Welcome to the OSSD!

The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) is a scientific membership organization that seeks to enhance knowledge of sex/gender differences by facilitating interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among scientists and clinicians of diverse backgrounds.

Please join the OSSD and the International Society for Gender Medicine (IGM)
for their second joint meeting May 5-8, 2019.

2019 OSSD/IGM Joint Meeting


 The Benefits of OSSD Membership

There are many reasons why you would benefit from OSSD membership. Here are just a few:

  • We are a unique organization, fostering research on sex differences across tissues and diseases.
  • Our annual meetings are fantastic for education and networking - as a member, you would get reduced rates!
  • Are you a trainee? We show our strong support with numerous travel and poster awards.


Latest News

March 13, 2019: OSSD 2019 Award Recipients Announced

February 13, 2019: Call for Papers: Special Issue of Neurotoxicology and Teratology - Sex Differences in Neurotoxic Effects

October 16, 2018: Special Issue of Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences on Sex and Gender. The issue is going to be freely available until April 2019! The majority of Elsevier journals offer Share Links. This is a customized link which authors receive for their newly-published article on ScienceDirect. The link provides 50 days of free access to their article -- after that, the usual access rules apply. Anyone clicking on the Share Link within the 50-day period will be taken directly to the article with no sign-up or registration required! Share Links are ideal for email and social media. Read the special issue on Sex and Gender