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VCU Health of Women 2024 | Emerging Topics in Women’s Health: Autoimmune Disease Challenge

May 9, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Join us for the VCU Health of Women Conference 2024 SWHR Pre-conference Symposium!

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is dedicated to promoting research on biological sex differences and increasing awareness of health conditions and diseases that disproportionately, differently, or exclusively affect women. Sex and gender influences in autoimmune disorders are undeniable, with women representing more than 80% of the 23.5 million individuals in the United States living with autoimmune diseases. SWHR has taken on the charge to address persistent gaps in research, health care, and policies that could improve the lives of women living with these chronic inflammatory conditions. This symposium will discuss the impacts of autoimmune diseases on women’s health across the lifespan, with special emphasis on pregnancy and maternal health, caregiving/parenting children with autoimmune disease, and the menopause transition. such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and infertility. Panelists will present strategies as to how research, clinical, and policy stakeholders can collaborate to address persistent research gaps, disparities, and unmet needs in autoimmune disease care. Attendees will then engage in Q&A with the panel to discuss approaches to improve autoimmune health outcomes for women across the lifespan.

Separate registration is required for this complimentary session. No CME or CEU credit offered.



Find more information about the VCU Health of Women 2024 event here