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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October 2022

Women & Alzheimer’s: The Empowerment Forum

Hosted by Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

The Women & Alzheimer’s: The Empowerment Forum will feature: DR. SANDRA EDMONDS CREWE – WASHINGTON, DC. Dean, Professor of Social Work, Director, Howard University Multidisciplinary Gerontology Center LUISA ECHEVARRIA – CHICAGO, IL. Member, AFA Board of Directors PHYLLIS BARKMAN FERRELL – INDIANAPOLIS, IN. Global Head, External Engagement, Alzheimer’s disease and Neurodegeneration, Eli Lilly & Company, Executive-on-loan, Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative, Healthsystem Preparedness Program Lead EMMY GERMAN – NEW ORLEANS, LA. Family caregiver SARAH LENZ LOCK – WASHINGTON, DC. Senior VP Policy…

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

2022 National Health Research Forum

Hosted by Research!America

Welcome to Research!America’s 2022 National Health Research Forum, Straight Talk: Then, Now, Imagine. Research!America's two-day, virtual Forum on Monday, September 19, 2022, through Tuesday, September 20, 2022, from 10-5 p.m. ET, followed by an in-person networking reception in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, from 4-6:30 p.m. This annual event brings together leaders from across the R&D ecosystem to take an unvarnished look at medical and health research and innovation issues vital to the wellbeing of our nation, our economy, and patients in the U.S. and across the…

October 19 - October 20

Gender and Health: Impacts of Structural Sexism, Gender Norms, Relational Power Dynamics, and Gender Inqualities

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

Workshop objectives include: Review definitions and conceptual frameworks commonly used to study structural sexism, gender norms, relational power dynamics, and gender inequities in health. Examine issues in measurement and methods to evaluate structural sexism, gender norms, relational power dynamics, and gender inequities. Identify modifiable factors and points of intervention to mitigate health disparities based in structural sexism, gender norms, relational power dynamics, and gender inequities. Highlight interventions (evidence-based practices, promising practices, etc.) and targeting different levels (e.g., socioecological, multilevel frameworks)…

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Engaging Providers to Address Knowledge Gaps on Medication Use in Pregnancy and Lactation

Hosted by FDA Office of Women’s Health

On October 27, 2022, 12:00-1:00 PM ET, join the FDA Office of Women’s Health in collaboration with CDER’s Division of Pediatrics and Maternal Health for Part 2 of the discussion of the FDA Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Final Rule, implemented in 2015. Although the current labeling system improved the presentation of information in prescription medication labeling, it highlighted the gaps in human data for medications used during pregnancy and lactation. The speakers will provide an overview of the studies enrolling…

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

November 2022

SWHR Policy Advisory Council Meeting

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR’s Policy Advisory Council will meet for its quarterly closed-door meeting. 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. Council members will have an opportunity to work collaboratively to develop policy positions, promote research, and create materials designed benefit women’s health. LEARN MORE

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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