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The Israel Society for Gender & Sex Conscious Medicine

The Israeli Society for Gender and Sex Conscious Medicine (IsraGem) is a non-profit organization that includes professionals from various fields of biomedical sciences. It is also a member of the Israel Medical Association. Several years ago, we changed the name of our organization from the "Israeli Society for Gender Medicine" to the "Israeli Society for Gender- and Sex-Conscious Medicine" in our quest to raise awareness that both sex and gender are of critical importance in health and disease.

IsraGem was founded in 2009 with the aim of changing paradigms, deepening knowledge, and building organizational frameworks to advance the field in Israel. Our members come from various medical and para-medical disciplines, representing hospitals, universities, and research institutions in Israel. Since its inception, in close cooperation with the Rabin Medical Center, we have organized nine national conferences addressing gender and sex aspects in cardiology, nutrition, pharmacology, psychiatry/psychology, pain, obesity, the biological clock, and general topics. Our tenth national conference is scheduled for May 2024.

In 2010, we proudly hosted the 5th International Conference on Gender- and Sex-Conscious Medicine in Tel Aviv. We have also played an important role in helping organize nine international conferences in Europe, the USA, and Japan. Additionally, we conduct and promote courses and training for healthcare system employees at all levels. Over the past 15 years, members of IsraGem have conducted hundreds of research projects. Since 2009, we have been actively teaching Gender and Sex-Conscious Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and the Post Graduate School of Tel Aviv University. Starting in 2022, Gender and Sex-Conscious Medicine has also been incorporated into the curriculum of the Faculty of Medicine at Bar Ilan University in Safed.

The current board of IsraGem:

Prof. Marek Glezerman, MD - President  

Dr. Rola Khamisy, MD - Treasurer 

Dr. Leeor Shahar, MD - Secretary 

Ms. Michal Angel, RN - Member 

Dr. Shani Galoz, PhD - Member 

Ms. Amit Ganor, MSci - Member 

Prof. Dov Feldberg,MD - Associate member

Shiran Gross, Esq. - Associate member

Dr.Gali Lerman, PhD - Associate member 

Dr. Ayellet Neumann, MD - Associate member 

Ms. Yael Russo - Administrative assistant

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