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.

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Past Events › Policy

June 2018

Endometriosis Briefing: Erasing Stigma, Improving Patient Care

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR convened a congressional briefing featuring a moderated panel discussion that addressed the current state of endometriosis research, as well as policy considerations affecting a woman’s diagnosis, treatment, and access to quality care.

June 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

October 2019

The State of Care: The Health Ecosystem

Hosted by The Atlantic

Americans want better, less expensive health care coverage. They also want the most cutting-edge treatments. The goals can seem at odds. Is there any way to have both? The Atlantic convened a discussion with policymakers, health experts, and economists about how to move forward – and ensure that patients receive the best care possible. Watch Now

October 17 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

Diversity Matters Summit

Hosted by The Hill

America today is markedly more diverse than at any other time in history. Sex, gender, identity, race, ethnicity - old stereotypes are fading. But barriers still exist - in society, politics, at school, in the office and the board room. Social, political and corporate barriers continue to reinforce endemic inequities. Yet societies, organizations and firms that resist diversification make themselves vulnerable to competitors who are more nimble and adept, because of their diversity. Corporate leaders are recognizing the dangers of…

October 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC United States

November 2019

Introduction to Drug and Device Law and Regulation for Patient Organizations

Hosted by Food and Drug Law Institute

Join the Food and Drug Law Institute to learn the essentials of drug and device law and how to engage with FDA to better support your organization’s advocacy efforts. For this two-day program, FDLI brings together law, industry, and FDA experts with deep advocacy experience to equip patient organizations with an understanding of the legal framework and strategies available for interacting with the agency. Case studies will illustrate the opportunities for engagement and legal challenges facing patient organizations, industry, and…

November 5 @ 8:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm EST
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, 1155 F Street, NW #200
Washington, 20004 United States

Annual Women’s Veterans Lunch Briefing: Improving Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Women Veterans

Hosted by Women’s Congressional Policy Institute

Women’s Congressional Policy Institute and Disabled American Veterans  in cooperation with Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence and Debbie Lesko Co-Chairs, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues Congresswomen Madeleine Dean and Jenniffer González-Colón Vice-Chairs, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues   SPEAKERS: Lisa K. Kearney, PhD, ABPP, Acting Deputy Director – Suicide Prevention, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Department of Veterans Affairs  Major April Harris (ret), United States Army, featured in HBO documentary, “We Are Not Done Yet” Ms. April S. Price, Combat…

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515 United States

December 2019

Women’s Mental Health Across the Life Course: Stakeholder Meeting on Maternal Health

Hosted by HHS Office on Women’s Health

This discussion on the intersection between maternal health and women’s mental health across the life course is designed to drive change on this very important issue.

December 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EST
Keck Center of the National Academies, 500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

The Next Generation of Value-Based Arrangements: What Are the Stakes for Patients?

Hosted by Network for Excellence in Health Innovation

NEHI will convene leading payers, biopharmaceutical manufacturers, and patient advocates on Capitol Hill to consider “The Next Generation of Value-Based Arrangements: What Are the Stakes for Patients?”

December 4 @ 1:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Top of the Hill Banquet & Conference Center, 1 Constitution Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20002 United States
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6th Annual Summit on Balanced Pain Management

Hosted by Alliance for Balanced Pain Management

Hosted by the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management, the summit will highlight the benefits of integrated pain care and the barriers patients face in accessing it, as well as ideas to begin removing those access challenges.

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States

Building Consumer Confidence by Empowering FDA to Improve Cosmetic Safety

Hosted by House Energy & Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee

The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Building Consumer Confidence by Empowering FDA to Improve Cosmetic Safety."

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515 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. Council members will have an opportunity to work collaboratively to develop policy positions, promote research, and create materials designed benefit women’s health.

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Blake Building, 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20901 United States
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