Women's Brain Project
Differential research for equal treatment
Several diseases of the brain disproportionately affect women, both as patients and as caregivers.
Yet, women are underrepresented at many levels of the therapeutic development process and lack specific social support.
Founded in 2016, we are a group of scientists hailing from various disciplines including medicine, neuroscience, psychology, pharmacy and communication who work together with caregivers, patients and their relatives, policymakers and other stakeholders. The Women’s Brain Project (WBP) aims to stimulate a global discussion on gender and sex determinants of female vulnerability to brain and mental disease.
WBP aims to address these issues through scientific research, debate, public engagement and advocacy.
"1st International Forum on Women's Brain Health"
12th December 2017
Rolex Learning Center, Lausanne Switzerland
"Identifying specific needs related to women's brain health, advocating for change, and positioning the findings for the benefit of the society."
- Women's Brain Project
Promote basic, clinical, social and artificial intelligence research that can help identify tools for better diagnosis, treatment and care in brain and mental health conditions affecting women > read more
Engage with policy makers, scientists, patients, drug developers, regulators and organizations to discuss evidence on female vulnerability to brain and mental disease, and propose solutions > read more
Get to know Sofia as she shares her stories about living daily with Alzheimer's disease
Meet our Team
Board of Directors
Prof. Sabina Misoch - view profile
Interdisciplinary Competence Center for Ageing, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen
Tania Dussey-Cavassini - view profile
Vice-Director, Ambassador for Global Health and Head of the International Affairs Division of Federal Office of Public Health since 2013
Women's Brain Health Initiative USA
Prof. Andrea Pfeifer
CEO AC Immune
"Don't let your struggle become your identity"
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