Sex as a Vital Biological Variable in Lung Disease Across the Lifespan

Sex as a Vital Biological Variable in Lung Disease Across the Lifespan

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Sex-specific differences in the prevalence and susceptibility to lung diseases exist across the lifespan. While the causes of these disparities remain undetermined, a number of studies have identified physiologic, genetic, and hormonal factors associated with lung disease in men and women. This symposium will highlight experimental, clinical, and translational work in multiple animal models and human studies, aimed to understand the mechanisms behind sexual dimorphism in lung diseases such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, pulmonary hypertension, asthma, and COVID-19. The session will thus attract a wide audience of lung researchers interested in pediatric and adult lung diseases. 

CME credits and/or Certificates of Completion are not provided for this session.

1- Identify factors that contribute to lung disease susceptibility in men and women throughout the lifespan

2- Understand mechanisms underlying sexually dimorphic lung diseases in neonates, children, and adults

3- Appreciate the importance of integrating sex as a biological variable in lung disease research

Xenia Tigno, PhD: Sex as a Vital Biological Variable in Lung Disease Across the Lifespan

Krithka Lingappan, MD, PhD, MS: Mechanisms Driving Sex Differences in Neonatal Lung Disease

Andrea Lee Frump, MS, PhD: Sex Differences in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Joe G. Zein, MD, PhD, MBA: Sex Differences in Asthma Across the Lifespan

Wonder P. Drake, MD: Sex Differences in Lung Immunity

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