WHAW - Women's Health Awareness Week

Fecha: 23/May/2024 Time: 12:00 - 30/May/2024 Time: 13:00


BSC and Fundació Úniques

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The Bioinfo4Women programme of BSC organises the Women’s Health Awareness Week (WHAW) in the framework of the International Day of Action for Women's Health (28th May).
Bioinfo4women has organised several activities this week, both internal and external, to raise awareness of gendered health and disease problems.

AGENDA (in PDF here)

Thursday 23rd May-12:00h - 13:00h at BSC Auditorium and hybrid

Opening seminar - WHAW 2024

  • Title: Diferencias y desigualdades: realidad o ficción. Invitación a la medicina con visión de género”
  • Speaker: Mercè Botinas i Martí, Doctor at the Centre de Diagnòstic i Tractament and Centre d'Anàlisi i Programes Sanitaris (CAPS).
  • Chair: Alba Jené, Scientific Coordinator, Life Sciences Department, BSC.
  • Venue: hybrid at the BSC Auditorium (Zoom registration)
  • Time: 12:00h - 13:00h CEST
  • Language: Spanish

Event link (abstract and free on-line registration link): https://www.bsc.es/research-and-development/research-seminars/sorswomeninbsc-diferencias-y-desigualdades-realidad-o-ficci%C3%B3n-invitaci%C3%B3n-la-medicina-con-visi%C3%B3n-de


Thursday 23rd - Wednesday 29th May (online)

Informative pills about women’s health and art

  1. Josune Urrutia - Theme: Ovarian Cancer
  2. Flannery O’Connor - Theme: Lupus
  3. Sarah Davis - Theme: Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL)


Monday 27th May - 18:30h - 20:00h at Fundació Úniques

Art and Science event at Fundació Úniques

  • Round table: “Descubriendo el Silencio: Diálogo Arte y Ciencia sobre la Salud de la Mujer.”
    • Speakers:
      • Ana Rodríguez-Arana, Head of Women’s Imaging, Vall d’Hebron Hospital
      • Charela Díaz, Evolutionary Women Artist
      • Laura Cid Sagarra, Multidisciplinar Plastic Artist
      • María Flores Rodero, PhD student, University of Valencia and BSC-CNS
    • Chair/moderator: Simona Giardina, Scientific Coordination Officer for Data Management, BSC-CNS
  • Art piece projection: “My Word” (Carme Puche Moré, 2023) with the presence of the director.
  • Organisers: co-organised by BSC Life Sciences Department/ Bioinfo4Women and Fundació Uniques.
  • Venue: Fundació Úniques - Carrer de les Magdalenes, 2, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona
  • Time: 18:30h - 20:00h
  • Language: Spanish
  • Registration link (mandatory, limited capacity): https://form.typeform.com/to/wRjLaCd4


Wednesday 29th May 16:30h – 18:00h at BSC Foyer (Internal)

WHAQ 2024 short talk and quiz

  • Sip&Science WHAW edition

Speaker: María Flores Rodero, PhD student, University of Valencia and Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Title: Abortion and Miscarriage on Twitter: Sentiment and Polarity. Analysis from a gendered perspective”

Time: 16:30h - 16:50h

  • WHAQ - Women’s Health Awareness Quiz

In small groups, challenge your general knowledge of women's health issues.

Quiz Prize: TBC

Time: 16:50h - 17:50h

  • Snacks and closing

Time: 17:50h - 18:00h

Participants: open to all BSC community
Venue: BSC - Torre Girona Foyer
Time: 16:30h – 18:00h
Language: English
Registration (mandatory, limited capacity): https://form.typeform.com/to/YVhPp9a0


Thursday 30th May, 12:00h - 13:00h at BSC Auditorium and hybrid

Closing seminar WHAW 2024

  • Speaker: Shireen Sindi, Associate Professor and Coordinator for Data-Driven Research (DDKI), Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Karolinska Institutet, Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Center for Alzheimer Research
  • Title: “Sex and Gender Differences in Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease”
  • Chair: Davide Cirillo, Machine Learning for Biomedical Research lead, Life Sciences Department, BSC
  • Venue: hybrid at the BSC Auditorium (Zoom registration)
  • Time: 12:00h - 13:00h CEST
  • Language: English
  • Event link (abstract and free on-line registration link): https://www.bsc.es/research-and-development/research-seminars/sorswomeninbsc-sex-and-gender-differences-dementia-and-alzheimers-disease