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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Past Events › Policy

November 2020

Telemedicine for Women: Challenges, Promises, and the Road Ahead

Hosted by Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health & Gender Biology

Save the date for this Connors Center conversation on the way ahead for telemedicine and women's health.

November 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

Women in Government State Directors Conference/Healthcare & Technology Summit

Hosted by Women in Government

Women In Government (WIG) hosts their State Directors Conference/Healthcare & Technology Summit to educate and inform state legislators on critical public policy topics facing their state.

November 18, 2020 - November 21, 2020
Hilton Buena Vista Palace, 1900 E Buena Vista Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 United States

Pandemics, Politics and Privilege: The Good, Bad & Ugly US Legacy in Global Health

Hosted by Global Health Council

Global Health Council's virtual 2020 summit this November will focus on Pandemics, Politics, and Privilege: The Good, Bad, & Ugly U.S. Legacy in Global Health.

November 19, 2020 - November 20, 2020

December 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.

December 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Blake Building, 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20901 United States

Childbirth Should Not Be a Death Sentence: Global Maternal Health and the Impact of COVID-19

Hosted by Women’s Congressional Policy Institute

Join the Women's Congressional Policy Institute for the third installment of their virtual briefing series, which will focus on the role of the private sector and faith-based organizations in reducing global maternal deaths.

December 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

January 2021

Don’t Sweat Menopause: How to Improve Care for Women

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR's webinar will provide up-to-date information about menopause for women and their health care providers as well as examine ways that we can individually and collectively improve the quality of life for women at this life stage.

January 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

February 2021

RESCHEDULED: 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 a 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.

February 2 - February 3

COVID-19 One Year On: What’s Working for Women in Response and Recovery

Hosted by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Join leading experts for a conversation on effective approaches for addressing the gendered impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am EST

March 2021

Women’s Health Research: Understanding the Roles of Sex and Gender

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR and the Endocrine Society will host a virtual congressional briefing to discuss the importance of including sex as a biological variable in research.

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST

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.

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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