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August 2020

Caring for Women During COVID-19: Social Determinants and Disparities

Hosted by National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

The COVID-19 pandemic provided a stark reality check regarding inequities and disparities in health outcomes. NPWH's webinar will discuss the impact of this pandemic on health equity.

August 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

October 2020

Confronting Inequality in America: Beyond COVID-19: Closing the Racial Health Gap

Hosted by POLITICO Live

Join POLITICO Live for its second town hall in the Confronting Inequality in America series to discuss the policy and public health solutions needed to solve the inequalities evident in the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

November 2020

Opportunities for Innovation in HPV-Related Disease

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR hosted a virtual public forum on the need for innovation in HPV-related disease screening and treatment for women.

November 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST

January 2021

Don’t Sweat Menopause: How to Improve Care for Women

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR's webinar provides information about menopause for women and their health care providers as well as examine ways that we can individually and collectively improve the quality of life for women at this life stage.

January 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

March 2021

Endometriosis Awareness: Empowering Patients

Hosted by SWHR

This SWHR webinar provides valuable insight for both patients and health care providers on opportunities to empower individuals living with endometriosis.

March 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

April 2021

Insights: Spotlight on Women’s Health Research

Hosted by Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Join Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute's top scientists as they share their latest research on diseases that uniquely affect women more than men.

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

October 2021

More than Skin Deep: Understanding the Impact of Autoimmune Skin Diseases on Women’s Health

Hosted by SWHR

On October 18, 2021, SWHR hosted a virtual public forum where panelists discussed the health, social, and economic impacts of autoimmune skin diseases on women - as patients, as caregivers, and as both.

October 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm EDT

November 2021

Time For Heart Care, But How Do I Access Health Care?

Hosted by WomenHeart

This HeartTalks webinar is hosted by WomenHeart and for women looking to take control of their heart health. Speakers will share different ways to access heart care – whether it’s through telemedicine, a local health clinic, a pharmacy, or more. We’re often told to “know our numbers,” to learn our family health history, and to talk to our doctor about symptoms. But what if you don’t have a cardiologist or are nervous about returning to in-person care. Join us to…

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

A Woman’s Journey: Empowering Women to Make Informed Health Care Decisions

Hosted by Johns Hopkins Medicine’s A Woman’s Journey

At this event, learn about the latest advances in women’s health from renowned Johns Hopkins faculty physicians. Attendees will hear about reducing inflammation through food, memory loss, cosmetic procedures, colon cancer in African-American women, fertility, and mental health. REGISTER

November 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Focus on Fibroids Series: Tools to Navigate Optimal Care

Hosted by SWHR

https://youtu.be/NrRSBi-Bk70 Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are non-malignant growths of the uterus and one of the most common gynecological conditions nationwide. A growing and overlooked public health issue, fibroids affect approximately 26 million American women between the ages 15 to 50, however fibroids can affect patients across life stages from adolescence to post-menopause. With a wide array of common symptoms, such as severe and irregular menstrual bleeding, pelvic and pain back, bladder or bowel dysfunction, and challenges with fertility, fibroids can result…

November 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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Goals

  • Discuss the impacts of uterine fibroids on women’s health, including disparities and stigma
  • Provide a holistic overview of treatment options for patients and key considerations for disease management
  • Highlight information and wellness strategies from SWHR’s uterine fibroids patient toolkit
  • Increase visibility of the patient experience, emphasizing ways to empower patients and improve quality of care and general wellbeing

Panelists

Nkem Osian, MPH
Public Health Analyst, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Department of Health and Human Services; Director of Partnerships, The White Dress Project
Nkem Osian, MPH
Public Health Analyst, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Department of Health and Human Services; Director of Partnerships, The White Dress Project

Nkem is a Public Health Analyst in the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the United States Department of Health and Human Services where she analyzes health programs in rural communities. In this role, she ensures that rural communities have access to quality treatment and care.

In addition, she is a patient advocate and serves as the Director of Partnerships for an organization that is near and dear to her heart, The White Dress Project (WDP). The WDP is an organization focused on raising national awareness about the uterine fibroid epidemic and filling in the gaps in care, education, and research. Nkem struggles with fibroids and shares her story to help break down the walls of silence around this common gynecological condition.

James Segars, MD
Director, Division of Reproductive Science and Women’s Health Research; Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
James Segars, MD
Director, Division of Reproductive Science and Women’s Health Research; Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Segars is the Howard and Georgeanna Seegar Jones Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Director, Division of Women’s Health Research at Johns Hopkins. A major focus of his research for the past 20 years has explored the molecular mechanisms responsible for reproductive diseases, including uterine fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS, and infertility. He attended Duke University and Duke University School of Medicine with a National Health Service Corps Scholarship (NHSC). After an internship in surgery at the University of Virginia, he served for 2 years in the NHSC in foothills of rural Georgia doing general practice before completing a residency in OB/GYN at Vanderbilt. Following a fellowship Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Vanderbilt, a Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) award supported a 3-year post-doctoral training in the intramural program at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at NIH. Dr. Segars worked at NIH and Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda National Naval Medical Center for 20 years before moving to Johns Hopkins in 2015. During his time at NIH, Dr. Segars served as Fellowship Program Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and the Medical Director for the Walter Reed Program of Assisted Reproduction. At Johns Hopkins, he leads a Division that performs clinical and translational research studies of fibroids, endometriosis and PCOS. His research on fibroids has focused on the fundamental mechanisms of fibroid growth and non-surgical treatments for fibroids. He has been active in graduate medical education and served as member and Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology Division at the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Dr. Segars has served on boards of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society for Reproductive Investigation, and the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society. Dr. Segars has published over 200 research papers and serves on several editorial boards.

Kedra Wallace, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kedra Wallace, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kedra Wallace, PhD, is an associate professor in the University of Mississippi Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, where she also serves as an associate professor. Her areas of research include uterine fibroids, high-risk pregnancy, and anxiety and depression in women. She currently serves as Director of Research within the Obstetrics and Gynecology department and Program Director for the Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation Graduate program at her University.

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