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September 2020

Assessing Research Gaps and Unmet Needs in Uterine Fibroids

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR will convene a closed-door virtual roundtable meeting to discuss the gaps in research, clinical practice, and patient education that need to be filled to improve health outcomes for women with fibroids.

September 21 - September 22

October 2020

Understanding Women’s Vision Health Across the Lifespan

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR will convene an interdisciplinary group of researchers, clinicians, and other relevant stakeholders for a closed roundtable meeting on women's vision health.

October 7 - October 8
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  • Highlight the current state of the science regarding sex and gender disparities and women’s eye health
  • Identify unmet needs, burden and root causes of sex differences in ocular disease
  • Develop recommendations to advance the research agenda, develop diagnostic, preventive, and treatment strategies and raise awareness


  • Kira Baldonado and Julie Grutzmacher, Prevent Blindness
  • Emily Chew, MD, National Eye Institute
  • Janine Austin Clayton, MD, NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health
  • Kathleen Digre, MD, University of Utah
  • Tamara Fountain, MD, Rush University Medical Center
  • Lynn K Gordon, MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, University of Utah
  • James Jorkasky, National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
  • Laura Periman, MD, Dry Eye Master Clinic
  • Erin Shriver, MD, University of Iowa
  • Nora Wong, PhD, National Eye Institute