GS15 Programme At A Glance

Evolving Programme. Confirmed speakers will continue to be added


DAY 1 – 18th June 2018

 08:00–09:00 Arrivals, registration, networking 
 09:00–0915 Welcome
 09:15–10:00 Keynotes
 10:00–11:15 Plenary 1: When sex matters for human and non-human species: the role of basic biology
This session will look at sex and gender from the perspective of the differences observed at a basic biological level to explain how and why such differences can impact on outcomes but also how they can be used to ask new questions, test existing theories, improve quality of research outcomes, and promote new markets for science knowledge.

Moderator: Ann Le Good, Nature Communications

The genetics of human complex traits, and what it means for diagnostics and things like ‘precision’ and ‘personalised’ medicine

Barbara Strange, University of Chicago, USA

How to be sure what sex your cells are: Cell DB with sex description
Hee Young Paik, Gendered Innovations in Science and Technology Research (GISTeR), South Korea
Does sex really matter? Explaining intra-species variation in ocean acidification responses
Robert Ellis, University of Exeter
Does sex help make terrestrial ecosystems stronger?
Kathy J. Willis, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK (TBC)
 11:15–11:45 Coffee, Networking, Exhibition
 11:45–13:00 Plenary 2: Rethinking risk and resilience: challenging accepted theories
This session examines how sex/gender differentiate the human experience and assessment of risk in different contexts and is we need revise the theories and model used.

Moderator: Maryse Lassonde, Scientific Director Fondes de Recherche Nature et Technologie (FRQNT), Canada 

Responsible AI: free from (human) bias, unfairness and discrimination
Natalia Criado Pacheco, King’s College London
Gendered findings on radiation and the community that uses radiation daily
Mary Olson, NIRS, USA
Contraception risks: what we know now
Øjvind Lidegaard, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (TBC)

Engendering the Environment for Health Protection
Marlene Sieck & Arn Sauer, German Federal Environmental Agency
 13:00–14:00 Lunch, networking, exhibition
 14:00–15:30 Plenary 3: Statistics, indicators and evidence for effective policy design and implementation
This session introduces new evidence and new advances in developing and harmonizing efforts to collect statistical information and methods for calculation and interpretation of statistical indicators of gender equality in research and innovation.

Moderator: Jane English, Head of Department, Cape Town University, South Africa

The Global Research Council: Commitment to Equity and Integration of Gender Dimension in Research
Roshni Abedin, UKRI (TBC)
The statistical and policy role of EU She Figures, and of MORE and MORRI Surveys
Ana Arana Antelo, EU Commission, Research & Innovation Head of Unit for Science & Society
Policy impact of SAGA Indicators: lessons from a roll-out in Angola
Ernesto Polcuch, Chief of Section for Science Policy and Partnerships in the Natural Sciences Sector of UNESCO
Doing gender mainstreaming the feminist way
Fredrick Bondestam, Head of Operations, Research Coordinator, Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, Sweden.
Advancing gender and STEM statistics for the LAC countries
Charlotte Guillard, InterAmerica Development Bank
 15:30–16:00 Coffee, Networking, Exhibition
 16:00–17:30 Plenary 4: Brexit: Opportunities for Collaboration in Europe and the World
Good science requires cultures that can create, welcome, and value diverse opportunities for interaction, collaboration and knowledge sharing, and in particular where research is expected to provide solutions to major challenges facing societies, or tackle complex intellectual problems. This session will explore how the long-established, cross-European research partnerships and institutions will continue to work after Brexit, and how collaboration with diverse actors, across scientific fields, and geographic borders can make science more effective and research communities stronger.

