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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May 2022

BOHF Weekly Webinars: Exercise Options for Everyone!

Hosted by BOHF

Join the Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) in raising awareness about bone health and osteoporosis during Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month in May! Approximately 54 million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis. This May, the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) will commemorate Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month with bone healthy exercises and information – for all ages – to help achieve better bone health. Join BOHF in creating awareness about helping to prevent osteoporosis and #ExerciseToMaximize your…

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Steps to Strengthen America’s Seniors: How Preventing Osteoporosis Helps America’s Health System

Hosted by SWHR

Osteoporosis is a disease that decreases bone mineral density and mass, causing the bones to become weak and brittle. Affecting about 45 million Americans, osteoporosis is common – but it is more common in women (women account for 80% of the estimated 10 million Americans age 50 and older with osteoporosis). One in two women will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Osteoporosis is also costly. Each year, it is responsible for 2 million broken bones and $19 billion…

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT

BOHF Weekly Webinars: Exercise Options for Everyone!

Hosted by BOHF

Join the Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) in raising awareness about bone health and osteoporosis during Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month in May! Approximately 54 million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis. This May, the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) will commemorate Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month with bone healthy exercises and information – for all ages – to help achieve better bone health. Join BOHF in creating awareness about helping to prevent osteoporosis and #ExerciseToMaximize your…

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

June 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

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

VCU Health of Women 2022

Hosted by VCU Institute for Women’s Health

The Health of Women 2022 is designed with you in mind, following Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) valued approach of addressing women's health across the life span and will address the challenges and nuances of sex and gender medicine. This day-and-a-half virtual conference is filled with engaging lectures and discussions. VCU has carefully crafted an agenda catering to the learning needs of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants and other health care professionals focused on women’s health in family…

June 23 - June 24

VCU Health of Women 2022: Emerging Topics in Women’s Health

Hosted by VCU Institute for Women’s Health

Hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University, Health of Women 2022 is designed with a valued approach of addressing women's health across the life span and will address the challenges and nuances of sex and gender medicine. This day-and-a-half virtual conference is filled with engaging lectures and discussions. Hosts have carefully crafted an agenda catering to the learning needs of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants and other health care professionals focused on women’s health in family practice, internal medicine,…

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

September 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

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

WOMEN’S HEALTH INNOVATION SUMMIT 2022

Hosted by Kisaco Research

The Women's Health Innovation Summit is accelerating innovation, investment, research and partnerships, to improve the access and quality of healthcare for women worldwide. Now in its fourth year, the Summit is delighted to be reconvening face-to-face in Boston this September for its biggest industry-leading networking event to date. Past annual summits’ have succeeded in addressing and bringing awareness to a wide range of verticals, challenges and unmet needs for women and their health. Building on this, the team will be…

September 29 - September 30

October 2022

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

More details to come. REGISTER

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 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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