European Union



GENCAD conference on gender and health – Awareness, facts and European perspectives

A woman giving blood in a hospital © EU
Start date : 11/10/2017
End date : 11/10/2017
Thon Hotel City Centre, Brussels, Belgium
European Commission,
Consumer affairs and public health,

This GENCAD conference will focus on gender-specific prevention of cardiovascular and other diseases, the awareness and experiences of individual EU Member States and on European perspectives. The aim of the GENCAD project, an EU-funded initiative coordinated by a multi-country consortium, is to strengthen prevention of chronic diseases and to improve patient outcomes through a better understanding of gender differences. Coronary artery disease has been selected as an example to highlight such differences of treatment and prevention activities in European countries.

This conference will introduce specifically targeted factsheets for healthcare professionals and the general public on gender differences for coronary artery disease, as well as on gender specific aspects in coronary artery disease. The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss gender inequalities in health and how to overcome them effectively. Finally, we will also discuss sustainability, future research and implementation of gender policies.


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