information providers
Ron Mobed, CEO, Elsevier
Enhancing the gender mainstreaming role of research funders
Fredrik Bondestam, Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research
11:15–11:30 Break, Networking, Exhibition
 Parallel 1: Best Practice from different programmes and projects  Parallel 2: Fair and systematic scholarly peer review  Parallel 3: Research for SDG targets
• What makes a great research teams
Joerg Muller, Coordinator GEDII project
• Funders fostering gender equity
Sonja Ochsenfeld-Repp, Director, Quality and Programme management, DFG
• GEPs from physicists for physicists
Thomas Berghoefer, Coordinator EU GENERA project
• Three Circles of Alemat: Growth and Sustainability through Mentoring
Rana Dajani, Hashemite University, Jordan
• Harmonising impact of gender equality policies, Susanne Buehrer-Topcu
Coordinator EFFORTI EU project
Gender dependent homophily in academic reviewing
Demian Bottaglia, Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes, CNRS and Marcus Hellman, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
The importance gender balanced editorial teams
Deborah Logan, Director of Publishing, Energy and Earth Science

• Does sex really matter? Explaining intra-species variation in ocean acidification responses
Robert Ellis, University of Exeter

13:00–14:30 Lunch, exhibition,networking
Parallel 4: Improving cross disciplinary synergies Parallel 5: Improving quality of impact Parallel 6: Improving the evidence
16:00–16:45 Plenary 7: Reports from parallel sessions
16:45–17:00 Closing Keynote