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October 2023

Research Priorities for Preventing and Treating Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Meeting #1

Hosted by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The National Academies Committee on Research Priorities for Preventing and Treating Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias will host a public session on October 2, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET. This provisional committee was formed to support a new consensus study focused on examining the current state of biomedical research aimed at preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD) and identifying research priorities and opportunities to catalyze advances across the field. During this public session, representatives…

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

PCORI Science Fair

Hosted by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will be holding its first annual Science Fair on Capitol Hill. The Fair will feature PCORI-funded research projects on a variety of topics, including telehealth, sickle cell disease, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and older adults. You are invited to stop by anytime between 11 am – 1 pm to check out the displays and talk to the researchers about their work. Lunch will be provided. Please register if you want to receive materials from the Fair; registration…

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515 United States

African-Americans and Endometriosis Workshop

Hosted by EndoBlack

This FREE workshop from local health advocacy group Endo Black, conducted by a Family Nurse Practitioner, eloquently but candidly goes over health equity, the exploitation of black bodies, the barriers of endometriosis outside of the medical field, and why representation matters. This workshop is open to sharing with anyone interested in learning more about endometriosis and African Americans. Endometriosis is a common disease that affects up to ten percent of women and people with uteruses and can cause severe pain…

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Hyattsville Library, 46530 Adelphi Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782

The Marvelous Mrs. Menopause Event

Hosted by Let’s Talk Menopause

An Evening of Cocktails & Conversation with Host Stacy London and Midlife Changemakers.    Event agenda includes:  Fireside Chat: What's the State of Menopause Today Stacy London, Midlife Advocate Samantha Skey, CEO of SHE Media Celeste Lee, Co-Founder of Caire Beauty Menopause Movement: A Call to Action to Support Federal Legislation for Menopause Funding Donna Klassen, LCSW, Co-Founder/CEO, Let's Talk Menopause Dr. Sharon Malone, Chief Medical Advisor Alloy Women’s Health Dr. Kelly Casperson, Urologist, Podcaster, Female Hormone Expert Dr. Somi Javaid, Founder & Chief Medical…

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Wunderkind, 1 World Trade Center
New York, NY 10007

Moms in Crisis: Maternal Mental Health and the U.S. Maternal Mortality Crisis

Hosted by Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance (MMHLA)

Mental health conditions are the MOST COMMON complication of pregnancy and childbirth, and the LEADING CAUSE of maternal mortality. Learn about maternal mental health conditions, including how to talk about these issues with pregnant and postpartum people. Speaker: Adrienne Griffin, MPP, Executive Director, Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance   REGISTER

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT

The New Pause Symposium: New York City

Join The Swell, Naomi Watts, leading experts and a vibrant community of women for an all-new exploration of the latest science, advice, humor and wisdom on all things menopause. Together they have assembled a collection of the most informed and relevant doctors, scientists and experts to discuss our most pressing questions about the unavoidable changes that happen to our bodies (not to mention, lives and relationships!) and what we can do about them. Meet SWHR at the event! SWHR’s President…

October 6

Women’s Health: From Cells to Society (NAM Annual Meeting)

As part of the 2023 Annual Meeting, the NAM will host a scientific symposium titled, “Women’s Health: From Cells to Society” on October 9, 2023. The event will be held both virtually and in person at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC. In addition, NAM Members will be hosting Interest Group sessions on the first day of the meeting Sunday, October 8. Interest groups bring together NAM members from a variety of disciplines to engage and convene…

October 9

2nd Endo Black Award Gala

Hosted by EndoBlack

The upcoming 2nd Endo Black Award Gala takes place on Sat., October 14, 2023 at the College Park Marriott in College Park, MD. Endo Black Inc. remains committed to raising awareness about the challenges faced by African American women and women of color living with endometriosis. This special event aims to benefit the community through advocacy, education, and the recognition of individuals working tirelessly within the endometriosis community. Objectives: Advocating for African American women affected by endometriosis. Creating a safe…

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 3501 University Boulevard East
Hyattsville, MD 20783

Multicultural Maternal Mental Health Conference

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected BIPOC women, with higher rates of infection, hospitalization, and death, which can contribute to mental health problems during and after pregnancy. In addition to mental health professionals, policymakers, medical providers, doulas, the valuable voices of consumers, community organizers, advocates and religious leaders are necessary in order to encourage collaboration and innovation towards the development of new methods of support for new mothers. Latinx, Asian, African-American, LGBTQIA, Native, Hmong and various other speakers have been…

October 17 - October 19

75th Anniversary of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Reception

Hosted by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Constituency Group

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Constituency Group is hosting a reception on Capitol Hill October 17, 2023 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This event will celebrate the NHLBI’s long history of research accomplishments and improving public health, and will feature remarks from key NIH leaders, including NHLBI Director Dr. Gary Gibbons, Members of Congress and leaders of the Constituency Group organizations. If your organization would like to be…

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Russell Senate Office Building, 2 Constitution Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States
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