Sex and Gender and Institutional Readiness for Women’s Health Curriculum

 ADEA Symposium, March 2016

The 2016 ADEA-sponsored Women’s Health symposium, which took place in March, was planned in response to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) May 2013 report, Women’s Health Curricula: Final Report on Expert Panel Recommendations for Interprofessional Collaboration Across the Health Professions . With support from the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health and HRSA, this report presented a framework for considering women’s health across health domains and levels of institutional preparedness to educate health care practitioners on gender-based concepts in curricula. The ADEA 2016 symposium addressed the continuous development of the science base for human sex differences in research and the influence of health outcomes that benefit both women and men. 

The March 2016 meeting addressed women’s health across three dimensions: integrative medicine, ethical and legal issues and oral/systemic health. The learning objectives were: 

  • Describe how the emerging science base for women’s health contributes to integrated treatment philosophes.
  • Identify opportunities for interprofessional collaboration in the treatment of women across a lifespan.
  • Link ethical and legal issues to access and health outcomes across the lifespan of women. 


Promoting Women’s Health Through Interprofessional CollaborationsPPT
Shelia S. Price, D.D.S., Ed.D.
West Virginia University School of Dentistry 

Institutional Readiness for Women’s Health Curriculum Development: Ethical and Legal Considerations
Pamela Zarkowski, J.D., M.P.H.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry 

Women’s Health: Hormone Balance and Stress
Henri J. Roca, M.D.
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System