Pandemic and gender medicine. Prevention and health promotion rethought

Internationale Fachtagung

What are we learning from the pandemic? For science, for surgical and clinical practice, for the health care system and society? And – last but not least – for gender-sensitive medicine? We will look for some answers to these questions at our international conference – with exciting lectures and discussions and participants from different countries. You are warmly invited!

Among the experts are leading sex- and gender-medicine specialists such as Prof. Alexandra Kautzky-Willer and Prof. Margarethe Hochleitner from Austria, Prof. Ineke Klinge from Maastricht, Prof. Catherine Gebhard from Zurich, Prof. Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Prof. Gertraud Stadler, Prof. Bettina Pfleiderer from Germany, as well as experts from the University of Greifswald and many others.

The international symposium is currently planned in a hybrid format, with a limited number of participants able to attend on site. All other participants are warmly invited to join us digitally. We will closely monitor the evolving situation and keep you updated about any possible changes. Participation to this congress is free of charge. The overall conference language is German, but there will be a session in English. For participating German medical doctors,14 training points from the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania State Medical Association will be awarded.

Further Information (in german)


Academic Chairs:
Dr. med. Elpiniki Katsari, Fachärztin für Herzchirurgie
Klinik für Unfall-, Wiederherstellungschirurgie und Rehabilitative Medizin, Universitätsmedizin Greifswald

Prof. Dr. med. Sabine Oertelt-Prigione
Lehrstuhl für Gender in Primary and Transmural Care, Radboud Universität, Nijmegen, Niederlande
Lehrstuhl für geschlechtersensible Medizin, Universität Bielefeld

Annegret Hofmann
Netzwerk Gendermedizin & Öffentlichkeit, G3 – Arbeitsgemeinschaft für moderne Medizin e.V., Potsdam/Berlin

Contact Kolleg:
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald
Dipl.Theol. Nadine Bauerfeind | Conference Office
Phone +49 3834 420 - 5015 | Fax +49 3834 420 - 5005

PROGRAM FOR 16.09.2021

17.00 -19.30 Public Keynote

17.00 - 17.05 Welcome and Moderation
Dr. Elpiniki Katsari, University Medical Center Greifswald
Prof. Dr. Dr. Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio (Bonn)
Dr. Christian Suhm (Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald)

17.05 - 17.20 Musical introduction
Beltango German-Finnish Band with Annette Fischer (clarinet), Karen Salewski (accordion) and Hanna Silvennoinen (cello)

17.20 - 17.25 Greeting Stefanie Drese, Minister for Social Affairs, Integration and Equality, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

17.30 - 18.15 Gender-sensitive Medicine 2021 - a transnational overview
Prof. Dr. Sabine Oertelt-Prigione
Chair of Gender in Primary and Transmural Care, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands and professor of Sex- and Gender-Sensitive Medicine, Bielefeld University

18.30 - 19.30 Public/digital panel discussion
Almost two years into the pandemic - opportunities and challenges due to COVID-19
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoffmann (Greifswald)
Prof. Dr. Dr. Bettina Pfleiderer (Münster)
Prof. Dr. Silke Schmidt (Greifswald)
Dr. Ute Seeland (Berlin/Mainz)
Prof. Dr. Gertraud Stadler (Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Anke Steinmetz (Greifswald)

PROGRAM FOR 17.09.2021

Moderation: Dr. Elpiniki Katsari

08.30 - 09:00  Introduction lectures:
What opportunities does gender-sensitive prevention offer in times of pandemic?
Prof. Dr. Gertraud Stadler
Director of the Institute for Gender Studies in Medicine, Professor of Gender-Sensitive Prevention Research, Charite Berlin

09.00 - 09.30
Pandemic – who is particularly at risk
Prof. Dr. Alexandra Kautzky-Willer (Vienna)
President of the International Society for Gender Medicine (IGM), Diabetologist and Professor of Gender Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Chairman of the Austrian Society for Gender Medicine

10.00 - 10.30 Coffee break

10.30 - 12.00 Workshops-parallel (in German only)
Practical experiences in times of pandemic

  • Workshop 1: Medications, vaccinations - what are the experiences - what are the experiences, what is communicated and accepted?
    Dr. Dirk Keiner (Weimar), Nora Schmid-Küpke (Berlin), Prof. Emil Reisinger (Rostock)
  • Workshop 2: Pandemic and sex and gender-sensitive medicine
    Rosalie Heimke (Brandenburg), Annegret Hofmann (Berlin), Antje Kapinsky (Berlin), Dr. Kristina Böhm (Potsdam)
  • Workshop 3: Under constant pressure: Corona in the clinics
    PD. Dr. Irit Nachtigall (Berlin), Dr. Elpiniki Katsari (Greifswald), Dr. Gesine Dörr (Potsdam)
  • Workshop 4: Experiences from rehabilitation
    Dr. Jördis Frommhold (Heiligendamm), Prof. Carmen Scheibenbogen (Berlin), Prof. Anke Steinmetz (Greifswald)

12.00-13.30 Lunch break

13.30-17.30 Lectures and roundtable
Moderation: Annegret Hofmann

Pandemic and women's health experiences at the Vienna Women's Health Program
Ulrike Repik and Denise Schulz-Zak (Vienna)

What does stress do to the immune system: the growing importance of psychoneuroimmunology
Prof. Dr. Eva Peters (Gießen/Berlin)

Gender aspects in prevention and health promotion from a psychological point of view
Prof. Dr. phil. Silke Schmidt (Greifswald)

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

Covid-19: What role does estrogen play?
Dr. Ute Seeland (Berlin/Mainz)

Long Covid and gender aspects in rehabilitation - Are there any new findings?
Dr. Jördis Frommholz (Heiligendamm)

Mental Health in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Gender-Appropriate Psychotherapy
Prof. Dr. Eva-Lotta Brakemeier (Greifswald)

17.30-18.00 Discussion


PROGRAMME FOR 18.09.2021

International Experiences

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Sabine Oertelt-Prigione

08.30-09.00 Uhr
The global perspective
Prof. Dr. Dr. Bettina Pfleiderer (Münster)

09.00-09.20 Uhr
International studies show: Covid-19 makes gender medicine a necessity
Prof. Dr. Catherine Gebhard (Zürich)

09.20-09.40 Uhr
The Swedish way in the pandemic and lessons learned from a gender perspective
Dr. Elizabeth Lichtenstein (Sweden)

09.40-10.00 Uhr
Why sex and gender aspects need tob e implemented to fight pande.micx such as COVID-19-. An Italian perspective
Dr. Antonella Vezzani (Italy)

10.00-10.20 Uhr
Did sex /gender aspects play any role during the panedic in Eastern European countries?
Prof. Dr. Khatuna Kaladasze (Tibilisi, Georgia)

10.20-10.40 Uhr
Horizon Europe: new conditions for funding: how inclusive analysis contributes to research and innovation, including research into Covid-19
Prof. Ineke Klinge (Niederlande)

10.40 - 11.10 Coffee break

11.10 - 11.30
The working group "Gender and Health in MV" introduces itself
Dr. Sandra Lemanski (Greifswald)

11.30-12.40  Panel discussion
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Sylvia Stracke (Greifswald)
Prevention as close to people as possible: Local and regional experiences – how can it be improved? What can gender medicine do?
Ulf Kolbe (Vorpommern-Rügen)
Dr. Peter Kupatz (Bad Doberan)
Dr. Sandra Lemanski (Greifswald)
Werner Mall (Berlin)


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