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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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4UdcKv9X6g&feature=youtu.be 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…

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

The Bone Health and Breast Cancer Connection: What You Need to Know

Hosted by American Bone Health

Whether you are healthy, have just been diagnosed with breast cancer or are living with metastatic breast cancer, understanding the connection between breast and bone health is vital.  Healthy bones are the foundations of healthy bodies. A variety of factors, including breast cancer and some of its treatments, can put our bone health at risk. By understanding your risk factors for osteoporosis and fractures, you can take action to manage your risk through a healthy lifestyle. Join American Bone Health…

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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

National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening

Hosted by U.S. Breastfeeding Committee

The USBC National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening will be hosted online Tuesday, June 7 - Thursday, June 9, from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. ET. Learn more. REGISTER

June 7 - June 9

BIO 2022 | Where Health Meets Policy: Addressing Gender Equity through Health

Hosted by Biotechnology Innovation Organization

This event is part of the 2022 BIO International Convention, taking place in San Diego, CA. Investing in women's and girls' health does not just make their lives better, it has a multiplier effect that extends far beyond them, benefiting their families, their workplaces, their communities, and their countries as a whole. And when international health systems and national policies are designed through a gender lens, they can go a long way in providing service to traditionally underserved groups and…

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Inclusion of Pregnant and Lactating Persons in Clinical Trials – A Workshop

Hosted by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

A planning committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, will organize a public workshop to examine the current state of evidence generation for drug products used by pregnant and lactating persons and discuss barriers and opportunities for including these populations in clinical trials. This public workshop will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to examine the current state of evidence generation for drug products used by pregnant and lactating persons and discuss barriers and opportunities for including these…

June 16 - June 17
National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 500 5th St NW
Washington, DC, 20001 United States

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

https://youtu.be/s9Y-LQKgfa0 Hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University, Health of Women 2022 was designed with a valued approach of addressing women's health across the life span and addressed 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
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