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MD, PHARMD, Associate Commissioner for Women’s Health and Director of the Office of Women’s Health, FDA

Biography
Dr. Kaveeta Vasisht is the Associate Commissioner for Women’s Health at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She also directs the FDA Office of Women’s Health (OWH), which serves to protect and advance the health of women through policy development, scientific programs, research, education, collaboration, and outreach. Dr. Vasisht leads efforts to advance regulatory science through understanding sex differences, promoting the inclusion of women and diversity in clinical trials, developing educational resources, and establishing women’s health research priorities at FDA. OWH works to bridge knowledge gaps on conditions that uniquely or disproportionately impact women, including pregnancy and lactation. Dr. Vasisht is board-certified in internal medicine and adult endocrinology. She completed her internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals, where she also served on faculty. Dr. Vasisht’s recognitions include the 2023 Health Public Service Visionary Award from the Society for Women’s Health Research.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 25 9.00 A.M.-4.00 P.M.


Track Co-Chairs:
Yoel Sadovsky, UPMC
C. Noel Bairey Merz, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

The Women's Health Track with a focus on sex differences aims to explore the latest research in this field and highlight the importance of sex-specific analysis in healthcare. The full-day track includes sessions on enhancing women's health research, general sex differences in large studies, pregnancy (Feto-placental) and sex differences, the biology underlying sex differences, and systems and sex differences. The confirmed speakers are leading experts in their respective fields, including cardiovascular medicine, immunology and virology, metabolic disease, Alzheimer's disease, autism, diabetes, exercise, and hypertension. Through this track, attendees will gain valuable insights into the latest research on sex differences in healthcare and the importance of personalized medicine for women.

  • PMWC 2024 Award Ceremony
    Pioneer Honoree: David Page, MIT
    Luminary Honoree: Janine Austin Clayton, NIH
  • Keynote: Enhancing Women's Health Research
    - Janine Austin Clayton, NIH
  • Keynote: Inclusive Research for Better Health: The FDA's Perspective on Sex Differences in Clinical Trials
    - Kaveeta Vasisht, FDA
  • Keynote: The Chromosomal Basis of Sex Differences in Health and Disease
    - David Page, Whitehead Institute
  • General Sex Differences in Large Studies
    Chair: Karen Reue, UCLA (Sex Differences in Metabolic Disease)
    - Franck Mauvis-Jarvis, Tulane University (Sex Differences in Insulin Resistance)
  • Feto-placental Sex Differences
    Chair: Yoel Sadovsky, University of Pittsburgh
    - Nima Aghaeepour, Stanford (AI Taxonomy for Reproductive Health)
    - Leslie Myatt, OHSU Oregon (Fetal Sex and Pregnancy Outcomes)
  • Systems and Sex Differences
    Chair: Marcia Stefanick, Stanford (Sex differences in Cancer)
    - Judy Regensteiner, University of Colorado (Sex and Gender: Focus on Diabetes)
    - Monica Gandhi, UCSF (Sex Differences in HIV)
  • Cardiovascular Sex Differences
    - Martha Gulati, Cedars Sinai
  • Sex Differences in Alzheimer's Disease
    Chair: Marina Sirota, UCSF (Sex Differences in Alzheimer's Disease Using Clinical, Molecular, and Computational Approaches)
    - Sarah Banks, UCSD (Sex Differences in Tau Pathology and AD Modifiable Risk)
    - Roberta Brinton, University of Arizona (Illuminating Path to Alzheimer's Cure)
  • Sex Differences and Cognitive-behavioral Function
    Chair: Debra Kaysen, Stanford (Gender Effects on Trauma Exposure, PTSD, and Treatment)

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