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Keynote: Dr. Joy Johnson

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Joy Johnson, PhD, RB, FCAHS Director of the Institute for Gender and Health, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) With an extensive background researching the role that gender plays in medical treatment, Dr. Joy Johnson is considered one of Canada's leading scholars in the field of health behaviour. She has won several awards, including a Killam research prize from the University of British Columbia (UBC), which recognizes outstanding and scholarly contributions of international significance. Dr. Johnson is the Scientific Director at the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health, co-founder of the Women's Health Research Network and a professor at UBC. "Integrating Sex and Gender Considerations in Health Research: Shaping Science for a Healthier World" Failure to consider sex and gender in research can be harmful and costly. Yet, many scientists persist in the belief that either these differences do not matter, or that they can be controlled through experimental or statistical procedures. At the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health we are working toward changing the way science is conducted by influencing the structures, processes and outcomes of research. In this talk I discuss achievements, barriers, and future challenges in achieving this agenda.