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Future Directions in Menopause Research: Optimizing Midlife Health of Women Roundtable

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May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm EDT

“The Future Directions in Menopause Research: Optimizing Midlife Health of Women Roundtable” is the launch event for NIH’s Women’s Health Roundtable Series on important women’s health topics as part of the White House Women’s Health Research Initiative. This series was developed as a recommended action in response to the Presidential Memorandum to bring attention to priority topics within the Department of Health and Human Services and disseminate information on federally supported research areas. The roundtable series will be led by NIH institute, center, and office leadership and will engage the research community and the public to bring greater awareness to female-specific health conditions (e.g., menopause and endometriosis), as well as diseases and conditions that predominantly affect women (e.g., autoimmune diseases), and present or progress differently in women (e.g., heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.).

This launch event will be hosted by the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP). This roundtable aims to inform and spark dialogue around the science on menopause and highlight NIH-supported work in the menopausal research domain. It also furthers initiatives outlined within the Executive Order on Advancing Women’s Health Research and Innovation to identify and explore gaps in women’s health and diseases and conditions that arise during women’s midlife and later years.

Please join to hear remarks from ORWH Director Janine Austin Clayton, M.D., FARVO; NIH Director Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D.; and ODP Director David M. Murray, Ph.D. Following these remarks will be a panel discussion on how NIH and the extramural community can galvanize research and charter new paths to address unanswered questions on women’s midlife health.