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What Does Sex Have to Do With It? Implications for Pharmacotherapy

Monday April 08, 2019

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Room W206 A
Sponsored by the Division for Behavioral Pharmacology (BEH)
Co-sponsored by the Division for Cardiovascular Pharmacology (CVP)
Co-sponsored by the Division for Drug Metabolism and Disposition (DMDD)
Co-sponsored by the Division for Neuropharmacology (NEU)
Co-sponsored by the Division for Pharmacology Education (DPE)
Co-sponsored by Division for Toxicology (TOX)
Co-sponsored by the Division for Translational and Clinical Pharmacology (TCP)

Chair :

Carrie Northcott
Pfizer Inc.

Susan Wood
Univ of South Carolina Sch of Med


Despite recognition of significant sex differences in susceptibility to stress related disorders such as drug abuse, depression and anxiety, the majority of animal models historically study only male populations. Moreover, the majority of preclinical and clinical studies are not designed to assess sex differences in therapeutic efficacy. Thus there is a lack of understanding of sex-biased mechanisms in the pathogenesis of these disorders, making strategies for sex specific pharmacotherapy unclear. This symposium focuses on studies involving sex differences in pharmacotherapy from clinical to preclinical models and spans layers of analysis from physiology to behavior.

The Significance of Sex: Sex Differences in Drug Development
Carrie Northcott - Pfizer Inc.

Sex Specific Effects of Oxytocin in the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis on Social Anxiety
Brian Trainor - University of California Davis

Sex Differences in Anti-inflammatory Therapies to Increase Resilience to Social Stress
Susan Wood - Univ of South Carolina Sch of Med

Effects of Social Rank and Sex on Cocaine Self-Administration in Monkey Models of Drug Abuse
Michael Nader - Wake Forest Sch of Med

Last Updated: August 15, 2019
Key Dates
April 6

ASPET Business Meeting and Awards Presentation

April 6-9

ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2019

Thank you to our Annual Meeting partners:

Amgen
University of Florida
Wake Forest University
Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Wisconsin Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Training Program
UT Health San Antonio
University of Minnesota

Emory University Pharmacology

PR & P
University of Michigan Medical School Pharmacology
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