EAI presentation on gender bias in healthcare at Science Week Event 

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We were invited to speak at “Bias: Gender Inequality in Healthcare and Research” on 13th November 2020. This was a Science Week event supported and developed by RCSI/Rotunda Research Department and the HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trials Network. The event was funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

Jeanne Sutton represented the EAI. As part of her presentation – from 11:40 minutes on - she spoke about the potential of menstrual health education programmes, which they have in New Zealand, Australia and England. She talked about how they can tackle misinformation around endometriosis and empower people to recognise symptoms. 

Other speakers included:

  • Dr Laura Kelly, Historian and Lecturer, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,
  • Dr Michael O’Reilly, Endocrinologist, Beaumont Hospital,
  • Dr Cliona Loughnane, Health Coordinator, National Women’s Council of Ireland,
  • Rachel Kenna, Chief Nursing Officer, Women’s Health Taskforce

Dr O’Reilly’s presentation is of particular interest as he talks about PCOS. His presentation is from 18:26 minutes on. 

Watch the video here.


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