GenCAD Conference Brussels 10.-11. October 2017

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GenCAD Projekt 2016-2017


The two GENCAD conferences focused on gender-specific prevention of cardiovascular and other diseases, the awareness and experiences of individual EU Member States and on European perspectives. The aim of the GENCAD project was to strengthen prevention of chronic diseases and to improve patient outcomes through a better understanding of gender differences. Coronary artery disease (CAD) has been selected as an example to highlight sex and gender differences of treatment and prevention activities in European countries.

One main product based on the results of the GenCAD project are specifically-targeted fact sheets for healthcare professionals and the general public on gender differences for coronary artery disease, as well as on gender specific aspects in cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The conferences provided an opportunity to discuss gender inequalities in health and how to overcome them effectively. Finally, we discussed sustainability, future research and implementation of gender policies.

The GenCAD project is an EU-funded initiative coordinated by a multi-country consortium led by Charité. Organisers: Consortium led by the Charite Universitaetsmedizin Berlin (Germany), Andalusian School of Public Health (Spain), Leeds Beckett University (England), Radboud University Medical Centre (Netherlands), Berlin School of Public Health (Germany), and the European Public Health Association (Netherlands).