policy events

SWHR hosts congressional briefings and other policy-focused events on a variety of women’s health and research-related subjects.

Attended by congressional staff, federal agency personnel, and advocacy group representatives, these events inform attendees about issues important to women’s health. SWHR’s Policy Advisory Council also meets quarterly to discuss current policies affecting women’s health and SWHR’s positions and engagement in these areas.

Upcoming Policy Events

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April 2020

Global Health Security: Delivered by Women During COVID-19 and Beyond

Hosted by Women Deliver

Join Women Deliver and Women in Global Health for this World Health Worker Week webinar "Global Health Security: Delivered by Women During COVID-19 and Beyond" on Thursday, April 9 8-9:30 a.m. EDT. Women make up 70% of the global health workforce and are on the frontlines of health emergencies, including the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. In order for health workers to fully deliver health care to all, within and beyond emergencies, their health, safety and rights must be met. This discussion…

April 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am EDT

Approaching COVID-19 Risk and Response through a Gender Lens

Hosted by Center for Global Development

While the immediate impacts of COVID-19 are already apparent, some have yet to surface, and many of them will have different effects for different genders. Health systems, schools, and entire economies will continue to present gender-differential consequences for months and years to come as a result of this ongoing crisis. By applying a gender lens to this pandemic, researchers and policymakers can better assess differential risks and target responses to ensure already-vulnerable populations don’t fall even farther behind. Join the…

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Care Interventions for Individuals with Dementia and Their Caregivers

Hosted by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The National Academies’ Committee on Care Interventions for Individuals with Dementia and Their Caregivers will host a virtual public workshop.

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

POSTPONED: Scientific and Ethical Considerations for the Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

Hosted by Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy

The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy is convening q public meeting to discuss the need for clinical research in pregnant women as well as scientific and ethical considerations for the inclusion of this complex population in clinical trials.

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
The National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045 United States

COVID-19 and Patient Access: Utilization Management Updates

Hosted by Patient Access Collaborative

Please join the Patient Access Collaborative for its April webinar, "COVID-19 and Patient Access: Utilization Management Updates," on Wednesday, April 22, at noon ET.

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

June 2020

SWHR Policy Advisory Council Meeting

Hosted by SWHR

The Policy Advisory Council is a forum for industry, nonprofit, and other health care stakeholders to partner with SWHR to support emerging scientific research and public policy that will improve women’s health.

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Blake Building, 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20901 United States

September 2020

NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan II Workshop

Hosted by NIH

NIH is holding a follow-up workshop to the original 2017 Inclusion Across the Lifespan workshop (IAL workshop summary) to examine the implementation of the NIH policy and discuss remaining opportunities for and barriers to inclusion. The Inclusion Across the Lifespan II (IAL-II) workshop will be held on the NIH campus September 2-3, 2020 and videocast at https://www.videocast.nih.gov.

September 2 @ 9:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm EDT
NIH Main Campus, Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium, Natcher Conference Center, Building 45 , 45 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892 United States

SWHR Policy Advisory Council Meeting

Hosted by SWHR

The Policy Advisory Council is a forum for industry, nonprofit, and other health care stakeholders to partner with SWHR to support emerging scientific research and public policy that will improve women’s health.

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Blake Building, 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20901 United States

November 2020

2020 National Summit on the Health of Women

Hosted by Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health & Gender Biology

The Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health & Gender Biology will host a daylong interactive educational forum and community building event.

November 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

December 2020

SWHR Policy Advisory Council Meeting

Hosted by SWHR

The Policy Advisory Council is a forum for industry, nonprofit, and other health care stakeholders to partner with SWHR to support emerging scientific research and public policy that will improve women’s health.

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Blake Building, 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20901 United States
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