First ESPE Science Symposium: 'The Science of Gender'
19 Mar 2018
Aimed at paediatricians and basic researchers, ESPE’s new Science Symposia will take place every two years, to promote the interactive dissemination of new scientific knowledge within the paediatric endocrinology community, closing the gap between research and patient care.
The first event takes place in London, UK, on 18–19 October 2018. On ‘The Science of Gender’, it will look at evidence for what shapes gender development and gender dysphoria, and the influences of nature and nurture. We will discuss the potential psychological–psychosocial impacts of endocrine treatment for gender dysphoria and the science behind this.
Organised by the ESPE Gender Dysphoria Working Group alongside the host organisation, the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS; www.gids.nhs.uk), it will be held at the Tavistock Centre in London, UK, near the home of Sigmund and Anna Freud.
It is organised with an educational grant from Pfizer.
The 1.5-day programme is for those with an interest in gender development,
disorders/differences of sex development (DSD), neurocognition and hormones, and social factors.
The event is limited to 100 attendees, including faculty: 25 fully sponsored places will be available for trainees, young clinicians and scientists (individuals within 8 years (FTE) of completion of doctorate training). The application deadline for free places is 1 July 2018. After this date, registration will be open to all, at a cost of €60.