Prof Vera Regitz-Zagrosek
Director, Institute of Gender in Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.
Vera Regitz-Zagrosek is Professor of Cardiovascular Disease in Women at the Charite Berlin/Humboldt University. She founded the Berlin Institute for Gender in Medicine (GiM) at the Charite, the Working Group on Cardiovascular Disease in Women at the German Cardiac Society (DGK), the German and International Societies for Gender in Medicine (DGesGM, IGM), and served as founding president in both. She is Task Force leader of the European Society Cardioloy on cardiovascular diseases in pregnancy.
Professor Regitz-Zagrosek spoke about gender differences in cardiovascular diseases and the implications this has for diagnosis, therapy and drug design. She also introduced the training programme on gender issues in medicine developed by the Institute for Gender in Medicine for doctors at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013.