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Sex & Gender & Alcohol Satellite Meeting

The Sex & Gender & Alcohol Satellite is a new bi-annual satellite meeting beginning in 2024 at the Research Society on Alcohol’s Annual Meeting, generously supported with an R13 grant from NIAAA, and the NIAAA/ORWH-funded Yale Specialized Center of Research Excellence on Sex Differences in Alcohol Use Disorder (Yale-SCORE).

This satellite meeting serves as a hub for individuals at all career stages to support the exchange of ideas and promote new collaborations on sex/gender and alcohol use from basic preclinical science through clinical research, healthcare delivery, and public education.

Our goal for this inaugural meeting is to provide the foundation for the importance of examining sex and gender in preclinical and clinical alcohol research. Our program includes keynote presentations, talks, and engaging workshops from internationally known researchers, award-winning authors (Ann Dowsett Johnston, author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship between Women and Alcohol), influential advocacy leaders (Khadi Oluwatoyin, founder of Sober Black Girls Club), and esteemed NIAAA-program staff. Participants will have ample opportunities for networking, including during complimentary breakfast and lunch sessions, as well as morning and afternoon poster sessions. Additionally, attendees can look forward to oral presentations by trainees and the recognition of top abstract submissions with awards presentations.

To foster the development of the next generation of translational alcohol researchers, we will support 50 travel awards ($500 each) to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career junior faculty to present their research.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by R13AA031402 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.