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

April 2020

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

Public Health Surveillance, AI Bias, and Risks to Privacy in the Fight Against COVID-19

Hosted by Brookings Institution

To help fight COVID-19, U.S. tech companies have recently announced efforts to leverage public health surveillance, including tracking the spread of the coronavirus using Bluetooth-enabled devices. Artificial intelligence (AI) and other digital tools have the capability to capture biometrics, location data, and other indicators of infection. Given these existing and potential uses of AI, what are the privacy implications for the collection of such health data? On April 21, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will host a webinar…

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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

May 2020

World Maternal Health Day

Join advocates from around the world to raise awareness about maternal mental health issues so that more women will get treatment and fewer will suffer. There are lots of ways to get involved! Learn More 

May 6

Virtual Briefing: Maternal Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hosted by Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance

At this virtual congressional briefing, speakers will share their experience with maternal mental health, policy recommendations to best support new and pregnant mothers, and tips and techniques for managing stress and anxiety during the pandemic.

May 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 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

Telemedicine and the Migraine and Headache Disorders Community: Current Landscape and Future Policy Challenges

Hosted by Headache and Migraine Policy Forum

The webinar will explore some of the previous barriers to implementing telemedicine, the current COVID-19 environment, and anticipated future policy challenges/gains as well as a discussion of how the migraine community can engage in policy advocacy.

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

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

Congressional Briefing on Advancing Respectful, Accountable Maternal Care in Medicaid

Hosted by March for Moms

In this virtual Congressional briefing, speakers will share research and evidence-based models of respectful, person-centered maternity care that can be engaged to address maternal health inequities through Medicaid policy change.

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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