Moderator: TBC
• Higher Education
• Scientific Excellence and Relevance
• Scientific Entrepreneurship
• Research Funding
• International Cooperation
• Regional Co-operation
 17:30–19:00 Reception

DAY 2 – 19th June 2018

08:30–09:00 Arrivals, registration, networking 
09:00–09:45 Plenary 5: The mission, impact and future of the Gender Summit
Since it was established in 2011, the Gender Summit has migrated from Europe to different global regions, and has influenced local gender discourse in science, and led to new actions and initiatives, including a 7000 strong global community of gender experts and practitioners

The transformation of gender attitudes in STEM in Japan
Miyoko O. Watanabe, Deputy Executive Director, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST); Director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, JST, Japan; Chair, Gender Summit 10 Asia-Pacific
Singapore as host of the next Gender Summit - Asia Pacific
Vandana Ramachandran, Institute of Medical Biology and Lakshmi Ramachandran, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore
Three Circles for Alamat and the Gender Summit for the Arab World
Rana Dajani, Hashemite University
Advancing the mission of the Gender Summit – Africa through partnership with the Next Einstein Forum
Dorothy Nyambi, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Rwanda
The importance of plurality: reflections on GS11-NA
Maryse Lassonde, Scientific Director Fondes de Recherche Nature et Technologie (FRQNT), Canada
09:45–11:15 Plenary 6: Changing attitudes and cultures in organisations
This session looks how gender equality is being pursued by key actors and stakeholders in science endeavours, at regional, national and sectoral levels, and what lessons are there for policy makers and institutions.

From the Nordic Paradox to consensus on standards
Arne Flåyøen, Director NordForsk, Norway
Progress on gender equality in research and innovation in Germany
Christina Hadulla-Kuhlmann, Federal Ministry of Science and Education
Towards gender balance in mining
Jean E. Des Rivières, V-P Exploration, BHP, Chile
Transforming the role of science publishers and scientific information providers
Ron Mobed, CEO, Elsevier, The Netherlands
Gender diversity on boards in the UK: Are we making progress?
Elena Doldor, QMUL, UK
11:15–11:30 Break, Networking, Exhibition
 Parallel 1: Best Practice from different programmes and projects  Parallel 2: Fair and systematic scholarly peer review  Parallel 3: Research for SDG targets
• What makes a great research teams
Joerg Muller, Coordinator GEDII project
• Funders fostering gender equity
Sonja Ochsenfeld-Repp, Director, Quality and Programme management, DFG
• Interventions to advance equality, diversity, and inclusion in ICT
Nigel Birch, EPSRC, UK
• A Global Approach to Gender Gap in Science
Francesca Primas, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere
Gender dependent homophily in academic reviewing
Andreas Neef, Head of the research group "Biophysics of neural computation" at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Göttingen
The importance gender balanced editorial teams
Deborah Logan, Director of Publishing, Energy and Earth Science
Harmonising impact of gender equality policies
Susanne Buehrer-Topcu, Coordinator EFFORTI EU project, Germany
The Catch 22 of gender differences in research funding
Michael Head, University of Southampton, UK

• Equity in Engineering
Renetta Garrison Tull,UMBC, USA
• Human scientific talent Africa
Stanley Maphosa, ASSAf, South Africa
Who are the Real Agents of Change in International Development Programmes
Ann Weston, Programme Leader, International Development Research Centre, Canada (TBC)
• The knowledge of plants and crops - helping those who need it and learning from them
Julien Lamontagne-Godwin, CABI, UK

13:00–14:00 Lunch, exhibition,networking
Parallel 4: GEPs Tools from Physicists for Physicists and for Others Parallel 5: Improving quality of impact Parallel 6: Improving the scope and reliability of evidence
Why is Physics Different?
Thomas Bergoefer, DESY, Germany
• Unexpected impacts of social policy on health: the Life Path project
Emilie Courtin, Kings College London
Gender as Success Criterion in Innovative User-centered Prevention Measures
Sabine Oertelt-Prigione at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands
• Organisational leadership: effect of gender, seniority and privilege
Doyin Atewologun, QMCLU, UK (TBC)
The unique ASSET Survey: what it tells us about academic work and life
Amanda Aldercotte, Acting Research Manager, Equality Challenge Unit, UK
Parallel 7: Improving cross disciplinary synergies
Parallel 8 Parallel 9
16:00–16:45 Plenary 7: Reports from parallel sessions
16:45–17:00 Closing Keynote