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Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health

Aletta Dive: Sex matters! Gender and the making of knowledge

When:Mo 22-01-2024 10:30 - 15:15
Where:House of Connections, Grote Markt 21, 9712HR Groningen
Woman in Health

The upcoming Aletta Dive focuses on gender(data)gaps and invisibilities in the making of medical and health knowledge and aims to  create a more balanced approach to the way people and professionals view women's health. 

Aletta Dives are small scale events designed to bring science and practice together in order to address concrete societal challenges and have an engaged discussion on the spot. We dive deeper into concrete topics, and work together on solutions for contemporary issues in public health.

This Dive is intended to take concrete steps forward and will mark the beginning of additional activities related to gender (data) gaps and the making of knowledge.

The underrepresentation of women in (medical) research has resulted in lack of understanding about the female body. There are gaps in our knowledge about the best ways to diagnose and treat diseases, as well as a lack of gender-specific treatments for many conditions. Women's health has often been seen as a "special interest" or "niche" area, rather than a fundamental part of overall health research. This has meant that research into women's health has been underfunded and undervalued, compared to research into men's health.

Wish to join us? For now, we can already announce Trudy Dehue and Bertho Nieboer as keynote speakers. Host of the day is Alies Pegtel.

Furthermore, in a dynamic format with eight different topics, there will be speed debates, among other activities. Experts will give short pitches in a carousel, after which you, as guests in small groups, will have the opportunity for further brief discussions. Following that, you will collectively create a visual statement wall with post-its, capturing your various opinions, questions, and insights. With the assistance of Rina Knoeff, a team of students will then select key points from these statements, forming the basis for another segment of the program: an interactive (panel) discussion.

Soon we will share the entire program, including the speed debating topics and the experts of that particular content. 

There will also be a small book market with relevant literature. 

Feel free to spread the word and share this invite with your colleagues and (societal) partners!

We are looking forward to seeing you at the beginning of 2024.

We invite you to register in advance here. Lunch will be included in the programme.

The program team